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Issue 178: iSGTW 9 June 2010

BP oil spill: Scientists mobilize to create new disaster response science

Less than two weeks after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion killed 11 and began leaking between two and four million liters of oil per day, the calls started coming in. The oil would soon reach the Louisiana coast, where it would do untold amounts of damage to the local marshes, wetlands, and channels. Could the team that successfully modeled hurricane storm surges along the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas coastlines help?

“We started working on the project fairly quickly, probably around the 10th of May,” said Clint Dawson, head of the Computational Hydraulics Group at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Seeing particles with VPM

Juggling visualizations of multiple related data sets while making sense of how they relate isn’t easy. That’s why a good visualization interface like Visualize Particulate Matter is so essential.

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News round-up

ISC'10 in the news

What was the big news at this year's International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany? Read on to find out.

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Link of the week

If it were my home

A website uses scientific data on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to help put the spill in perspective.

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Video of the week

Simulations show scenarios for oil spill

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Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

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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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