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Issue 155: iSGTW 16 December 2009

GRAPPAling with evolutionary history

We’ve known for several years now that chimpanzees share 96 percent of our DNA. Our technology tells us how closely humans and chimps are related. But it doesn’t tell us how we’re related. We need new technology for that.

Enter GRAPPA – or Genome Rearrangements Analysis under Parsimony and other Phylogenetic Algorithms if you want a mouthful. GRAPPA has already been used to analyze the evolution of organelles such as chloroplasts and mitochondria, running on cluster computers with upwards of 500 processors. To analyze more complex organisms, however, the team that develops GRAPPA will have to take the code to an entirely new level – the petascale level.

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An interview with the “Particle-Zoo Keeper”

A Los Angeles artist has come up with a new, unorthodox approach to portraying the standard model, using hand-sewn fuzzy plush toys which she collectively describes as her “particle zoo.” iSGTW brings you a behind-the-scenes look at these toys, just in time for the holiday season.

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Arie Shoshani talks about Scientific Data Management

This week the new book Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Technology, and Deployment is shipping out to bookstores around the world. Join iSGTW for a chat with Arie Shoshani, one of the editors who brought this unusual textbook to fruition.

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Link of the week

GridCast at e-Science Oxford 2009

Last week, the eScience conference in Oxford, UK, was the place to be. The GridCast team was there, blogging up a storm. Read about some of the highlights, and then check out the blog posts at our link of the week!

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Special Announcement

iSGTW on winter holidays

iSGTW is going on vacation over the next two weeks after a fantastic 2009. Join us on 6 January 2010 for our next issue.

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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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