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Issue 166: iSGTW 17 March 2010

Case Study: Einstein@OSG

For over five years, volunteers have been lending their computers’ spare cycles to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and GEO-600 projects via the BOINC application Einstein@Home. Now a new application wrapper, dubbed “Einstein@OSG,” brings the application to the Open Science Grid.

Today, although Einstein@OSG has been running for only six months, it is already the top contributor to Einstein@Home, processing about 10 percent of jobs.

“The Grid was perfectly suitable to run an application of this type,” said Robert Engel, lead developer and production coordinator for the Einstein@OSG project. “BOINC would benefit from every single CPU that we would provide for it. Increasing the number of CPUs by 1000 really results in 1000 times more science getting done.”

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Sixty seconds to save a city

At the ISGC 2010 last week, a special EUAsiaGrid Disaster Mitigation Workshop devoted a day to discuss how grid computing could one day help authorities assess the potential impact of an earthquake quickly enough to avoid the worst consequences.

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OSG All Hands Meeting

Last week, Open Science Grid stakeholders gathered at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois for the Open Science Grid's annual All Hands Meeting. Read on to find out what the hot topics were.

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Statistics of the week

To lease or buy CPU-hours: that is the question

Ever wonder if you should just outsource all your cyberinfrastructure needs to your friendly neighborhood cloud provider?

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Image of the week

Computationally mapping damage in Haiti

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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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17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

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