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Issue 179: iSGTW 16 June 2010

Grid makes drug discovery “crystal clear”

From aspirin to the most sophisticated and specialized drugs, it is difficult to overstate the impact that pharmaceutical chemistry has made on modern medicine.

Less widely known is that a drug’s operation is dictated by a host of properties that depend on the drug’s crystal structure.

The hitch has been harnessing the computing resources to make those predictions, as modelling a crystal’s structure typically requires an enormous computational workload in the form of thousands of small jobs. 

But at University College London, researchers found that by using the university-wide Condor pool in an integrated system, they could find the computing power they needed.

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Back to basics

Q&A on meshes

The word “mesh” seems to pop up all over. What exactly is an adaptive mesh? Who uses it, and for what? Mark Shephard, an expert on adaptive analysis techniques, explains.

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Cloud infrastructure

Open Nebula becomes what you want

Sand is a great building material, easily molded to your imagination. So is this open-source toolkit.

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Link of the week

Linux versus E. coli

What are the similarities between a widely used scientific programming language and a bacterium? More than you’d imagine. Which makes the differences just as intriguing.

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Image of the week

A child’s-eye view of physicists

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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

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February 2011

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15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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