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iMENTORS goes live!

Mapping ICT accross Sub-Saharan AfricaBrussels, 18/07/2013– iMENTORS goes live and is one step closer to becoming the most comprehensive crowdsourcing map on ICT infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa!
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A spotlight on the gut at XSEDE'13

Possibly one of the most literally ‘in-depth’ talks I’ve attended at a computing conference came from Larry Smarr of the J. Craig Ventnor institute.
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HellasGRID » HECTOR: Enabling Microarray Experiments over the Hellenic Grid Infrastructure

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Latinamerican High Performance and Grid Computing Community calls for contributions to CLCAR 2013 in San José Costa Rica

Latinamerican High Performance and Grid Computing Community calls for contributions to CLCAR 2013 in San José Costa Rica | HellasGRID | Scoop.it
The Latinamerican Conference on High Performance Computing (CLCAR, from spanish acronym) 2013 will be held this year in San José, Costa Rica.
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Jazz music and Big Data at the TERENA Networking Conference 2013

Jazz music and Big Data at the TERENA Networking Conference 2013 | HellasGRID | Scoop.it
Nearly 20 years ago, the European Union came into being – this week’s TERENA Networking Conference is taking place in Maastricht where the treaty that created it was signed.
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EST-Briefing-26-HorizonWeb.pdf

How Horizon 2020 affects e-infrastructures, virtual research environments and coordinating activities, and the opportunities it brings in allowing science to work more closely with industry and wider society.
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Sverker Holmgren on the e-IRG workshop in Dublin

e-IRG Chair Sverker Holmgren had some time to talk to us about the workshop in Dublin. Here's what he had to say:
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Climate modelling on the grid: Eleni Katragkou, EGI Champion

Eleni Katragkou is a climate scientist from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She uses the grid to build more accurate climate models that integrate data at different scales, and is an EGI Champion.
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Matteo Turilli and Federated Cloud Taskforce

Matteo Turilli from the Oxford e-Science Research Centre tells us about the EGI Federated Cloud Taskforce:
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Climate modelling on the grid: Eleni Katragkou, EGI Champion

Eleni Katragkou is a climate scientist from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She uses the grid to build more accurate climate models that integrate data at different scales, and is an EGI Champion.
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Another EGI Champion interview: Fotis Psomopoulos

Fotis Psomopoulos develops data-mining algorithms for genomic research and protein modelling, and he is talking about life sciences:
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Thomas Kulhanek: EGI Champion!

Tomas Kulhanek talks to us about integrative physiology and his role as an EGI Champion:
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Top 10 Myths Of Cloud Computing - CloudTweaks News

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Top 10 Myths Of Cloud Computing
CloudTweaks News
Some of the cloud technologies that the majority of businesses have used at some stage include Dropbox, Office 365 and Facebook and LinkedIn.

Via Jose María Alvarez
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High Performance Computing, e-Science and Scalable Architectures Next a Volcano

36 Students from Mexico and some countries of central america have begun the participation in the 2013 version of the Supercomputing and Distributed Systems Camp.
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Biosciences Day at XSEDE'13

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After the excitement of the XSEDE’13 kick-off next door to Comic Con, and the glamour of a 1940’s themed Chair’s dinner aboard the USS Midway, we moved into Biosciences Day.
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Asynchronous Parallel Computing Programming School in Bucaramanga,
Colombia

Asynchronous Parallel Computing Programming School in Bucaramanga,<br/>Colombia | HellasGRID | Scoop.it
With more than 70 students from different South America countries and the support of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain (BSC), the Asynchronous Computing Programming with MPI/OMPSs addressed to hybrid architectures school is developed in...
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Praise for PRACE and the importance of building expertise in HPC

Yesterday, the PRACE Scientific Conference was held in Leipzig, Germany. It is one of several satellite events taking place alongside ISC'13, which gets underway in full today.
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Núria Bel at e-IRG May 2013 Dublin

Núria Bel works at the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She talked to us about e-infrastructures for linguistics at the e-IRG workshop in Dublin.
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A new era for the post EMI: all together for MeDIA

The European Middleware Initiative (EMI) presented a new initiative for a long-term, open, lightweight collaboration on the coordination of distributed middleware technologies: the Middleware Development and Innovation Alliance (MeDIA).
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Climate modelling on the grid: Eleni Katragkou, EGI Champion

Eleni Katragkou is a climate scientist from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She uses the grid to build more accurate climate models that integrate data at different scales, and is an EGI Champion.
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SCI-BUS update brings clouds to scientific gateways

On Friday morning, we had the chance to catch up with Zoltan Farkas from SCI-BUS and Pamela Greenwell from the University of Westminster, UK, to talk to them about the new development in SCI-BUS which is bringing clouds to the platform – and the...
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Knowledge and Technology Transfer on the EMI (or better SciencePAD) spot

EGI Community Forum 2013, at its second day in the University of Manchester: EMI, more precisely SciencePAD (Platforms, Applications, Data), keeps focussing on sustainability.
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Using the grid to help make decisions in water network engineering

It's been unusually dry, for the first half of the week at least, for a conference in Manchester. There wasn't much water falling from the sky.
The community forum is here for people doing scientific computations, or computational science.
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Getting citizen scientists on your team

Getting citizen scientists on your team | HellasGRID | Scoop.it
There are currently four million volunteer computers searching for new pulsars for the Einstein@Home. This sleepy distributed team has so far collectively processed over 1 petaflops. 46 individual pulsars have been discovered this way.
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Tom Morrison from STFC: EGI Training Marketplace

Tom Morrison from STFC is the developer of EGI Training Marketplace. Here he shows us a demo of how it works:
Tom also had time to talk to us about his highlights of the Community Forum:
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