iSGTW is now Science Node Learn more about our evolution

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The Science Node is a free online publication, jointly funded by organizations in the US and Europe. Our team writes for experts and non-experts alike, exploring the real-world impact of advanced computing and networks.

Our coverage spans several broad categories:

  • Advanced computing: High-performance computing (supercomputing), cloud computing, grid computing, novel computing, cluster computing, etc.
  • Research networks: Connections that foster global science and research, and the international collaborations that fuel innovation and discovery
  • Big data: Analysis, capture, curation, storage, management, archiving, transfer, visualization, etc. -- extending to the Internet of Things
  • Tech trends: New and emerging tech -- in other words, research and development aimed at discovering the next big thing (or using existing tools/methods in new ways)
  • Community building: Women in tech, diversity and expansion efforts, citizen science, collaborations and partnerships, etc.

We're also committed to featuring a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from science and engineering to the arts and humanities.

Our History

Most recently, the Science Node was known as International Science Grid This Week (ISGTW). When our reporting extended well beyond grid computing, it was time for a new tech-neutral name -- and an updated look and feel. (iSGTW itself went international in November 2006, having first emerged in April 2005 as Science Grid This Week.)

Why Science Node? With every story, we aim to illustrate how science improves our everyday lives. And we see this publication as an international connection and redistribution point -- a point of communication, intersection, and convergence -- a focal point -- a node.

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Our partners

In the US, the Science Node is funded by the National Science Foundation. In Europe, it is funded by CERN and has previously received funding from the European Commission (via the e-Science Talk project, as well as others). Other affiliated partners include:

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