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Issue 191: iSGTW 8 September 2010

BiG Grid’s big idea


With the EGI Technical Forum coming up soon, iSGTW thought this would be a good time to learn more about one of the Forum’s sponsors, BiG Grid.

Modern detectors, medical imaging instruments and micro-arrays produce huge volumes of data, far beyond the storage capacities of conventional computing — thus calling for ever-increasing enlargement of infrastructure.

To help solve this problem, the Netherlands-based BiG Grid project turned to the grid to combine data, analyze it and allow scientists to conduct research. 

“Our goal is to build and roll-out a nationwide, grid-based, e-science infrastructure,” said Arjen Van Rijn, chairman of the BiG Grid executive team.

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Research

Inflated performance

When cited performance improvements sound too good to be true, how can you tell?

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Profile

People behind EGI: Tiziana Ferrari

Meet the person who has the job of making sure things actually work on a day-to-day basis at the European Grid Initiative.

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Link of the week

News from the CCS

See, read, and hear the best of blog posts from the Citizen Cyberscience Summit in London.

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Image of the week

iSGTW goes to Amsterdam

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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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