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Issue 185: iSGTW 28 July 2010

Predicting the almost unpredictable

Weather forecasters don’t always get their predictions right, especially when it comes to hailstorms, tornadoes, ice storms, and other life-threatening “severe weather events.”

Such weather, while extremely dangerous, is very rare, with relatively scant existing data, making future events hard to predict.

Most importantly, current prediction methods generally use Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) maps which highlight ‘synoptic’ scale (large-scale analysis of an area of more than 1,000 km) weather patterns in low-quality resolution. What has been needed is a weather analysis model at the ‘mesoscale,’ in which finer-grain studies can be made.

Now, from a part of the world where Europe meets Asia, Armenian scientists have shown that such severe weather can be more accurately predicted, using finer-grained maps based upon the combined power of grid computing and methodologies drawn from predicting climate change.

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Back to Basics

How hardware virtualization works: Part 2

This multi-part series attempts to provide an approachable explanation of hardware virtualization.

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Fighting pesticide resistance

Pests and pesticides are in an evolutionary arms race. With the help of the grid, scientists are developing a new plan of attack.

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Link of the week

62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer

So, you want to deal with used electronics in an ecologically sensitive way. Ever hear of the iMac Terrarium? What about the Flat-screen Ant Farm?

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Image of the week

What the Planck Telescope found

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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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