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Issue 170: iSGTW 14 April 2010

Turning the microscope inwards: Studying scientific software ecosystems

Almost every workflow that generates scientific results today involves software: from configuration and control of instruments, to statistical analysis, simulation and visualization. This means that creating and maintaining software is a significant activity in scientific laboratories, including science and engineering virtual organizations.

Our research group at Carnegie Mellon University is examining scientific software as an ecosystem, seeking to understand the circumstances in which it is created and shared. The goal of this ‘satellite’ project of the Open Science Grid is to identify effective practices and provide input to science funding policy.

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Mean Shift Smoothie

Besides having a cool name, this grid application interprets medical images 66 times faster.

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Q & A

David de Roure talks data

David de Roure from the University of Southampton is the Chair of OMII-UK and was recently appointed National Strategic Director of e-Social Science towards the end of last year. We met him at the All Hands/IEEE e-Science conference, where he told us about his new role.

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Link of the week

Scientific Computing April-foolery

Is space computing the new cloud computing? Will Amazon’s new quantum computing cloud be a success? Read about these and other stories from 1 April 2010.

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Image of the week

Hubble goes 3D

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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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