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Issue 143: iSGTW 30 September 2009


Sharing a drink from the data firehose

The Large Hadron Collider will generate a torrential flood of nearly half a Gigabyte each second.

That’s too much data to simply record for later contemplation. It would fill your 160 GB iPod in about five minutes, and your 500 GB laptop in about 15 minutes. Instead, physicists will have to filter it, monitor it and analyze it, day in and day out.

To do so will take the efforts of more than 7000 scientists scattered around the world. But how to find a way for the physicists who are not at CERN to assist in filtering, monitoring and analyzing the data remotely, in real time?

That’s where the remote operations centers come in.

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While computing technology is ubiquitous and increasingly powerful, its availability in developing nations remains highly limited.

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Q & A

Tevfik Kosar on smart data handling

In e-science, we are always looking for ways to complete more complex computations faster. Researcher Tevfik Kosar chats with iSGTW about how his research could someday help.

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Poll of the week

Frivolous scientific visualizations

Last week, iSGTW featured a link to Manuel Lima's Information Visualization Manifesto. This week, we invite you to fill out a poll in response. Have anything to add? Send us an email as well!

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Image of the week

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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


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11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

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