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Issue 158: iSGTW 20 January 2010

PEGrid gets down to business

Although Petroleum Engineering Grid officially started up in late 2009, it is already a classic example of how research projects can have unexpected benefits.

PEGrid came into existence using techniques and tools created by TIGRE (Texas Internet Grid for Research and Education), a state-funded project based on the use of federally funded middleware such as Open Science Grid’s Virtual Data Toolkit.

When TIGRE ended in 2007, it left behind a grid software stack, three completed demonstration projects, and budding relationships with contacts in the air quality, biosciences, and petroleum engineering industries.

“What we did is to go to industry and ask what they needed,” said Alan Sill, a Texas Tech University researcher who led the TIGRE development team. Because the petroleum industry is well-funded, they decided to take their next step by creating PEGrid.

“What we’re trying to do with PEGrid is, using the technology that we have, to allow the best practices in industry and academics to be shared,” Sill said. “What we’ve found is that this isn’t being done.”

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Back to Basics

Darin Ohashi

Why go parallel?

Parallel programs are no longer limited to the realm of high-end computing. In this column, Darin Ohashi takes us back to basics to explain why we all need to go parallel.

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iSGTW’s mid-term report card: results from our latest Reader Survey, so far

Remember mid-term exams back at university, which gave you an idea of where you stood half-way through the semester?

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Word of the week


Find out what the term multithreading means, how it differs from other similar terms such as parallel processing or multiprocessing, and why you need to know these words.

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Image of the week

Seeing with lasers

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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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