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Issue 140: iSGTW 2 September 2009

New batch of science gateways hit the spot


Accessing high performance computing resources via the web can be as easy as everyday tasks such as paying bills, shopping and chatting with friends, thanks to a new Science Gateways project. But it wasn’t always that way.

The traditional method of accessing computing center resources is to log in, write and submit a mini-computer program called a batch script, and then wait for the results. Science gateways allow researchers to accomplish the same tasks using a web-based graphical user interface (if it can use a mouse, it’s a graphical interface). This means that scientists can dive right into the science without worrying about learning how to write a batch script.

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Feature

Jamie Shiers leads the grid support group in the IT department at CERN and is responsible for the coordination of the worldwide LHC Computing Grid (wLCG) service. He recently organized the STEP’09 postmortem at CERN last month, iSGTW caught up with him to find out how it went

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Feature

 Superlinks to identify genetic culprits

Superlink-online uses the processing power of several computing grids to solve genetic mysteries, isolating the mutations that cause specific diseases. And you know what they say: knowing is half the battle.

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Link of the week

Flashback to 1967 - computers are just hype

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1967. Charlie Chaplin is out and Jimi Hendrix is in. It is the summer of love, in the year of riots. While war rages in Vietnam, the space race is picking up speed. And according to this feature-length article, computers are just over-rated hype.

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Video of the week

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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

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