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Issue 175: iSGTW 19 May 2010

Secure encryption, with Hydra

Greek mythology tells of the Lernaean Hydra, a nine-headed serpent with poisonous breath and a unique defensive system: every time you cut off one head, two more grew in its place.

According to legend, the hydra acted as an effective guardian, and the beast came very close to defeating Hercules.

So, some people in grid computing thought that the name ‘hydra’ was an appropriate one for an encryption system that guards sensitive data while the information is being stored and transferred.

The system may be especially useful in the worlds of medicine and finance, where data is often highly sensitive and security is paramount.

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Clouds and grids

Magellan explores scientific clouds – scientifically

A test bed seeks to answer where clouds fit in the cyberinfrastructure.

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Technology Roundup

Science gateways and portals may level the playing field, says our guest writer from TeraGrid.

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Link of the week

The sound of science

Particle physicists, composers, software developers and artists are working together to convert raw data from one of the LHC detectors into sound.

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Image of the week

Poster winner!

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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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