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Issue 138: iSGTW 19 August 2009

Grid helps to filter LIGO’s data

Tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time may provide scientists with a way to study cosmic processes that are invisible to optical telescopes, such as the collision of two black holes.

In his theory of general relativity, Einstein predicted that such ripples, called gravitational waves, would be created when a mass accelerates. However, gravitational waves are so small – about one thousand times smaller than a proton – that even the relatively large ones generated by massive astrophysical events are very difficult to detect.

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Since the microprocessor’s advent over 30 years ago, the vast majority of software applications have been built and executed on single processor computer systems. We have lived through an age of easy programmability where large numbers of software developers have learned to program in a variety of languages which can easily be compiled into machine code for the latest, greatest microprocessor.

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 Recovery Act funds speed up high-speed ethernet

Modern science generates massive amounts of data, and bandwidth-hungry international collaborations are increasingly common. With that combination comes the need for speed — ethernet speed. A prototype network that's ten times as fast as current day ethernet technology may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Link of the week

Read about SHARCNET research


SHARCNET, a consortium of Canadian universities sharing computer power, has an impressively comprehensive list of the research projects using their grid.

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Video of the week

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Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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