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Issue 196: iSGTW 13 October 2010

Astronomical computing

Supporting the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope means thinking big


The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope to be constructed in Chile will incorporate the world’s largest digital camera, capable of recording highly detailed data more quickly than any other telescope of comparable resolution.

For the scientists working on the project, that all amounts to an exciting opportunity to learn more about moving objects (including monitoring asteroids near the Earth), transients such as the brief conflagrations of supernovae, dark energy, and the structure of the galaxy.

For computing specialists, it means more data. A lot more data.

The LSST will take between 1000 and 2000 panoramic 3.2 gigapixel images per night, covering its hemisphere of the sky twice weekly. Along with daytime calibration images, this will amount to 20 terabytes of data stored every 24 hours.

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Feature

Data is big news

What will data infra-structures look like 20 years from now? A recently released European Commission report attempts to address this question.

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Feature

Computational chemistry suite goes open source

Now researchers can download the popular software suite, NWChem, instantly.

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Link of the week

GPU computing webcast

Learn more about GPU computing from computing experts at this week's link of the week!

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Image of the week

A better supernova model

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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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