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Issue 181: iSGTW 30 June 2010

Computing a way out of poverty


Thanks to the income generated by an Asian Development Bank project, Khaleda Begum (right) was able to pay for the marriage of her two daughters: the burden of dowry payments is a major source of poverty in Bangladesh.

The question grid computing may help answer, by modeling the impact of investments like this ADB project, is how to invest most efficiently to alleviate poverty throughout a whole region like northwest Bangladesh.

Up to now, the amount of simulations required — and the large number of ‘agents’ needed for each run — has made this a massive computing challenge.

However, it is one that is ideally suited to cluster-based grid computing, writes our Asia correspondent.

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Conference Highlights

Distributed computing experts gather in Chicago

Last week, distributed computing experts attended  OGF29 and the ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing 2010.

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Project profile

ESFRI

So, just what exactly is the European Strategy Forum on Research Infra-structures? How does it fit into the things that already exist?

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iSGTW Announcement

Live chat with experts: Choosing the right resources for your research

Everything you ever wanted to know about choosing the right tool for your computing needs but were afraid to ask. (Well, maybe not everything.)

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Image of the week

The New Yorker’s take on the LHC

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