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Issue 171: iSGTW 21 April 2010

The rise of autonomic computing

How do you maximize the amount of oil you can extract from an oil field?

One way is to use the Instrumented Oil Field, or IOF, an application developed by the Center for Subsurface Modeling at the University of Texas and used by a consortium of academic and industry researchers. It uses a network of sensors embedded underground to constantly monitor the state of the reservoir while the oil is being extracted.

It does so by building systems and applications which manage themselves by responding to the data input.

Such “autonomic” computing is an approach that could work well for many applications, said Manish Parashar at last week’s EGEE conference.

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Stem cell research goes Boolean

By looking for asymmetrical relationships, a computer scientist was able to create an algorithm that could cut a multi-year process down to seconds.

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Africa Grid?

For some years, many have hinted at an Africa-wide grid. Bruce Becker of the Meraka Institute/South African National Grid called for this to be a reality, at a EGEE symposium.

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Link of the week

EGEE Screencasts on grid computing

Need information about how to do a job submission? Want to actually see and hear about credentialing? The screencasts of this week’s link can help.

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Image(s) of the week

User Forum slideshow

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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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