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NICE Software Releases EnginFrame 2017

insidehpc.com | 03/29/2017 11:50 am

"Since the NICE acquisition by Amazon Web Services (AWS), many customers asked us how to make the HPC experience in the Cloud as simple as the one they have on premises, while still leveraging the elasticity and flexibility that it provides. While we stay committed to delivering new and improved capabilities for on-premises deployments, like the new support for Citrix XenDesktop and the new HTML5 file transfer widgets, EnginFrame 2017 is our first step into making HPC easier to deploy and use in AWS, even without an in-depth knowledge of its APIs and rich service offering."

Video: RDMA on ARM

insidehpc.com | 03/29/2017 11:07 am

Pavel Shamis from ARM Research presented this talk at the OpenFabrics Workshop. "With the emerging availability server platforms based on ARM CPU architecture, it is important to understand ARM integrates with RDMA hardware and software eco-system. In this talk, we will overview ARM architecture and system software stack. We will discuss how ARM CPU interacts with network devices and accelerators. In addition, we will share our experience in enabling RDMA software stack (OFED/MOFED Verbs) and one-sided communication libraries (Open UCX, OpenSHMEM/SHMEM) on ARM and share preliminary evaluation results."

Quantum Startup Rigetti Computing Raises $64 Million in Funding

insidehpc.com | 03/29/2017 10:39 am

Today Rigetti Computing, a leading quantum computing start-up, announced it has raised $64 million in Series A and B funding. "Quantum computing will enable people to tackle a whole new set of problems that were previously unsolvable," said Chad Rigetti, founder and chief executive officer of Rigetti Computing. "This is the next generation of advanced computing technology. The potential to make a positive impact on humanity is enormous."

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing VO Package Update

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/29/2017 10:20 am
We are pleased to announce a data release for the OSG Software Stack.
Data releases do not contain any software changes.

This release contains VO Package v72:
- Added VOMS server to OSG VO: voms.grid.iu.edu
- Removed CSIU, NYSGRID, and OSGEDU VOs

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release33222

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Intel Xeon Phi Cluster Mode Programming (and interactions with memory modes) in a Nutshell

insidehpc.com | 03/29/2017 09:27 am

In previous articles (1 and 2) here on insideHPC, James Reinders described “Intel Xeon Phi processor Programming in a Nutshell” for Intel’s 72-core processor. In this special guest feature, he discusses cluster modes and the interaction of the memory modes with these cluster modes.

New Univa Grid Engine Release Doubles Performance over Previous Versions

insidehpc.com | 03/29/2017 09:16 am

"Grid Engine 8.5’s significant performance improvement for submitting jobs and reduced scheduling times will have a profound impact to our customers’ bottom line as they can now get more work done in the same amount of time. By reducing the wait time for end-users, our customers can save significant costs. Managing the purchase of more servers and getting higher throughput means deadlines can be met with confidence and on budget. Our goal was to increase the value Univa provides over previous versions of Grid Engine, including the popular open source version 6.2U5,” said Bill Bryce, Vice President of Products at Univa.

Marco's Blog!: A cell counting demo using BOSCO and OSG Connect

fumodibit.blogspot.com | 03/28/2017 05:58 pm
This post describes a demo that I ran few months ago on Open Science Grid using BOSCO and OSG-Connect.
Let's assume I have a lot of scientific data to analyze, e.g. I want to count the cells in many images stored on my computer, and I don't have the computing power to complete in a timely manner. Opportunistic resources on Open Science Grid and some tools available to its community can help me get the task done. In this tutorial I will show:
how to register on OSG Connect to get access to OSG resources how to easily move your data so that it can be available on the Web and used by your jobs how to install and use BOSCO to submit the python jobs and retrieve the results on your laptop or workstation 
Here is a recording and below is an extended version of the original tutorial. Although OSG is still active, the original tutorial page and some of the resources described below may not be available any more.




The task I have several pictures like this:
Figure 1.  Sample imageThese pictures look a bit like biological samples where cells (clusters of different luminosity) are visible on top of a background. And I'd like to count the "cells" into the picture. This is done by a clusterization process illustrated in Figure 2 and in this tutorial. The image on the left is just adding colors but has the same information of the black and white one. Using the intensity of all pixels the algorithm evaluates a threshold and builds a mask (second image) that allows to separate the important elements from the background. Finally the distinct elements are separated and counted.

Figure 2.  Example of clusterization
Register on OSG ConnectBefore using OSG you have to get access to the resources. This page explains how to join OSG. Here are the practical steps:
Go to the OSG Connect web site and register by clicking on "Log In or Register" (upper right corner) and following the instructions. Here a document explaining the registrationJoin a project or create a new project (e.g. one describing your research activity Test-CellCounting).Login on the submit host login.osgconnect.net and start submitting your jobs. Here is a quickstart guide but you'll feel right at home if you are familiar with HTCondor. Just remember to specify a ProjectName in your jobs or to add a $HOME/.osg_default_project file with your default project name. And there is much more: ConnectBook is a collection of guides about OSG Connect.
Transfer the filesIn the submit host the directory ~/data/public is exported on the Web by stash, the OSG Connect data server, as https://stash.osgconnect.net/+USER_NAME/ (where USER_NAME is your user name on OSG Connect)and you can use it to move your data. See Access Stash remotely from your job using HTTP for an example.
I will use this feature and transfer my files there using Globus Online.
Install and setup BOSCODownload & Install Bosco This is a very abbreviated install document for BOSCO. For the full install document, view Bosco Quick Start Installer.
Bosco Download Visit the Bosco download page. Choose the Quick Start Installer. After downloading the installer, from the terminal, untar it and run the installer as a regular user:
[user@hostname ~]$ tar xvzf ./bosco_quickstart.tar.gz
[user@hostname ~]$ ./bosco_quickstartStarting Bosco & adding your first cluster using the quick startlogin.osgconnect.net is an HTCondor resource I can connect to BOSCO answering the questions:
login.osgconnect.net (FQDN of the cluster) myuser (my user name) condor (queue manager in the cluster) Run the code You can test the job locally on your laptop/workstation or login.osgconnect.net but then all the jobs will run on different resources across OSG, all with different software stacks. So I don't know if the software I'm using will be available.
Anyway there are software packages like R and Anaconda (Python, NumPy, ...) available across almost all of OSG thanks to PALMS and OASIS. And I can make sure that my job runs on a node where PALMS and OASIS are available. See Software access using OASIS for detailed instructions on how to use PALMS and OASIS and for a list of the available software.
Python 2.7.5 with all the scientific libraries (the ones included in Anaconda) is all that I will need for my jobs.
Here is the python script counting the "cells" in the image. This is a simplified version. On a real analysys the treshold is more complex than a simple average and some pre-filtering of the image or pattern recognition are used to improve the results:
#!/bin/env python
# count_cells.py - script counting the cells in the image

import numpy as np
from scipy import ndimage
import Image
from scipy.misc import fromimage

# Import image
pic = Image.open("./cellimage.tiff")
im = fromimage(pic)

# Evaluate treshold and segment the image
T = im.mean()
mask = im > T
label_im, nb_labels = ndimage.label(mask)

# print result
print nb_labels
Here is a wrapper script that downloads the image file, sets up the environment and launches the python script. Replace USER_NAME with your username on login.osgconnect.net:
#!/bin/sh
# job_wrapper.sh - script guiding the job execution
IMAGE_FILE=cellimage.tiff
IMAGE_URL=http://stash.osgconnect.net/+USER_NAME/images/cellimage$1.tiff

# download the file
wget -O $IMAGE_FILE "$IMAGE_URL" >&2
if [ ! $? -eq 0 ]; then
echo "Wget failed. Trying curl." >&2
curl -o $IMAGE_FILE "$IMAGE_URL" >&2
if [ ! $? -eq 0 ]; then
echo "Also curl failed. Exiting." >&2
ls -l >&2
exit
fi
fi
if [ ! -f ./$IMAGE_FILE ]; then
echo "Missing image file ./$IMAGE_FILE. Exiting." >&2
ls -l >&2
exit
fi

# setup the environment
source /cvmfs/oasis.opensciencegrid.org/osg/palms/setup 1>&2
palmsdosetup anaconda 1>&2

python ./count_cells.py
Here is the HTCondor submit file:
# job.sub - HTCondor submit file
# If submitting from login.osgconnect.net use: universe = vanilla
# When submitting via BOSCO use:
universe = grid

# remember to create the batch1 directory
Error = batch1/job.err.$(Cluster)-$(Process)
Output = batch1/job.out.$(Cluster)-$(Process)
Log = batch1/job.log.$(Cluster)

# Remember to set the job_wrapper.sh es executable (chmod +x):
Executable = job_wrapper.sh
Arguments = $(Process)
Transfer_input_files = count_cells.py
ShouldTransferFiles = YES
When_to_transfer_output = ON_EXIT

Requirements = (HAS_CVMFS_oasis_opensciencegrid_org =?= TRUE) && (CVMFS_oasis_opensciencegrid_org_REVISION >= 729)
+ProjectName = "ConnectTrain"

# Submitting 100 jobs to analyze 100 different images
queue 100
To submit the jobs I normal HTCondor commands as documented in the BOSCO quickstart. condor_submit returns a job ID that you will then use for the following commands (referred as JOB_ID below). To be more precise the number returned is the job cluster ID, then within my cluster there are 100 job processes (0 to 99), each analyzing a different image:
to submit: condor_submit job.sub then to monitor the jobs running: watch -n 2 condor_q JOB_ID 
Once the jobs completed, the result (cells counted in the image) was returned in the jobs standard output that is copied locally. To sum all the cells I evaluated the total. Replace jour job ID (returned by condor_submit) in the command below:
cat batch1/job.out.JOB_ID-* | paste -sd+ - | bc
References and additional materialHere the links to some more proper cell counting articles. You can take any code and adapt your workflow to run in parallel on OSG:
one about couting the cells in the brain of drosofilashere are some samples used with Cell Profilerand here an article about Tmarker, another cell counting frameworkand one about a system to count cancer cells

Call for Papers: iRODS User Group in The Netherlands

insidehpc.com | 03/28/2017 10:29 am

Users of the integrated iRODS Rule Oriented Data System from around the globe will gather at the iRODS User Group meeting to discuss iRODS-enabled applications, discoveries, and technologies. The event takes place June 13-15 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. "Thousands of businesses, research centers, and government agencies located in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa use iRODS for flexible, policy-based data management that provides long-term preservation and federation."

Valerie Taylor Named Director of Mathematics and Computer Science at Argonne

insidehpc.com | 03/28/2017 09:59 am

Today Argonne announced that computer scientist Valerie Taylor has been appointed as the next director of the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) division at Argonne National Laboratory, effective July 3, 2017. “Valerie brings with her a wealth of leadership experience, computer science knowledge and future vision,” said Rick Stevens, Argonne Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences. “We feel strongly that her enthusiasm and drive will serve her well in her new role, and are pleased to have her joining our staff.”

Supermicro Unveils RSD Rack Scale Design

insidehpc.com | 03/28/2017 09:32 am

“Supermicro RSD makes it easy for companies of any size to build cloud infrastructure that until now are limited to leading large public and private cloud providers,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “The Supermicro RSD solution enables more customers to build large scale modern data centers leveraging Supermicro’s best-of-breed server, storage and networking product portfolio.”

Exascale Computing Project – Driving a HUGE Change in a Changing World

insidehpc.com | 03/28/2017 08:04 am

"In this keynote, Al Geist will discuss the need for future Department of Energy supercomputers to solve emerging data science and machine learning problems in addition to running traditional modeling and simulation applications. The ECP goals are intended to enable the delivery of capable exascale computers in 2022 and one early exascale system in 2021, which will foster a rich exascale ecosystem and work toward ensuring continued U.S. leadership in HPC. He will also share how the ECP plans to achieve these goals and the potential positive impacts for OFA."

Asetek Liquid Cooling Solution Coming to HPC Center

insidehpc.com | 03/27/2017 02:47 pm

Today Asetek announced a new order from one of its existing OEM partners for its RackCDU D2C (Direct-to-Chip) liquid cooling solution. The order is part of a new installation for an undisclosed HPC customer. "I am very pleased with the progress we are making in our emerging data center business segment," said André Sloth Eriksen, CEO and founder of Asetek. "This repeat order, from one of our OEM partners, to a new end customer confirms the trust in our unique liquid cooling solutions and that adoption is growing.”

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Be a mentor at PEARC17 and make a difference!

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/24/2017 08:37 am
Make a difference in the lives of next-generation scientists and science leaders at PEARC17—Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017 in New Orleans, July 9-13. As a mentor, you will give students the opportunity to learn from your expertise as they explore a variety of related issues, such as differing specialties, postgraduate training, and work/life balance; plus enjoy Monday’s complimentary student-mentor dinner. Many mentorships turn into lifetime friendships and have countless benefits.  

Check "I want to be a mentor" when you register for the PEARC17 conference, which will take place in New Orleans, July 9-13. The conference is open to professionals and students in advanced research computing. Registration for the conference and hotel are now open.


ABOUT PEARC17

Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017—unites the high-performance computing and advanced digital research communities, addressing the challenges of using and operating advanced research computing within academic and open science communities. Being held in New Orleans July 9-13, PEARC17 offers a robust technical program, as well as networking, professional growth and multiple student participation opportunities. See pearc17.pearc.org for more information, and follow us PEARC on Twitter at (PEARC_17) and on Facebook (PEARChpc).

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Center for Network and Storage-Enabled Collaborative Computational Science Symposium

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/23/2017 05:55 am
Dear Colleagues,

Please join us May 18-19 in Ann Arbor for the first symposium of the Center for Network and Storage-Enabled Collaborative Computational Science (CNSECCS).

The symposium is intended to bring together scientists, researchers and infrastructure specialists to share experiences and best practices, and to discuss both challenges and possible solutions that enable scientists to work together on “big, distributed or diverse data”.

Speakers will come from a wide range of research domains, as well as federal funding agencies:

  * Amy Friedlander, Deputy Division Director, Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CISE/ACI), National Science Foundation.
  * Richard Carlson, Program Officer, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Department of Energy
  * Nina Silverberg, Program Director, Alzheimer's Disease Centers program, Division of Neuroscience, National Institutes of Health

We are also accepting abstracts from potential presenters through the beginning of April.

For more information and to register, visit:
http://micde.umich.edu/centers/cnseccs/2017-symposium/

For more about the center, see:
http://micde.umich.edu/centers/cnseccs/

And for any questions, please email
micde-contact@umich.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Shawn McKee, Director, CNSECCS

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: XRootD 4.6.0 removed from OSG 3.3.22

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/21/2017 11:58 am
XRootD 4.6.0 was pulled from the OSG repositories. The OSG repositories still contain XRootD 4.5.0.
XRootD 4.6.0 was in the OSG repositories from Tuesday, March 11th until Friday, March 17th.

End users encountered XRootD failures when using GSI authentication.
The problems have been traced to a defect in the CRL verification code.
XRootD running in a server mode will likely experience problems,
since reading the served file usually requires authentication.
XRootD running in the manager mode may not experience any difficulties,
since the redirector typically does not do authentication.

To check if you have the affected components installed, run
`rpm -qa | grep xrootd` to display the versions of your xrootd packages.
If any of them are version 4.6.0, run `yum downgrade <package>` on those
packages.

We are awaiting the 4.6.1 XRootD release which corrects these issues.
We will test and release it next available OSG release.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Our release testing did not catch
this problem. We are augmenting our release processes to catch this
specific problem as well as similar issues that may come up in other
packages.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: GOC Service Update - Tuesday, March 28th at 14:00 UTC

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/21/2017 10:04 am
The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, March 28th at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Condor Collectors
- Update HTCondor View

Data
- Update internal database servers data1 and data 2

Repo
- Rebuild production instances at RHEL6

Web Services
- Apply standard software updates

All services
- Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: OSG BDII Decommissioning

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/17/2017 07:19 am
OSG Collaborators,

As has been previously announced, OSG Operations and Technology are planning the retirement of the BDII information service located at is.grid.iu.edu on March 31st, 2017. As of that date, the SLA for the BDII will expire. In addition to this, on April 4th, at 9:00 US Eastern time, Operations will power off both instances of the BDII.

This is the final announcement regarding the decommissioning of this service.

Pegasus news feed: Pegasus Featured in Blue Waters Webinar Series

pegasus.isi.edu | 03/15/2017 02:18 pm

Blue Waters provides a series of free webinars throughout the year. The Scientific Workflows webinar track provides an overview of common scientific workflows and tools that enable them. In the first presentation of series of webinars, Scott Callaghan presented an overview of scientific workflows, where he discussed what the community means by “workflows” and what elements make up a workflow.

The presentation features Pegasus WMS as the solution adopted by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) to address challenges of large scale scientific computations in the Cybershake workflow, which include workflow automation, data management, resource provisioning (mover 500+K jobs through the cluster efficiently), and error handling.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.22

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/14/2017 12:24 pm
We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.22.

Changes to OSG 3.3.22 include:
- HTCondor: Patched to avoid Job Router crash when submit requirements fail
- New default configuration: GUMS uses proper TLS version(s) with VOMS admin
- BLAHP 1.18.29: Better Slurm integration, fixed problem with proxy refresh
- HTCondor-CE 2.1.4: Respect 'RequestCpus', Added JSON attributes for AGIS
- Gratia probe 1.17.4: Now picks up 'RequestCpus' with HTCondor-CE
- Update to CVMFS 2.3.3
- Update to GlideinWMS 3.2.18
- Update to XRootD 4.6.0
- HDFS: GridFTP prints proper error message when HDFS quota is exhausted
- VOMS 2.0.14-1.3: Now validates top-level group of proxy

Changes to the Upcoming Repository include:
- HTCondor 8.6.1: New stable series of HTCondor in Upcoming
- Update to frontier-squid 3.5.24

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3322

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Pegasus news feed: Pegasus supports improved delivery of RNA drugs

pegasus.isi.edu | 03/09/2017 12:18 am

Water is seen as small red and white molecules on large nanodiamond spheres. The colored tRNA can be seen on the nanodiamond surface. Image by Michael Mattheson, OLCF, ORNL (Source: ORNL)

The Pegasus team is very happy to hear about the cutting-edge research and development that can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery discovery: “The motions of a tRNA (or transfer RNA) model system can be enhanced when coupled with nanodiamonds, or diamond nanoparticles approximately 5 to 10 nanometers in size”

Miha's Blog: A new HPC startup: Exabyte.io

my-inner-voice.blogspot.com | 03/04/2017 12:34 pm
One of the recurring questions in High Performance Computing is why very little effort goes into users experience. People assume that scientists surely know how to use SuperComputers and clusters and grid computing. Actually, the great majority of scientists are SuperComputing hands-on illiterate

The article Comments to the history of grid describes how scientists are frustrated by the lack of ease of use of their application requiring High Throughput Distributed Computing and /or  High Performance Computing,

A big surprise occurred when Microsoft acquired and will integrate GreenButton - smart, yet small HPC company from New Zealand - into Azure to render movies, democratizing the industry.

Now I discovered Timur Bazhirov, the founder of a new company in San Francisco, exabyte.io

Timur, is a scientist himself, he has PH.D. in Physics from UC. Berkeley, with a decade long experience in computational materials science and molecular modeling using supercomputing facilities.

He noticed the HPC user interface is outdated and that the entry barriers to HPC are high. Secure shell command line is commonly the only available tool and the existing graphical user interfaces are slow and non-intuitive.

Timur states the obvious for anyone working in HPC: the high entry barriers limit the number of HPC users

He created a web based platform with on-demand access to HPC applications. He designed (beta stage) an intuitive user interface collaboration tools, learning aids, data aggregation.



Note: This blog and its' author, Miha Ahronovitz have no association whatsoever with exabyte.io and does not endorse that company in any way.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: PEARC17 paper submission deadline extended to March 13

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/03/2017 05:07 am
PEARC17 to be held July 9-13, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana

The technical paper submission (Technology; Software & Data; Workforce, Diversity, and Evaluation; and Accelerating Discovery)  deadline for the inaugural PEARC Conference has been extended one week to March 13, 2017. Technical papers must be submitted through the PEARC17 EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?conf=pearc17.

The full PEARC17 Call for Participation contains details about each of the four technical tracks of papers. The technical track paper submissions may be full papers (strongly preferred) or extended abstracts.

PEARC17, which will take place in New Orleans, July 9-13, 2017, is open to professionals and students in advanced research computing. Registration for the conference and the hotel are now open. Poster, Visualization Showcase and Birds-of-a-Feather submissions are due by May 1. Opportunities for student travel support to the conference are available via the PEARC17 Student Program.

The PEARC (Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing) conference series is being ushered in with support from many organizations and will build upon earlier conferences’ success and core audiences to serve the broader community. Organizations supporting the new conference include XSEDE, the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop (ARCC), the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRC), the ACI-REF consortium, the Blue Waters project, ESnet, Open Science Grid, Compute Canada, the EGI Foundation, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), and Internet2.

Follow PEARC on Twitter (PEARC_17) and on Facebook (PEARChpc).

PEARC17—Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017—is building on the successful XSEDE conference series and expanding its scope to include everyone engaged with the challenges of using and operating advanced research computing on campuses or for the academic and open science communities. Being held in New Orleans July 9-13, PEARC17 offers a robust technical program, as well as networking, professional growth and multiple student participation opportunities. See pearc17.pearc.org for details.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing OSG CA Certificate and VO Package Updates

osggoc.blogspot.com | 03/02/2017 11:59 am
Please announce this release at your earliest convenience.

We are pleased to announce a data release for the OSG Software Stack.
Data releases do not contain any software changes.

This release contains updated CA Certificates based on IGTF 1.81:
- Added accredited DarkMatter classic QV-intermediate ICAs (AE)
including QuoVadis Root CA 2 G3 and Root CA 3 G3 higher level CAs (BM)
- Updated contact information for EUN EG-GRID CA (EG)
- Withdrawn classic UKeScienceCA-2A in advance of repurposing (UK)

This release also contains VO Package v71:
- Removed INFN CDF VOMS servers

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release33213

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Condor Project News: HTCondor 8.7.0 released! ( March 2, 2017 )

research.cs.wisc.edu | 03/02/2017 01:00 am
The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.7.0. This development series release contains new features that are under development. This release contains all of the bug fixes from the 8.6.1 stable release. Enhancements in the release include: Performance improvements in collector's ingestion of ClassAds; Added collector attributes to report query times and forks; Removed extra white space around parentheses when unparsing ClassAds; Technology preview of the HTCondor Annex. Further details can be found in the Development Version History and the Stable Version History. HTCondor 8.7.0 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

Condor Project News: HTCondor 8.6.1 released! ( March 2, 2017 )

research.cs.wisc.edu | 03/02/2017 01:00 am
The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.6.1. Highlights of this release are: condor_q works in situations where user authentication is not configured; Updates to work with Docker version 1.13; Fixed several problems with the Job Router; Update scripts to support current versions of Open MPI and MPICH2; Fixed a bug that could corrupt the job queue log when the disk is full. More details about the fixes can be found in the Version History. HTCondor 8.6.1 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: First major PEARC17 Conference call-for-participation deadline approaching

osggoc.blogspot.com | 02/28/2017 06:32 am
First major PEARC17 Conference call-for-participation deadline approaching
 
Technical papers and tutorials proposals for the inaugural PEARC conference for advanced research computing due March 6
 
The first major call-for-participation deadline for the inaugural PEARC Conference is March 6, 2017. PEARC17, which will take place in New Orleans, July 9-13, 2017, is open to professionals and students in advanced research computing. Technical papers and tutorials submissions are due by March 6 and must be submitted through EasyChair, which can be found on the PEARC17 Call for Participation webpage here.

The official Call for Participation contains details about each of the four technical tracks of papers, and tutorials. The technical track paper submissions may be full papers (strongly preferred) or extended abstracts. External Program and Workshop proposals are due March 31 and Poster, Visualization Showcase and Birds-of-a-Feather submissions are due May 1.

The PEARC (Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing) conference series is being ushered in with support from many organizations and will build upon earlier conferences’ success and core audiences to serve the broader community. In addition to XSEDE, organizations supporting the new conference include the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop (ARCC), the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRC), the ACI-REF consortium, the Blue Waters project, ESnet, Open Science Grid, Compute Canada, the EGI Foundation, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), and Internet2.

Follow PEARC on Twitter (PEARC_17) and on Facebook (PEARChpc).

Pegasus news feed: Pegasus 4.7.4 Released

pegasus.isi.edu | 02/27/2017 11:42 am

We are pleased to announce Pegasus 4.7.4. Pegasus 4.7.4 is a minor release of Pegasus and includes improvements and bug fixes to the 4.7.4 release. Following bugs were fixed

[PM-1148] – kickstart should print a more helpful error message if the executable is missing [PM-1160] – Dashboard is not recording the hostname correctly [PM-1163] – Confusing error message in pegasus-kickstart [PM-1164] – worker package in submit directory gets deleted during workflow run

 

Condor Project News: HTCondor Week 2017 registration open ( February 23, 2017 )

charge.wisc.edu | 02/23/2017 01:00 am
Registration is now open for HTCondor Week 2017. The registration deadline is April 17, 2017.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: GOC Service Update - Tuesday, February 28th at 14:00

osggoc.blogspot.com | 02/21/2017 10:33 am
The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, 28/Feb at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Data

* Update internal database servers data1 and data 2

Reports

* Upgrade production report generator to CentOS 6.8

VOMS

* Upgrade production instance to CentOS 6.8
* Take over operation of OSG VO voms from FNAL

Twiki

* Back up configuration changes

Web Services

* Basic updates and patches to OSG web presence.

All Services

* Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing OSG CA Certificate Update

osggoc.blogspot.com | 02/16/2017 12:07 pm
We are pleased to announce a data release for the OSG Software Stack.
Data releases do not contain any software changes.

This release contains updated CA Certificates based on IGTF 1.80:
- Discontinued BEGrid2008 (BELNET) classic authority (BE)

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release33212

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Condor Project News: HTCondor Week 2017 web page available ( February 15, 2017 )

research.cs.wisc.edu | 02/15/2017 01:00 am
The HTCondor Week 2017 web page is now available. This web page includes information about nearby hotel options (note that HTCondor Week 2017 will be held at a different location than the last few HTCondor Weeks, so that may affect your hotel choice). Registration should be open by the end of February; at this time we anticipate a registration fee of $85/day.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.21

osggoc.blogspot.com | 02/14/2017 11:11 am
We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.21.

Changes to OSG 3.3.21 include:
- osg-configure 1.6.1: Additional support for ATLAS AGIS
- GlideinWMS 3.2.17: See Release Notes
- Important bug fixes for CVMFS server
- HTCondor 8.4.11: Final bug fix release of the 8.4 series
- HTCondor-CE 2.1.2: Avoid crash by being more liberal in what we accept
- Added 2 scripts to manage VO and CA certificates in tarball installations

Changes to the Upcoming Repository include:
- Singularity 2.2.1: Moderate Severity security update

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3321

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Derek's Blog: Deploying Docs on Github with Travis-CI

djw8605.github.io | 02/08/2017 10:44 am

It is very common to deploy docs from a Github repo to a Github Pages site. In the past few days, I have setup several repos that will push to Github Pages using the Travis-CI continuous integration, and I wanted to document how easy it is here.

Create Deploy Key

After the repo is created, the first step is to create a deploy key.

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "djw8605@gmail.com" -f deploy-key

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: GOC Service Update - Tuesday, February 14th at 14:00 UTC

osggoc.blogspot.com | 02/07/2017 09:46 am
The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, February 14th at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Oasis
- Upgrade oasis and oasis-replica to CenOS 7.3

OIM
- Update to OIM to reject requests for host certs that put the user over quota - https://jira.opensciencegrid.org/browse/SOFTWARE-2472
- OIM 3.68

Event
- SSL/TLS integration for RabbitMQ instance

Reports
- Upgrade production report generator to CentOS 6.8

VOMS
- Upgrade production instance to CentOS 6.8
- Take over operation of OSG VO voms from FNAL

Pegasus news feed: Pegasus 4.7.3 Released

pegasus.isi.edu | 02/06/2017 12:10 pm

We are happy to announce the release of Pegasus 4.7.3. Pegasus 4.7.3 is a minor release of Pegasus and includes improvements and bug fixes to the 4.7.2 release. It has a bug fix without which monitoring will break for users running with HTCondor 8.5.8 or higher.

Improvements [PM-1109] – dashboard to display errors if a job is killed instead of exiting with non zero exitcode pegasus-monitord did not pass signal information from the kickstart records to the monitoring database. If a job fails and because of a signal, it will now create an error message indicating the signal information, and populate it. [PM-1129] – dashboard should display database and pegasus version [PM-1138] – Pegasus dashboard pie charts should distinguish between running and unsubmitted [PM-1155] – remote cleanup jobs should have file url’s if possible Bugs Fixed [PM-1132] – Hashed staging mapper doen’t work correctly with sub dax generation jobs For large workflows with dax generation jobs, the planning broke for sub workflows if the dax was generated in a hashed directory structure. It is now fixed. Note: As a result of this fix, pegasus-plan prescripts for sub workflows in all cases, are now invoked by pegasus-lite [PM-1135] – pegasus.transfer.bypass.input.staging breaks symlinking on the local site [PM-1136] – With bypass input staging some URLs are ending up in the wrong site [PM-1147] – pegasus-transfer should check that files exist before trying to transfer them In case where the source file url’s don’t exist, pegasus-transfer used to still attempt multiple retries resulting in hard to read error messages. This was fixed, whereby pegasus-transfer does not attempt retries on a source if a source file does not exist. [PM-1151] – pegasus-monitord fails to populate stampede DB correctly when workflow is run on HTCondor 8.5.8 [PM-1152] – pegasus-analyzer not showing stdout and stderr of failed transfer jobs In case of larger stdout+stderr outputted by an application, we store only first 64K in the monitoring database combined for a single or clustered job. There was a bug whereby if a single task outputted more than 64K nothing was populated. This is fixed [PM-1153] – Pegasus creates extraneous spaces when replacing <file name=”something” /> DAX parser was updated to not add extraneous spaces when constructing the argument string for jobs [PM-1154] – regex too narrow for GO names with dashes [PM-1157] – monitord replay should work on submit directories that are moved pegasus generated submit files have absolute paths. However, for debugging purposes where a submit directory might be moved to a different host, where the paths don’t exist. monitord now searches for files based on relative paths from the top level submit directory. This enables users to repopulate their workflow databases easily.

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News and Announcements from OSG Operations: XSEDE Ticket Exchange

osggoc.blogspot.com | 02/02/2017 08:06 am
Colleagues,

The OSG Operations ticketing interface is now able to exchange tickets with the XSEDE ticketing interface.  This means that if you are having issues with XSEDE or need support from the XSEDE operators, you can open a ticket with us (https://ticket.opensciencegrid.org) and let us know that the ticket needs to go to XSEDE.  Once we have this information we can send the ticket to XSEDE and they will be able to work in their ticket environment while you continue to work in the OSG environment.  

This should help everyone on both sides in their support workflows.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing OSG CA Certificate and VO Package Updates

osggoc.blogspot.com | 01/26/2017 10:31 am
We are pleased to announce a data release for the OSG Software Stack.
Data releases do not contain any software changes.

This release contains updated CA Certificates based on IGTF 1.79:
- Updated UNLPGrid CA with extended validity period (AR)
- Fixed regular expressions in CILogon and NCSA CA namespaces files (US)
- Included rollover CA IRAN-GRID-CGC-G2 (IR)
- Corrected an incorrect line in selected info files for DigiCert (US)
- Discontinued expiring NECTEC CA (TH)

This release also contains VO Package v70:
- Deleted MCDRD VO

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release33202

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Reminder: OSG All-Hands Meeting Registration is now open! Registration Closes Feb 19!

osggoc.blogspot.com | 01/26/2017 10:17 am
REMINDER: Registration closes in just 25 days!

OSG All Hands Meeting 2017 - San Diego Supercomputer Center - University
of California San Diego

Registration for the All-Hands Meeting of the Open Science Grid hosted by
the San Diego Supercomputer Center (http://www.sdsc.edu/), March 6-9,
2017, La Jolla, CA

Topics to be discussed will include:

* Cyberinfrastructure partnerships: university research computing
HPC centers, XSEDE XD providers, DOE laboratories, NSF Large Facility
computing organizations and commercial cloud providers. Technologies,
strategies, ideas, and discussions on how OSG can foster partnerships
across the widest possible range of CI.

* How high throughput computing accelerates research, and how OSG can help
users scale up.

* Usability challenges and solutions for distributed high throughput
computing applications.

* Connecting virtual organizations, campus researchers and XSEDE users to
the OSG: command line, science gateways, and workflow frameworks.

* Training and education workshops.

* Serving more of the "long tail" of science with high throughput parallel
computing: incorporating multi-core, GPU and virtual cluster resources
into science workflows using shared and allocated distributed
infrastructure.

* Advanced network analytics services for national Science DMZ
infrastructure.

As has been the custom, the 2017 OSG AHM will be co-located with the U.S.
Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN) computing facility meetings.

Logistical information, registration and agenda are available at
https://www.opensciencegrid.org/AHM2017 (This will redirect to the
eiseverywhere.com domain.)

If you have any questions, please see the contact page on the above link
for who to email.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

Condor Project News: HTCondor 8.6.0 released! ( January 26, 2017 )

research.cs.wisc.edu | 01/26/2017 01:00 am
The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.6.0. After a year of development, this is the first release of the new stable series. Highlights of this release are: condor_q shows shows only the current user's jobs by default; condor_q summarizes related jobs (batches) on a single line by default; Users can define their own job batch name at job submission time; Immutable/protected job attributes make SUBMIT_REQUIREMENTS more useful; The shared port daemon is enabled by default; Jobs run in cgroups by default; HTCondor can now use IPv6 addresses (Prefers IPv4 when both present); DAGMan: Able to easily define SCRIPT, VARs, etc., for all nodes in a DAG; DAGMan: Revamped priority implementation; DAGMan: New splice connection feature; New slurm grid type in the grid universe for submitting to Slurm; Numerous improvements to Docker support; Several enhancements in the python bindings. Further details can be found in the Upgrade Section. A few bugs were fixed during our stabilization effort. More details about the fixes can be found in the Version History. HTCondor 8.6.0 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

Condor Project News: HTCondor 8.4.11 released! ( January 23, 2017 )

research.cs.wisc.edu | 01/23/2017 01:00 am
The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.4.11. A stable series release contains significant bug fixes. This release is the last planned release of the 8.4 series. Highlights of this release are: Fixed a bug which delayed startd access to stard cron job results; Fixed a bug in pslot preemption that could delay jobs starting; Fixed a bug in job cleanup at job lease expiration if using glexec; Fixed a bug in locating ganglia shared libraries on Debian and Ubuntu. Further details can be found in the Version History. HTCondor 8.4.11 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: 2017 Open Science Grid All-Hands Meeting Registration Now Open!

osggoc.blogspot.com | 01/20/2017 11:34 am
OSG All Hands Meeting 2017 - San Diego Supercomputer Center - University
of California San Diego

Registration for the All-Hands Meeting of the Open Science Grid hosted by
the San Diego Supercomputer Center (http://www.sdsc.edu/), March 6-9,
2017, La Jolla, CA

Topics to be discussed will include:

* Cyberinfrastructure partnerships: university research computing
HPC centers, XSEDE XD providers, DOE laboratories, NSF Large Facility
computing organizations and commercial cloud providers. Technologies,
strategies, ideas, and discussions on how OSG can foster partnerships
across the widest possible range of CI.

* How high throughput computing accelerates research, and how OSG can help
users scale up.

* Usability challenges and solutions for distributed high throughput
computing applications.

* Connecting virtual organizations, campus researchers and XSEDE users to
the OSG: command line, science gateways, and workflow frameworks.

* Training and education workshops.

* Serving more of the "long tail" of science with high throughput parallel
computing: incorporating multi-core, GPU and virtual cluster resources
into science workflows using shared and allocated distributed
infrastructure.

* Advanced network analytics services for national Science DMZ
infrastructure.

As has been the custom, the 2017 OSG AHM will be co-located with the U.S.
Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN) computing facility meetings.

Logistical information, registration and agenda are available at
https://www.opensciencegrid.org/AHM2017 (This will redirect to the
eiseverywhere.com domain.)

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: GOC Service Update - Tuesday, January 24th at 14:00 UTC

osggoc.blogspot.com | 01/19/2017 08:21 am
The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, January 24th at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.
OASIS* Update cvmfs packages on oasis and oasis-replica to the latest version* Update frontier-squid on oasis-replica to the latest version* Enable garbage collection on oasis-replica for the osgstorage.org repositories* Remove requirement in the oasis-replica install process that external repository servers are responding
Web Services* Update all software packages associated with OSG Web Pages.
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* Operating system updates; reboots will be required. The usual HA mechanisms will be used, but some services will experience brief outages.

Derek's Blog: Singularity on the OSG

djw8605.github.io | 01/12/2017 06:08 pm

Singularity is a container platform designed for use on computational resources. Several sites have deployed Singularity for their users and the OSG. In this post, I will provided a tutorial on how to use singularity on the OSG.

About Singularity

Singularity enables users to have full control of their environment. This means that a non-privileged user can “swap out” the operating system on the host for one they control.

Singularity

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.20

osggoc.blogspot.com | 01/10/2017 11:03 am
We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.20.

Changes to OSG 3.3.20 include:
- HTCondor 8.4.10*: Running in SELinux should work now, other bug fixes
- gratia-probe 1.17.2: Improved ability to report local jobs to OSG or not
- Updated to XRootD 4.5.0
- Updated gridftp-hdfs to enable ordered data
- osg-configure 1.5.4: Further updates to support ATLAS AGIS
- Ensure HTCondor-CE gratia probe is installed when installing osg-ce-bosco
- Updated to VOMS 2.0.14
- Completed conversion of packages to use systemd-tmpfiles on EL 7

Changes to the Upcoming Repository include:
- Updated to HTCondor 8.5.8*
- Added Singularity (version 2.2) as a new, preview technology
- Updated to frontier-squid 3.5.23-3.1, a technology preview of version 3

*NOTE: When updating or installing HTCondor on an EL 7 system with SELinux
enabled, make sure that policycoreutils-python is installed before HTCondor.
This dependency will be properly declared in the HTCondor RPM in the next
release.

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3320

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Emergency Service Downtime for OSG Connect, CI Connect, and Stash Data Services

osggoc.blogspot.com | 01/10/2017 07:37 am
OSG Connect, CI Connect and Stash data services will be in an emergency downtime today due to a data center issue.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,
The OSG User Support Team

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: GOC Service Update - Tuesday, January 10th at 14:00 UTC

osggoc.blogspot.com | 01/04/2017 05:31 am
The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, January 10th at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

OIM
Fixing a bug with displaying CILogon as the cert signer

OASIS
Add space to the data filesystem
Add an extra disk volume to the oasis machine in preparation for upgrade to el7
Update cvmfs packages on oasis and oasis-replica to the latest version
Update frontier-squid on oasis-replica to the latest version
Enable garbage collection on oasis-replica for the osgstorage.org repositories
Change the ligo.osgstorage.org configuration to not require lsb_release

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: OSG TWiki service restored

osggoc.blogspot.com | 12/23/2016 10:35 am
The problem causing instability on the TWiki has been addressed and the service has been restored to normal operation. Please contact us if you encounter any difficulties or unusual behavior. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you a happy holiday.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Instability on OSG Twiki

osggoc.blogspot.com | 12/23/2016 07:38 am
Service instability on twiki.opensciencegrid.org was observed starting around 09:30 EST. This is under investigation, expect some intermittency until service is fully restored. We apologize for any inconvenience.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Holiday Greetings from OSG Operations

osggoc.blogspot.com | 12/20/2016 08:04 am
Dear OSG Collaborators,

OSG Operations would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a joyous new year!

We'd like to thank the OSG resource providers and users worldwide that have helped us provide more than 1.3 Billion hours of compute time this calendar year (see http://display.grid.iu.edu/ for a full summary). OSG Operations will continue to provide round the clock holiday coverage in case of operational emergencies over the holiday season. You can continue to open tickets at https://ticket.grid.iu.edu/, send us mail at goc@openscinecegrid.org, or call us at +1 (317)-278-9699. However, we will be operating on holiday procedures beginning on Monday, December 26th, and resuming regular staffing on Tuesday, January 3rd. During this time non-emergency issues will be handled on a best-effort basis.

Operations Weekly Calls will resume on Jan 9.

Thanks to everyone for another successful year! We look forward to working with everyone in 2017!

Erik Erlandson - Tool Monkey: Converging Monoid Addition for T-Digest

erikerlandson.github.com | 12/19/2016 03:29 pm

In the days when Sussman was a novice, Minsky once came to him as he sat hacking at the PDP-6. "What are you doing?", asked Minsky. "I am training a randomly wired neural net to play Tic-tac-toe", Sussman replied. "Why is the net wired randomly?", asked Minsky. "I do not want it to have any preconceptions of how to play", Sussman said. Minsky then shut his eyes. "Why do you close your eyes?" Sussman asked his teacher. "So that the room will be empty." At that moment, Sussman was enlightened.

Recently I've been doing some work with the t-digest sketching algorithm, from the paper by Ted Dunning and Omar Ertl. One of the appealing properties of t-digest sketches is that you can "add" them together in the monoid sense to produce a combined sketch from two separate sketches. This property is crucial for sketching data across data partitions in scale-out parallel computing platforms such as Apache Spark or Map-Reduce.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Planned Retirement of OSG BDII

osggoc.blogspot.com | 12/19/2016 10:04 am

OSG Operations and Technology are planning the retirement of the BDII
information service located at is.grid.iu.edu on March 31st, 2017. We havebeen working with WLCG, ATLAS and CMS to remove dependencies or replacethe functionality within our HTCondor Collector service. This work isstill ongoing. This message is to alert you to the upcoming deprecationdate and to get feedback on any other existing dependencies that mightexist to the BDII.
If you are dependent in any way on the OSG BDII or information the OSGBDII supplies to the WLCG or EGI BDIIs please contact us at goc@opensciencegrid.org

Condor Project News: HTCondor used by Google and Fermilab for a 160k-core cluster ( December 15, 2016 )

cloudplatform.googleblog.com | 12/15/2016 01:00 am
At SC16, the HTCondor Team, Google, and Fermilab demonstrated a 160k-core cloud-based elastic compute cluster. This cluster uses resources from the Google Cloud Platform provisioned and managed by HTCondor as part of Fermilab's HEPCloud facility. The following article gives more information on this compute cluster, and discusses how the bursty nature of computational demands is making the use of cloud resources increasingly important for scientific computing. Find out more information about the Google Cloud Platform here.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.19

osggoc.blogspot.com | 12/13/2016 11:32 am
We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.19.

Changes to OSG 3.3.19 include:
- Update HTCondor-CE to provide data needed by the ATLAS AGIS system
- Provide a way for Gratia to avoid reporting local, non-OSG jobs*
- Provide better hold messages when the Job Router does not route a job
- Update several packages to better integrate with systemd on EL7
- Make osg-configure more robust when writing Gratia probe configuration files
- Update to frontier-squid 3 in the upcoming repository

*NOTE: Earlier versions of the Gratia probes required modifications to the
HTCondor configuration. See the release notes to revert those changes.

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3319

Need help? Let us know:

https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: OSG Connect downtime (Dec 19 - Dec 26)

osggoc.blogspot.com | 12/13/2016 09:51 am
To prepare for the upcoming year, we will be taking a one week downtime of OSG Connect starting Monday, December 19th through Monday, December 26th.

We aim to accomplish two major service upgrades:
- Update of Stash to the latest long-term support release of Ceph (0.94.x -> 10.2.x)
- Migration of all home directories to a newer, faster array (40TB)

In addition to the service upgrades above, we will use the downtime to test and benchmark all Connect services and update system software. During this time, all Connect services will be down and users will not be able to log in.

Most importantly, please backup any critical data on Stash. We recommend using Globus to manage this, see help desk documentation at bit.ly/globus-xfer. Once the downtime has been completed or needs to be extended, we will let you know.  As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely
The OSG User Support Team
https://support.opensciencegrid.org/support/home

Condor Project News: HTCondor 8.5.8 released! ( December 13, 2016 )

research.cs.wisc.edu | 12/13/2016 01:00 am
The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.5.8. This development series release contains new features that are under development. This release contains all of the bug fixes from the 8.4.10 stable release. Enhancements in the release include: The starter puts all jobs in a cgroup by default; Added condor_submit commands that support job retries; condor_qedit defaults to the current user's jobs; Ability to add SCRIPTS, VARS, etc. to all nodes in a DAG using one command; Able to conditionally add Docker volumes for certain jobs; Initial support for Singularity containers; A 64-bit Windows release. Further details can be found in the Development Version History and the Stable Version History. HTCondor 8.5.8 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

Condor Project News: HTCondor 8.4.10 released! ( December 13, 2016 )

research.cs.wisc.edu | 12/13/2016 01:00 am
The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.4.10. A stable series release contains significant bug fixes. Highlights of this release are: Updated SELinux profile for Enterprise Linux; Fixed a performance problem in the schedd when RequestCpus was an expression; Preserve permissions when transferring sub-directories of the job's sandbox; Fixed HOLD_IF_CPUS_EXCEEDED and LIMIT_JOB_RUNTIMES metaknobs; Fixed a bug in handling REMOVE_SIGNIFICANT_ATTRIBUTES. Further details can be found in the Version History. HTCondor 8.4.10 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: GOC Service Update - Tuesday, December 13th at 14:00 UTC

osggoc.blogspot.com | 12/07/2016 03:26 am
The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Collector
  * Update HTCondor-ceview to latest version

Software.grid
  * Create alias to repo.grid in preparation to retire software.grid

OASIS
  * Update cvmfs packages on oasis and oasis-replica to the latest version
  * Update frontier-squid on oasis-replica to the latest version
  * Add the BNL stashcache server to the default list of data servers for osgstorage.org repositories

VOMS
  * Rebuild VOMS for mis and osgedu VOs at CentOS7

Twiki
  * Reinstalled on CentOS6

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: GOC Service Update - Tuesday, December 13th at 14:00 UTC

osggoc.blogspot.com | 12/07/2016 03:25 am
The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Collector
  * Update HTCondor-ceview to latest version

Software.grid
  * Create alias to repo.grid in preparation to retire software.grid

OASIS
  * Update cvmfs packages on oasis and oasis-replica to the latest version
  * Update frontier-squid on oasis-replica to the latest version
  * Add the BNL stashcache server to the default list of data servers for osgstorage.org repositories

VOMS
  * Rebuild VOMS for mis and osgedu VOs at CentOS7

Twiki
  * Reinstalled on CentOS6

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: UPDATE: Operations Emergency Maintenance - November 29, 2016

osggoc.blogspot.com | 11/29/2016 07:30 am
As was previously noted, there was an emergency maintenance period today starting at 8am EST to repair a damaged filesystem. The affected filesystem, /net/nas01, has been repaired as of 11:45 EST and all systems are operating as expected. We regret any inconvenience that this may have caused. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Operations Emergency Maintenance - November 29, 2016

osggoc.blogspot.com | 11/28/2016 09:44 am
There will be an emergency maintenance period tomorrow, November 29, starting at 8am EST to repair a damaged filesystem. The affected filesystem is /net/nas01, commonly used as scratch space. This will affect some internal service monitoring functionality, but should not affect other GOC services. We regret any inconvenience and will inform you when maintenance is completed.

Pegasus news feed: Pegasus 4.7.2 released

pegasus.isi.edu | 11/23/2016 02:30 am

pegasus-472We are happy to announce the release of Pegasus 4.7.2. Pegasus 4.7.2 is a minor release of Pegasus and includes improvements and bug fixes to the 4.7.1 release.

Improvements in 4.7.2 are

[PM-1141] – The commit to allow symlinks in pegasus-transfer broke PFN fall through [PM-1142] – Do not set LD_LIBRARY_PATH in job env [PM-1143] – R DAX API [PM-1144] – pegasus lite prints the wrong hostname for non-glidein jobs

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Thanksgiving Holiday

osggoc.blogspot.com | 11/21/2016 06:10 am
On November 24th and 25th, the OSG Operations Center will be operating on a holiday schedule. Staff will be available to respond to emergencies but routine operations will resume at the start of business Monday, November 28.

OSG Operations wishes its users and OSG staff a happy Thanksgiving Holiday.

Pegasus news feed: Pegasus’ contributions to LIGO highlighted in OSG’s HPCwire awards

pegasus.isi.edu | 11/17/2016 07:49 pm

The Pegasus team congratulates the Open Science Grid (OSG) for the two HPCwire ‘Top Supercomputing Achievement’ awards for 2016, which recognize the use of high performance computing to verify Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves. OSG won in both the online publication’s annual Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice categories.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: OSG receives HPCwire's 'Top Supercomputing Achievement' awards

osggoc.blogspot.com | 11/15/2016 10:11 am
Multi-partner awards cite OSG's role in gravitational wave detection

The Open Science Grid (OSG) is a recipient of two HPCwire 'Top Supercomputing Achievement' awards for 2016, recognizing the use of high performance computing to verify Einstein's theory of gravitational waves.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Science Foundation (NSF), OSG is a multi-disciplinary research partnership specializing in high throughput computational services.

The HPCwire awards were presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah. OSG won in both the online publication's annual Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice categories.

The awards also recognize the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego, the NSF's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the Holland Computing Center at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin for their participation in verifying the existence of gravitational waves.

OSG provided access to numerous high performance computing systems for LIGO, seamlessly integrating XSEDE supercomputers like SDSC's Comet and TACC's Stampede with HPC clusters in academia and DOE national labs. LIGO used this integrated infrastructure over the course of several months to verify the statistical significance of the observed gravitational wave, thus leading to its unambiguous detection.

In the process, roughly five terabytes of LIGO data was processed many thousands of times, leading to many petabytes of exported data. The storage infrastructure at Holland Computing Center hosted the LIGO data for processing via OSG. The data was pulled as needed by the Pegasus workflow.
Frank Würthwein, who is the current executive director of the OSG, worked in tandem with XSEDE researchers to make these resources available to LIGO scientists. Würthwein is also SDSC's head of High Throughput Computing.

"There were a lot of institutions and researchers involved in this landmark discovery, as well as the actual verification process," said Würthwein, also a physicist with UC San Diego. "While high performance computing resources from all over have been used by LIGO for years, this award focused on the use of distributed high throughput computing across a wide range of HPC resources for the actual verification of this amazing discovery."

"From thought leaders to end users, the HPCwire readership reaches and engages every corner of the high performance computing community," said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. "Receiving their recognition signifies community support across the entire HPC space as well as the breadth of industries it serves. We are proud to recognize these efforts and make the voices of our readers heard, and our congratulations go out to all the winners."


A multi-partner collaboration

In February 2016, the NSF made a pivotal announcement: For the first time, scientists detected gravitational waves in the universe as hypothesized by Albert Einstein about 100 years ago. On September 14, 2015 scientists at the NSF-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves using both LIGO detectors. The waves reached Earth from the southern hemisphere, passed through the Earth, and emerged at the Earth's surface, first at the LIGO detector near Livingston, Louisiana, and then, seven milliseconds later and 1,890 miles away at the second LIGO detector in Hanford, Washington.
More details on the LIGO discovery can be found at:
https://www.opensciencegrid.org/osg-helps-ligo-scientists-confirm-einsteins-last-unproven-theory/
http://www.sdsc.edu/News%20Items/PR20160225_ligo.html
https://www.xsede.org/xsede-resources-help-confirm-ligo-discovery.

The annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual Supercomputing Conference, which showcases high-performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis. More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website or on Twitter through the #HPCwireAwards hashtag.


About OSG

The Open Science Grid Consortium is a community-driven organization that spans academia and Department of Energy national laboratories to advance the state of the art of distributed high throughput computing. In addition to community contributions, the OSG project receives funding from DOE and NSF to operate a fabric of services, including a production infrastructure, an integrated software stack, and a variety of intellectual support services for educators, scientists, and IT professionals.


About HPCwire

HPCwire is an online news and information resource covering the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. Started in 1986, HPCwire has enjoyed a legacy of world-class editorial and journalism, making it the news source of choice for science, technology, and business professionals interested in high-performance and data-intensive computing. Visit HPCwire at www.hpcwire.com.


Media Contacts:

Kyle Gross, OSG communications lead, kagross@iu.edu
Chelsea Lang, corporate marketing manager, Tabor Communications, 919 749-1895


 Related Links:

The Open Science Grid: https://www.opensciencegrid.org
National Science Foundation: https://www.nsf.gov/
Department of Energy, Office of Science: http://science.energy.gov
Pegasus: https://pegasus.isi.edu
LIGO: http://ligo.org/

Derek's Blog: Running Mixed EL6 & EL7 Clusters

djw8605.github.io | 11/11/2016 03:41 pm

We are entering a new era of transition from Enterprise Linux (EL) 6 to EL7. During this transition, we have to support submitting jobs to clusters that are running one or both of these OS’s. In this post, I will describe how we have accomplished this at a few sites.

When GlideinWMS factories submit jobs to a CE, they are configured to run on only a single operating system. Therefore, you must route jobs to their designated OS through the HTCondor-CE Routes.

HTCondor-CE Configuration

Pegasus news feed: Pegasus @ AGU Fall Meeting 2016

djw8605.github.io | 11/09/2016 12:44 pm
Are you going to attend the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA on December 12-16, 2016? We will be presenting two posters in the sessions below. Please, join us in the poster hall (Moscone South) and let’s have some coffee and very interesting discussions.       Related Publication: … Read More

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: Announcing OSG Software version 3.3.18

osggoc.blogspot.com | 11/08/2016 11:58 am
We are pleased to announce OSG Software version 3.3.18

Changes to OSG 3.3.18 include:
* GlideinWMS 3.2.16: can specify BOSCO user, start glidein manually, bug fixes
* SSLv3 is now disabled on several Globus tools
* Fix to prevent Globus GridFTP server process hangs
* Fixed edg-mkgridmap on Enterprise Linux 7
* PKI tools now generate CSRs using SHA2
* Fixed blahp qstat call to support torque-4.2.9
* Fixed crash in blahp when using glexec and limited proxies
* Augment Gratia PBS probe: process "exec_host", when "ALLPROCS" flag present
* GridFTP server script returns correct value when the service isn't running
* HTCondor-CE 2.0.11: Minor fixes

Release notes and pointers to more documentation can be found at:
https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/Release3318

Need help? Let us know:
https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Documentation/Release3/HelpProcedure

We welcome feedback on this release!

Pegasus news feed: Pegasus 4.7.1 Released

pegasus.isi.edu | 11/07/2016 07:34 pm
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We are happy to announce the release of Pegasus 4.7.1. Pegasus 4.7.1 is a minor release of Pegasus and includes improvements and bug fixes to the 4.7.0 release.

Condor Project News: European HTCondor workshop scheduled for June 6-9, 2017 ( November 2, 2016)

www.desy.de | 11/02/2016 01:00 am
The 2017 European HTCondor workshop will be held Tuesday, June 6 through Friday, June 9, 2017 at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. We will provide more details as they become available.

News and Announcements from OSG Operations: GOC Service Update - Tuesday, November 8th at 14:00 UTC

osggoc.blogspot.com | 11/01/2016 11:15 am
The GOC will upgrade the following services beginning Tuesday, November 8th at 14:00 UTC. The GOC reserves 8 hours in the unlikely event unexpected problems are encountered.

Ticket
Configuration Changes tickets exchanged with BNL will be linked on the ticket view page

OIM
JIRA OIM-140: Retry CILogon host certs when we receive a "retry" error

VOMS
Remove obsolete voms for the CSIU, osg, osgcrossce and UC3 VOs

XSEDE15 Conference

sciencenode.org | 07/02/2015 11:54 am

XSEDE15, the fourth annual conference, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world.

This year's theme is "Scientific advancements enabled by enhanced cyberinfrastructure."

Cloud Forward 2015 Conference- call for papers deadline extended

sciencenode.org | 06/26/2015 07:05 am

After several requests for extension, the papers submission deadline for Cloud Forward 2015- From Distributed to Complete Computing has been moved to 13.07.2015 (hard deadline). The event, organised under the auspices of CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) will take place at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa from 6th to 8th October 2015. Besides the “Best Paper Award”, CF2015 also aims at promoting publication of articles that emerge from collaboration between different projects and initiatives. To this end, CF2015 will confer a “Best Joint Paper Award” to the authors of a paper that focuses on evaluation / comparison / integration / interoperability of research approaches developed in the framework of different projects / initiatives. Furthermore, extended versions of up to 10 accepted CF2015 papers will be invited to get published by Elsevier in a Special Issue of the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems. For further information and to download the template please visit the event website: http://cf2015.holacloud.eu/call-for-papers/

Release of the fifth issue of the MED-Dialogue project e-Newsletter!

sciencenode.org | 06/22/2015 08:32 am

The MED-Dialogue project is very pleased to announce the release of its e-Newsletter Issue #5. Download the MED-Dialogue e-Newsletter issue #5.

Issue #5 focuses on presenting the MED-Dialogue achievements and results during the fifth quarter of the project.

PRACEdays15: HPC Brings Industry and Academia Together

sciencenode.org | 06/10/2015 05:27 am

PRACEdays15, which ran from 26 to 28 May in Dublin, Ireland, marked another successful edition of the annual PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference. The Irish Centre for High End Computing hosted the conference and satellite events locally and, with this year’s theme being “Enable Science Foster Industry”, attracted close to 200 experts from academia and industry. The two satellite events focussing on Women in HPC and Exascale European projects proved very popular on 25 and 26 May and the EESI2 Project held its final conference on 28 and 29 May to round off the week. The PRACE User Forum invited all participants to an Open Session on Wednesday afternoon.

Highlights of the week included the keynote sessions given by well-known academic and industrial researchers from Europe and Asia, including the keynote speech by Masahiro Seki, President of the Research Organisation for Information Science and Technology (RIST), Japan. The European Commission added their vision to the programme with a presentation entitled “Implementing the European Strategy on High Performance Computing” There were six heavily subscribed parallel streams across various scientific and industrial themes, which proved very successful. The final panel discussion on 28 May entitled “Science and Industry: Partners for Innovation”, was moderated by Tom Wilkie of Scientific Computing World and brought together high level representatives from the European Commission, industry and academia. The full programme can be found here (http://www.prace-ri.eu/pracedays15).

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons

sciencenode.org | 06/05/2015 07:18 am

With the help of PRACE HPC resources, a team of physicists from France, Germany, and Hungary headed by Zoltán Fodor, a researcher from Wuppertal, has successfully calculated the tiny neutron-proton mass difference. The results of this research, published in the 27 March 2015 edition of Science, are considered a milestone by many physicists and confirm the theory of the strong interaction.

Apply by July 31 for the SC15 Doctoral Showcase Program

sciencenode.org | 05/18/2015 09:27 am

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis will return to Austin, Texas-U.S. for its 27th annual conference, SC15.

As part of the SC15 Technical Program, the Doctoral Showcase provides an important opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters.

MLHEP Summer School Announcement

sciencenode.org | 05/13/2015 08:29 am

Dear Colleagues,

This is the first announcement of the MLHEP Summer School on Machine Learning for High Energy Physics, to be held at Saint-Petersburg, Russia, just before LHC Physics Conference on August 27-30, 2015.

PRACE turns 5: onwards and upwards!

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2015 02:43 am

On 23 April 2015, PRACE – the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe – celebrates its 5th anniversary. In the past five years, PRACE has made an enormous leap from a project-based consortium to a fully-fledged international association of 25 countries with an office in Brussels and multiple projects that it leads or co-operates in.

With over 10 thousand million core hours allocated through 10 Calls for Proposals to close to 400 projects – of which almost 60 led by industry – from around the world, PRACE has established itself as THE pan-European Research Infrastructure for academic and industrial research and science supported by high performance computing (HPC). And to date, almost 5,000 people have taken part in almost 200 training events.

PRACE Preparatory Access completes 20th cut-off with strong participation of industry

sciencenode.org | 04/20/2015 01:57 am

PRACE Preparatory Access gives scientists and researchers a chance to develop, test and scale out their modelling programmes to be eligible for and successful on the highest class of supercomputers. Scalability of the code is a requirement for access to Tier-0 systems.

PRACE Preparatory Access is a continuous Call for Proposals with a cut-off date every 3 months. The procedure to receive an allocation via Preparatory Access is lighter than that of Project Access, as it only entails a technical assessment. Preparatory Access comes in 3 flavours:

NEW CRC PRESS BOOK PROVIDES GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING’S INDUSTRIAL IMPACT

sciencenode.org | 04/20/2015 01:57 am

Anwar Osseyran and Merle E. Giles along with 11 leading experts from different industries and countries supply computer engineers and researchers with a state-of-the-art supercomputing reference.

CRC Press’s latest publication,Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practicesoffers a global overview of high-performance computing (HPC) for industrial applications, along with a discussion of software challenges, business models, access models (e.g., cloud computing), public-private partnerships, simulation and modeling, visualization, big data analysis, and governmental and industrial influence.

SHAPE Second Call awards 11 innovative projects

sciencenode.org | 04/20/2015 01:57 am

After the success of the SHAPE Pilot Call in 2014, the PRACE Council decided to make SHAPE a permanent service of the PRACE Research Infrastructure. A second call for applications was launched on 10 November 2014 and closed on 15 January 2015. A Selection Committee consisting of representatives of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), the PRACE Board of Directors (BoD) and the PRACE IP Project reviewed all applications and awarded 11 innovative projects submitted by European SMEs access to PRACE Tier-0 systems.

"The decision of the PRACE Council to make SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) a permanent service was keenly welcomed by the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC)," says Jürgen Kohler, Chair of the IAC. "The PRACE support to SMEs in Europe is ramping up a wave of HPC innovation that will strengthen the competitiveness of Europe. Larger industrial companies will benefit from this via their subcontractors as well as via PRACE Open R&D Access."

PRACE Completes First Phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement

sciencenode.org | 03/16/2015 03:00 am

PRACE is pleased to announce that Phase I of its Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) was completed on 9 March 2015.

PRACE started this pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to obtain R&D services which should result in future PRACE HPC systems to become more energy efficient. The process is highly competitive, and during Phase I the companies Bull, E4, Maxeler and Megware explored the various possible solutions. All of them have now been invited to bid for Phase II during which prototypes for the three most promising solutions will be built. This phase is expected to start in May 2015.

PPAM 2015 Call for Papers

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2015 12:13 pm
PPAM 2015 Call for Papers

MEP Awards 2015 – Shortlisted nominees for ICT announced!

sciencenode.org | 03/11/2015 07:21 am

The 2015 edition of the MEP Awards will take place in Brussels on 18 March 2015. PRACE is proud sponsor of the Award for ICT.

SC'15 Call for Technical Papers

sciencenode.org | 03/11/2015 04:32 am

Submissions are now being accepted for SC'15 Technical Papers.

PRACE 10th Call for Proposals achieves 10 out of 10!

sciencenode.org | 03/05/2015 03:04 am

The 10th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals yielded 127 eligible proposals of which 48 were awarded for a total of close to 1.0 thousand million core hours. This brings the total number of projects awarded since the inception of PRACE mid-2010, to 394, and the total awarded core hours to 10.2 thousand million.

Explore supercomputing at the Summer of HPC 2015

sciencenode.org | 02/25/2015 07:08 am

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) invites students to participate in the summer programme Summer of HPC 2015. The programme enables students to go to 10 PRACE member centres around Europe, where they will work on various projects with the help of the most advanced supercomputer systems. Applications are open until 8 March 2015.

EUDAT teams up with PRACE to support science

sciencenode.org | 02/12/2015 05:25 am

PRACE and EUDAT both understand that the digital era offers new challenges and opportunities, requiring high-end HPC and Data Services for European researchers.

PRACE 11th Call for Proposals opens 9 February 2015

sciencenode.org | 02/09/2015 11:22 am

On 9 February 2015 at 13:30 CET, PRACE will open its 11th Call for Proposals. This Call includes Multi-year Access as well as a Data Storage Service Pilot. The Call will close on 18 March 2015 at 12:00 (noon) CET.

PRACEdays15 packed with excellence!

sciencenode.org | 02/09/2015 02:27 am

PRACEdays15 will be held at the AVIVA Stadium in Dublin from 26 to 28 May 2015. On 25 and 26 May two satellite events will take place, focussing on Exascale European projects and on Women in HPC. The PRACEdays15 conference programme is packed with high-level international keynote speakers, including a talk by RIST, Japan, and many parallel sessions dealing with different HPC topics in science and industry. Back-to-back EESI2 will hold its final conference on 28 and 29 May.

Submission Period Ending Soon for ISC High Performance 2015

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2015 03:55 am

Frankfurt, Germany, February 2, 2015– In less than two weeks, most of the ISC High Performance submission opportunities will come to an end, and thus the organizers urge you to act now. The workshops, tutorials, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, research posters sessions are still open for submission until February 15. The student volunteer program application ends April 10.

The organizers would like to emphasize that it is the attendee participation in the above mentioned programs that will ultimately contribute to building a productive and diversified technical program at ISC High Performance. In return, the contributors, students, researchers, engineers, scientists and other members of the community will enjoy an excellent platform to discuss their research results and create awareness for their ongoing work.

2015 OSG All-hands meeting: Registration now Open!

sciencenode.org | 02/02/2015 09:35 am

The 2015 Open Science Grid all-hands meeting is now open for registration! Please visit our website to sign up.

The meeting will be held from Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, 2015 at Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus, Illinois. Please visit our website for more information about the format of the meeting and what is included in registration: click here. If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Villalovoz.

2015 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

sciencenode.org | 01/20/2015 06:15 am

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholarsfrom institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held from 21 to 26 June 2015, in Toronto, Canada.

Women in HPC on camera and cover!

sciencenode.org | 01/15/2015 03:01 am

In 2015 PRACE in collaboration with Women in HPC will publish 2 magazines entirely dedicated to Women in HPC: the first one in the run-up to PRACEdays15 in May 2015 where a special satellite event with Women in HPC will be organised, and the second one as a special edition of the PRACE Digest to be launched at SC15 in Austin in November 2015.

Register now for Beamline for schools

sciencenode.org | 01/13/2015 10:07 am

For the second year running, CERN is making a fully equipped beamline available for a team of high-school students aged 16 and over to run an experiment. To enter the Beamline for schools competition for the chance to come to CERN and conduct an experiment, register your team now!

To register, use this form to tell us in 140 characters why your team should win. The deadline for registrations is midnight on 31 January 2015.

abstracts: International Computational Science and Engineering Conference 2015

sciencenode.org | 12/21/2014 09:25 am

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for the International Computational Science and Engineering Conference (ICSEC15) to be held in Doha, Qatar, 11-12 May 2015.

Helix Nebula Initiative & PICSE: Enabling a Dynamic Cloud Ecosystem in Europe

sciencenode.org | 12/21/2014 07:25 am

Over 50 managers, cloud providers, policy makers, procurers and researchers dealing with the adoption of cloud computing gathered recently for the workshop “Enabling a Dynamic Cloud Ecosystem". The event was hosted by the European Space Agency, ESA ESRIN in Frascati, Italy and organized by the Helix Nebula Initiative - HNI (www.helix-nebula.eu) and the newly-launched project, Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe - PICSE (www.picse.eu), both supporting the uptake of cloud computing in Europe.

Bob Jones, of CERN and co-/coordinator of the Helix Nebula Initiative and of the PICSE project, opened the event highlighting the achievements of HNI towards enabling a cloud productive environment in Europe. Given the end of the HNI pilot phase, he stressed the importance of ensuring that the original objectives can be met. The progress towards meeting those objectives was summarized in the recently-published Strategic Plan for a Scientific Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Europe: Three years on stating that:

PRACE Sponsors 2015 MEP Award for ICT

sciencenode.org | 12/16/2014 04:57 am

The 2015 edition of the MEP Awards will take place in Brussels on 18 March 2015. PRACE is proud sponsor of the Award for ICT.

Collaborators sought for series of NSF-supported science documentaries

sciencenode.org | 12/04/2014 03:23 am

Are you interested in expanding the impact of your research? Would you like visualizations of your data to be seen by millions of people around the world?

If your research generates, analyzes, or visualizes data and depends upon access to advanced cyberinfrastructure, your research and/or your visualizations can be considered for inclusion in a series of fulldome digital films and television documentaries.

IDC Awards SHAPE-user Nexio Simulation

sciencenode.org | 12/03/2014 09:03 am

On 18 November 2014, International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the eighth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the SC'14 high performance computing (HPC) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Two sets of winners are announced each year, at the November SC conference in the U.S. and the June ISC HPC conference in Germany. This round saw a second winner from PRACE SHAPE, after the award for Thesan in June.

In June 2014, at the ISC HPC Conference in Leipzig, Germany, IDC already awarded Thesan srl, an Italian SME active in the renewable energy sector which teamed up with the Italian supercomputing centre CINECA to develop simulation-driven engineering of hydroelectric turbines under the PRACE SHAPE programme: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24953814

The Data Harvest Report – sharing data for knowledge, jobs and growth

sciencenode.org | 12/03/2014 08:24 am

The Data Harvest Report - sharing data for knowledge, jobs and growth From small seeds great things can grow. Take the invention of the World Wide Web, which scientists kick-started by sharing information.

Now a new seed is germinating. Once again it's the scientific community that has planted it, and again, sharing is the mother of ingenuity - specifically, the need to share and exploit the vast new data sets of the 21st century science.

HPC Advisory Council and the ISC High Performance Announce University Teams for HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

sciencenode.org | 12/01/2014 09:43 am

Student teams from around the world to compete and demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software during the ISC 2015 conference

Interoperability Demo Days hosted at the UCC 2014 conference

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2014 07:28 am

Location: London, UK Dates: 4-12 Dec 2014 Event information and registration: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/events/december-2014-interop-event

The CloudWATCH consortium is organizing an Interoperability Demo Day at the UCC 2014 conference. The event is co-organized with the Cloud Interoperability Council.

PRACE SHAPE and Albatern: producing power from waves

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2014 07:12 am

Albatern’s wave power generation product consists of buoyant Squid modules which have three arms and are capable of linking with up-to three other Squids. The Squid modules and their link-arms contain mechanisms to generate power, capturing the heave and surge motion of the waves via hydraulics. In this way, Albatern an innovative Scottish SME of 15 engineers has developed a highly scalable, modular wave power generator. Albatern’s project supported by PRACE SHAPE marked the start of the development of a physics code capable of simulating and predicting the power of a large scale Wavenet array (100 or more devices).

Wave energy prototypes are large, expensive and funded through risk capital. As a result prototype simulation also forms an essential part of the device design process. To progress beyond the limitations of current, commercially available software, it was proposed to construct a new, modular solver capable of capturing the behaviour of large scale Wavenet arrays. Through their SHAPE Project Albatern has prototyped with the support of PRACE experts a parallel multibody dynamics solver based on computational methods used in computer graphics and gaming, using the PETSc open source numerical library and scaled out on a CRAY XC30 at EPCC.

2014 Annual HPCwire Readers Choice Awards: PRACE and partners awarded!

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2014 07:12 am

Each year the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by HPCwire’s readers across the HPC community, to recognize the most outstanding individuals and organizations in the industry.

This year, PRACE and partners were awarded these prestigious and highly anticipated awards in three categories:

PRACE SHAPE and NEXIO SIMULATION: Amping up electromagnetic modelling

sciencenode.org | 11/13/2014 03:17 am

NEXIO SIMULATION is a French SME and subsidiary of Nexio Group, develops electromagnetic simulation software called CAPITOLE-EM to study the electromagnetic behaviour of any product during the design process, before the manufacturing phase. After a first step performed locally in France using the HPC-PME initiative, their PRACE SHAPE Project has allowed them by accessing to HPC resources and expertise in HPC and numerical simulation to jump from a personal computer version of this software to an HPC version.

Electromagnetic simulation is more frequently used these days, due to the increase of communicating devices such as mobile phones, modems, etc. Studying the effects of interferences between pieces of equipment becomes essential for large industrial companies in aeronautics, space, automotive, etc. to improve the performances of the transmitting and receiving systems or antennas.

PRACE Launches Second Call for Applications under SHAPE

sciencenode.org | 11/10/2014 05:29 am

SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) is a pan-European programme supported by PRACE. The Programme aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by High-Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness. The programme allows SMEs to benefit from the expertise and knowledge developed within the top-class PRACE Research Infrastructure.

Advances in simulation on HPC systems create new business opportunities. Today, the innovation capabilities of many businesses depend on HPC-supported prototyping, modelling and processing. However, SMEs often lack the knowledge and resources to fully take advantage of these possibilities.

PRACE Newsletter 13 - October 2014

sciencenode.org | 10/28/2014 10:52 am

The 13th issue of the PRACE Newsletter is now available online: http://www.prace-ri.eu/prace-newsletter-13/ . This issue covers a wide range of topics, including an in-depth scientific piece on Petascale Direct Numerical Simulation, alongside interesting reports on how HPC is being applied in Alzheimer’s Disease research and in designing better and faster yachts in the SHAPE project for SMEs. This issue also includes a list of upcoming training and industry events, an overview of PRACE’s new multi-year access model and other current announcements.

Content:

RIST and PRACE Conclude MoU on Information Exchange Concerning Promotion of Shared Use of Supercomputers

sciencenode.org | 10/27/2014 03:38 am

On 30 October 2014, the Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) (President: Masahiro Seki) and the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) (Managing Director: Sergi Girona) sign the memorandum of understanding (hereinafter called MOU) on information exchange concerning promotion of shared use of supercomputers. This helps for RIST and PRACE to perform their projects on promotion of shared use of supercomputers more effectively and efficiently.

RIST*1 is performing promotion of shared use of supercomputer K*2 and the other HPCI computer systems*3 in Japan, and PRACE*4 is performing promotion of shared use of top level (Tier-0) supercomputers of the six sites in Europe.

STEM-Trek: The Entrepreneurial Journey

sciencenode.org | 10/20/2014 01:44 am
STEM-Trek Founder Elizabeth Leake, Olympic Heavyweight IBO Champion Danell “Doc” Nicholson (Chicago-based youth advocate and athletic trainer), and Wa Yuan (Scitivate, STEM-Trek) at the STEM-Trek Builds Community Friendraising Event during the IEEE eScience’12 conference in Chicago, Illinois-US. At the StartupHPC Meetup, November 17, 2014, STEM-Trek Founder Elizabeth Leake will describe how this global, grassroots, nonprofit organization was formed, and its unique business model that involves crowd-sourcing social capital to solicit donated travel points and other services so that scholars from underrepresented groups and regions can attend high-tech conferences. Beneficiaries are encouraged to pay-it-forward, and can do so in a variety of ways. While some have volunteered to help less fortunate people from their home communities, others have supported STEM-Trek in very creative ways. STEM-Trek’s first beneficiary, Wa Yuan (Northwestern University, Materials Science PhD) believes that the challenge of finding meaningful employment has as much to do with WHO you know, as WHAT you know. She developed a business networking tool called Scitivatethat is being used by the SC14 Broader Engagement (BE) program to pair mentors with protégés and to give protégés a way to expand their professional networks long after the conference is over. Leake is Deputy Chair of the SC14 BE program. Socially-responsible STEM When STEM-trek scholars pause to help others who struggle with the technical interfaces they need to find work or to perform in the workplace, the exchange is useful for everyone. The people they help gain useful skills and a better understanding of how STEM impacts their lives, and the volunteer gains empathy for others—especially members of the workforce who are adapting to disability or aging. In doing so, they become more considerate future innovators. Are you thinking of starting a business in the HPC arena? Join STEM-Trek’s Leake and a distinguished panel of presenters at StartupHPC Meetup14,in New Orleans (during SC14).

PRACE SHAPE and NSilico pool HPC knowledge to develop faster sequencing methods

sciencenode.org | 10/13/2014 08:33 am

Via PRACE SHAPE NSilico teamed up with computational experts from CINES (France) and ICHEC (Ireland) to address the key problem of rapid alignment of short DNA sequences to reference genomes by deploying the Smith-Waterman algorithm on an emerging many-core technology, the Intel Xeon Phi co-processor.

The project entitled high performance computation for short read alignment investigated high performance computational techniques for the analysis of ribosomal RNA, which is the mechanism that cells use to translate an organism’s DNA into protein. Next generation sequencing techniques are enabling the capture of vast amounts of data on the ribosomal RNA characteristics of cells in varying conditions. However reads for such RNA fragments are smaller than those typically encountered in sequencing projects, hence most alignment algorithms are optimised for longer reads.

PRACE supports HPC for Health

sciencenode.org | 10/13/2014 03:26 am

PRACE supports excellent science in health and health-related research, such as bio-chemistry and similar fields. On 1 and 2 October 2014, Sanzio Bassini, Chair of the PRACE Council, presented the support of PRACE for HPC in Health Research.

Survey of Computing Platforms for Engineering Simulation

sciencenode.org | 10/08/2014 09:51 am

How many firms are using Cloud Computing? Is the use of High Performance Technical Computing in engineering simulation set to grow in the next 5 years? Will Tablet PCs be powerful enough to run my application? What do my competitors, customers and suppliers think?

These are typical questions asked by the engineering simulation community. Wouldn't it be great if we could take a snapshot of the type of computing platform we're using today and also predict where we will be in the next 5 years?

PRACE SHAPE and OPTIMA Pharma: for cleaner clean rooms

sciencenode.org | 10/08/2014 08:59 am

OPTIMA pharma GmbH, the pharma division of OPTIMA packaging group GmbH, produces and develops filling and packaging machines for pharmaceutical products - sterile and non-sterile liquids - and pharmaceutical freeze drying systems as well as isolator (clean room) and containment technology. Their project supported by SHAPE simulated the airflow in clean rooms to make them even cleaner.

Clean rooms are built to allow certain industrial processes to take place with minimum risk of contamination of the products, such as pharmaceuticals. Airflow around e.g. filling lines should prevent any remaining dust and impurities to reach the sterile materials. Such airflow was the topic of research of the SHAPE project Optimizing mesh and solver parameters for clean room airflow simulations with OpenFOAM which received 50.000 core hours on Hermit @ GCS@HLRS, Germany - located at the University of Stuttgart (http://www.uni-stuttgart.de) - through the 15th cut-off of PRACE Preparatory Access (http://www.prace-ri.eu/preparatory-access-15/).

TNC15 issues Call for Proposals with new, improved submission process

sciencenode.org | 10/06/2014 06:10 am

The Programme Committee of TNC15 has issued a Call for Proposals, exploring the theme ‘Connected Communities’. This year there is more flexibility than ever before in the submissions process, so that interested people can contribute more ideas to help shape the conference.

In addition to the usual opportunity to submit presentation abstracts and - at a later date - full papers, lightning talks and posters, participants are also invited to propose entire sessions – and this is all possible now, and all through one unified submission system. 28 November 2014 is the first deadline - for submitting presentation abstracts and session proposals.

Innovative internet drives collaborative EU-Central Asian research and education

sciencenode.org | 10/02/2014 03:05 am

R&E networking conference in Almaty celebrates achievements of CAREN network

Almaty, Kazakhstan and Cambridge, UK | 1 May 2014 - Researchers, academics and students across Central Asia and Europe are set to benefit from the recent capacity upgrade of the Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN), celebrated today at the 1st CAREN Regional Conference (CRNC 2014) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Interested in collaborations with Brazil? EU-Brazil 2016 Co-ordinated Calls in ICT: your contribution counts

sciencenode.org | 09/25/2014 10:24 am

Now it's your turn to contribute to the forthcoming EU-Brazil Coordinated Call by sharing your expertise on the top ICT priorities for new, win-win partnerships.

Complete this short survey to collect input on future co-ordinated calls between Europe and Brazil.

Interested in collaborations with Brazil? EU-Brazil 2016 Co-ordinated Calls in ICT: your contribution counts

sciencenode.org | 09/25/2014 10:24 am
Europe and Brazil share a strong background in ICT collaboration and since 2010 have been running joint calls for project proposals – known as “Co-ordinated Calls”. The 3rd Call will be published in October 2014 with a deadline for submission April 2015. In parallel, a working group is preparing a report on themes and topics for the 4th (2016) and other future calls to be presented to the European Commission and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), Brazil, in November 2014. This report should include the ideas and wishes of the stakeholders. Now it's your turn to contribute to the forthcoming EU-Brazil Coordinated Call by sharing your expertise on the top ICT priorities for new, win-win partnerships. Complete this short survey to collect input on future co-ordinated calls between Europe and Brazil. Start the survey >

2014 Annual HPCwire Readers Choice Awards - Vote for PRACE and partners!

sciencenode.org | 09/23/2014 08:38 am

Each year the HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards are determined by HPCwire's readers across the HPC community, to recognize the most outstanding individuals and organizations in the industry.

Voting for the HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards will begin 1 September 2014 and will end on 3 October 2014.The final presentation of these prestigious and highly anticipated awards to each firm's leading executives will take place live during SC '14 in New Orleans, LA.

PRACE-3IP PCP: Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC - Launch of Execution Phase I

sciencenode.org | 09/23/2014 08:37 am

Within the PRACE 3rd Implementation Project (PRACE-3IP) PRACE started the process for a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) on Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC. On 9 September 2014, the signing of contracts with 4 bidders launched the 1st Execution Phase of this PCP.

The process of this PCP is organised in two stages:

PRACEdays15 - Call for Posters now open!

sciencenode.org | 09/22/2014 04:19 am

Enable Science Foster Industry

Juan Yacht Design teams up with PRACE SHAPE to make faster sailboats

sciencenode.org | 09/18/2014 04:58 am

Juan Yacht Design, a Spanish SME specialised in the design of cruising yachts and racing boats especially for America's Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, received an allocation via the PRACE SME HPC Adoption Programme for Europe (SHAPE) as part of the 15th cut-off of PRACE Preparatory Access. This will allow them to implement LES (Large Eddy Simulations) models to simulate flow around sails to replace the RANS (Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes) models that are standard in the industry.

The use of RANS turbulence models - a pioneering adoption of Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) - has enabled Juan Yacht Design to put aside the need for towing tank experimental tests, a key competitive advantage in a cut-throat industry.

Early-bird rate for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data conferences to end soon

sciencenode.org | 09/16/2014 08:12 am

Heidelberg, Germany, September 15, 2014 – On September 20 the early-bird pricing for the ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data registrations will be replaced with regular registration fees. With the regular rates, the passes will cost 100 Euro more for each conference, and the combined conference ticket, which allows attendees to participate in both events, will cost 150 Euro more. Thus we encourage attendees to register within the next five days to benefit from the current savings.

The ISC Cloudand ISC Big Dataconferences will be held this fall in Heidelberg, Germany. This will be the fifth ISC Cloud Conference to be organized by ISC Group, and it will take place in the Marriott Hotel Heidelberg from September 29 – 30. The second ISC Big Data will be held from October 1 – 2 at the same venue.

PRACE 10th Call for Proposals now open!

sciencenode.org | 09/12/2014 02:32 am

PRACE publishes its Calls for Proposals for Project Access twice per year according to a fixed schedule:

The 10th Call for proposals for PRACE Project Access (Tier-0) is open from 10 September 2014, 12:00 (noon) CEST, until 22 October 2014, 12.00 (noon) CEST.

InCommon expands support for international research through pilot with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

sciencenode.org | 09/05/2014 03:59 am

Internet2's InCommon has enhanced its support for international research organizations through a pilot project with the Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The pilot will enable astronomers world-wide to use their local campus credentials to log into three UWM-based services, including astronomers from Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), a project to detect and study gravitational waves from astrophysical objects such as black holes and supernovae. The CGCA plays a key role in LIGO, which was the impetus for creating these collaboration services for gravitational wave and other astronomers. By participating in the pilot, CGCA identity management staff are streamlining the access process to these important tools, while simultaneously saving time and effort by not having to create and maintain separate (duplicate) user IDs and passwords for hundreds of researchers worldwide. The new approach will enable researchers to gain immediate access to these resources by simply logging in with the home campus-issued credentials they already have in place.

Save your place at Cloudscape Brazil, 20 October 2014, Rio de Janeiro

sciencenode.org | 09/02/2014 07:09 am

Cloudscape Brazil, 20 October 2014, Rio de Janeiro. Creating opportunities for new markets from e-infrastructure

LIGO Laboratory and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration release 2 years of data from their Fifth Science Run

sciencenode.org | 09/02/2014 02:18 am

The LIGO Laboratory and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) announces the public release of two years of data taken by the three LIGO gravitational-wave detectors the during its fifth science run, 2005-2007 (S5). See more at: http://www.ligo.org/news/s5-data-release.php

Registrations now open! e-Infrastructures for Africa Conference (29/10/2014)

sciencenode.org | 08/29/2014 03:19 am

The "e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future" Conference is taking place on October 29, 2014 at Hotel Bloom, in Brussels, Belgium. The event is jointly organised by the eI4Africa and iMENTORS EU/FP7 funded projects and it will be held under the aegis of the European Commission (DG CONNECT) and the African Union Commission.

Final SUCRE workshop on cloud computing

sciencenode.org | 08/28/2014 02:45 am

Breaking down barriers to societal challenges

sciencenode.org | 08/26/2014 09:50 am

Boosting big data access: EUBrazil Cloud Connect Date Source Census

All these data represent the ground layer of EUBrazil Cloud Connect architecture. But what for?

II EU-Brazil Cooperation Workshop in ICT - EUBR 2014

sciencenode.org | 07/25/2014 07:50 am

CERN webfest

sciencenode.org | 07/15/2014 10:34 am

The CERN webfest is happening 1-3 August. Developers and volunteers for geotagx.org are meeting face-to-face to progress the disaster response crowdsourcing project throughout the weekend. We welcome new contributors for geotagx.org to participate in the hackathon, particularly with CERN access and javascript, HTML or disaster management experience.

Registration Opens for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences

sciencenode.org | 07/14/2014 02:32 am

Heidelberg, Germany, July 14, 2014 - Registration is now open for the 2014 ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences which will be held this fall in Heidelberg, Germany. The fifth ISC Cloud Conference will take place in the Marriott Hotel from September 29 - 30 and the second ISC Big Data will be held from October 1 - 2 at the same venue.

The Cloud HPC Marriage

PRACE-3IP PCP Completes Successful Bidding Stage

sciencenode.org | 07/08/2014 02:25 am

The bidding stage of the PRACE-3IP PCP yielded 5 successful bids from around Europe.

CINECA, PRACE Hosting Member for Italy, is pleased to announce that five HPC suppliers from around Europe have successfully passed the bidding stage of the "Whole System Design for Energy Efficient HPC" pre-commercial procurement process.

Blue Waters supercomputing project to offer graduate course on visualization in Spring 2015

sciencenode.org | 07/07/2014 01:14 pm

The Blue Waters project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will offer a graduate course on High Performance Visualization for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analytics in Spring 2015. This semester-long online course will provide students with free access to Blue Waters, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Blue Waters performs quadrillions of calculations every second (at a peak of 13.35 petaflops) and can work with quadrillions of bytes of data.

The course is intended for graduate students in computer science or areas related to computational sciences who are interested in learning how to use visualization to analyze large-scale scientific data sets and also will be of interest to students who are considering scientific visualization as a research topic for their advanced studies.

PRACE at ISC’14 with Awards and Winners!

sciencenode.org | 07/02/2014 02:54 am

PRACE branched out at ISC’14 with more activities and highlights than ever. PRACE was present at both the exhibition and the conference part of ISC’14 with the PRACE-ISC Award, sessions on HPC in Europe and HPC Communication, the PRACE booth with its popular Treasure Hunt, and more!

PRACE at ISC’14 Conference

Over 100 people from 19 countries gain HPC skills at 5th International HPC Summer School

sciencenode.org | 06/30/2014 04:36 am

A total of 80 graduate students and post-docs—25 percent of them women—representing 28 nationalities and five continents were selected from more than 500 applicants from educational and research institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States to attend the Fifth Annual International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, held 1-6 June 2014, at The Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary.

16th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

sciencenode.org | 06/13/2014 02:21 am

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“e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future” Conference (Oct. 29, Brussels) – Mark your calendar!

sciencenode.org | 06/12/2014 02:32 am

The eI4Africa and iMENTORS EU-funded projects are very pleased to invite you to their joint conference on "e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future". Organised under the aegis of the European Commission (DG CONNECT) the conference will be held on October 29, 2014 in Brussels at the Hotel Bloom.

PRACE elects new Council Chair and Vice-Chair

sciencenode.org | 06/11/2014 03:55 am

At the occasion of the 13th Council Meeting of PRACE - the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - which was held on 3 and 4 June 2014 in Athens, Greece, Sanzio Bassini of CINECA, Italy was elected Chair, with Anwar Osseyran of SurfSARA, Netherlands elected as Vice-Chair.

Sanzio Bassini will take over from Catherine Rivière of GENCI, France, who held the position of Council Chair since 2012. "I am looking forward to taking up this task and guiding PRACE into the next stage of its existence to let PRACE 2.0 become solid and concrete. There are many challenges ahead, but I am confident that we can make PRACE grow and prosper, the foundations for PRACE 2.0 having been laid by my predecessors," said Sanzio Bassini in reaction to his election.

PRACE-ISC Award 2014 goes to sustained petascale seismic science on SuperMUC

sciencenode.org | 06/06/2014 05:24 am

On Monday 23 June 2014 at 13:15 during the Opening Session (http://www.isc-events.com/isc14_ap/sessiondetails.htm?t=session&o=1&a=select&ra=byday) of the 2014 edition of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Leipzig, Germany, the PRACE-ISC Award will be presented to Alexander Breuer, TU München; Alexander Heinecke, TU München; Sebastian Rettenberger; TU München; Michael Bader, TU München; Alice-Agnes Gabriel, LMU München; Christian Pelties, LMU München for their paper entitled "Sustained Petascale Performance of Seismic Simulations with SeisSol on SuperMUC"

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, awards a prize to the best paper submitted to the ISC Research Paper Sessions and the PRACE Scientific Conference in one of the following areas:

EPCC, University of Edinburgh, joins ranks of world’s elite Intel® Parallel Computing Centers

sciencenode.org | 05/28/2014 09:17 am

EPCC, the supercomputing centre at The University of Edinburgh, has been designated an Intel Parallel Computing Centre (IPCC), through a prestigious grant from Intel – a distinction currently held by only a handful of parallel computing centres worldwide. Through this new partnership, EPCC will collaborate with Intel to optimise several open source high performance computing (HPC) applications for Intel’s latest parallel processor architectures.

Professor Mark Parsons, EPCC’s Executive Director (Research & Commercialisation), said: “Designation as an IPCC gives us an incredible opportunity to work on a range of important, and widely used, simulation codes to ensure that they can utilise the latest Intel hardware effectively. ARCHER, the UK’s national HPC service hosted and supported by EPCC is a Cray XC30 system with Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2697 v2. It is therefore essential that mainstream simulation packages, which account for more than half the usage of ARCHER, are properly optimised to get maximum benefit from this technology.”

June 15 Application Deadline for SC14 Broader Engagement Program

sciencenode.org | 05/28/2014 02:27 am

Sunday, June 15, is the deadline to apply for the Broader Engagement (BE) program at the SC14 conference. SC14 will be held Nov. 16-21, 2014 in New Orleans.

The SC conference sponsors the BE program to help increase the participation of individuals who have been traditionally under-represented in HPC. The BE program offers special activities to introduce, engage and support a diverse community at the conference and in the broader HPC community.

The turbulent birth of stars in galactic collisions

sciencenode.org | 05/16/2014 03:54 am

PRACE Annual Report 2013 now available!

sciencenode.org | 05/12/2014 01:31 pm

At the occasion of PRACEdays14 (www.prace-ri.eu/pracedays14) the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, will launch the 2013-edition of its Annual Report. The report is available for online reading and download on www.prace-ri.eu/AR-2013and printed editions can now also be ordered.

Barcelona hosts 500 experts in advanced computing

sciencenode.org | 05/12/2014 06:59 am

• Researchers put the needs of European industry at the top of their agenda

• The discussions will take place during three events to be held in the coming two weeks with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center at the epicentre.

Cosmic Simulation: Where no Supercomputer has gone before.

sciencenode.org | 05/09/2014 07:35 am

Simulating the Universe from its birth to present day – no, not on a holo-deck or in a computer game, but through a high-fidelity model on Europe’s most powerful supercomputers – is what Prof. Volker Springel and his team at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany, have been using an allocation of 20 million core hours on the French Tier-0 system CURIE for.

To map the entire known Universe, including the “web” of spiral and disc-galaxies, Prof. Springel used new finite-volume hydrodynamics code called AREPO, which he wrote himself. In 2012 he used a PRACE Preparatory Access Type B allocation (200.000 core-hours on Curie Thin Nodes @ GENCI@CEA, France, and 50.000 core-hours on Hermit @ GCS@HLRS, Germany) to improve hybrid parallelisation of this code as well as his parallel cosmological Tree/SPH code called GADGET, which is publicly available.

European providers to support a new cloud computing Marketplace for Science, building on the Helix Nebula Initiative

sciencenode.org | 05/08/2014 02:46 am

European Cloud service providers, Atos through Canopy its Cloud company, CGI, CloudSigma, EGI, Interoute, SixSq, The Server Labs and T-Systems, have agreed to support a new European Cloud Marketplace. The Helix Nebula Marketplace service will begin operations in May 2014. It builds on Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud Initiative, a pioneering partnership between big science and big business in Europe fostered by the European Commission and its Digital Agenda that charts the course towards the sustainable provision of cloud computing for science. The Helix Nebula Marketplace offers a European Cloud Marketplace service that is compliant with EU regulations and legislation through collaboration between commercial providers and public e-Infrastructures, including EGI and GÉANT.

The Cloud Marketplace will be operated by CGI and branded as the Helix Nebula Marketplace (HNX). HNX grows out of the Helix Nebula Initiative, which followed the Helix Nebula FP7 project funded by the European Commission and led by CERN. HNX intends to deliver easy access to a range of commercial Cloud Services through the innovative broker technology deployed within the Helix Nebula Initiative over the last two years and tested with flagship applications from CERN, EMBL and ESA. By federating public sector data centre resources from within the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) HNX will enable EGI’s research communities to use HNX services within a hybrid cloud model and following a joint validation programme, GÉANT is to support the development of HNX. Several cloud providers from various EU Member States have joined the Helix Nebula Initiative. HNX will be open to new cloud providers that are able to participate competitively in line with European regulations and with a suitable quality of service.

GridKa School "Big Data, Cloud Computing and Modern Programming" September 1-5, 2014, Karlsruhe

sciencenode.org | 05/05/2014 05:19 am

GridKa School is one of the leading summer schools for advanced computing techniques in Europe. The target audience are different groups like graduate and PhD students in computing and science disciplines, advanced users as well as IT administrators.

GRIDKA SCHOOL VENUE

Catherine Rivière, PRACE Council Chair, speaks at ICRI 2014 on the way forward for PRACE and HPC in Europe

sciencenode.org | 04/28/2014 08:05 am

ICRI, the International Conference on Research Infrastructures held its second edition from 2 to 4 April 2014 at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (http://www.icri2014.eu/). On 3 April, during the 4th parallel session on E-Infrastructures, Part 1: Sustainability & Business Models, Catherine Rivière, Chair of the PRACE Council, outlined the future of PRACE and HPC in Europe.

PRACE Spring School: Researchers from all over the world come to school in Austria

sciencenode.org | 04/28/2014 07:16 am

A total of 55 international researchers, scientists and students participated in the PRACE Spring School at the Castle of Hagenberg, Austria. The aim was to bring together users and developers of research and industry and to learn about efficient software development for high performance computing (HPC) research infrastructures.

SC14 Broader Engagement Program

sciencenode.org | 04/28/2014 01:50 am

Apply by June 15 for the SC14 Broader Engagement (BE) program

Every November, more than 10,000 of the world's leading experts in high performance computing (HPC), networking, data storage and analysis convene for the SC conference, the world's largest meeting of its kind. To help increase the participation of individuals who have been traditionally under-represented in HPC, the SC conference sponsors the Broader Engagement (BE) program. SC14 will be held Nov. 16-21, 2014 in New Orleans. Complete conference information can be found at: http://sc14.supercomputing.org.

Announcement of the SUCRE health workshop

sciencenode.org | 04/25/2014 07:02 am

As healthcare worldwide undergoes a digital transformation – moving from paper reports and film-based examination products to high-definition digital content – cloud computing solutions are well positioned to alleviate the burden of the paper/film trail of medical data, streamlining operations for care-providers, hospitals, insurance companies, public-health organizations and more. More importantly, the computational capabilities afforded by cloud computing can help meet requirements for timely analyses of diverse high-definition medical records, and accurate provision of personalized care.

In this emerging healthcare environment, there are not only opportunities to be harnessed, but also obstacles to be overcome if effective and secure services are to be offered to the public.

iMENTORS enables very simple yet effective ICT4D project results evaluation

sciencenode.org | 04/24/2014 09:03 am

Monitoring & evaluation (M&E) is an integral part of the life-cycle approach underlying RBM (see Figure below). M&E provide invaluable information for decision-making and lessons learned for the future (United Nations Development Group 2011).

iMENTORS team for Platform customization and integration has been working on the method for performing 'what-if' analyses in the context of e-infrastructure projects as well as on a method for following-up on ongoing projects relative to the expectations outlined in its early proposal stage.

SUCRE EU-JAPAN Workshop – Research On Clouds And IoT In Europe And Japan: Current Status And Ways To Collaborate

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2014 05:10 am

16 May, Brussels, Belgium.

The major scope of this event is to contribute to the EU-Japan dialogue on open and interoperable Clouds that has been taking place. The workshop will also facilitate and foster the knowledge exchange between these two regions, compare success stories and pave the way to future cooperation opportunities between academia and Industry and between key industrial players and policy makers from EU and Japan.

4th LinkSCEEM-2 General User Meeting

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2014 02:04 am

Call for Fellowship Applications for the 4th LinkSCEEM-2 General User Meeting

Date: 10-13 June 2014

The 4th SESAME – LinkSCEEM Summer School

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2014 02:04 am

EUBrazil Cloud Connect: a federated e-Infrastructure for cross-border science

sciencenode.org | 04/15/2014 01:39 am

EUBrazil Cloud Connect: a federated e-Infrastructure for cross-border science Tackling societal challenges in the cloud Press release 14/04/2014

EUBrazil Cloud Connect is a new international co-operation project aimed at accelerating scientific discovery to advance knowledge on several challenges of high social impact. By creating a joint cloud infrastructure, EUBrazil Cloud Connect will enable a multi-disciplinary user community to co-operate across borders at many different levels: cloud and HPC-based infrastructures, resource federation, programming models, application development, usage by research and public institutions, and ultimately, wider uptake of sustainable services and tools. Three core use cases are the drivers behind this collaborative work: Leishmaniasis, vascular health and climate change. “None of the 3 use cases would be possible without co-operation between Brazil and Europe and without integrating computing and data resources based on a user-centric approach” says Ignacio Blanquer from Valencia University of Technology, European coordinator of the project.

ICRI 2014 REPORT: How research infrastructures can respond to global challenges

sciencenode.org | 04/14/2014 02:24 am

Athina Vrakatseli, project Dissemination and Sustainability leader and Head of Policy Development Unit at Gov2u,was present atICRI 2014. The 2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures (2-4 April 2014 - Megaron Athens International Conference Centre) managed to highlight how global research infrastructures can respond to the grand challenges that the world is facing today, what lessons have been learned from the past, and what the priorities and directions are for the future.

eResearch NZ 2014: Call for Participation

sciencenode.org | 04/08/2014 02:14 am

eResearch NZ 2014 welcomes submissions for 5 minute lightning talks, 15 minute presentations, posters and workshops and demonstrations of work underway or complete within the last year.

The aims of the conference are:

eResearch NZ 2014 - Keynote Speaker Announced

sciencenode.org | 04/08/2014 02:08 am

eResearch NZ 2104 Bryan Lawrence – Keynote Speaker

eResearch New Zealand welcomes one of the world’s leading experts in climate modelling to discuss the grand challenges of climate science, which lead to requirements for national and internationally integrated e-infrastructures across computing, data, networks, software and people.

8th International dCache Workshop

sciencenode.org | 04/08/2014 02:08 am

dCache.org in collaboration with the German dCache support group is excited to announce the 8th International dCache Workshop at DESY Hamburg between 14 May 2014 and 16 May 2014.

We are planing to present - all the nice new things dCache.org worked on since the last workshop - an outlook on the next 12 months of development - and, last but not least, we are already preparing for the some very interesting hands-on sessions

eResearch NZ 2014: Call for Sponsorship

sciencenode.org | 04/08/2014 02:08 am

Submissions for sponsorship are invited for eResearch NZ 2014, to be held on 30 June to 2 July at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

The following themes will act as the basis for discussion at this national forum:

"Quantitative scenario-based assessment of contextual factors for ICT4D projects: Design And Implementation in a web based tool"

sciencenode.org | 03/31/2014 08:36 am

A paper presenting iMENTORS tool for analysis of contextual factors will be presented at the World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST) under the "Intelligent and Decision Support Systems" section, on the 15th April 2014 at Madeira Island, Portugal and will be published by Springer in a book of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series.

The paper is titled "Quantitative scenario-based assessment of contextual factors for ICT4D projects: Design And Implementation in a web based tool", written by iMENTORS team members: Anton Talantsev, Aron Larsson, Florence Nameere Kivunike, David Sundgren.

White paper on citizen science in Europe: last week of online consultation!

sciencenode.org | 03/31/2014 07:53 am

Contribute now to the "White Paper on Citizen Science in Europe", it only takes 2 minutes. Rate the importance of first recommendations via the questionnaire, add your own recommendation or take part in the discussion of open questions.

A broad feedback and participation from divers players in the Citizen Science field will increase the relevance and importance of the document.

Researchers from Israel and Eastern Mediterranean Experience Four Days of Advanced HPC Training at the PRACE 2014 Winter School in Tel Aviv

sciencenode.org | 03/31/2014 06:51 am

Some 50researchers, post docs and graduatestudentsfromIsrael, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey attended the PRACE 2014 Winter School held on 10-13 February 2014 on the Tel Aviv University campus in Israel.

Participants received world-class hands-on training from Dr. Jussi Enkovaara, of the CSC-IT Center for Science in Finland, and Dr. Alan O'Cais from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. Local experts in parallel programming and CUDA enriched the four-day hands-on sessions. Over 120 professionals and researchers attended the opening half-day workshop on "The Future of HPC: Israeli Innovation", where Israeli developers working on future HPC technologies presented highlights of their work.

PRACE Digest 1/2014 - Special Issue on the Tier-0 Multi-Year Projects and Distributed European Computing Initiative

sciencenode.org | 03/31/2014 06:51 am

The PRACE Digest 1/2014 includes a collection of articles about science and research supported by PRACE via the PRACE Calls for Proposals and the Distributed European Computing Initiative.

Seven articles re-cap the advancements already made in the PRACE multi-year projects: A select group of seven excellent scientific proposals were awarded a one-year allocation while resources were reserved for the second year of their project, to be awarded through a mid-term hearing before the PRACE Access Committee. Multi-year access allows planning of long-term execution on the same HPC system(s) via projects that undergo only a single peer review process.

PRACE Summer of HPC Summer - Placements at European HPC Centres - 1 July to 30 August 2014

sciencenode.org | 03/26/2014 09:03 am

PRACE is pleased to announce the PRACE Summer of HPC Programme - a summer placement programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students in 2014.

Applications will open 25 March 2014 via www.summerofhpc.prace-ri.eu

Early-Bird Registration Opens for International Supercomputing Conference

sciencenode.org | 03/18/2014 10:26 am

LEIPZIG, Germany, March 18, 2014 – Advance registration at reduced rates is now open for the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’14), which will be held June 22-26 in Leipzig, Germany. By registering now, ISC’14 attendees can save over 25 percent off the onsite registration rates at the Leipzig Congress Center.

Combine this discount with the improvements and additions to this year’s program and there is even more incentive now for planning to attend ISC’14.

The agenda of the EGI Community Forum 2014 is now online

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2014 03:25 am

The Programme Committee has finished reviewing the abstracts submitted to the Community Forum and the conference agenda is now online.

The timetable of the event is available through the Community Forum’s Indico pages.

The UberCloud HPC Experiment: an inside look

sciencenode.org | 03/07/2014 02:01 pm

eChallenges e-2014 Conference and Exhibition

sciencenode.org | 03/04/2014 03:44 am

PRACE 8th Call for Proposals closes with larger allocations on all systems

sciencenode.org | 02/26/2014 05:18 am

The 8th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals yielded 124 eligible proposals of which 44 were accepted. The trend for larger allocations to each project continues, increasing the competition for Tier-0 resources.

The 44 awarded projects are led by principal investigators from 11 different European countries. But in terms of nationality, PRACE is an even more inclusive Research Infrastructure, welcoming scientists and researchers from Norway, China, the United States and Russia as collaborators in several projects.

PRACE Preparatory Access passes 3-year cap in bloom

sciencenode.org | 02/04/2014 04:10 am

Since 2010, PRACE offers a specific call for proposals called Preparatory Access to enable academic and industrial scientists and researchers to develop, test and scale out their applications to run successfully on world-class supercomputers. With three types of access, tailored to the needs of the users, the continuous call for proposals for Preparatory Access forms a gateway to Europe’s most capable systems.

Call for Submissions: Extreme Scaling Workshop 2014

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2014 01:55 pm

The National Science Foundation-funded Blue Waters and eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) projects are hosting the 8th Extreme Scaling Workshop August 14-15, 2014, at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The conference committee seeks submissions of excellent quality addressing the challenges of utilizing, designing, deploying, or integrating infrastructure for both big data analysis and large-scale computation to facilitate scientific discovery. The Extreme Scaling Workshop 2014 will showcase the discoveries, innovations, and achievements of those who use, build, and/or support advanced architectures at extreme scales around the world. The workshop will also provide a forum among researchers, professional staff, students, HPC center staff, and representatives from funding agencies to explore and discuss current successes and challenges as well as future needs and plans.

1398 new organizations and 413 new projects now on the iMENTORS database!

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2014 04:39 am

iMENTORS statistics have now been completed for all data recorded up until Dec. 15th! During the last recording period, we added a total of 1398 new organizations and 413 new projects to our database, an increase over the last recording period of approximately 67% and 290%, respectively. In addition, we recorded 330 research infrastructures - a brand new category of information now uploaded and available for search in the iMENTORS database.

Is your organization among the new additions to the iMENTORS database? Check our map today!

International Summer School 2014 on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

sciencenode.org | 01/28/2014 04:04 am

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholarsfrom institutions in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the fifth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held from 1 to 6 June 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

The summer school is sponsored by the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe Implementation Phase project (PRACE-3IP), U.S. National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment(XSEDE) project, RIKEN Advanced Insti­tute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS), and Compute/Calcul Canada.

EUDAT Call for Collaboration Projects

sciencenode.org | 01/20/2014 11:16 am

EUDAT is offering free resources and expertise to pilot collaboration projects as part of its Collaborative Data Infrastructure where users, community centres and large data centres collaboratively tackle data challenges. Research communities, research projects and individual researchers are invited to make use of its data services that are available at a European scale. EUDAT services target a broad range of disciplines and projects, in particular those looking for simple solutions to store and/or perform computations with research data, or for a robust data infrastructure to manage, access use, re-use and preserve their data. Interested parties are invited to submit their proposals by 26th February 2014.

For complete details and on-line submission visit http://www.eudat.eu/news/eudat-calls-collaboration-projects

Registration for the EGI Community Forum 2014 is open

sciencenode.org | 01/15/2014 10:52 am

The organisers of the EGI Community Forum 2014 are pleased to invite the European distributed computing community and the researchers with an interest in e-infrastructures to register for the event.

The EGI Community Forum 2014 (http://cf2014.egi.eu) will take place in Helsinki, Finland from 19 to 23 May 2014. The event will be hosted by EGI.eu in partnership with the University of Helsinki and CSC - IT Centre for Science Ltd.

The CERN openlab summer student programme invites 2014 applications

sciencenode.org | 01/14/2014 07:08 am

Are you a B.Sc. or M.Sc. student (who will have completed at least three years of full-time studies at university level by next spring) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics, interested in working on advanced IT projects at CERN for two full months during the summer?

Applications for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships are due Feb. 3

sciencenode.org | 01/06/2014 05:58 am

The prestigious Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, will select graduate students from across the country to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) research. The fellowships will empower these talented graduate students to advance their HPC knowledge while also providing them with time and support to accelerate their research. The fellowship is designed to support PhD students who are engaged in a program of study and research that is directly relevant to the use of the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics and computational science applications. Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $38,000 for the one year of the fellowship and up to a $12,000 tuition allowance. During the fellowship year, the fellow’s academic institution is asked to exempt the recipient of any other tuition and fee charges normally charged to students of comparable academic standing. Recipients will receive travel funds to attend a Blue Waters symposium and may also receive funding to present a paper at another scientific meeting. The fellowship provides up to 100,000 node-hours on the Blue Waters system to support the fellow’s research. Blue Waters is a truly extraordinary supercomputer, designed to handle the most compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and data-intensive challenges in computational science and engineering. Blue Waters features:

Researchers across the United States are using Blue Waters to gain new understanding of how viruses attack our bodies, the formation of galaxies and of severe storms, space weather, sub-atomic physics and other challenging topics. For the fellowships, preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics, and computational science applications. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. by the time of the application deadline Applications will be evaluated based on:

ISC’14 Calls for Tutorial Proposals, Research Paper Submissions and More

sciencenode.org | 12/13/2013 03:57 am

eipzig, Germany, December 10, 2013 - The 2014 International Supercomputing Conference is now accepting various submissions, ranging from tutorial and birds of a feather (BoF) session proposals, research paper and poster abstracts, as well as student volunteer program applications. The ISC'14 Call for Papers is supported by the IEEE Germany Section.

ISC'14, the 29th in the International Supercomputing Conference series, will be held from June 22 to 26 for the second time in Leipzig, Germany and it is the largest high performance computing conference and exhibition in Europe. Yearly it is attended by some 2,500 academicians, industry leaders and end-users from around the world. The ISC Exhibition attracts around 170 exhibitors who comprise of vendors from the supercomputing, storage and network sectors; universities, national and international research centers and laboratories.

PRACE & XSEDE Call for Requests for Support

sciencenode.org | 12/09/2013 09:06 am

On 9 December 2013, PRACE and XSEDE jointly opened an Invitation to submit Requests for Support for interoperable services between PRACE and XSEDE resources by collaborating teams

European Early Career Researchers & Scientists working with Data - RDA Europe Financial Support Programme for the 3rd RDA Plenary Meeting

sciencenode.org | 12/06/2013 03:47 am

The Research Data Alliance is organising its 3rd RDA Plenary Meeting (https://rd-alliance.org/rda-third-plenary-meeting.html), at Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland 26 to 28 March 2014. The 3rd Plenary concentrates on the theme 'The Data Sharing Community: Playing YOUR part' and is about exploiting RDA's work to date to its full potential. The program will comprise of a mixture of keynotes, panels, networking, Working and Interest Groups as well as BoF sessions in topics ranging from agriculture to particle physics, from humanities to bioinformatics. All parts of the data lifecycle are addressed from foundational data terminology to data publication and re-use. RDA Europe (europe.rd-alliance.org) is offering financial support to Early Career European Researchers & Scientists working with Data to attend the plenary meeting. The aim of this programme is to introduce European early career researchers & scientists to RDA, highlight what data scientists / practitioners are doing, leverage on Early Career Researchers & Scientists knowledge to support Plenary 3 activities and support the Working & Interest group activities. Full Details are available at https://www.rd-alliance.org/support-programme.html Interested candidates are invited to complete the on-line application form by 17th January 2014 at 17:00CET. Please note that candidates must register to the RDA web platform to submit the application. Applications can be modified directly from the member profile until the closing date. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application after 29th January 2014.

PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Best Students

sciencenode.org | 12/04/2013 03:30 am

On 2 December 2013, Dr. Sergi Girona, chair of the PRACE Board of Directors, presented awards to two exceptional students in recognition of their outstanding performance on the PRACE Summer of HPC. Vito Simonka (University of Maribor, Slovenia) was named HPC Ambassador and Niki Loppi (Aalto University, Finland) received the award for Best Visualisation.

Sharing smart approaches to biodiversity research with a joint EU-Brazil data and cloud infrastructure. The EUBrazilOpenBio Collaborative Success Story

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2013 10:26 am

Press Release 25/11/2013

Horizon2020, the European Commission’s next funding cycle, is a goal-line for making every researcher digital through the development and wider use of e-infrastructures across a broader spectrum of disciplines. A key objective is to take on the grand societal challenges of the 21st century, including the pressing need to address the complex challenges surrounding biodiversity loss . The focus of EUBrazilOpenBio project has been on sharing smarter approaches across national boundaries by leveraging achievements, components, and infrastructures developed in other projects.

PRACE partners awarded HPCwire's Readers' Choice Awards 2013

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2013 06:31 am

Every year at SC (http://sc13.supercomputing.org/) HPCwire announces the winners of the HPCwire Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice Awards. Among this year’s winners were PRACE partner HLRS, Germany (http://www.hlrs.de) and PRACE member GENCI, France (http://www.genci.fr).

HLRS together with DataDirect Networks for large scale problem resolution in automotive and physics received the 2013 Readers' Choice Award for Best use of HPC application in manufacturing.

Human Brain Project to hold Open Dialogue with potential HPC suppliers

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2013 03:21 am

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a major EU-funded international neuroscience and ICT research initiative, which was launched earlier this year. Its High-Performance Computing Platform Subproject, run by Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany, is inviting all interested potential suppliers to an "Open Dialogue on Pre-Commercial Procurement". Participants will meet with the HBP's HPC team in Brussels on 18 December 2013 to discuss technical challenges raised by this ambitious project, as well as practical implementation issues.

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a large-scale, European-led scientific collaborative project, which aims to gather all existing knowledge about the human brain, build multi-scale models of the brain that integrate this knowledge and use these models to simulate the brain on supercomputers. The resulting "virtual brain" offers the prospect of a fundamentally new and improved understanding of the human brain, opening the way for better treatments for brain diseases and for novel, brain-like computing technologies.

PRACE SHAPE Pilot selects 10 European SMEs

sciencenode.org | 11/25/2013 03:59 am

The PRACE SHAPE Pilot to stimulate SMEs to use HPC for industrial innovation and competitiveness selected 10 SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) applicants to participate. These 10 small European companies will receive intensive support to incorporate HPC into their business models.

SHAPE(SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) is a new pan-European programme supported by PRACE. The Programme aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by HPC, thus increasing their competitiveness. The programme will deploy progressively a set of complementary services towards SMEs such as information, training, access to expertise (domain science as well as applied mathematics and HPC) for co-developing a concrete industrial project to be demonstrated using PRACE HPC resources.

Scientists, universities, IT engineers, researchers, RENs, policy makers, donors...iMENTORS is for you

sciencenode.org | 11/18/2013 09:18 am

iMENTORS is a web-based platform aiming at enhancing the coordination, impact and sustainability of international initiatives on ICT in Africa. It is the only platform of its kind with the aim of providing such comprehensive insights on past and on-going ICT4D projects across such geographical scope, in tandem with providing networking functionalities to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and improve the coordination of international cooperation in this field. With iMENTORS, different groups of stakeholders can easily identify other ICT4D projects complementing their own initiatives and opportunities to plan new e-infrastructure development projects. iMENTORS enables organisations to connect with each other, share resources more efficiently and link ICT4D project proposals to past or on-going projects. The impact assessment module assists users to assess how well a project has been implemented and what impact it had. The Decision-support component helps raise the visibility of high impact projects, and increases their prospects for sustainability as well as their synergetic potential.

The collection of data for the iMENTORS database is currently focused on donor databases and international submarine cable networks.

EGI Community Forum 2014 in Helsinki

sciencenode.org | 11/12/2013 03:49 am

The EGI Community Forum 2014 will take place from 19–23 May, in Helsinki, Finland.

Join the event that will bring together over 400 researchers, engineers, decision makers and IT people to discuss the use and the future of the computing infrastructure behind the discovery of the Higgs boson using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Excellence

sciencenode.org | 11/08/2013 07:09 am

On 2 December 2013, Dr. Sergi Girona, chair of the PRACE Board of Directors, will present awards to two exceptional students in recognition of their outstanding performance on the PRACE Summer of HPC. The awards ceremony will take place at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Spain and will feature presentations from the award winners.

The Summer of HPC

PRACE event “HPC@Horizon2020” rallies support for “Supercomputers for all”

sciencenode.org | 10/31/2013 03:47 am

On 15 October 2013 the Council of PRACE organized a networking reception at the Palais des Academies in Brussels under the motto “HPC @ Horizon2020”. The event also highlighted the publication of the special report “Supercomputers for all” supported by Science|Business. High-level personalities from European politics, national HPC players, science and industry contributed to the presentations and panel discussion.

PRACE Winter School 2014

sciencenode.org | 10/28/2013 04:28 am

e-AGE 2013 - call for papers and participation

sciencenode.org | 10/24/2013 05:09 am

Call for Papers

Call for Participation

ViSH competition to win Amazon vouchers

sciencenode.org | 10/21/2013 06:52 am

As the GLOBAL excursion project is heading to its conclusion, the consortium has decided to organise a competition that will contribute to the further dissemination of ViSH to its various stakeholders plus reward a number of teachers and scientists that have been particularly active regarding the creation of eExcursions.

The competition will open on 20 October 2013. From that date until 20 November 2013, all teachers, scientists and scientific organisations are welcome to submit their contributions.

Big Data - Expressions of Interest

sciencenode.org | 10/17/2013 09:50 am

Structuring the biodiversity informatics community at the European level and beyond

sciencenode.org | 10/17/2013 09:50 am

“Biodiversity, in the broad sense, is our life support system. It is absolutely essential and more important than almost everything else, but is typically taken for granted” Alex Hardisty and Dave Roberts, BIH2013 Organizers

Piecing the biodiversity puzzle together. The explosive growth of science in the 20th century led to such a degree of specialisation that science itself fragmented into a myriad disciplines, most of which evolved their own specialised language! Some disciplines, though, needed big, expensive machines so, for example, physicists from many disciplines came together to lobby for the big machines like particle colliders and telescopes. Biology has never established such a tradition of cooperation and doesn’t have an effective voice. It is, rather, many small voices saying different things. All corners of the biology community need to come together in order to reap the rewards of its multi-faceted landscape knowledge base. The Biodiversity community in particular has an important role to play in this but first needs to take stock of its current assets. “We've got some frameworks coming into place" – says Alex Hardisty, Cardiff University and one of BIH2013 prime movers - "we now need to take a step back and reflect on this framework better, try to understand where the gaps are, and what tools and procedures we have today".

ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data to Return in 2014

sciencenode.org | 10/15/2013 03:27 am

PRACE Newsletter #12

sciencenode.org | 10/14/2013 03:27 am

The 12th issue of the PRACE Newsletter is published.

PRACE Newsletter #11

sciencenode.org | 10/14/2013 03:18 am

http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-Newsletter-11

Adept project: investigating energy efficiency in parallel technologies

sciencenode.org | 10/11/2013 07:34 am

A consortium led by EPCC has announced the launch of the Adept project, which brings together international software and hardware experts from HPC and Embedded to address the challenge of energy efficient use of parallel technologies.

Fortissimo! Digital simulation and modelling for European industry

sciencenode.org | 10/10/2013 09:24 am

I am very pleased to announce the start of Fortissimo, a 3-year project led by EPCC that will focus on the development of a Cloud of HPC resources for use, initially, by European manufacturing companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

PRACE Showcase the Principles of HPC at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)

sciencenode.org | 10/09/2013 09:52 am

Over 30 countries sent their best and brightest to this year's EUCYS, its 25th edition. It was a public event where people came to see the novel R&D produced by the primary and secondary students from all across Europe and special guests from further afield including South Korea, Canada, and the USA. In addition to the contestant area, there was an exhibitor space and this year PRACE had a booth to showcase the applications of supercomputing. Over 2,500 members of the general public attended the event.

"EUCYS was a great success again this year. PRACE added another dimension to the exhibitor area where they introduced the world of supercomputers to the contestants and guests. I was thrilled to see the stand so busy every time I went by. I feel EUCYS is an ideal medium to reach out to the next generation of supercomputer users and we look forward to seeing PRACE again next year in Warsaw, Poland"

Final Call for the HPCAC- ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition Submission

sciencenode.org | 10/08/2013 02:13 am

Submission Ends November 1, 2013

Leipzig, Germany, October 7 - The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'14), call on high school and undergraduate students from around the world to submit their application for the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) by November 1, 2013.

IEEE Cluster 2013 Award Recipients

sciencenode.org | 10/02/2013 09:05 pm

Cluster 13 conference organizers sought submissions in a variety of areas, including tutorials, technical papers, posters, panels, and visualizations. Students were especially encouraged to submit papers highlighting their research endeavors. Starting with Cluster 2013, the Mark Baker Best Student Paper Award, newly instituted by the IEEE Cluster advisory committee, honors outstanding student work in memory of Mark Baker.

In addition, Cluster 2013 requested position papers on the topic of C-STEM (computer science, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as part of its Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT) track.

New Workshop Series Offers Hands-on Training in Software Defined Networking, Science DMZ, and perfSONAR

sciencenode.org | 10/02/2013 10:53 am

BSC announces new release of COMPSs

sciencenode.org | 10/02/2013 07:39 am

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 2 -- The Grid Computing and Clusters Team at Barcelona Supercomputing Center is proud to announce a new release, the first official, of the programming environment COMPSs.

Improved interface, smartcards, categories and events in ViSH

sciencenode.org | 09/25/2013 04:39 am

The latest version of ViSH, Virtual Science Hub - the educational, collaborative and social website that allows teachers and scientists the possibility of creating virtual excursions - was released in this latter days, offering a more user friendly and more manageable interface.

The new release had three stages. The first is the improved interface, the second one introduces new functionalities and the third is related to the contents.

Have a say in the selection and development of the next set of EUDAT services!

sciencenode.org | 09/24/2013 03:19 am

EUDAT is now discussing the next set of services to be designed and is calling data infrastructure users and funders to express their interests and requirements. Please take some time to complete this survey and share your views on which types of data services would be beneficial for your research community. To thank you for your participation, everyone who completes and submits this short survey will be entered in a draw to win a prize - the results will be announced at the next EUDAT Conference to be held in Rome on 28-30 October.

http://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/22DD04AFBE3B3533.par

VISION Cloud: Transforming information into a real content asset for data journalism

sciencenode.org | 09/19/2013 03:28 am

Today's media landscape is a fully interactive and connected digital ecosystem with increasingly high demands on bandwidth, storage and integration of services to suit the needs of today's media professional. The emergence of data journalism demonstrates how vast amounts of data can be aggregated to provide media organizations and journalists with excellent opportunities to make sense of complex information.

VISION Cloud serves the needs of data journalists by providing a trusted on-demand media cloud storage service providing cost savings and transforming information into a real content asset for media organisations. Project coordinator Eliot Salant, IBM Haifa Research Lab says, "VISION Cloud, funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework-Programme, is a storage cloud solution which brings value to the problems faced by the media sector. With a consortium of 14 partners including companies specializing in ICT technologies, industrial partners supplying use cases, academic institutions and SMEs, VISION Cloud has defined a scalable, resilient architecture for services on demand, at competitive costs, across disparate domains. What's more VISION Cloud ensures quality of service and security guarantees."

CloudWATCH project to boost uptake of cloud in Europe

sciencenode.org | 09/16/2013 07:29 am

CloudWATCH is a new European project that will identify, evaluate and recommend standards profiles, best practices & guidelines on cloud computing. The project will also create a long-term sustainable, digital platform to showcase the results of European cloud computing research and development projects and, more generally, offer key information for service providers and users in Europe for supply to meet demand. The CloudWATCH project is being funded by the European Commission (EC) to evaluate competing cloud policies, standard profiles and services, working with providers and users to understand which standards should be adopted for which purpose. The ultimate goal is to accelerate and increase the use of cloud computing across the public and private sectors in Europe and educate SMEs how to choose the right service provider to take account of personal data protection and service level concerns as opposed to price only. "Our results are aimed at all cloud providers and users," says Silvana Muscella Managing Director from Trust-IT Services Ltd "we want to help accelerate the uptake of cloud across Europe, especially SMEs who can think of CloudWATCH as their information hub for independent, practical information on the cloud, including steps towards adoption and overcoming legal barriers". CloudWATCH will also change the way European cloud R&D results are communicated, highlight the benefits of cloud for Europe, educate people on the real issues facing the area and communicate the need for standards in cloud computing. This will be achieved by organising workshops to bring stakeholders together to understand the existing landscape and community better. CloudWATCH will support the development of common standards profiles to support user community exploitation of cloud computing in the three areas of focus which can be endorsed by standards bodies". "e-Infrastructures and services have become an important part of modern education and research. Clouds are a core part of this", explains David Wallom, Associate Director of the Oxford eResearch Centre, University of Oxford". Earlier this month, the CloudWATCH kick-off meeting in Tuscany, Italy set the agenda for activities led by 7 complementary partners, Cloud Security Alliance, DIGITALEUROPE, EGI.eu, Fraunhofer FOKUS, ICT Legal Consulting, Trust-IT Services Ltd and the Oxford eResearch Centre, University of Oxford. CloudWATCH is already running two sessions at the EGI Technical Forum on 17 and 18 September in Madrid. The project also hosts a focused networking session on cloud for businesses and an exhibition stand on European R&D at ICT2013 in Vilnius, 6-8 November. Partners will also develop the CloudWatchHUB.eu digital platform to promote European smart cloud services, educate users in understanding benefits of cloud computing in real-world settings and ensure exposure to best practices for cloud standards profiles. John Higgins, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE emphasises the digital industry's perspective: "As a leading partner of the CloudWATCH consortium, DIGITALEUROPE will ensure that all relevant, reliable information is available at all times through a single point of contact and that face-to-face engagement with cloud suppliers and users keeps enhancing the mutual trust that is the foundation of Europe's successful transition to the cloud". For more information, queries and how to contribute, please contact Stephanie Parker, s.parker@trust-itservices.com. Landing page: http://www.cloudwatchhub.eu/. Notes for editors About the Cloud Security Alliance The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa. About DIGITALEUROPE DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of the European digital technology industry, which includes large and small companies in the Information and Communications Technology and Consumer Electronics Industry sectors. It is composed of major multinational companies and national associations from European countries. In all, DIGITALEUROPE represents more than 10,000 companies all over Europe with more than 2 million employees and over EUR 1,000 billion in revenues. On June 19th, 2013, DIGITALEUROPE announced the formation of a Cloud Council to help ensure Europe reaps the full benefit from the jobs, economic growth and societal benefits that cloud computing can deliver. One of its tasks is to guide DIGITALEUROPE's engagement in the European CloudWatch HUB. Given the increasingly global nature of the Digital Technology Industry, DIGITALEUROPE's activities, including consideration of membership, cover Europe in a geographic sense, including EU accession countries, EU accession candidate countries and non EU countries. About EGI.eu EGI.eu is a foundation established under Dutch law to create and maintain a pan-European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) in collaboration with National Grid Initiatives (NGIs) and European International Research Organisations (EIROs), to guarantee the long-term availability of a generic e-infrastructure for all European research communities and their international collaborators. Its mission is to enable access to computing resources for European researchers from all fields of science, from High Energy Physics to Humanities. For further information, visit us at http://www.egi.eu, and follow us on Twitter @europeangrid. About Fraunhofer FOKUS The Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Fraunhofer FOKUS for short, is a Berlin-based research facility devoted to studying and developing communication and information technologies. In particular, it specializes in multi-domain networks and interoperable, user-centered solutions. With more than 20 years' experience, Fraunhofer FOKUS is an important IT research partner for the telecommunications sector, the automobile industry, media services, and public administrations. It frequently cooperates with governmental organisations. About Oxford eResearch Centre, University of Oxford The Oxford e-Research Centre focuses on research and development of new information technology to enable groups of researchers to tackle problems with increasing scale and complexity, facilitating interdisciplinary research and creating appropriate e-infrastructure for the support of research. Through the application of distributed computing and information technologies, the Centre aims to accelerate research and allow the exploration of new areas in the sciences, humanities and social sciences, as well as the development of multidisciplinary collaborations both nationally and internationally. The Centre operates as a hub for e-Research activities across the University of Oxford, building a community around e-Research at Oxford, the South East of England and contributing to its development on a national and international scale. About Trust-IT Services Ltd and ICT Legal Consulting Trust-IT is a UK SME specialised in analysing and communicating Information and Communication Technologies across Europe and globally. Trust-IT is a multi-national team, highly skilled in creating communication and digital web strategies and digital marketing for today's digital environment, for business, research or public sector organisations. Trust-IT is a prime mover in the cloud computing landscape, and one of the founders of the Cloudscape series, analysing benefits and barriers to mainstream adoption in the public and private sectors. It has gained extensive knowledge on cloud by working closely with international experts, service providers, technology developers and user communities from many different fields. This work has enabled us to build engaged communities in Europe and across the globe. Trust-IT has also built strong links with standards groups with the goal of highlighting practical implementations, testing and certification to broaden choice and boost innovation at all levels. ICT Legal Consulting is an Italian law firm founded in 2011 with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome, Amsterdam and a presence in 14 other countries worldwide. The firm was established by Paolo Balboni and Luca Bolognini, leading a network of trusted highly skilled lawyers specialised in the fields of Information and Communication Technology Law and Privacy. ICT Legal Consulting lawyers regularly advise multinational companies on legal issues ranging from data protection and full service IP advice to cloud computing.

PRACE partners nominated for HPCWire’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2013

sciencenode.org | 09/16/2013 03:36 am

Every year at SC (http://sc13.supercomputing.org/) HPCWire announces the winners of the HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards. HPCWire asks readers across the HPC community to recognize the most outstanding organizations and individuals in the industry. This year, 6 PRACE partners, systems or projects are nominated in 6 categories, which shows how PRACE members and their researchers are working at the forefront of science and engineering. Whether in manufacturing, automotive, "edge HPC", storage, or Big Data, PRACE members are nominated for their excellence!

If you want your favourite PRACE system or project to win one of these prestigious awards, cast your vote here: http://tci.taborcommunications.com/2013_HPCwire_RCA_Voting. Polls close at 11:59 PM PDT on 12 October 2013. PRACE partners were nominated in the following categories:

EU prize for women innovators

sciencenode.org | 09/11/2013 10:28 am

After a successful first edition in 2011, the European Commission has launched the second edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.

The contest is open until 15 October 2013, 5:00 pm (Brussels time) to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from the EU's research framework programmes or the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme.

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee

sciencenode.org | 09/10/2013 05:23 am

On 3 September 2013 the newly formed PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) held its first meeting at the PRACE offices in Brussels. This new PRACE body was formed, following the decision of the PRACE Council in October 2012, to gather strategic input from top executives from industry, who are able to advise PRACE on directions best suited to industrial needs and who can work to identify adequate access models. The overall goal of the IAC is to stimulate the use of HPC and advanced numerical simulation in industry.

The IAC counts 12 seats: 11 full members from different industrial sectors and one observer from ETP4HPC. At the inaugural meeting, Mr. Jürgen Kohler, Head of NVH CAE and Vehicle Concepts at Daimler AG, was elected Chair, while Mr. Anders Rhod Gregersen, Senior Specialist at Vestas Wind Systems, took the position of Vice-Chair.

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School

sciencenode.org | 09/10/2013 02:19 am

More than 70 graduate students and post docs from Europe, Japan and the United States participated in the Fourth Annual International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, held on 23 – 28 June 2013, in New York City.

From several hundred applications, 30 graduate students and post docs from Europe, 30 from the United States, and 11 from Japan were invited to the one-week event at New York University in downtown Manhattan, New York City. Participants—more than 20 percent of them women—came from four continents (Asia, Europe, North America, Central and South America) and represented at least 27 nationalities.

Student Program Scholarships Announced for IEEE Cluster 2013 Conference

sciencenode.org | 09/09/2013 01:58 pm

Thanks to the generosity of the National Science Foundation and our Bronze and Silver sponsors we are now able to offer registration and travel scholarships for the IEEE Cluster 2013 Conference in Indianapolis, IN, September 23-27.

The application deadline is September 13, 2013. However, the program will continue to accept applications until all 36 positions are filled. Decisions on awards will be made as applications come in. See applicaton instructions online.

Call for Papers: 28th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

sciencenode.org | 09/08/2013 08:24 am

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IPDPS 2014

SC13 Walk-in Video Now Open for Submissions

sciencenode.org | 08/30/2013 01:27 pm

At this year's SC conference, as in previous years, a "Walk-in Video Loop" of scientific visualizations submitted by the HPC Community will run before and after the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday plenary sessions. Submissions can consist of projects that have been submitted to other SC venues, such as the Visualization showcase.

These videos will be projected on a 32' by 18' high definition surface and should have at least a 1920x1080 pixel resolution at 30 fps in a standard Quicktime or Windows codec format. Keep in mind your audience will generally be viewers on their way to and from various events so a shorter rather than longer edit is encouraged.

EGI.eu and the University of Messina provided training on Europe's largest scientific federated Cloud at the Cloud Summerschool Almere

sciencenode.org | 08/28/2013 05:47 am

For the first time ever, students received practical training access to Europe's largest federated scientific Cloud. Tutors from the University of Messina at the Cloud Summerschool Almere provided practical examples on sensor Cloud computing. Students gained access to the EGI Federated Cloud and ran these examples on resource providers in the Czech Republic (CESnet) and in Spain (CESGA).

What made this first time experience challenging was that the secure production Cloud was used. So, instead of running on an artificial simplified local Cloud, the students ran their applications in a real secure federated Cloud environment. EGI.eu intends to use these experiences to set up a regular service to support Cloud summerschools and training sessions.

Biodiversity Informatics Horizons 2013 Conference

sciencenode.org | 08/26/2013 06:57 am

Structuring the biodiversity informatics community at the European level and beyond.

Dates: September 3, 2013 – September 6, 2013

IEEE Cluster 2013 Workshops Announced

sciencenode.org | 08/21/2013 01:23 pm

Deadlines for Submission: August 31 - Sept 9, 2013 (see individual workshop due dates)

Annual report 2010 - 2013

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 08/12/2013 06:17 am

IEEE Cluster 13 conference seeks submissions for campus bridging workshop

sciencenode.org | 08/09/2013 08:30 am

SIGHPC Travel Grants to SC13

sciencenode.org | 08/01/2013 08:39 pm

SIGHPC travel grants available to Supercomputing 2013 conference in Denver, Colorado, US.

In 2013 and 2014, SIGHPC is instituting a program of travel grants to help support the participation of students and entry-level professionals in HPC-related conferences and workshops. Initial support is limited to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to attend the annual SC conference.

GÉANT’s terabit upgrade gives European science the data network of the future

sciencenode.org | 07/31/2013 10:00 am

50 million users of Europe's critical data communications infrastructure to benefit from increased capacity, faster service provision and self-healing resiliency

31st July, Cambridge, UK -DANTE today announced the completion of a major network upgrade to GÉANT, the superfast pan-European data communications infrastructure that interconnects National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). GÉANT is relied on by more than 50 million of Europe's research and education users and this 2Tbps (terabits per second) upgrade is set to further boost the research, innovation and education that is driving Europe's recovery.

SC13 Network Research Exhibition Call for Proposals - Due August 15, 2013

sciencenode.org | 07/31/2013 08:57 am

DENVER, CO - July 31, 2013 - SC13, the premier international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, is now accepting nominations for the SCinet Network Research Exhibition, to be held during the conference in November.

The NRE is soliciting proposals from research and industry participants for demonstrations of network testbeds, emerging network hardware, and advanced network intensive scientific applications.

Three SC13 Workshops Aimed at Enhancing HPC Education and Outreach

sciencenode.org | 07/30/2013 12:50 pm

DENVER, Colo.-Registration is now open for SC13, the premier international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. In addition to registering for the SC13 Technical Program, conference attendees can also choose from more than 25 workshops organized in conjunction with the conference.

Three of the workshops are affiliated with the SC13 High Performance Computing Interconnections program (HPCI), which provides a welcoming entry to SC13 for attendees who may be new to the community or the conference. Two of the workshops are designed for educators interested in integrating HPC into undergraduate programs, and the third Broader Engagement workshop seeks to increase the participation of individuals who have been traditionally under-represented in HPC.

PRACE Launches Pilot of High Performance Computing Adoption Programme for European SMEs

sciencenode.org | 07/25/2013 11:52 am

SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) is a pan-European programme supported by PRACE. The Programme aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by High-Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness. The programme allows SMEs to benefit from the expertise and knowledge developed within the top-class PRACE research infrastructure.

Advances in simulation on HPC systems creates new business opportunities. Today, the innovation capabilities of many businesses depend on HPC-supported prototyping, modelling and processing. However, SMEs often lack the knowledge and resources to fully take advantage of these possibilities.

PRACE demonstrates again its strong support for European high-impact science and innovation!

sciencenode.org | 07/22/2013 05:06 pm

Increased demand for world-class HPC resources – more and larger projects – characterizes PRACE’s 7th Regular Call for Proposals: The 6 PRACE systems were asked to provide close to 3 times the amount of available computing time. The list of awarded projects shows the extensive integration of PRACE in the European HPC ecosystem: 2 projects are linked to EU FP7 grants, 3 to ERC and Marie Curie grants, and a further 11 build on resources received through national programmes. The 7th Call also marked the start of the second year of the multi-year projects that were awarded under Call 5. Noteworthy is as well that 3 projects were awarded to researchers from industry and another 7 projects previously received support through PRACE Preparatory Access – a further confirmation that PRACE stimulates top-level science.

An unprecedented number of 118 projects from top-level researchers from academia and industry requested time on one of the PRACE systems. Due to the larger size of the projects the competition was fierce and only a total of 42 proposals could be awarded, including the renewal of 7 multi-year projects.

GlobusEurope 2013

sciencenode.org | 07/22/2013 10:17 am

The GlobusEUROPE annual conference will be held on 19th September 2013 at Madrid, Spain.

iMENTORS goes live! Register and give us your feedback!

sciencenode.org | 07/19/2013 02:29 am

iMENTORS goes live and is one step closer to becoming the most comprehensive crowdsourcing map on ICT infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa! Register and create your profile on the platform. Do not forget to send us your feedback on the beta version of the platform!

Co-funded by the European Commission's DG CONNECT under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), iMENTORS www.imentors.eu is designed to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of international actors involved in e- infrastructures development projects and initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. iMENTORS launched in April 2012 by Stockholm University and Gov2u is a web-based platform serving as a knowledge repository for sharing and aggregating data on e-infrastructure projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

iMENTORS goes live!

sciencenode.org | 07/18/2013 07:57 am

Mapping ICT accross Sub-Saharan Africa

Brussels, 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! Users are now able to register and create their profile on the platform and start sharing their knowledge and data directly on the map.

Biodiversity Informatics Horizons 2013, 3-6 September 2013, Rome, Italy

sciencenode.org | 07/09/2013 03:51 am

Biodiversity is a global concern, but just how much do we know about it? Biodiversity Informatics Horizons 2013 (BIH2013) is part of a continuing process that will helps to structure and organise the information that we do have. It will maximise and focus our efforts to build the information resources, tools and infrastructure the scientists and policymakers need.

Views from conference experts: Biodiversity and informatics experts share their views on BIH2013.

Call for Proposals for HPC access: LinkSCEEM - Cy-Tera Joint Call

sciencenode.org | 07/08/2013 02:24 am

LinkSCEEM-2 and Cy-Tera projects invite scientists from the Eastern Mediterranean region to their fourth joint call for production access to HPC resources. This call invites applications for computing resources in order to carry out projects which have high scientific quality and impact. Allocation will be for 1 year starting from 1st November 2013. The deadline for submission of proposals for the joint call is Sunday 8th September 2013. For more information please follow this link http://linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/how-to-apply/howto-apply-production.html

EuroRis-Net+ - iMENTORS synergy

sciencenode.org | 07/04/2013 03:12 am

A memorandum of understanding was signed between EuroRis-Net+and iMENTORS on 26 June indicating an intended common line of action.

EuroRIs-Net+ (www.euroris-net.eu), the European Network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the "Research Infrastructures (RIs)" programme, provides value-added services to: facilitate the transnational cooperation of NCPs, promote the effective implementation of RIs programme and highlight the opportunities offered by RIs at European and international level.

Helix Nebula-The Science Cloud launches its open-survey: Have your say!

sciencenode.org | 07/01/2013 10:15 am

Helix Nebula is conducting a survey to understand the general perception of the Helix Nebula initiative and to help us improve the way we inform people about its work. It only takes a few minutes.

Click here to take survey.

2nd EUDAT Conference, 28-30 October 2013, Rome - Register

sciencenode.org | 06/28/2013 02:23 am

Registration for the 2nd EUDAT Conference, 28-30 October 2013, Rome is now open. We warmly invite both data managers and researchers who are using the CDI (or who are interested in using the CDI) to attend the conference – we welcome your valuable input and feedback in the discussion sessions and workshops. And, of course, other important topics, such as RDA developments and the implications of Horizon 2020 for e-infrastructures, will also be addressed in the broad range of seminars and presentations. For further information about the conference, see http://www.eudat.eu/2nd-conference and, to register now, go to http://www.alfafcm.com/ita/eudat_registration_form

OGF to meet for OGF 38b at XSEDE conference

sciencenode.org | 06/25/2013 08:49 am

The Open Grid Forum will hold its second set of summer meetings at XSEDE13, which takes place July 22-25, 2013 in San Diego, which is the second annual conference for the international XSEDE community. This event will showcase the discoveries, innovations, and achievements of those who use, build, and support XSEDE resources and other cyberinfrastructure resources around the world.

iMarine Blue Hackathon event, 28 June - 2 July 2013, Crete, Greece

sciencenode.org | 06/18/2013 09:11 am

iMarine (www.i-marine.eu) together with agINFRA (http://aginfra.eu/) and ViBRANT (http://vbrant.eu/) are co-organising the “Blue Hackathon” event. Blue Hackathon takes place from the 28th of June to the 2nd of July 2013 at Heraklion, Crete.

Blue Hackathon is the first in a series of events that aims to use the information technology to solve environmental problems related to water and the atmosphere. Developers, designers, environmental scientists and scientists of other disciplines, will meet to form groups that will use open data available on the web, with the aim of producing innovative software solutions for environmental protection.

Welcome to the PRACE booth at ISC’13 Exhibition

sciencenode.org | 06/18/2013 09:11 am

PRACE will organize a Birds-of-a-Feather session (http://www.isc-events.com/isc13_ap/presentationdetails.php?t=contributio...) on Tuesday 18 June at 10:00 on "PRACE & HPC Services for Industry". This BoF will present PRACE initiatives for industry and industrial applications in a short series of presentations to initiate the discussion on industrial HPC needs and requirements.

The PRACE ISC Award (http://www.isc-events.com/isc13_ap/presentationdetails.php?t=contributio...) goes to the authors of the paper entitled "591 TFLOPS Multi-Trillion Particles Simulation on SuperMUC". The award and the paper will be presented in the first Research Paper Session (Hall 5, CCL) on Monday 17 June at 13:00.

PRACE Educates Tomorrow's Researchers

sciencenode.org | 06/18/2013 09:11 am

The PRACE Dare to Think the Impossible pilot outreach project will be showcased at the PRACE booth (#725) throughout the ISC'13 Exhibition in Leipzig. The Dare to Think the Impossible online campaign illustrates how PRACE supercomputing resources are being applied in research and innovation and just how much research being done with it impacts our lives.

The ambitious Dare to Think the Impossible pilot campaign is designed to educate young students, secondary school teachers and the public by inviting them to explore the world of supercomputing and its applications through a Facebook page, YouTube videos and a challenging online video game all focused on driving traffic to the Dare to Think the Impossible (http://www.daretothinktheimpossible.com) informative portal and the PRACE website (http://www.prace-ri-eu). The content is designed and written in a language young people can understand, with bold images that allude to exciting discoveries and real-life stories from cutting-edge researchers on the forefront of scientific discovery. The material and rich media engages, challenges and invites students to join a journey, imagine, dream and learn more about what part they can play in future inventions and developments. The free video game was developed as a cross platform (web, iOS, android) application and visitors are invited to play it during the Exhibition.

Competitiveness Council recognizes achievements of PRACE for EU HPC

sciencenode.org | 06/13/2013 08:43 am

Since its establishment in 2010, PRACE has worked steadily to become the main European stakeholder in High Performance Computing; an effort now rewarded with a favourable mention of its achievements in the Conclusions of the Council of the European Union of 29 and 30 May 2013.

Paving the way to the Cloud

sciencenode.org | 06/06/2013 05:17 am

Almere 2013-06-05, This year Almere, conveniently located near Amsterdam Airport, will once again host a Cloud Computing Summerschool that will bring together students from all over the world. Keynote lectures will be given by leading European Cloud experts and major Cloud projects such as Contrail. Hence, students get lectures from the persons that are paving the way to the Cloud.

This year's Cloud Summerschool focuses on recent developments in four main topics:

The PRACE Scientific Conference with success stories and strategies in European HPC

sciencenode.org | 06/06/2013 02:41 am

The PRACE Scientific Conference 2013, organized by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) takes place on Sunday, 16 June, in Leipzig, Germany at the Congress Center Leipzig, Hall 4.

The PRACE ISC award winning project, “Multi trillion particles simulation on SuperMUC”, will be presented by Wolfgang Eckhardt of TU München (Germany). Nine top European scientists will be presenting their results and advances in large scale simulations obtained with support of PRACE. Konstantinos Glinos, head of the European Commission e-Infrastructure unit, will outline the European HPC Strategy implementation. PRACE´s strategy for a sustainable and persistent infrastructure 2015-2020 will be presented by Dr. Sergi Girona, Chair of the PRACE Board of Directors. The seminar will be chaired by Professor Kenneth Ruud, the president of the Norwegian Chemical Society and Chairman of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE).

Poster contest at the Summer School on Grid and Cloud Workflows and Gateways 2013

sciencenode.org | 05/31/2013 09:48 am

Evaluating the relevance of indicators for the assessment of ICT4D Initiatives

sciencenode.org | 05/31/2013 09:48 am

The aim of the present questionnaire is to gather valuable stakeholder feedback to define the most appropriate criteria in evaluating e-infrastructure projects. By filling out this survey, you will help us build a critical component of our decision-support system. Click here to fill in the questionnaire

e-ScienceTalk and iMENTORS, Two EU co-funded projects join forces for e-Infrastructures

sciencenode.org | 05/31/2013 09:48 am

A memorandum of understanding (MoU), a document describing a bilateral agreement, was signed between e-ScienceTalk and iMENTORS on 23 May 2013 indicating an intended common line of action. The two projects have a common interest in a close co-operation in order to achieve their respective objectives. This MoU specifies the way in which such cooperation will be undertaken.

e-Infrastructures- electronic research infrastructures- are networked tools, data and resources used by the worldwide research and education community to conduct collaborative projects and generate, exchange and preserve knowledge.

PRACE Annual Report 2012

sciencenode.org | 05/23/2013 04:37 am

The PRACE Annual Report 2012 is now available for download and online reading

http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-Annual-Report

Open Research Data on the Horizon… and beyond

sciencenode.org | 05/23/2013 04:21 am

RDA Europe Workshop prior to the RDA Plenary in Washington

10 September 2013

iSGTW Readership Survey

sciencenode.org | 05/15/2013 09:18 am

iSGTW recently passed its eighth birthday, and we are interested in finding out what you think of the publication as it continues to grow.

Complete the survey and you will be entered into a free prize draw to win an iMusic hat and an iSGTW goodie bag.

Call for Proposals for DECI-11 (Tier-1)

sciencenode.org | 05/14/2013 03:10 am

Cluster 2013 seeks best student paper and position paper submissions

sciencenode.org | 05/10/2013 02:08 am

IU Media Contact: Ceci Jones Schrock Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO ccjones@indiana.edu (812) 856-2337

Cluster 2013 seeks best student paper and position paper submissions

Register now for Virtual School summer courses on data-intensive and many-core computing

sciencenode.org | 05/10/2013 02:08 am

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Horizon 2020

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 04/30/2013 11:21 am
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.

International Conference on Scientific Computing 2013

sciencenode.org | 04/30/2013 05:16 am

International Conference on Scientific Computing 2013

(CSC 2013)

One week left to register to the CERN School of Computing 2013

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2013 07:52 am

Beware: the registration to CSC2013 will close the 1st of May as planned. Register now!

CSC2013will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus from 19 to 30 August.

NVIDIA’s Bill DalIy to Deliver ISC’13 Opening Keynote Address

sciencenode.org | 04/16/2013 05:20 am

NVIDIA’s Bill Dally to Deliver ISC’13 Opening Keynote Address

LEIPZIG, Germany, 15. 04. 2013 — Bill Dally, who became NVIDIA’s Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Research after leading the computer science department at Stanford University, will discuss “Future Challenges of Large-Scale Computing” as the conference keynote address at the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference. ISC’13 will be held June 16-20 in Leipzig, Germany.

New versions of WS-PGRADE/gUSE and the CloudBroker Platform provide extended cloud access for science gateways

sciencenode.org | 04/11/2013 12:34 pm

Helix Nebula – A European High Flyer in the 2013 Global Cloud Space

sciencenode.org | 04/10/2013 08:09 am

Helix Nebula showcases its success stories to date, shaping the cloud space and tackling significant challenges in multi-vendor, multi-cloud interoperability.

In December of 2011, three of Europe's most prominent research centres, CERN, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), started mapping their requirements for cloud providers and integrators.

eI4Africa and iMENTORS: Two EU co-funded projects join forces for e-Infrastructures

sciencenode.org | 04/10/2013 05:39 am

A memorandum of understanding(MoU), a document describing a bilateral agreement, was signed between eI4Africa and iMENTORSon 4 April indicating an intended common line of action.The two projects have a common interest in a close cooperation in order to achieve their respective objectives and promote the adoption of consolidated standards in the e-Infrastructure with the ultimate aim of boosting RTDI (Research, Technology Development and Innovation) in Africa.

e-Infrastructures– electronic research infrastructures – are collections of ICT based resources and services used by the worldwide research and education community to conduct collaborative projects and generate, exchange and preserve knowledge.

Call for Papers: PPAM 2013 - 10th Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, Warsaw (Poland), September 8-11, 2013

sciencenode.org | 04/03/2013 07:40 am

PPAM 2013 10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL PROCESSING AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Warsaw, Poland, September 8-11, 2013 http://ppam.pl

EMI launches MeDIA initiative. Open, lightweight collaboration on distributed middleware technology

sciencenode.org | 04/03/2013 07:40 am

To facilitate the development and evolution of middleware solutions beyond the current short-term project limits, EMI is presenting an initiative for a long-term, open, lightweight collaboration on the coordination of distributed middleware technologies: the Middleware Development and Innovation Alliance (MEDIA).

A launch event for this initiative will take place in Rome, on April 22nd, 2013. This workshop will summarize three years of work and achievements of the EMI project and kick-start the activity of the MEDIA initiative. It will include a description of the motivations and the proposed mandate, scope activities and public discussions on how to implement the activities and on the most immediate tasks to be performed. For further details, please see the draft proposal.

Registration now open for CERN School of Computing 2013

sciencenode.org | 04/03/2013 07:40 am

CSC2013, the 36th CERN School of Computing, will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus from 19 to 30 August. Registration closes on 1 May 2013.

The school will cover three main themes: Data Technologies, Base Technologies and Physics Computing. In particular, it will address:

Helix Nebula Newsletter - Issue 2

sciencenode.org | 03/22/2013 05:54 am

The second issue of the Helix Nebula Newsletter is published. Please download below.

http://www.helix-nebula.eu/index.php?mact=NMS,cntnt01,showmessage,0&cntnt01showtemplate=&cntnt01msgID=7&cntnt01returnid=15

eResearch NZ 2013

sciencenode.org | 03/22/2013 03:18 am

eResearch NZ 2013 is being held on Tueday 2 - Thursday 4 July 2013, at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Call for Participation is now open, and will close on Thursday 18 April 2013.

Call for Submissions: Extreme Scaling Workshop 2013 – Heterogeneous Computing, hosted by Blue Waters and XSEDE

sciencenode.org | 03/20/2013 08:45 am

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EMI 3 Monte Bianco Release

sciencenode.org | 03/20/2013 08:45 am

The EMI project is pleased to announce the availability of the EMI 3 (Monte Bianco) release.

This release is the third EMI major release and brings new important services, like STS, the final implementation of common specifications and standards, like EMI-ES, GLUE2 and StAR, wider integration with the CANL library, and many enhancements and bug fixes.

Students invited to participate in XSEDE13

sciencenode.org | 03/20/2013 08:45 am

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Early-Bird Registration Opens for International Supercomputing Conference

sciencenode.org | 03/19/2013 04:09 am

Flexible rates and registration structure await early online registrants

LEIPZIG, Germany, March 18, 2013 - Advance registration at reduced rates is now open for the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference. ISC'13 will be held June 16-20 in the historical city of Leipzig. By registering now, ISC'13 attendees can save over 25 percent off the onsite registration rates at the Congress Center Leipzig.

Applications for HPC summer school in New York City due March 18

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2013 08:49 am

European Middleware Initiative Registry, a solution for federated online services

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2013 06:45 am

Positive feedback from the EMIR pilot service preliminary results

Contributed by Beatrice Bressan, EMI NA2, February 2013

PRACE´s Open R&D HPC access for industry awarded in a European e-Infrastructure FP7 Project Success Story Competition

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2013 06:17 am

Since 2012 PRACE has been proposing to European companies an industrial Open R&D offer, based on a unique set of complementary high-level services spanning from information and networking, training, access to leading HPC resources and expertise, to code enabling of open-source applications. Now this documented project offer has been remarked and awarded as an effort in catalysing European industrial competitiveness.

The FP7 Success Story Competition highlights the three best success stories from the FP7 Capacities funding programme in e-Infrastructures. Project success stories in Competitive industry category show how the project made Europe a more attractive location to invest in research and innovation, by promoting activities where businesses set the agenda. It will help innovative SMEs to grow into world-leading companies. PRACE´s proposal paper "How e-research infrastructures can catalyse European industrial Competitiveness" was selected as the winner of the Competitive industry category. The paper describes PRACE´s continuous commitment to develop services for industry to benefit from PRACE research infrastructure.

Open Access Research Data without barriers: the Research Data Alliance Launch and First Plenary

sciencenode.org | 03/01/2013 03:13 am

Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda[1]

Over the last decade, significant investments have been made all over the globe for developing scientific data infrastructures to support the work of research communities and improving shared access to data. There is a common understanding that solutions must be global and that the development of an integrated and interoperable data domain can only be achieved through increased global cooperation.

The Security Issue

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 02/28/2013 08:01 am
Passwords, certificates, cloud and security

PRACE 6th Regular Call: growing scientific wingspan

sciencenode.org | 02/28/2013 04:24 am

PRACE awarded time on 6 Tier-0 HPC systems to 57 research projects, some of which have been allocated record amounts of core hours or have significant links to the most ambitious current European scientific efforts. One project feeds into the EU FET (Future & Emerging Technologies) Flagship "Graphene", two others are linked to ERC (European Research Council) grants and an additional one to the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). Three awards were made to projects led by industrial researchers and a further two included collaborators from industry.

The 6th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals, which was open from 18 September 2012 to 14 November 2012, received 88 applications for time on one or more of the 6 PRACE systems offered (www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-Resources). Abstracts and additional information on the 57 projects that were awarded is published on the PRACE website: www.prace-ri.eu/Regular-Access

Flexiant Announces Free Academic Licences for Cloud Management

sciencenode.org | 02/28/2013 04:24 am

Academic institutions now have access to a commercially advanced cloud management solution

Register for the ER-Flow Application Porting Workshop (Free at the University of Westminster, London)

sciencenode.org | 02/20/2013 03:02 am

4th Annual Cloud Computing for DoD & Government

sciencenode.org | 02/19/2013 01:10 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY – February 19, 2013 – In less than a week IDGA’s 4th Annual Cloud Computing for DoD & Government will take place in Washington DC. In order to provide Government agencies with fluid and functional Cloud services, as well as supply our modern day warfighters with the tactical capabilities of the Cloud, there has never been a more important time than now to discuss this innovative and visionary technology.

“AppliFish”, Knowledge on marine living resources at the touch of a button – a novel mobile app from the iMarine initiative

sciencenode.org | 02/06/2013 03:26 am

Our seas and waterways offer a range of critical services from providing food to regulating the atmosphere. However, global fish stocks are exploited or depleted to such an extent that without urgent measures there may not be any more food to catch in the next decade. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), of the fish stocks assessed, 57% were estimated to already be fully exploited in 2009, all West African fisheries are now over-exploited and coastal fisheries have declined by 50% in the past 30 years. We now eat, on average, four times as much fish as we did in 1950 and climate change is expected to increase reliance on fish for nutritional needs, especially in poorer coastal areas.

Achieving the sustainable use of aquatic ecosystems has been the main and largely failed objective of fisheries management for decades. The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) imposes concerted efforts towards responsible, sustainable fisheries management. These efforts not only call for better understanding but also better governance.

ISC’13 Introduces a New Industry Track into the Conference Program

sciencenode.org | 02/05/2013 04:09 am

Leipzig, Germany, February 5 – With the introduction of some new program elements and sessions as single tracks in the 2013 program, the International Supercomputing Conference will offer attendees the most comprehensive four-day technical program in the 28 years of the conference.

Unlike the past few conferences, at ISC’13 the expected 2,500 attendees will not to have to choose between competing sessions in the brand-new Industry Track, which will run as a series of single sessions, parallel to the current conference track (formerly known as the official conference program), on Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19.

Training available for students in U.S., Europe, and Japan at International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

sciencenode.org | 02/05/2013 03:49 am

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholarsin the United States, Europe, and Japan are invited to apply for the fourth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be heldJune 23-28, 2013,inNew York City. The summer school is sponsored bythe U.S. National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment(XSEDE) project, the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe Implementation Phase project (PRACE-2IP), and RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS).

Pegasus 4.2 Released

sciencenode.org | 01/30/2013 02:54 am

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Symposium Launches “Sherlock”

sciencenode.org | 01/28/2013 07:25 am

Will Discover Relationships in Complex Masses of Data

ERINA+ results will be presented at the eConcertation meeting

sciencenode.org | 01/25/2013 03:51 am

ERINA+ results will be presented at the eConcertation meeting

On March 6th 2013 ERINA+ will hold its Final Workshop on the project’s findings and results in Brussels, linked to the 10th eConcertation meeting (6th and 7th March 2013).

CERN Admin student placement, deadline 5th March

sciencenode.org | 01/24/2013 09:52 am

CERN EU Projects Office is looking for a student in the field of Business Administration or Management to come to CERN on an internship. The deadline for applications is 5th March.

Details to follow:

Cloudscape V – Advanced Programme for Research & Scientific Communities

sciencenode.org | 01/23/2013 09:59 am

New developments and services for research and scientific communities are high on the agenda at Cloudscape V, 27-28 February 2013 at the International Auditorium in Brussels.

Sneak preview

GISELA: Survey of lessons learned

sciencenode.org | 01/23/2013 04:14 am

PRACE Summer of HPC - Summer Placements at European HPC Centres, 1 July to 30 August 2013

sciencenode.org | 01/21/2013 04:21 am

PRACE is pleased to announce the PRACE Summer of HPC Programme - a summer placement programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students in 2013. Applications will open 25 January 2013 via www.summerofhpc.prace-ri.eu

About the PRACE Summer of HPC

Third HPC Production Access, LinkSCEEM - Cy-Tera Joint Call

sciencenode.org | 01/16/2013 05:59 am

Third Call for LinkSCEEM-2/Cy-Tera HPC production access now open!

Opening date: Wednesday 2nd January 2013 Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2013 Start date: Wednesday 1st May 2013 Type of access: Production access

Third HPC Production Access, LinkSCEEM - Cy-Tera Joint Call

sciencenode.org | 01/16/2013 05:56 am

Third Call for LinkSCEEM-2/Cy-Tera HPC production access now open!

Opening date: Wednesday 2nd January 2013 Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2013 Start date: Wednesday 1st May 2013 Type of access: Production access

Third HPC Production Access, LinkSCEEM - Cy-Tera projects

sciencenode.org | 01/16/2013 05:44 am

The 3rd HPC Production Access Call for Proposals under LinkSCEEM-2 and Cy-Tera projects is now open!

Most Innovative Industrial HPC End-User Application in Europe - Open Competition in conjunction with 5th PRACE Executive Industrial Seminar

sciencenode.org | 01/09/2013 08:46 am

PRACE are pleased to announce the launch of the second round of its Competition for the Most Innovative HPC End-User Application in Europe. This competition is organised in conjunction with the 5th PRACE Industrial Seminar that will take place on 15th and 16th of April 2013 in Stuttgart in Germany. The theme of the 2013 event is ‘HPC Changing Europe’s Industrial Landscape’.

The objective of this contest is to award the boldest industrial HPC end-user application – we want to see how far one can take this technology in changing the present paradigms of HPC use by European industry. This competition is open to all fields of HPC and industrial sectors.

PRACE Newsletter 10

sciencenode.org | 01/09/2013 08:46 am

The 10 th issue of the PRACE Newsletter is published. Please download below.

Contents:

Call for Participation: The IEEE Cluster 2013 conference hosted by Indiana University

sciencenode.org | 12/20/2012 03:14 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 19, 2012

EU-Brazil Cooperation drives new Approaches to improve Biodiversity Research

sciencenode.org | 12/19/2012 03:33 am

Two use cases to accelerate biodiversity research are now operational

Press Release, December 2012

ScienceSoft Workshop on Persistent Identifiers for Software Objects

sciencenode.org | 12/12/2012 09:59 am

The EMI project and its ScienceSoft initiative are organizing a Workshop on Persistent Identifiers for Software Objects on January 30th, 2013.

https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=218386

Submissions for ISC Research Papers, Tutorials Now Being Accepted

sciencenode.org | 12/04/2012 03:10 am

Leipzig, Germany, December 3, 2012 – The 2013 International Supercomputing Conference Research Paper and Tutorials Committees are now accepting abstracts and tutorial proposals for ISC’13 in Europe. The ISC’13 Call for Papers is supported by the IEEE Germany Section.

Big data

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 11/30/2012 10:07 am
In November 2012, Mikko Tuomi of the University of Hertfordshire and Guillem Anglada-Escude of the University of Go?ttingen announced the discovery of a new ?Super-Earth? ? a rocky planet five times larger than ours ? orbiting around the habitable zone of its parent star, where surface water would be liquid. They did this by analysing old data sets using new methods. This discovery demonstrates the importance of keeping and curating data so it can be reused later. But as science continues to produce a deluge of data, is keeping it all even viable ? and will a future researcher from a different or even completely new field be able to understand it? This challenge has led to the concept of ?Big Data?.

HPCwire’s Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards 2012: PRACE partners receive well-deserved recognition!

sciencenode.org | 11/15/2012 03:58 pm

Every year since 2003 at SC (http://sc12.supercomputing.org/) HPCwire announces the winners of the HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards. This year, out of the 7 PRACE partners and systems nominated in 6 categories, 3 received the highest recognition from HPCwire’s readers for being among the most outstanding organizations in the HPC domain.

PRACE partners were awarded in the following categories:

The iMarine e-infrastructure: integrating technologies to unlock knowledge on marine living resources

sciencenode.org | 11/13/2012 02:32 am

iMarine, supported by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, aims to unlock knowledge and offer services to improve fisheries management and the conservation of marine living resources. Marine scientists and policy makers need instant access to reliable data in order to meet the high demands of the ecosystem approach to fisheries and the conservation of marine living resources. This is essential to foster better understanding and improve governance. To produce these reliable data, researchers need to apply complex models to analyse multidisciplinary data. They face huge challenges in managing the differences in data formats and temporal and spatial scales. This puts a high demand not only on the computational resources, but also on the scientists collecting, preparing and curating their datasets. To support these community tasks, iMarine provides an advanced e-Infrastructure offering Virtual Research Environments. The e-infrastructure is both user-friendly and flexible, with resources made available ‘on demand’.

iMarine offers a smart, efficient and cost-effective approach by integrating existing technologies and resources that capitalise on EU investments in e-infrastructures. Integration ranges from grid and cloud computational service provision to biodiversity, climate and environmental data access and through interoperability with resources such as GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility), OBIS (Ocean Biogeographic Information System), and the FAO-FI reporting schema. The dynamic provision of Virtual Research Environments plays a fundamental role in connecting the growing iMarine community of practice.

PRACE Regular Call 6 now open until 14 November 2012!

sciencenode.org | 11/06/2012 08:11 am

RE-OPENING: PRACE Project Call 6 has been re-opened today (30 October 2012) and will close on 14 November 2012 at noon (12:00 Brussels Time)

Please visit: http://www.prace-ri.eu/Call-Announcements

PRACE @ SC12 - visit booth #1243 and find out more!

sciencenode.org | 11/06/2012 07:10 am

PRACE will be present at SC12 (booth #1243) to exhibit the 6 Tier-0 systems to which scientists and researchers can gain access through the PRACE peer review process. PRACE Prototypes will be discussed on a BoF session and this year’s edition of the PRACE Treasure Hunt will give everyone a chance to win a brand-new Samsung Galaxy Tab!

The 6 systems on display are:

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Abstracts & Workshop Proposals for ISGC 2013

sciencenode.org | 11/01/2012 06:24 am

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ConPaaS 1.0 changes the way Cloud applications are deployed and managed

sciencenode.org | 10/30/2012 04:31 am

ConPaaS 1.0 changes the way Cloud applications are deployed and managed

2012, October 23, Amsterdam - The Netherlands

The Contrail project is proud to present its first complete set of interoperable Cloud federation tools

sciencenode.org | 10/30/2012 04:28 am

Release 1.1 contains well tested and secure open source tools.

2012, October 23, Bled - Slovenia

PRACE Regular Call 5: records galore!

sciencenode.org | 10/29/2012 09:06 am

PRACE awarded time on 6 Tier-0 high-performance computers to 57 research projects, some of which have been allocated record-amounts of core hours.

The 5th PRACE Regular Call for Proposal, which opened on 17 April 2012 and closed on 30 May 2012, received 80 applications for time on one or more of the 6 PRACE systems offered. A record number of 57 of those applications withstood the in-depth scrutiny of the peer review process and were awarded the core hours needed to perform their research.

Cloudscape V - Clouds for Savings, Clouds for Quality, 27-28 February 2013, Brussels

sciencenode.org | 10/24/2012 03:28 am

Warm welcome for 25th PRACE Member: Belgium!

sciencenode.org | 10/23/2012 02:31 am

Belgium was welcomed by the PRACE Council as the RI’s 25th member. Belgium will join PRACE as a member and will be represented by DGO6 of the Walloon government.

ICT EU-Brazil Coordinated Call for proposals

sciencenode.org | 10/19/2012 09:04 am

The EU and Brazil are cooperating in research and development with the launch of a new joint FP7 ICT Call for Proposals that was open on 12 September 2012.

The closing date is on 12 December 2012 at 17.00.00 (Brussels local time)and for the coordinated projects funded by the Brazilian Authorities on 12 December, 2012 at 18.00.00 (Brasilia local time). The funded projects are expected to start in July 2013.

ICT EU-Brazil Coordinated Call for proposals

sciencenode.org | 10/19/2012 09:02 am

The EU and Brazil are cooperating in research and development with the launch of a new joint FP7 ICT Call for Proposals that was open on 12 September 2012.

The closing date is on 12 December 2012 at 17.00.00 (Brussels local time)and for the coordinated projects funded by the Brazilian Authorities on 12 December, 2012 at 18.00.00 (Brasilia local time). The funded projects are expected to start in July 2013.

ISC Cloud’12 shared new evolution images from HPC and big data in the cloud

sciencenode.org | 10/04/2012 05:57 am

MANNHEIM, Germany, October 4, 2012 – A final number of 150 high-performance computing (HPC), Cloud and Big Data users from academia and industry, along with technology and service providers gathered for two days, on September 24 and 25 in Mannheim, for the third international ISC Cloud’12 conference. Once again costs, performance and security were high on the agenda for new users.

Another very refreshing addition to this year’s program were the manifold end-user experiences, and lessons learned with designing, building, managing and using cloud to facilitate research and big data processing demands. The opening keynote was delivered by Bob Jones from CERN, who gave an overview of CERN’s big data requirements and the progress of the EU Science Cloud, Helix Nebula. The project is shaping up nicely as the current two-year pilot phase continues. CERN is one of the three flagship users in addition to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the European Space Agency (ESA). The three demand-side partners were picked expressly because of the scope of their research and computing requirements.

Transferring Technology and Knowledge

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 10/01/2012 09:20 am
Transfer of ideas, technology and people from the e-science world into industry is a big topic. There are challenges and pitfalls for those wanting to commercialise ideas that have been developed in an academic setting.

What are ships doing on the sea when we do not see them?

sciencenode.org | 09/28/2012 09:49 am

The SHIWA project and one of its subcontractors, Correlation Systems, worked together to optimise and speed up the route calculation of commercial vessels.

Correlation Systems is an R&D SME from Israel, founded in 1992. Its main profile is geospatial data mining, self-learning algorithms and auto-prediction of future geospatial events. WWAIS is a maritime monitoring service that allows monitoring of commercial vessels worldwide using satellite-based AIS and identifies and indicates suspicious activity at sea so relevant authorities can be informed which vessels to check when it arrives in territorial waters.

CloudBroker Platform Now Usable for Free with Own Cloud Infrastructures

sciencenode.org | 09/27/2012 05:14 am

EUDAT's 1st conference registration still open

sciencenode.org | 09/25/2012 04:21 am

The 1st EUDAT Conference will take place from 22-24 October 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

This international event will bring together data infrastructure providers and practitioners from across the globe to discuss current data infrastructure challenges and solutions, with a focus on interoperability, cross-disciplinarity and cross-border collaboration.

PRACE partners aim high for HPCWire’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2012

sciencenode.org | 09/17/2012 07:52 am

Every year at SC (http://sc12.supercomputing.org/) HPCWire announces the winners of the HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards. HPCWire asks readers across the HPC community to recognize the most outstanding organizations and individuals in the industry. This year, 7 PRACE partners and systems are nominated in 6 categories, which shows how PRACE members and their researchers are working at the forefront of science and engineering. Whether in financial services, green computing, public-private collaborations, medical research or extreme simulations, PRACE members aim high – and prove that the sky is NOT the limit!

VENUS-C: a ground-breaking user-centric cloud infrastructure

sciencenode.org | 09/17/2012 07:52 am

VENUS-C (www.venus-c.eu) has successfully put the requirements of end-user communities – such as researchers and SMEs – at the forefront of development, providing scalable and interoperable cloud resources that combine both open source and commercial solutions to offer the best of both worlds. With co-funding from the EC under FP7, this two-year project is one of the first cloud initiatives to feature in the European Digital Agenda (DAE). Fabrizio Gagliardi, Microsoft Research Connections EMEA, VENUS-C chair and one of originators of the initiative says: “I am delighted that the European Commission has acknowledged the significant contribution that VENUS-C has made to the European scientific community, by clearly demonstrating benefits of clouds over grids in terms of cost-effectiveness, flexibility and ease of use. We are also very pleased that our support of small businesses has been so effective in enabling the creation of a start-up and helping small companies grow their business in difficult economic times”. The €4.5 million funding from the Commission has been supplemented by Microsoft investments in Azure resources and manpower, demonstrating a viable, cost-effective and sustainable alternative to supporting European end-user communities.” “Cloud computing empowers researchers in a number of different ways, enabling them not only to accelerate scientific discovery but also do new science they could not have done before”, explains Andrea Manieri, the VENUS-C project director from Engineering (Ingegneria Informatica) in Italy. A notable achievement of VENUS-C has been to provide the resources needed by researchers who traditionally did not have access to adequate computing resources. “These researchers number in their thousands for each traditional supercomputer user. They are the so-called ‘long tail’ of the scientific user distribution and their work helps society in many different ways. They often leverage their research work to create start-up companies, utilising the power of the cloud, with an obvious impact on the EU economy.” Innovatively; the VENUS-C approach has been guided by the requirements of end-users: researchers from across Europe working in seven different scientific fields, from bioinformatics to civil engineering and civil protection. This compelling range of applications is complemented by an additional 15 pilot applications, were selected through a European-wide call for proposal. Together, their cloud computing requirements have steered the infrastructure design and validation process. "Newcastle University is indebted to the expertise and resources provided by the VENUS-C Project to further its research in scalable Drug Discovery. Scientists have been able to develop QSAR (Quantitative structure-activity relationship) models at a previously impossible scale which will help to produce more benign chemicals and more targeted pharmaceuticals. Collaborations between SMEs, multinationals and academic partners are being actively pursued to demonstrate the impact made by the VENUS-C project", says Simon Woodman, Newcastle University. “Our approach to ‘openness’ has been to tie together user requirements and provide solutions and services that are more efficient and cost effective in the everyday work of our end-users. Our open-source components are available on the VENUS-C website with the aim of fostering further development. On top of this we have shared best practices and have leveraged open standards developments”, explains Professor Ignacio Blanquer, from Polytechnic University in Valencia, who served as the VENUS-C community manager. “Thanks to the collaborative work between the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the Royal Technical Institute (KTH), Engineering and the Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe (EMIC) on key areas of standards and interoperability, VENUS-C shows striking success in using standards for job submission (BES/JSDL established protocols), OCCI for clouds, CDMI (Cloud Data Management Interface) for storage, as well as security and accounting standards”, notes Professor Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University and one of the six renowned international experts who have guided the project’s progress. New European user communities benefit from the cloud Getting new communities to use VENUS-C in production has been important in demonstrating its value-add for the wider European research community and ensuring sustainability. In this respect, the civil protection and emergencies application has been a remarkable success. “VENUS-C, with its forest fire risk and behaviour application in cloud computing, provides a valuable means to emergency and civil protection agencies to prevent and fight wildfires at an advanced level of operational and cost efficiencies, showing potential for many regions across the globe”, explains Professor Kostas Kalabokidis from the University of the Aegean. Bringing cloud radiotherapy planning to hospitals also introduces a new community to the cloud. "Our experience in VENUS-C demonstrates the value of the cloud in bringing innovative services to hospitals with radiotherapy facilities while ensuring a high level of safety, reliability, security and trustworthiness, which are crucial for any healthcare solution", says Carlos Mouriño from CESGA, a Spanish supercomputing centre. Another new area is social media assessment. “Cloud4Trends is a micro-blogging and blogging localised content collection and analysis framework used to detect currently popular topics that reveal users’ interest. We will continue to leverage VENUS-C to support and attract more users and handle simultaneous large-scale experiments on large metropolitan geographic areas", explains Athena Vakali, a professor at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. New European start-ups and innovation hubs Thierry Priol, Inria and a VENUS-C advisor highlights the tangible benefits of VENUS-C for small companies: “the achievements of VENUS-C are impressive and have helped demonstrate that the cloud is effective in providing computing power, not only to the research community, but also to small companies for which HPC systems are not economically affordable”. Molplex Ltd, a UK start-up, is one of the small companies to have benefitted from the project. "VENUS-C has provided large and stable computing resources at low upfront cost, enabling us to speed up the development of safer and more effective drugs against a range of serious infectious diseases including Dengue, TB and Malaria", notes Vladimir Sykora, CIO and co-founder. Furio Barzon from Collaboratorio, a consulting company for architects and civil engineers, perfectly illustrates how cloud goes hand-in-hand with an entrepreneurial spirit. He explains, “VENUS-C has worked exceptionally well as a venture incubator for the Green Prefab system, enabling us to combine development with global market activities that have led to a the creation of a new start-up, Green Prefab, and HUB-E (www.hub-e.com), an innovation hub, for civil engineering with open and private platform and infrastructure service models leveraging VENUS-C. Playing a pioneering role in our profession has been very exciting with early investors negotiating initial seed funding of $1 million. The cloud module based on VENUS-C could be implemented very soon”. “Thanks to our work in VENUS-C we are now exploring the opportunity to provide Architrave, our cloud-based solution for the structural analysis, as an additional service to enrich the HUB-E portfolio of services and applications” , notes José Alonso, Technical University of Valencia. Emanuele Naboni, an associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy, says “our involvement as a pilot in VENUS-C has changed our approach to research and opened up new opportunities to deploy online services that will enable the wider end-user community to assess the eco-efficiency of buildings. This sets the basis for our development of online tools that support energy performance-based design decisions at the very early stages of architectural design”. VENUS-C was co-funded by the GÉANT and e-Infrastructure Unit, DG Information Society and Media of the European Commission (now part of DG Connect) with Microsoft investments in Azure resources and manpower through Redmond and its European research centres. The 14 partners in VENUS-C are: Engineering SpA (Italy), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, Spain), Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (CoSBI, Italy), Collaboratorio (Italy), European Chapter of the Open Grid Forum (OGF.eeig, UK), Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe (Germany), Microsoft Innovation Center – Greece, Microsoft Research Ltd (UK), National Research Council of Italy (CNR, Italy), Newcastle University (UK), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden), Technion (Israel), the Technical University of Valencia (Spain) and the University of the Aegean (Greece). The 15 new pilots are represented by Aristotle University (Department of Computer Science and the Geophysics Lab, Greece), Athena Research (Greece), CESGA (Spain), CIEMAT (Spain), DFRC (Switzerland), Heriot-Watt University (UK), Molplex (UK), Royal Danish Academy (Denmark), Royal Holloway (UK), Stockholm Brain Institute (Sweden), University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland), University of Cyprus (Cyprus), University of Malaga (Spain), University of Westminster (UK). The University of Manchester is one of the voluntary experts with free access to VENUS-C resources.

Empowering biodiversity researchers towards innovative collaborative science: press release

sciencenode.org | 09/11/2012 04:38 am

September 2012

Advancing Biodiversity e-science innovation through global cooperation, 19-20 September 2012, Recife, Brazil A workshop jointly hosted by EUBrazilOpenBio and and the Brazilian Virtual Herbarium of Plants and Fungi

ISC Cloud’12 Panel to Examine Challenges of Moving HPC to the Cloud

sciencenode.org | 09/10/2012 08:18 am

ISC Cloud’12 Panel to Examine Challenges of Moving HPC to the Cloud

Pegasus 4.1.0 released

sciencenode.org | 08/30/2012 03:25 am

This a major release of Pegasus that has support for PMC (pegasus-mpi-cluster) which can be used to run the tasks in a clustered job in parallel on remote machines using MPI. As part of this release, the support for submitting workflows using CondorC has been updated. The Pegasus Tutorial has also been updated and is available to run on Amazon EC2, FutureGrid and your local machine using Virtual Box.

A complete list of new features is documented in the release notes at http://pegasus.isi.edu/news/4.1.0

Important change in schedule for PRACE Calls for Proposals

sciencenode.org | 08/29/2012 04:40 am

As of September 2012, PRACE will publish its twice-yearly Calls for Proposals according to a fixed rhythm:

Call opens in February > Access is provided starting September of the same year.

PRACE system equips science to face the tempest

sciencenode.org | 08/29/2012 04:24 am

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has awarded 144.565.862 core hours on Cray XE6 System Hermit installed at HLRS Stuttgart – one of the three members of the German Gauss Centre for Supercomputing -- to Prof. Pier Luigi Vidale and his UPSCALE project team, including scientists from NCAS-Climate (Department of Meteorology, University of Reading) and from the Met Office (Exeter), in the United Kingdom. This is the largest allocation of core hours ever to be made on a single PRACE Tier-0 system! The UPSCALE project merited this record-breaking allocation because of its scientific and technical excellence: it aims to continue developing our climate modelling capability and goes for even higher global resolution, all the way to 12km, which is not even envisioned for Met Office global weather forecasting before 2015.

Workshop on the usage of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in HPC organised by PRACE

sciencenode.org | 08/21/2012 07:27 am

The mission of the PRACE research infrastructure is to enable high impact European scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realise this mission through world-class computing and data management resources and by providing services open to all qualifying European and International research through a peer review process.

In the context of the Third PRACE Implementation Phase Project (PRACE-3IP) , which started on 1st July 2012, PRACE is considering undertaking a joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) procedure addressing the major issue of the energy efficiency of large scale supercomputers. PCP aims to foster innovation for economic growth to ensure sustainable high quality public services in Europe.

ISC Cloud’12 Keynote Session to Investigate Helix Nebula, Europe’s Science Cloud

sciencenode.org | 08/17/2012 09:27 am

Advancing Biodiversity e-science innovation through Global Cooperation. INCT & EUBrazilOpenBio Workshop, 19-20 Sept 2012, Recife

sciencenode.org | 08/03/2012 03:00 am

With 70% of the world's catalogued animal and plant species found in Brazil, the countries botanists and biodiversity researchers can benefit massively from specialised large data e-Infrastructures which can speed up and facilitate scientific research. However, research is becoming increasingly data-driven and complex mathematical models are needed to analyse increasingly abundant data sets.

This workshop is the perfect platform for the biodiversity researchers to learn about how the tools and services of the EUBrazilOpenBio infrastructure can facilitate and accelerate their work with more accurate results. With special focus on the Brazilian Virtual Herbarium community, experts will present step-by-step guides to EUBrazilOpenBio's innovative niche modeling tool and the comparative analysis of the Brazilian and the Global taxonomic plants catalogue.

CERN Summer Student Webfest 2012

sciencenode.org | 08/02/2012 04:44 am

Are you passionate about science? Do you like communicating that passion to the general public? Then come along to the very first CERN Summer Student Webfest kicking off Friday 3 August! The Webfest will spark new ideas that could innovate the future of web-based education about CERN, the LHC and particle physics.

The CERN Summer Student Webfest is a weekend of online web-based creativity modeled after the gatherings (sometimes called hackfests or hackathons) that energize many open source communities. You can work with like-minded students and CERN staff to design and build demos of the web apps you would like to see online. Prizes will be awarded to the best apps, with a Grand Prize winner receiving a trip to the Mozilla Festival in London!

Pegasus project leader, chief White House advanced manufacturing adviser to speak at HUBzero conference

sciencenode.org | 08/01/2012 08:43 am

The chief White House adviser on advanced manufacturing science and technology, the United Kingdom’s director for digital social research and the leader of the Pegasus project at the University of Southern California, which makes it easier for researchers to work with high-performance, grid and cloud computing resources, are among the speakers set for HUBbub 2012. The conference Sept. 24-25 focuses on HUBzero, a Purdue University-developed ready-made cyberinfrastructure for research and education. To register, go to: http://hubzero.org/hubbub.

The Pegasus Workflow Management System, developed by Ewa Deelman and her team at the University of Southern California, simplifies workflow building so researchers can concentrate on research instead of computer programming. In addition to Deelman, speakers set for HUBbub 2012 include Thomas Kurfess, assistant director for advanced manufacturing in the U.S. President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and David De Roure, the United Kingdom’s national strategic director for digital social research and leader of the myexperiment.org social website for sharing scientific workflows.

iMarine: An innovative approach to data & knowledge sharing for sustainable fisheries management and conservation policies

sciencenode.org | 08/01/2012 08:34 am

Climate change, overfishing, natural and manmade disasters, and loss of habitat all threaten the biodiversity of our oceans. The fisheries and aquaculture sectors make a vital contribution to the world’s well-being and prosperity. However, there is an urgent need for more effective management to ensure sustainable fisheries for future generations and to maintain biodiversity in the oceans by protecting the entire ecosystem.

iMarine (www.i-marine.eu) provides a cutting-edge e-infrastructure, facilitating marine and biodiversity scientists, fisheries managers, statisticians and conservationists, as well as key organisations like the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the WorldFisher Center and CGIAR. These diverse specialist communities require highly demanding computing, multidisciplinary data, complex prediction and validation models but typically lack access to such resources. Funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, iMarine is helping to unlock knowledge on our oceans, allowing us to manage, protect and sustainably benefit from their vast resources. At the same time, iMarine is demonstrating that Europe can play a leading role in supporting a global community to achieve responsible and sustainable use of aquatic resources.

StratusLab version 2.0 released

sciencenode.org | 08/01/2012 03:03 am

The StratusLab project is proud to announce the release of StratusLab 2.0, the complete, open-source solution for deploying an "Infrastructure as a Service" (Iaas) cloud.

Open Data,Open Science

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 07/27/2012 07:57 am
Data: unavoidably expensive? In the late 1960s and early 1970s, falling costs of integrated circuits meant the computer was making a transition from being a tool available to only the very few to one available to the many. As the potential for computers to be used to create, store and transmit ideas and information became apparent, technological evangelist Stewart Brand, publisher of The Whole Earth Catalog, identified a duality in the nature of digital data: ?Information wants to be free. And information wants to be very expensive.?

PRACE and XSEDE call for Expressions of Interest for Joint Access by International Teams

sciencenode.org | 07/23/2012 02:59 am

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the National Science Foundation-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) team up to foster collaborations among U.S. and European scientists and engineers.

CURIE spices up PRACE portfolio

sciencenode.org | 07/23/2012 02:57 am

On 12 July 2012, supercomputer CURIE, hosted in France and the second Tier-0 system to be added to the PRACE portfolio was officially inaugurated by Ms. Geneviève Fioraso, French minister of Higher Education and Research. Ms. Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for Digital Agenda, sent her congratulations through a pre-recorded video message. Already, CURIE’s novel architecture has been instrumental to a team of researchers who computed the structure of the entire observable universe, from the Big Bang to the present day – a world premiere.

Europe’s fastest supercomputer SuperMUC gives PRACE a head start.

sciencenode.org | 07/23/2012 02:55 am

On 20th July 2012, SuperMUC, Europe’s fastest and extremely energy-efficient supercomputer with a peak capacity of more than 3 petaflops, was inaugurated by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. SuperMUC was already included in the 4th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals and 200 million of SuperMUC’s core hours (out of the 1.134 million core hours for the entire Call) were allocated to top-level research projects. The Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) that runs SuperMUC added the inauguration to the festivities surrounding its 50th anniversary.

International Workshop on Multiscale Modelling of Materials for Energy Conversion Applications

sciencenode.org | 07/23/2012 02:53 am

Next generation materials, especially those used for energy conversion applications, contain building blocks on several length scales and exhibit pronounced complexity. To treat such systems computationally, many different and well established physical models are employed as individual steps in complex simulation protocols. This workshop will bring together broad groups of experts in high-performance computing, multiscale modelling, industrial users, and experimental researchers. It will enable knowledge exchange and foster adoption of novel approaches for multiscale modeling that are developed and provided within the MMM@HPC project.

Location: Athens, Greece Further information and online registration: www.multiscale-modelling.eu/workshop Registration closing: October 31, 2012 Abstracts deadline: September 30, 2012

Third Annual HPC Summer School welcomes 60 students from 4 continents.

sciencenode.org | 07/16/2012 10:02 am

From more than 230 applications, 60 graduate students and postdocs – among them 30% women – were selected from higher education institutions across Europe and the United States to attend the 3rd Annual Summer School on Computational Challenges in High Performance Computing hosted by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) from June 24 to 28, 2012. The students came together at the Royal Marine Hotel in south Dublin, Ireland, where the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), the Irish member of PRACE, took care of local coordination and hospitality. The nationalities of the students spanned several continents including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Central and North America.

On the Higgs boson’s track: Grid computing and EMI empower a step forward in fundamental knowledge

sciencenode.org | 07/16/2012 06:32 am

On the Higgs boson’s track

Grid computing and EMI empower a step forward in fundamental knowledge

PRACE Scientific Annual Report 2012 now available!

sciencenode.org | 07/09/2012 07:39 am

At the end of June 2012 PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, published its first Scientific Annual Report. The report is available for online reading and download on http://www.prace-ri.euand printed editions can now also be ordered.

The first edition of the PRACE Scientific Annual Report covers a range of topics, including success stories from research done on PRACE Tier-0 high performance supercomputers, interviews with Prof. Anne Glover (Chief Scientific Advisor to Commission President Barroso) and Prof. & Dr. Achim Bachem (Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jülich Research Centre, Germany), in-depth information about the PRACE Peer Review Process and Calls for Proposals, as well as features on HPC resources, the PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATC) and the PRACE Awards winners.

CFP for Special session on "Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications"

sciencenode.org | 07/05/2012 05:43 am

=================================================================== CALL FOR PAPERS

Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications

CECAM-ScalaLife Workshop, Oct 03 - Oct 05, 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland

sciencenode.org | 07/04/2012 05:18 am

ScalaLife EU project is organising the CECAM workshop "High Performance Computing in Computational Chemistry and Molecular Biology: Challenges and Solutions provided by ScalaLife project", between October 3 and 5, in CECAM-HQ-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

http://www.scalalife.eu/content/cecam

Registration for the EGI Technical Forum is now open

sciencenode.org | 06/26/2012 06:54 am

Early-bird registration for the EGI Technical Forum 2012 is now open!

The organisers of the EGI Technical Forum 2012 would like to invite the EGI community and everyone with an interest in distributed computing and its applications to research, to register online for the event.

PRACE looks back on successful Scientific Conference at ISC’12

sciencenode.org | 06/26/2012 03:13 am

On 17th June 2012, at the start of ISC’12, PRACE held its annual PRACE Scientific Conference (also known as PRACE Day) at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg, Germany. A line-up of 8 presentations of outstanding and award-winning scientists was complemented by keynote speeches by Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit "GÉANT & e?Infrastructure", European Commission and Maria Ramalho, Managing Director, PRACE aisbl and a session of the PRACE User Forum presided by its Chairman, Turlough Downes. The day was moderated by Richard Kenway, Chair of PRACE Scientific Steering Committee & Conference Chairman

Catherine Rivière appointed as Council Chair of PRACE aisbl

sciencenode.org | 06/20/2012 07:40 am

On June 6th, 2012, in Bologna (Italy), the Council of PRACE aisbl, which currently gathers 24 member countries, has appointed Catherine Rivière, CEO of GENCI, as its new Chair with a two-year mandate.

Europe shoots up in TOP500: 4 systems in the top 10

sciencenode.org | 06/20/2012 06:10 am

The 39th TOP500 list (http://www.top500.org/lists/2012/06) was released on Monday, June 18, at the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Hamburg, Germany. Four European systems are in the top 10: SuperMUC at #4, FERMI at #7, JUQUEEN at #8 and CURIE thin nodes at #9.

SuperMUC, installed at Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ@GCS), Germany, ranks #4 in the TOP500 making it the most powerful system in Europe. SuperMUC is a System X iDataPlex from IBM. It is equipped with more than 155,000 processor cores, which deliver an aggregate peak performance of more than 3 Petaflops (3 quadrillion floating point operations per second, a 3 with 15 zeroes). More than 330 Terabytes of main memory are available for data processing. These data can be transferred between nodes via a non-blocking InfiniBand network with fat tree topology. In addition, up to 10 Petabytes of data can intermediately be stored in parallel file systems based on IBM's GPFS. For permanent storage of user data like program source code, input data etc., a storage solution of NetApp with more than 4 Petabytes capacity is available, renowned for its high reliability. Furthermore, magnetic tape libraries with a capacity of 16.5 Petabytes are available for long-term archiving of data. "Since it is comprised of processors with a standard instruction set that are well known from laptops, PCs and servers, SuperMUC is especially user friendly. This makes adapting user software much easier than for many other of the TOP500 systems that only can achieve high performance by use of special accelerators but can hardly be used for the vast majority of application programs.", explains Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode, LRZ's Chairman.

PRACE Prototypes evaluation in ISC´12 BOF session

sciencenode.org | 06/19/2012 10:32 am

PRACE Future Technologies Evaluation Results

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 9:00 - 9:45

The PRACE Award winners 2012 announced

sciencenode.org | 06/19/2012 10:32 am

The PRACE Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) selected the winner of the PRACE Award in 2012. The Award was presented at the Opening Session of ISC'12 (International Supercomputing Conference) in Hamburg on Monday, June 18 th, 2012.

All papers that were submitted to ISC'12 Research Paper Sessions were reviewed by the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee. This year's PRACE Award goes to the paper "A Fast & Scalable Low Dimensional Solver for Charged Particle Dynamics in Large Particle Accelerators" signed by a group of authors:Yves Ineichen (Paul Scherrer Institut, IBM Research - Zurich, and ETH Zürich), Andreas Adelmann (Paul Scherrer Institut), Costas Bekas (IBM Research - Zurich), Alessandro Curioni (IBM Research - Zurich), Peter Arbenz (ETH Zürich)

De-risking Drug Discovery with the use of cloud computing

sciencenode.org | 06/19/2012 04:21 am

Molplex Ltd, a UK-based SME, has announced the launch of its pilot study “Clouds Against Disease” -- a powerful computing application for speeding up the discovery of new drugs. The application leverages large computing resources using the EU-funded VENUS-C cloud infrastructure (www.venus-c.eu). Molplex optimisation engine Optiplex has been deployed on the Microsoft’s Azure cloud and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) cloud using the VENUS-C APIs. Molplex Optiplex engine optimises the properties of new drugs in order to reduce side effects and minimise toxicity levels in the human body. Molplex COO Vladimir Sykora commented “VENUS-C has enabled us to leverage large computing resources at low cost, providing the computing power needed to carry out large numerical optimisation tasks. These optimisation tasks enable us to find the right chemical compounds to treat serious diseases with minimal side effects and higher potency – all done virtually in the cloud. In this way, our internal and partnered drug discovery projects have a much higher chance of succeeding in the clinic”. An early adopter of the VENUS-C Platform Andrea Manieri from Engineering Italy, the coordinator of the VENUS-C project commented “Molplex was an early adopter of the VENUS-C platform. They have helped us improve the platform based on real world requirements while they exploited our experts and resources to speed-up the migration to the cloud. It is a win-win story that we are proud to highlight.” A UK Perspective “The launch of the Molplex ‘Clouds Against Disease’ pilot study shows how the innovations at the heart of the European e-Science community can be brought to bear on commercial premises, providing quick access to large scale compute resource via a well-defined, standards based interface. This is very much the future of high performance computing for science and business. Capitalising on the research infrastructure investments made to enable such breakthroughs in science and discovery”, said Ian Osborne, Director Cloud and Government IT, ICT KTN.

About VENUS-C VENUS-C adopts a user-centric approach to cloud computing with over 20 user groups from research and small businesses. The aim is to develop, test and deploy an industry-quality cloud computing service underpinned by Windows Azure and Microsoft European data centres, the Engineering data centre, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, Spain). All open-source components can be downloaded from the VENUS-C website (www.venus-c.eu. The downloadable packages have been released under Apache 2.0 unless otherwise stated. User groups come from disciplines as diverse as architecture and civil engineering, biology and biomedical research, civil protection and emergencies, astrophysics, healthcare, mathematics, social media assessment, aerospace engineering and marine biodiversity data. Dr. Vladimir J. Sykora, Molplex Ltd, manages the development of software technologies for drug discovery, covering the whole design–synthesis–screening cycle of pharmaceutical research. He has worked in various biotechnology companies and institutions, including Morphochem AG, Cyprotex Ltd and the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, places where he has championed the concept of Information–Based Drug Discovery, a highly optimised approach to drug research.

PRACE Newsletter 8

sciencenode.org | 06/14/2012 08:59 am

The 8th issue of the PRACE Newsletter is published.

Contents:

Still Time to Save on ISC’12 Registration – Register Online by June 16

sciencenode.org | 06/06/2012 03:44 am

HAMBURG, Germany, June 5 - The 27th annual International Supercomputing Conference is less than two weeks away, but there's still time to save by registering now and avoiding the higher on-site registration rates. ISC's flexible registration system allows attendees to sign up and pay for only those sessions that fit their interests or schedules.

Registration this year is running 15 percent ahead of last year, pointing to an estimated record attendance of 2,400 participants. Clearly, HPC experts from around the world are taking to heart the ISC'12 theme of "Join the Global Supercomputing Community."

ISC Cloud’12 Focuses on Use of Clouds for HPC and Big Data

sciencenode.org | 06/06/2012 03:37 am

ISC Cloud’12 Focuses on Use of Clouds for HPC and Big Data

The European eInfrastructures Observatory to be unveiled at the e-IRG Workshop on June 2012

sciencenode.org | 06/06/2012 03:31 am

The European ežInfrastructures Observatory (www.e-observatory.eu) will be officially unveiled at the e-IRG Workshop organised under the Danish EU Presidency on June 11, 2012, in Copenhagen. The European ežInfrastructures Observatory is an on-line platform, offering interactive and user-driven visualisation tools and an extensive set of benchmarking indicators to facilitate multidimensional and polymorphic monitoring and analysis, support fact-based policy and learning and disseminate achievements of electronic infrastructures in Europe and beyond.

VisionCloud webinar at the Enterprise Storage Summit, BrightTALK, 13 June 2012. Get connected!

sciencenode.org | 05/29/2012 03:50 am

Hillel Kolodner, IBM and principal investigator for VISION Cloud, is presenting a webinar that will be broadcast by BrightTALK on 13 June 2012 from 2pm to 3pm CEST. The presentation, entitled 'Storage Clouds: Limitations, Challenges and Enablers’, shines the spotlight on storage cloud systems. These systems are an emerging technology to deal with the ever increasing need to store personal and organisational digital data. The webinar presents the main concepts and innovations that lie at the heart of the VISION Cloud architecture. The talk will be enriched by examples taken from the domains of telecommunications, media, healthcare and enterprise software. For more information please visit http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/679/48351

PRACE Award for Most Innovative Industrial HPC in Europe goes to Xcelerit

sciencenode.org | 05/23/2012 04:47 am

BOLOGNA, 16th April 2012 - Xcelerit, a Dublin-based software company specialising in cross-platform acceleration tools, was awarded First Prize in the competition for the Most Innovative Industrial HPC Solution in Europe. The award was presented at the 4th PRACE Industrial Seminar, the annual PRACE event aimed at developing relationships with industry.

The objective of the competition was to recognise the boldest industrial HPC application and illustrate how far this technology can be taken to change the present best practice of European industry.

120 million core hours on CRAY XE6 Hermit allocated to 3 awardees of the PRACE 4th Call for Proposals

sciencenode.org | 05/22/2012 08:48 am

Call for Science and Technology Teachers

sciencenode.org | 05/21/2012 06:30 am

Are you a motivated Science or Technology teacher to engage your students in science? Do you want to use the latest technologies in your classroom?

If yes, this announcement is for you!

Building Blocks of Data Infrastructures 25th/26th June 2012, Amsterdam

sciencenode.org | 05/09/2012 07:30 am

EUDAT project will hold its first training course on 25th & 26th June in Amsterdam offering theoretical knowledge about data architectures, and practical experience of concrete implementation work. The course will consist of:

*Policy-Rule based Data Management

TF 2012: abstract submission opens

sciencenode.org | 05/08/2012 10:00 am

The organisers of the EGI Technical Forum 2012 (TF 2012) are pleased to announce that online abstract submission is now open!

The event will be held in Prague, Czech Republic between 17-21 September in partnership with CESNET, the consortium of Czech universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences that represents the country in the EGI council.

PRACE Scientific Conference 2012

sciencenode.org | 05/08/2012 09:49 am

Now Entering its 20th Year, TOP500 List to Be Focus of Three Sessions at ISC’12

sciencenode.org | 05/04/2012 08:30 am

HAMBURG, Germany, - What began as a small statistics project in 1993 is today one of the most widely watched announcements in the high performance computing community. To mark the occasion, the TOP500 List of the world's most powerful supercomputers will be featured in two sessions at the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference to be held June 17-21 at the Congress Center Hamburg.

To kick things off, Michael Feldman of HPCwire and Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research will interview the four TOP500 editors - Hans Meuer, Erich Strohmaier, Jack Dongarra and Horst Simon - for their popular Soundbite podcast.

PRACE Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel® MIC Architecture

sciencenode.org | 05/02/2012 09:03 am

PRACE 4th Call for Proposals accepted 43 applications and granted 1.134 million core hours on Tier-0 systems: a record!

sciencenode.org | 04/30/2012 07:28 am

For the PRACE Project Access 4th Call for Proposals on Tier-0 systems, 1136 million core hours on 5 Tier-0 machines were made available by PRACE hosting members – the largest number of supercomputers for any PRACE call so far. PRACE received 78 applications requesting 1.927 million core hours. The peer review process for the project applications allocated 1134 million core hours to 43 proposals. Researchers awarded access to the infrastructure will start using their allocated core hours from 1st May 2012 until 30th April 2013.

The 43 proposals that were awarded access to the research infrastructure are at the highest level of scientific and technical maturity. The results of these projects will be published in one or more high-quality scientific journals. The proposals demonstrated scientific excellence and focus on topics of major relevance for European research. This underlines the need for Tier-0 resources and an integrated system for access to these resources, as provided by PRACE. The details of the 43 successful applications will be available via http://prace-ri.eu/PRACE-Projects or the ‘How to apply’ menu.

Visualisation

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 04/27/2012 09:24 am
The open data revolution, driven by a growing number of conscientious researchers and enlightened academic publishers, is making more data available to scientists and the public at large than ever before. Alone and without context, this mass of data can be a daunting deluge of numbers. Visualisation helps us not only to understand the conclusions of research, but transmits ideas across disciplines and cultural boundaries, creating a collaborative infrastructure that actually improves the quality of science being done. Visualisation may also help drive home the social and economic consequences of research, for example in understanding global environmental change.

e-FISCAL summer workshop July 3rd - 4th - registration opened

sciencenode.org | 04/27/2012 07:50 am

The second e-FISCAL workshop will be arranged on 3rd and 4th of July 2012 in Samos, Greece.

The goal of the workshop is to present and discuss with financial e-Infrastructure experts the preliminary findings of the project, namely the project survey, the review of state-of-the-art on the topic and benchmarking efforts comparing commercial and non-commercial solutions . The workshop also aims at building a crucial community of practice that will make important contributions to the overall sustainability planning of the e-Infrastructures in the Horizon 2020 era and beyond.

e-IRG responds to the report of the GEANT Expert Group

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2012 10:08 am

In a newly released paper, e-IRG responds to the findings and recommendations of the report of the GEANT Expert Group (GEG).The GEG was established by the European Commission in December 2010, with the mandate to articulate a 2020 vision for European Research and Education networking and identify an action plan for realising this vision. On October 4, 2011 the GEG presented its vision and recommendations in its Report ‘Knowledge without Borders: GEANT 2020 as the European Communications Commons’.

With the paper “e-IRG’s reaction to the findings and recommendations of the report of the GEANT Expert Group”, e-IRG welcomes the GEG report, recognizes the analyses, and widely supports the recommendations.

Heading toward Exascale: ISC’12 Sessions to Look at Global Progress, Plans and Programs

sciencenode.org | 04/20/2012 08:42 am

Heading toward Exascale: ISC'12 Sessions to Look at Global Progress, Plans and Programs

HAMBURG, Germany - Most high-performance computing experts agree that exascale systems will be a reality by 2020, but there is far less agreement and much more discussion on the route to achieving that goal. At the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference, experts from around the world will give their perspectives on where things stand now in regard to exascale and where the HPC community is heading.ISC'12 will be held June 17-21 in Hamburg.

VENUS-C - Empowering Emergency Crews with the Cloud

sciencenode.org | 04/18/2012 04:08 am

When a fire strikes, every second counts Effective fire management is an essential part of fire-fighting strategies to minimise damage to land, property and loss of life and safeguard the environment. Forest fires are particularly challenging for the south of Europe. Almost 7% of fire ignitions in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece result in 85% of burnt areas. Even countries like Germany, Belgium and Switzerland experience forest fires. Being able to predict where a fire is most likely to strike is vital during wildfire seasons across the globe. However, spatiotemporal calculations using different geographical datasets often rely on huge computer resources. Civil protection agencies do not typically have these resources or the know-how to operate complex IT systems for seamless fire risk predictions and management.

VENUS-C cloud-powered solution VENUS-C (Virtual Multidisciplinary Environments Using Cloud Infrastructures – www.venus-c.eu) is addressing these kinds of issues. This pioneering project for the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme is providing computing resources to relatively small universities and businesses that have big ideas, with the ultimate goal of fostering broader uptake. An innovative approach to using cloud computing for predicting and managing wildfires has been pioneered by Kostas Kalabokidis, a senior geography researcher at the University of the Aegean in Greece. Professor Kalabokidis and his team have developed a system that uses weather, topography, vegetation data and digital images to predict the spread of forest fires, giving fire fighters a one-hour head start on the blaze. It also provides forecasts of the risk of fires up to five days in advance. Their wildfire prediction application combines Microsoft’s Bing Maps, Microsoft Silverlight (a front-end application for multimedia, graphics, and animation), and Windows Azure, for managing the cloud computing resources at the back end. "Around the world, there are many fire risk algorithms being developed in places like the U.S., Canada, Russia and Southern Europe. What makes our tool different is it provides a quantitative and systematic approach, based on Geographic Information Systems, whereas, for example, Greece’s fire risk scheme is qualitative or empirical based. Our model can predict fire risks at an hourly rate too”, said Kostas Kalabokidis.

European Network of National Contact Points for Research Infrastructures moving forward

sciencenode.org | 04/04/2012 09:48 am

EuroRIs-Net+ builds on the Network of National Contact Points for the Research Infrastructures programme (RIs NCPs) to provide value-added services, which will facilitate transnational cooperation of NCPs, promoting the effective implementation of the RI programme, highlighting opportunities offered by Research Infrastructures - at the European and international level - and their impact on e-science.

The newly developed services are available to our clients (RI scientific communities, industry and public stakeholders) at the project web site: http://www.euroris-net.eu/ and includes:

SYNASC 2012 14th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing ~~ In honor of Professor Bruno Buchberger's 70th birthday and of Professor Stefan Maruster's 75th birthday ~~

sciencenode.org | 03/23/2012 09:34 am

European Network of National Contact Points for Research Infrastructures moving forward

sciencenode.org | 03/23/2012 08:14 am

EuroRIs-Net+ builds on the Network of National Contact Points for the Research Infrastructures programme (RIs NCPs) to provide value-added services, which will facilitate transnational cooperation of NCPs, promoting the effective implementation of the RI programme, highlighting opportunities offered by Research Infrastructures - at the European and international level - and their impact on e-science.

The newly developed services are available to our clients (RI scientific communities, industry and public stakeholders) at the project web site: http://www.euroris-net.eu/ and includes:

ISC’12 Keynote Speakers to Present a Global Perspective on HPC

sciencenode.org | 03/08/2012 09:47 am

HAMBURG, Germany, March 8th – When the global high performance computing community convenes each June at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany, a major draw is the presentation of views from around the world. And ISC’12 continues in this vein with four keynote speakers representing industry, research institutions and academia.

ISC’12, the 27th conference in the series, will be held June 17-21 in Hamburg. This year’s conference is expected to draw 2,400 attendees from academia, research institutions and industry around the world. An estimated 160 leading organizations will showcase their products and research in the ISC exhibition.

StratusLab version 1.4 released

sciencenode.org | 03/08/2012 09:37 am

The StratusLab project is proud to announce the StratusLab 1.4 release. This is an incremental release of the StratusLab distribution, the cloud computing distribution designed for grid and cluster computing.

Key features of StratusLab v1.4

Announcing the third EU-U.S. Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, June 24-28, 2012, Dublin, Ireland

sciencenode.org | 03/06/2012 07:19 am

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment(XSEDE) project and the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) are pleased to announce the third International Summer School on High Performance Computing (HPC) Challenges in Computational Sciences, June 24-28, 2012, in Dublin, Ireland.

After the success of summer schools in Catania, Sicily, in 2010 and in South Lake Tahoe, California, in 2011, the third summer school will take place in Dublin, the capital of the “Green Island.”

Pegasus 4.0 released

sciencenode.org | 03/06/2012 07:18 am

This is a major release of Pegasus that introduces new advanced data handling capabilities, and contains improved support for running workflows in non-shared filesystem scenarios such as clouds and Condor pools. Pegasus now optionally separates the data staging site from the workflow execution site for more flexible data management. A new feature is PegasusLite - an autonomous lightweight execution environment to manage jobs on the compute nodes and handles data movement to/from such jobs against the workflow staging site. The RPM and Debian packages conform to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS).

A complete list of new features is documented in the release notes at http://pegasus.isi.edu/news/4.0.0

FERMI ready for launch in PRACE

sciencenode.org | 03/06/2012 07:16 am

CERN openlab summer student programme

sciencenode.org | 02/28/2012 10:57 am

The openlab student programme is open for applications from bachelor, master and PhD students in computer science and physics. Successful applicants will spend two months at CERN, during the period June to September 2012, to work with some of the latest hardware and software technologies.

Please visit www.cern.ch/openlab-students for more information. Candidates should submit their application at www.cern.ch/jobs and attach the following documents: CV, recommendation letter(s) by university supervisor(s), and motivation letter with an indication of preferred are of work (incomplete applications will not be considered). The closing date is 30 March 2012.

Research Networks: global connectivity

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 02/28/2012 04:39 am
As science becomes increasingly global and collaborative, researchers? dependence on fast and reliable data and communication links continues to grow. Research and Education (R&E) networks are designed to meet these demands, providing high-speed and reliable internet links to support applications and experiments crucial to research.

Registration is open for TERENA Networking Conference 2012

sciencenode.org | 02/24/2012 11:27 am

TERENA invites you to register for the TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2012) which takes place on 21-24 May 2012 in Reykjavik, Iceland, hosted by the Icelandic national research and education networking organisation, RHnet, and the University of Iceland.

e-FISCAL financial experts' workshop planned, survey still open

sciencenode.org | 02/24/2012 04:20 am

The e-FISCAL project will arrange a workshop in June-July (date TBC soon) for financial experts in the e-Infrastructure domain. All the respondents of the e-FISCAL survey are invited to the workshop.

There is still time to join in: the survey deadline has been extended to 29th February! To illustrate the goal of the project (and the level of anonymity of the data), the project has also published a presentation illustrating the type of anticipated results.

CERN Science Communication student placement, deadline 6th March 2012

sciencenode.org | 02/24/2012 04:04 am

Dear all,

We currently have a great opportunity for a science communication student to come to CERN on an internship. The deadline for applications is tight: 6th March 2012. Please spread the word to anyone that might be interested. If you have any queries, please contact me via kate.kahle@cern.ch.

neuGRID, the European online diagnosis environment for Alzheimer’s, goes global with outGRID and the United Nations

sciencenode.org | 02/21/2012 08:55 am

CURIE Grand Opening on March 1st, 2012

sciencenode.org | 02/15/2012 12:29 pm

The Research Infrastructure PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) welcomes the full installation of the French supercomputer CURIE, the second Tier-0 system for PRACE, which will be completely opened to scientists on March 1st, 2012.

StratusLab version 1.3 released

sciencenode.org | 02/14/2012 06:39 am

The StratusLab project is proud to announce the StratusLab 1.3 release. This is an incremental release of the StratusLab distribution, the cloud computing distribution designed for grid and cluster computing.

Key features of StratusLab v1.3

EMI has a new e-infrastructure client: iMarine

sciencenode.org | 02/09/2012 03:11 am

In January 2012, EMI [1][2] has formalized in an MoU its technical and strategic partnership with iMarine [3] to support the creation of an open data e-infrastructure for fisheries management and conservation of marine living resources. EMI, the leading provider of open middleware products in Europe, is deployed in several e-infrastructures, including EGI [4], the largest in Europe. iMarine makes use of and extends the data infrastructures deployed and maintained by the D4Science initiative [5]. It adopts EMI services through their exploitation within iMarine’s gCube software [6].

gCube is an enabling framework for creating virtual transient environments to support the computing and research needs of its scientific users. It is a user-facing utility exploiting the compute and storage capabilities of distributed resources on grid and cloud systems. gCube is already leveraging computing, virtual organization management and disk pool management services from EMI, integrated during D4Science II [7], and will continue to do so with the most recent updates of EMI 1 Kebnekaise and upcoming releases EMI 2 Matterhorn and EMI 3 Monte Bianco. gCube will investigate other EMI offerings, for instance, the suitability of EMI’s File Transfer Service and enhancements to it that may be needed to meet its data transfer needs.

IWSG-Life 2012 - Deadline extension for abstracts to 27 February

sciencenode.org | 02/06/2012 08:33 am

The chairs of IWSG-Life 2012 are happy to announce that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended until 27 February for the relief of authors. The abstracts will be published online on the IWSG-Life webpage. Additionally to high-quality keynotes and talks, the workshop will offer a panel discussion with users and leaders in the field of science gateways, a joint session with the HealthGrid conference and a structured discussion facilitated by EGI.eu.

Cloudscape IV – Advances in Interoperability & Cloud Computing Standards

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2012 09:15 am

Cloud computing is moving at an incredibly fast pace, calling for more flexible and swifter responses not only to address adoption barriers but also take up of new opportunities. In the scientific arena, data intensive problems are gaining significant success with cloud computing as they have the closely coupled structure well supported in clouds and are typically “new applications” that are attractive to build from scratch with programming models suited for clouds. While cloud may not be a magic wand for all situations requiring some form of distributed computing, we are getting closer to understanding where it works best in scientific settings. However, a great deal of work remains to be done in achieving interoperability and portability of data to avoid vendor lock-in and build choice so scientists, governments and citizens can decide which technologies work best for them. Data protection is a hot topic that needs addressing at policy level as one of the three pillars underpinning the European Union’s cloud computing strategy to create a legal framework regulating users’ rights.

Cloudscape IV, 23-24 February at the European Commission in Brussels, aims to drive forward the priority actions captured in the SIENA Roadmap by placing interoperability, data portability, legal impediments and security high on the agenda. Industry views come from several large enterprises at the forefront of cloud computing to help foster standards implementation for interoperability and data portability in the light of on-going and future work. A Call to Action is supported by major standards bodies in response to current and emerging requirements. “Through the flagship Cloudscape workshops, SIENA offers a forum to track emerging standards and technologies, evaluate impediments and raise greater awareness of this dynamic and complex landscape", said Silvana Muscella, Technical Coordinator of the SIENA initiative (pictured right), which is funded by the Commission’s GÉANT and e- Infrastructures Unit.

Announcing the third EU-U.S. Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, June 24-28, 2012, Dublin, Ireland

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2012 08:46 am

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment(XSEDE) project and the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) are pleased to announce the third International Summer School on High Performance Computing (HPC) Challenges in Computational Sciences, June 24-28, 2012, in Dublin, Ireland.

After the success of summer schools in Catania, Sicily, in 2010 and in South Lake Tahoe, California, in 2011, the third summer school will take place in Dublin, the capital of the “Green Island.”

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres

sciencenode.org | 02/02/2012 09:22 am

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has selected six of its members sites: Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain), CINECA - Consorzio Interuniversitario (Italy), CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd (Finland), EPCC at the University of Edinburgh (UK), Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (Germany) and Maison de la Simulation (France)as the first PRACE Advanced Training Centres.

Three new members to PRACE

sciencenode.org | 02/01/2012 10:17 am

Three new members to PRACE

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, got three new member countries as Denmark, Israel and Slovenia joined the PRACE Research Infrastructure in the beginning of January 2012.The overall number of partners in the PRACE Research Infrastructure has now increased to 24 countries.

e-FISCAL computing cost survey - deadline extended to 14th February

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2012 09:48 am

The e-FISCAL project calculates the annual cost of the European research computing infrastructures and splits it into different cost categories. It also estimates how these costs would change in different scenarios (growth of the infrastructure, new technologies).

Due to numerous requests, the deadline of the cost assesment survey has been extended by two weeks (to 14th of February 2012). Broader dataset will also give the project a chance to refine its cost models and thus provide more detailed view of the overall ecosystem of ICT-enabled research in Europe in its reporting.

HPC-Europa2: EC-funded research visits using HPC - next closing date 15th February

sciencenode.org | 01/24/2012 04:30 am

HPC-Europa is an EC-funded programme which allows European-based computaional scientists to carry out short "transnational access" research visits to collaborate with a research department working in a similar field.

The project offers access to some of the largest HPC systems in Europe, including:

StratusLab version 1.2 released

sciencenode.org | 01/20/2012 11:59 am

Key features of StratusLab v1.2

FP7 project SCI-BUS searches for subcontractors

sciencenode.org | 01/16/2012 10:26 am

The SCI-BUS (Scientific gateway Based User Support) project is looking for six subcontractors. The subcontractors are expected to bring in new user communities preferably with an application area and segment of community which is not yet covered by any project consortium member. The task of subcontractors will be to develop their application-specific gateways and to contribute to the dissemination of the SCI-BUS technology through their user communities.

EGI mascot competition – you can vote now!

sciencenode.org | 01/16/2012 10:26 am

The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) is running a mascot competion. The entries are in and now it's time to vote for the People Choice prize.

Over the past few weeks we received a good number of entries with some excellent suggestions.

Share Your Expertise on a Global Scale: ISC’12 Accepting Papers, Tutorials

sciencenode.org | 01/10/2012 02:27 am

Share Your Expertise on a Global Scale: ISC’12 Accepting Papers, Tutorials

Engaging IT and fishery specialists for better Marine Living Resource conservation

sciencenode.org | 12/20/2011 11:08 am

iMarine (www.i-marine.eu) establishes an open data infrastructure to provide the necessary support for concrete implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fishery, to help define corrective actions, alleviate pressure from endangered ecosystems, assist policy makers to foster a sustainable exploitation of marine ecosystems and safeguard our oceans.

“The iMarine data infrastructure will foster “innovation” by providing an open platform and a variety of services that are designed to become an integral part of the organized procedures of a wide community of practitioners addressing the challenges of fishery management and the conservation of our marine resources”. Donatella Castelli, ISTI-CNR & iMarine Project Director

Networking at ISC

sciencenode.org | 12/19/2011 11:18 am

In less than 4 days, we will be closing for holidays and when we return to business, we will be looking forward to a more successful and rewarding year in 2012.

Registration Opens NOW! International Symposium on Grids & Clouds (ISGC) 2012, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

sciencenode.org | 12/16/2011 03:55 am

Online Registration: https://registration.twgrid.org/isgc2012/

It is our great pleasure to announce that the online registration in now open for the International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2012 which will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei, from 26 February to 2 March 2012, with co-located events and workshops. The conference is hosted by the Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC), Taipei, Taiwan. To enjoy the early bird discount rate, please register before 20 January, 2012!

PARA 12 Call for Papers

sciencenode.org | 12/13/2011 02:57 pm

PARA 12 - Call for Papers

Scope

Advanced tools to design future jet engines - PRACE newsletter published

sciencenode.org | 12/13/2011 02:55 pm

The sixth issue of the PRACE newsletter is published.

Contents:

HealthGrid Conference and IWSG-Life 2012

sciencenode.org | 12/08/2011 04:55 am

The 10th HealthGrid 2012 Conference and the 4th International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences will take place at the Amsterdam Medical Centre in The Netherlands from 21 to 25 May 2012 (Monday to Friday).

The conferences present an opportunity for speakers to introduce and share novel ideas for the integration of grid, cloud and other e-infrastructures into the fields of biology, bioinformatics, biomedicine and healthcare, focusing on fundamental and practical aspects of middleware, technologies, applications and deployment issues.

Call for Proposals for HPC access LinkSCEEM - CyTera Joint Call

sciencenode.org | 12/07/2011 08:49 am

Opening date: 1st December 2011 Closing date: 29th February 2012 Start date: 2nd May 2012 Type of access: Production access

Live streaming of EU-IndiaGrid2 final workshop

sciencenode.org | 12/07/2011 08:49 am

EU -IndiaGrid2 final Workshop @ the 7th IEEE International Conference on e-Science

Last week to submit papers to the EGI Community Forum

sciencenode.org | 11/25/2011 08:52 am

The EGI Community Forum will be held in Munich 26-30th March 2012, in conjunction with the 2nd EMI Technical Conference and the European Globus Community Forum. Abstract submission is open until the 2nd December 2011

We welcome submissions of individual poster, presentation or demonstrations which will be reviewed by the programme committee and placed into the programme. Requests for community workshops, training activities and internal project meetings are welcomed and will be accommodated subject to availability.

PRACE awards 91 million processor core hours on the DECI call to 35 projects, new call open

sciencenode.org | 11/23/2011 05:42 am

Europe’s HPC infrastructure PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, announced that 35 projects, selected from 54 proposals, will share 91 million processor core hours awarded by the most recent DECI (Distributed European Computing Initiative) call. The consortia of European computational scientists whose projects were selected for funding will be given access to one of the 19 European national HPC services through a national HPC resource exchange initiative, operated by members of the PRACE association.

The successful projects will be led by researchers from 19 European countries with collaborators from the USA and Canada. The call was oversubscribed by more than a factor of 2.5. Due to the excellent quality of the proposals, the contributing partners increased the resources offered to the call by 11% over the original commitment, however this still meant that many good projects could not be granted resources.

The challenge of an open access environment for biodiversity across Europe and Brazil

sciencenode.org | 11/22/2011 10:10 am

"Europe and Brazil share many cultural and social roots and values, which are reflected in the way we have been addressing the socio-economic potential and the challenges of ICT. […] Both sides have a lot to gain in further strengthening collaboration in this field". Ms Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, released this statement in conjunction with the Workshop "Brazil-EU Cooperation in ICT R&D" which took place on 7th & 8th November in Brasilia, Brazil , crowning the launch of a new coordinated call for research and development, while a new project had just started exactly to respond to European and Brazilian need of cooperation in biodiversity.

Funded by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme) and the Brazilian Minister of Science Technology and Innovation (MCTI) - National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) within the 2010 edition of the EU-Brazil coordinated call, EUBrazilOpenBio "Open Data and Cloud Computing e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity" will set-up a virtual environment, namely an e-Infrastructure of open access resources, to tackle the complexity of Biodiversity Science, in line with the European and Brazilian drive to "[…] join forces to deploy cloud computing solutions to address scientific challenges in fields such as environment modelling, biodiversity and life science ".

Submissions for ISC Research Papers, Tutorials Now Being Accepted

sciencenode.org | 11/11/2011 03:43 am

HAMBURG, Germany, November 10, 2011– The 2012 International Supercomputing Conference Research Paper and Tutorial Committees are now accepting full papers and tutorial proposals for ISC’12 in Europe. The ISC’12 Call for Papers is supported by the IEEE Germany Section.

European initiatives strengthen cooperation on cloud computing - VENUS-C, StratusLab and EDGI bring together cloud user communities and technology

sciencenode.org | 11/11/2011 03:43 am

Cloud computing is expected to play a key role in building European competitiveness not just in the world of business but also in science circles by presenting opportunities to try out new ideas and seed discovery quickly and at a relatively low cost. The true extent of how the cloud will transform science remains to be seen, but testing cloud infrastructures across a broad set of application areas is crucial to understanding its strategic and operational advantages for end-user communities. A number of scientific distributed computing infrastructures are capitalizing on investments made by the European Commission with industry support to test and validate infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service solutions for user communities across Europe. StratusLab (http://stratuslab.eu/doku.php/start) and VENUS-C (www.venus-c.eu) are both good examples of how peer initiatives have embraced the cloud.

StratusLab is developing a complete, open-source cloud distribution that allows grid and non-grid resource centres to offer and to exploit an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud, while VENUS-C has adopted a user-centric approach to develop a robust, industry-quality cloud infrastructure running on an interoperable application environment. Cooperation between these peer initiatives is now playing an increasingly important role in working towards standards implementation by drawing on commonalities to create close synergies on both technical and standards work. This approach is part of a ‘win-win’ strategy to support their joint goal to deploy cloud computing services for European engineering and eScience user communities.

PRACE – The European HPC Infrastructure at SC11

sciencenode.org | 11/11/2011 03:43 am

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, welcomes SC’11 visitors to the PRACE activities in Seattle, WA, on November 14–17. Visit us at our booth #5001 (Level 6)!

PRACE Council Chair, Prof. Achim Bachem (FZJ, Germany) will give a keynote speech entitled “PRACE - a vision for a sustainable European HPC infrastructure” on Thursday, November 17 at 8.30am–9.15am in room TCC 303/304.

HPCWorld presents the “Handbook of HPC e-Science Infrastructure Allocation Reviewing, Selection and Management”

sciencenode.org | 11/09/2011 05:22 am

The HPCWorld consortium is ready to launch the “Handbook of HPC e-Science Infrastructure Allocation Reviewing, Selection and Management”!

PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four European research projects and opens new call for Project Access

sciencenode.org | 10/28/2011 08:44 am

The PRACE Research Infrastructure featured, in the third PRACE regular call, a new system codenamed HERMIT that is installed at HLRS, Stuttgart provided by the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing in Germany. In addition to this, the Thin Node partition of CURIE made available by GENCI and operated at CEA, Bruyères-Le-Châtel, France was included, adding capability to the PRACE Research Infrastructure (RI). HERMIT is the third Tier-0 system in the PRACE RI after JUGENE (GCS) and CURIE (GENCI). The number of PRACE systems will continue to grow and provide more capacity and services to the European communities.

A total of 53 applications requesting 1.687 million compute core hours were received in this 3rd regular call, for one year resource allocations on the PRACE Research Infrastructure. The projects were chosen for their high level of scientific and technical maturity, expected impact, and demonstrated need for Tier-0 resources.

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director

sciencenode.org | 10/17/2011 07:10 am

PRACE Research Infrastructure engages staff to fulfill its mission and offer high-quality services to European researchers.

PRACE Research Infrastructure appointed Dr. Maria Ramalho as Managing Director of the Association with office in Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Ramalho, is an expert in the field of telecommunication networks and a skilled project coordinator.

VPH2012 conference - the cutting edge of computer models of human physiology

sciencenode.org | 10/13/2011 07:02 am

Call for abstracts

VPH2012: Integrative approaches to computational biomedicine

EMI services used in neuro-scientific grand challenge

sciencenode.org | 10/03/2011 02:30 am

EMI [1] teamed-up with a number of projects in a large-scale trans-continental scientific computing challenge. LINGA (LInked Neuroscientific Grand chAllenge) is the first data and compute challenge involving neuro-scientific infrastructures from two continents – neuGRID [2] (Europe), CBRAIN [3] (North America) and LONI [4] (North America), and distributed computing infrastructures – EGI’s Life Science Computing Grid [5] (LSCG, Europe) and EMI resources [6] (Europe). Some 11,000 brain scans from distributed neuro-centers were analyzed using computationally demanding image processing applications for marker discovery in neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

The challenge is not only due to the scale and distributed nature of the data sets or the complexity of the image processing applications in use; the participating infrastructures use different underlying compute management technologies. SHIWA [7] and outGRID [8] projects developed a framework that orchestrates these heterogeneous infrastructures such that their underlying compute solutions are harnessed to process brain scans coming from different sources and handle different ‘stages’ of the image processing applications. Processing is done in parallel and asynchronously, with the aggregated output further processed by LSGC. Two important components are extracted to explain the outputs’ variability and potential correlations between individuals’ characteristics and the disease development. If this activity was run in a single neuro-scientific centre, it would have taken 50 days. Through this collaboration, the challenge concluded in seven days using 3,000 CPUs per processing cycle. The LINGA challenge was presented at the EGI Technical Forum 2011 [10] where it won the Best Demonstration competition. For this scientific challenge, EMI has made available its demonstration testbed with the latest services from EMI 1 Kebnekaise. Specifically the EMI services EMI-BDII (top and site), EMI-CREAM, EMI-WMS and EMI-WN provided one set of the compute technologies leveraged by the SHIWA-outGRID framework. This collaboration has been an excellent opportunity for EMI to showcase its first release, EMI 1 Kebnekaise, and is a good demonstration of the stability and usability of EMI 1 services for large-scale scientific research.

HPC-Europa2: research visits using HPC - next closing date 15th November

sciencenode.org | 09/29/2011 09:20 am

HPC-Europa is an EC-funded programme which allows European-based scientists to carry out short "transnational access" research visits to collaborate with a research department working in a similar field.

Applicants can be working in any discipline, but MUST require the use of High Performance Computing facilities (for large-scale computer modelling, etc).

Sailing Mediterranean ICT seas. Boosting high-speed ICT infrastructures across Europe and Mediterranean

sciencenode.org | 09/28/2011 02:49 am

With the Arab spring high on the international agenda, international cooperation with the Mediterranean Basin is becoming more and more crucial for Europe. Sectors like research and education are particularly important to facilitate socio-economic and political reform and stimulate growth in those countries so close to Europe, and whose population is young compared to the Old Continent, and strengthen cooperative relationships.

EUMEDGRID-Support is a frontrunner of cooperation with the region having built strong relations and shared its know-how on e-Infrastructures for several years now. The User Forum, which was held in Lyon, France, on 22 and 23 September, offered a key opportunity to showcase scientific applications that have benefitted from the Euro-Mediterranean grid environment and the tangible benefits it has brought.

New insights into using "the process that powers the stars" with PRACE resources - PRACE newsletter published

sciencenode.org | 09/28/2011 02:46 am

The fifth issue of the PRACE newsletter is published.

Link to the newsletter: http://www.prace-ri.eu/IMG/pdf/PRACE_1ip_nl_5.pdf

Where do we go from “here” to “there”? A (possible) view of tomorrow’s HENP computing.

sciencenode.org | 09/26/2011 10:45 am

Desktop grids: Connecting everyone to science

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 09/12/2011 11:59 am
Today?s personal computers are powerful but, most of the time, a large proportion of their computational power is left unused. A desktop grid takes this unused capacity, no matter what its location, and puts it to work solving scientific problems. With over 1 billion desktop computers in use, desktop grids can offer a low cost, readily available computing resource for scientists while allowing citizens across the world to contribute to scientific research. Together with grids and supercomputers, desktop grids can be a useful complement to the e-Infrastructure landscape.

Infrastructure for Atomistic Modeling - Mechanistic Understanding and Prediction

sciencenode.org | 09/07/2011 11:00 am

Hello all, We would like to invite all sites to participate in the Center for Computational Sciences Wednesday seminar series. Here are the details for the seminar:

ICTP Advanced School on Scientific Software Development 2012

sciencenode.org | 09/07/2011 11:00 am

ADVANCED SCHOOL ON SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND TOOLS

The school will be held from 20 February to 2 March 2012 at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy

HPC-Europa2: research visits using HPC - next closing date 5th September

sciencenode.org | 09/01/2011 07:31 am

HPC-Europa is an EC-funded programme which allows European-based scientists to carry out short "transnational access" research visits to collaborate with a research department working in a similar field.

Applicants can be working in any discipline, but MUST require the use of High Performance Computing facilities (for large-scale computer modelling, etc).

Volunteer Computing Survey

sciencenode.org | 08/31/2011 03:13 am

We are looking for people who have experience in setting up or administrating distributed technologies (clouds, grids, clusters) in a certain organization (university, research project) to fill up a 5 minutes survey. Your experience with volunteer computing and other distributed computing infrastructures can provide us with important insights into this matter.

Volunteer Computing provides low-cost computing power for research projects whose results may have a scientific or humanitarian benefit. Up to now this model has typically been sustained through research grants paying for development and implementation within by the research group, although other models, such as corporate philanthropy, have also been successfully applied. The Citizen Cyberscience Centre, based at CERN, is interested in exploring new business models that would open perspectives for many research groups not currently using Volunteer Computing, by lowering the barrier to entry.

PRACE Autumn School: advanced hybrid programming

sciencenode.org | 08/30/2011 07:44 am

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, organises its 2011 Autumn School on 25–27 October in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France. The school will be hosted at the Très Grand Centre de Calcul du CEA (TGCC) where CURIE, the French PRACE Tier-0 system provided by Bull, is located and operated. The PRACE Autumn School is co-organised by CEA and GENCI.

CURIE is currently being upgraded with a 1.5 Pflop/s partition of x86 thin nodes, after being extended with a 200 Tflop/s hybrid partition based on the latest NVIDIA M2090 GPUs. Altogether this will lead to a global peak performance of more than 1.8 Pflop/s.

Internet of Services Collaboration meeting, September 28th - 29th in Brussels: Registration is open

sciencenode.org | 08/29/2011 09:09 am

The next Internet of Services Collaboration meeting, organized by project Hola! and the European Commission will take place on 28 and 29 September in Brussels. The detailed agenda is now available and registration to the event is now open.

Novelty: session on Horizon 2020 Apart from the parallel sessions organized by the Collaboration Working Groups, this year's event will include a dedicated session to the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (the Framework Programme for research and innovation and the successor of FP7). This session will be preceded by a web consultation, organized through the Hola! web platform, with the objective to stimulate the discussion about the future of European research, and to gather useful information, facts, and ideas for the Internet of Services area.

Call for papers, ISGC 2012, Taipei

sciencenode.org | 08/16/2011 11:58 am

CALL FOR PAPERS

ISGC 2012

CFP: Journal for Computing Teachers

sciencenode.org | 08/12/2011 09:19 am

Journal for Computing Teachers (JCT)

JCT is published under the auspices of the Special Interest Group for Computer Teachers (SIGCT) in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The primary mission of SIGCT is to enhance precollege instruction in computer science.

9th International GridKa School/Swiss Grid Sschool 2011 - Grid and Cloud Computing

sciencenode.org | 08/12/2011 09:19 am

GridKa School/Swiss Grid School is hosted by Steinbuch Centre for Computing of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It is organized by KIT, the Swiss National Grid Iniative (SwiNG) and the HGF Alliance "Physics at the Terascale". The school cooperates with the European Grid Initiative (EGI), the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) and the Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE). It offers a broad range of topics, which are chosen from the realm of these projects and beyond.

About half of the school consists of hands-on tutorials and workshops, giving participants the possibility to gain actual expertise on different kinds of middleware, applications and techniques. Because these tutorials are offered in parallel tracks, GridKa School practicals cover topics well suited for beginners, experienced users and grid administrators.

EMI 1 Kebnekaise released by EGI as UMD 1.0.0

sciencenode.org | 08/10/2011 06:05 am

Major products from EMI 1 Kebnekaise have been released by EGI as UMD 1.0.0.

A subset of EMI 1 Kebnekaise has been released by EGI as the first version of the Unified Middleware Distribution (UMD). UMD 1.0.0, released on 11th of July 2011, is a major milestone in providing a consistent platform for all users in the European Research Area to gain access to suitable and integrated computing resources.

The EGI Inspired Summer 2011 newsletter is now available

sciencenode.org | 08/08/2011 04:53 am

The Summer 2011 issue of the EGI Inspired newsletter was published last Friday, 5 August, and is available online and in pdf format.

This issue's features:

CHAIN - EU-IndiaGrid2 Workshop on Research Applications of High Speed Connectivity Across Europe, India and the Asia-Pacific Area. APAN32 Meeting, 24th August, New Delhi

sciencenode.org | 07/28/2011 07:59 am

What is the status of e-Infrastructures high speed connectivity across India and with Europe and with the Asia-Pacific Region? How fundamental is global computing connectivity for the full deployment of existing Grid computing e-infrastructures?

The “CHAIN - EU-IndiaGrid2 Workshop on Research Applications of High Speed Connectivity Across Europe, India and the Asia-Pacific Area” will offer some answers to these questions presenting the best showcases for the network exploitation for research applications in domains where international collaboration and sharing of e-Infrastructures have been most valuable. Presentations will include use cases highlighting the benefits of such connectivity in cases of High Energy Physics - data transfer to and from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN; Protein Crystallography – remote use by scientists at BARC, Mumbai, of an FIP beamline in Grenoble, France. The workshop will also highlight the potential of India – EU – Asian grid collaboration for simulations and realtime classroom applications.

Invitation to submit articles to Journal of Cloud Computing

sciencenode.org | 07/28/2011 07:59 am

The Journal of Cloud Computing is now accepting submissions and the Editorial Board would like to encourage you to submit your next Cloud Computing article to this journal.

More information about the journal, which is launching with Springer, can be found at http://www.springer.com/13677 and http://www.cloud-casa.com

New call for proposals under FP7 Research Infrastructures

sciencenode.org | 07/26/2011 08:36 am

May I please ask you to spread the news about the new call for proposals under the Research Infrastructures part of the FP7 Capacities programme launched by the European Commission on 20th July 2011.

It is a 90.3 million Euro call with 36 million Euros dedicated to e-Infrastructures. Here is a brochure on the 2012 work programme we managed to produce immediately after the publication of the call which will be distributed on paper at the e-Concertation event at the EGI forum in September 2011.

StratusLab releases open-source cloud solution ready for the Grid

sciencenode.org | 07/06/2011 10:15 am

Hungary joins PRACE

sciencenode.org | 07/01/2011 05:11 am

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, got a new member country as Hungary joined the PRACE Research Infrastructure on 8 June 2011.

The overall number of partners in the PRACE Research Infrastructure has increased to 21 countries. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 8 June 2011 Paris.

Launch of VENUS-C New Pilots, 9-10 June 2011, Brussels

sciencenode.org | 06/29/2011 09:31 am

VENUS-C is delighted to welcome on board 15 new pilots at a special event hosted by the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center in Brussels, 9-10 June 2011.

Over the two days, presentations will be made by Enric Mitjana, GÉANT and eInfrastructures Unit of the European Commission, Project Director Andrea Manieri, Fabrizio Gagliardi, Project Management Board Chair, and as a special guest, Dennis Gannon, eXtreme Computing Cloud Engagement at Microsoft Research, U.S. Each of the new pilots will provide an overview of their application, its scope and expected outcomes. Day one wraps up with an Evening Networking Reception. Day two mainly focuses on training and technical support fostering an hands-on approach to the VENUS-C infrastructure.

2011 Joint European DCI Summer School

sciencenode.org | 06/29/2011 09:29 am

IRISC workshop in Helsinki 12-13 September, 2011

sciencenode.org | 06/29/2011 03:03 am

Welcome to the 1st international IRISC workshop Identity in Research Infrastructure and Scientific Communication

Asia-Pacific Special Issue

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 06/27/2011 11:44 am
Covering countries such as Australia, Vietnam, Japan and Indonesia, the Asia-Pacific region is both geographically vast and culturally diverse. But while the Asia-Pacific is home to a number of languages, cultures and peoples, its countries face similar challenges, such as natural disasters, climate change and connectivity to the rest of the world. Global e-Infrastructures, such as networks and grids, are already helping scientists in the Asia-Pacific contribute to science on a world-wide stage, in areas such as natural disaster modelling and life sciences. By further exploiting these infrastructures, scientists from the region can collaborate, share and store data, and achieve far more than they could alone.

SYNASC 2011 - 13th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

sciencenode.org | 06/15/2011 10:49 am

Third Call for Papers --------------------------

SYNASC 2011

VENUS-C Launches New Cloud Pilots

sciencenode.org | 06/15/2011 10:46 am

9th June 2011

Organisations of all types are adopting Cloud computing technologies to gain operational effectiveness and strategic advantage in their environments. The overwhelming response to the Open Call launched at the beginning of the year by VENUS-C (Virtual Multidisciplinary EnviroNments USing Cloud Infrastructures), a pioneering project for the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, perfectly illustrates the sea change that is occurring in IT as part of a large effort in Europe and worldwide to use Cloud to the benefit of research, businesses and society. The fifteen new pilots, which have received fund seeds to support the testing and deployment of a the VENUS-C Cloud infrastructure, bring new applications spanning bioinformatics, civil engineering, earth sciences, healthcare, marine surveillance, mathematics, physics and social media. They join an equally compelling portfolio of partner user scenarios for bioinformatics, systems biology, drug discovery, civil engineering, civil protection and emergencies, and marine biodiversity data.

2011 Joint European DCI Summer School

sciencenode.org | 06/07/2011 10:16 am

Come and spend a week in the beautiful city of Budapest between 11-16 July 2011, and get an insight of the work performed by the various European Grid and Cloud projects.

The subject of the summer school is to give insights to the technologies provided by the main Distributed Computing Infrastructure (DCI) projects (EGI-InSPIRE, European Middleware Initiative (EMI), Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE), European Desktop Grid Initiative (EDGI), StratusLab and VENUS-C), funded under the e-Infrastructures topic of the FP7 "Capacities" Specific Programm. Based on the EGI-InSPIRE and DEGISCO project experiences the school will also address the issues of how to organize production infrastructures based on these technologies, how to port applications for such infrastructures and how to support users of these infrastructures.

NZ eResearch Symposium 2011: Early Bird Registration Closing and Full Programme Details

sciencenode.org | 05/30/2011 07:25 am

NZ eResearch Symposium 2011 Thursday 30 June – Friday 1 July University of Otago, Dunedin www.eresearch.org.nz/nzers2011 Early Bird Registration Closes Next Thursday 2 June Register before 11:59 pm Thursday 2 June and you’ll receive the discounted early bird registration rate of $295 for full registration or $100 for students’ full registration. Full registration includes entry to all conference sessions including workshops, the pre conference Welcome Function on Wednesday 29 June and the “Taste of Dunedin” Conference Dinner on Thursday 30 June. Full details about registration are available online at http://www.eresearch.org.nz/eres2011registration Register online https://www.etouches.com/eResearch2011 Reasons Why You Should Attend • It is the premier eResearch event in NZ, providing over 8 hours of networking opportunities with your peers. • An opportunity to meet leaders of eResearch initiatives within NZ and internationally. • Professional development: the programme offers an exciting mix of international keynote speakers, hands-on workshops and posters. • Education: an opportunity to learn from others about emerging practice and to share experiences. • A chance to have your say! Here’s What Attendees Said About the 2010 Symposium “We get to find out what the challenges are facing the research community" "Broad range of topics, yet with common themes" "Hearing from scientists producing and using large datasets" "Meeting scientists and talking about data curation from their perspectives" Keynote Speakers We’re looking forward to the presentations from our international keynotes. • Professor David Abramson, Professor of Computer Science, Director - Monash eScience and Grid Engineering Lab, ARC Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Information Technology Monash University David’s presentation “e-Research: Are we there yet” will discuss how some of our own computer science research has enabled novel applications in microscopy, environmental science and cardiac science. He will also show how other off-the-shelf technologies, such as advanced video conferencing and collaboration tools, support effective global collaborations..read more http://www.eresearch.org.nz/keynotespeakers • Professor Ian Foster is Director of the Computation Institute, a joint institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. • Ann Zimmerman, Research Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan's School of Information. Ann’s presentation “What's in it for me? The social science of making eResearch work” will present an analysis of what we know from research in social science and from the firsthand experiences of eResearchers about factors that affect people’s willingness to adopt new tools and practices that support the kind of work encompassed by the vision of e-research (e.g., data-intensive, collaborative, multi-disciplinary)....read more http://www.eresearch.org.nz/keynotespeakers Programme We have an exciting line up of presentations, workshops and posters. Full details including presentation abstracts are available at http://www.eresearch.org.nz/Programme Visit the NZ eResearch website for further details www.eresearch.org.nz/nzers2011 Forward to a Friend If you know of anyone that may be interested in the NZ eResearch Symposium, please feel free to forward this information. Organisers General Chair: Nick Jones, University of Auckland Programme Chair: Mik Black, University of Otago Host: Russell Butson, University of Otago If you would like more information on any aspect of the symposium, please contact the Conference Organiser: Conference organisers of NZ eResearch Symposium: Paardekooper and Associates phone: +64 4 562 8259 email: eresearch@paardekooper.co.nz www: www.eresearch.org.nz/nzers2011 Supported by the Ministry of Science & Innovation eResearch programme http://www.msi.govt.nz/ and BeSTGRID's members.https://www.bestgrid.org/members

PRACE offers access to Europe’s fastest Supercomputers

sciencenode.org | 05/30/2011 07:24 am

Brussels, Belgium. The most powerful supercomputers in Europe are offered to European researchers in academia and industry, as the PRACE Research Infrastructure launched the third call for access to its resources on May 2nd, 2011. In this call, a total of 3 Tier-0 supercomputers at the highest performance level are available for applicants plus 17 national Tier-1 systems, via a synchronized DECI call.

Only one year ago, at the end of a successful EC-funded preparatory phase project, PRACE was created as one of the first Research Infrastructures listed on the ESFRI roadmap and started to provide high-end (Tier-0) supercomputer resources and services to the European scientific communities. Since then, it has managed to increase the aggregated capability of its Tier-0 systems by more than a factor of 3. In addition to the access to Europe’s fastest supercomputers, PRACE offers also support for the preparation and optimisation of applications. This important element of the PRACE offer is supported through EC-funded implementation phase projects.

European Globus Community meets at Garching

sciencenode.org | 05/25/2011 10:04 am

As one of the most widespread solutions for building grids in the world, Globus Toolkit enjoys wide coverage in Europe and thus, future development needs to be shaped towards European requirements. To facilitate this through a strong European community, the European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) will hold its first meeting in Garching near Munich, Germany, on May 18th and 19th, 2011. This organizational platform is part of the community building effort within the Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE) project and aims to coordinate the European Globus users and developers. This way Europe will be able to speak with a single voice towards the Globus core development teams and play a strong role in the world wide Globus community.

The event will give interested Globus users and developers the chance not only to learn about the state of the union of the Globus software stack and how the IGE project can help scientists to leverage resources of the European distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs) for their research, but also gives a unique opportunity to actively participate in the building of the Globus community in Europe. Participation of Globus experts and other European Globus users and developers ensures a great way of getting to know each other and to learn how colleagues employ Globus to advance their science projects.

Feedback needed for a European cloud computing strategy

sciencenode.org | 05/18/2011 08:28 am

The European Commission published a public consultation on cloud computing. You can read the the accompanying press release here.

I would like to invite you to respond to the consultation and to circulate these links to any potentially interested party.

EMI 1 Release Announcement

sciencenode.org | 05/16/2011 05:41 am

The EMI project is pleased to announce the availability of the EMI 1 (Kebnekaise) release.

This release features for the first time a complete and consolidated set of middleware components from ARC, dCache, gLite and UNICORE. The services, managed in the past by separate providers, and now developed, built and tested in collaboration, follow well established open-source practices and are distributed from a single reference repository. The reference platform for EMI 1 is Scientific Linux 5 64 bit.

PRACE Research Infrastructure calls for One Year Project Grants on three Tier-0 Computers and pilots a synchronized Pilot Call for Tier-1 Grants

sciencenode.org | 05/02/2011 05:29 am

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, is a Research Infrastructure that enables researchers from across Europe to apply for time on the PRACE resources via a peer review process. This call marks the third regular call for the PRACE resources with the standard allocation time of one year, and includes a synchronized pilot call for the utilization of European Tier-1 resources. As the third Tier-0 system, the new supercomputer “HERMIT” is available for European researchers in this call for the first time.

PRACE is a Research Infrastructure that allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on high-performance computers from a series of hosting nations via a central peer review process. This call is the third PRACE RI Regular call for Project access, inviting applications for high-end (Tier-0) computing resources to carry out projects which have high scientific quality and impact. Allocation will be for one year starting from 1st November 2011.

5th Future Internet Cluster Workshop with Special Focus on Future Network Architectures

sciencenode.org | 04/27/2011 09:51 am

MDGS 2011

sciencenode.org | 04/27/2011 09:05 am

EDGI demostrates how to submit 10,000 jobs to a Volunteer Desktop Grid

sciencenode.org | 04/20/2011 08:27 am

Demonstration at EGI User Forum opens new possibilities for large scale scientific high performance computing (HPC)

Vilnius, 14 April 2011 - At the EGI User Forum, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, the EDGI project for the first time demonstrated a brand new feature. The feature is called the MetaJob mechanism by which users are enabled to submit jobs to the EDGI Desktop Grid through gLite using one single submit command in the range of thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs or even more. This was being demonstrated in the EDGI booth with great success.

Climate change: does computer science have the answers?

sciencenode.org | 04/15/2011 07:12 am

Climate change research is a global effort said Christina Figueras, an UNFCCC official at a meeting of policy makers and ministers in Mexico City in March 2011. She emphasized that worldwide government action was, "needed to stay below the maximum 20C global average temperature rise agreed in Cancun, last December."Scientists also understand climate change calls for collaborative work across geographical boundaries to investigate data from disparate sources. It needs to be seamlessly accessible to all players involved. By enabling the sharing of federated resources anytime, anywhere in the world, e-Infrastructures can make a significant contribution to scientific research.

An international conference on Climate Change in Trieste, from 16th to 20th May, aims to discuss the potential of e-Infrastructures, to empower climate scientists researching the impact of climate change, and gain from the rising tide of data.

Gravity in extra dimensions and the numerically construction of black hole solutions by Toby Wiseman, Imperial College, London on April 20, 2011

sciencenode.org | 04/14/2011 05:33 am

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First-Principles Prediction and Design of Materials for Energy by Kristin Persson, LBNL on April 19, 2011

sciencenode.org | 04/14/2011 05:33 am

Hello all,

We would like to invite all sites to participate in the Center for Computational Sciences Tuesday seminar.

TeraGrid ’11 deadline extended to April 22

sciencenode.org | 04/12/2011 10:52 am

The deadline to submit abstracts and papers to the Science, Technology, Gateways, and Training, Education and Outreach tracks of TeraGrid 2011: Extreme Digital Discovery has been extended from April 15 to April 22.

To submit, go to http://www.teragrid.org/tg11/submissions. Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings, which will be archived by ACM.

Invitation for participation of ICT Proposers' Day, 19th - 20th of May 2011

sciencenode.org | 04/11/2011 04:39 am

Dear all,

We invite you to register for participation in the ICT Proposers' Day 2011 event through this website.

World Community Grid selected as one of IBM's top 100 innovations

sciencenode.org | 04/06/2011 04:31 am

As part of IBM's centennial celebration, 100 innovations that helped shape IBM's first 100 years have been selected as Icons of Progress, or key milestones. These are technologies, projects or inventions that IBM believes made a lasting impact on the world.

World Community Grid was chosen because it demonstrates how computers could be turned into powerful research tools helping address some of the world's most difficult health and societal problems.

Ab initio Thermodynamics and Structure-Property Relationships, April 06

sciencenode.org | 04/06/2011 04:12 am

Hello all,

We would like to invite all sites to participate in the Center for Computational Sciences Wednesday seminar series. Here are the details for the seminar:

"Role of e-infrastructures for Climate Change Research," Trieste, Italy, 16-20 May 2011

sciencenode.org | 04/06/2011 04:08 am

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Seventeen European research projects granted access to PRACE

sciencenode.org | 04/06/2011 03:11 am

47 applications requesting a total of 1.251 million compute core hours were received in this 2nd regular call, for one year allocation on the PRACE RI resources.

The projects were chosen for their high level of scientific and technical maturity, expected impact, and demonstrated need for Tier-0 resources. The projects are from the following scientific areas: astrophysics, chemistry and material science, medicine and life sciences, engineering and energy, fundamental physics and mathematics. All proposals underwent a peer review process governed by the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee including PRACE technical assessment.

TNC2011 early registration fee discount ends soon

sciencenode.org | 04/06/2011 02:59 am

Take advantage of the early registration discount for the TERENA Networking Conference 2011 by registering before midnight 15 April. A discount on the conference fee is available until this time. You can register online or use a downloadable form (pdf). Information about all registration options is available.

Advance registration will still be possible from 16 April until 8 May, at full price. Desk registration at the conference venue will also be possible, from Sunday 15 May.

Win a prize! TERENA launches 25th anniversary competition

sciencenode.org | 04/06/2011 02:44 am

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, TERENA is launching a video competition in which participants can submit their answer to the question: "How will the Internet change people's lives in the next 25 years?" An iPad will be awarded to the winning entry.

The contest is open to anyone with an interest in the research and education community worldwide who submits a one minute video of their answer.

"Role of e-infrastructures for Climate Change Research" Trieste, Italy, 16 - 20 May 2011

sciencenode.org | 04/05/2011 04:55 am

Student submissions sought for TeraGrid 2011

sciencenode.org | 04/01/2011 02:48 am

High school, undergraduate, and graduate students are invited to participate in the 2011 TeraGrid conference, TeraGrid 2011: Extreme Digital Discovery, which will be held July 18-21 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The deadline for student submissions is June 3. To submit, click here. to Questions? Contact Laura McGinnis at lfm@psc.edu

CHAIN workshop on "Interoperation of eInfrastructures across EU and Asia"

sciencenode.org | 04/01/2011 02:18 am

A workshop on “e-Infrastructures Interoperation and Interoperability across Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region” was held during the ISGC conference co-located with the OGF 31 in Taipei, Taiwan. It reviewed the status of e-infrastructures in the Asia-Pacific area with respect to the European and worldwide context and discussed the perspectives and future actions.

Sponsored by CHAIN (Co-ordination and Harmonization of Advanced e-Infrastructures), an EC-funded support action started on last 1 December, it covered aspects spanning from communication network to middleware, along with applications aspects.

Conference: Role of e-infrastructures for Climate Change Research, 16-20 May 2011

sciencenode.org | 03/29/2011 04:40 am

Conference on 'Role of e-infrastructures for Climate Change Research'

16 - 20 May, 2011

Wednesday Seminar Series,30 March, Univ of Kentucky, USA

sciencenode.org | 03/28/2011 03:00 am

We would like to invite everyone to participate in the Center for Computational Sciences Wednesday seminar series. Here are the details for the seminar:

Title:“ ACE Organic: Web-based Chemistry Homework, and Applying its Techniques to Homework in Engineering, Physics, and Linguistics”

NZ eResearch Symposium, contributions deadline, 29 March

sciencenode.org | 03/24/2011 04:17 am

Call for contributions – Reminder to submit by 29 March for the NZ eResearch Symposium 2011 to be held Thursday 30 June – Friday 1 July at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Submissions are welcome, of descriptions for presentations, posters, workshops and demonstrations. Descriptions will be final, with no additional articles required. Submissions should address any aspect of eResearch, including the infrastructure, platforms, middleware, services; and use-cases from the sciences, humanities, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Full details are online.

Advance registration, ISC, 19-23 June, Hamburg, Germany

sciencenode.org | 03/18/2011 07:35 am

Advance registration at reduced rates is now open for the 2011 International Supercomputing Conference. ISC'11 will be held June 19 - 23 in Hamburg, Germany. By registering now, ISC'11 attendees can save 25 percent off the onsite registration rates at the Congress Center Hamburg.

Combine this discount with the improvements and additions to this year's program and there is even more incentive for planning now to attend ISC'11. The comprehensive program consists of full- and half-day tutorials, the HPC in Asia Workshop, the Mid Market HPC Workshop, a 4-day conference and 3-day exhibition featuring dynamic exhibits from 150 leading HPC companies and research organizations.

IGE launches Community Request Tracker

sciencenode.org | 03/16/2011 07:25 am

The Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE) project has made a Request Tracker (RT) publicly available for the registration and tracking of Globus requirements.

By assimilating and prioritizing the needs from diverse Globus users across Europe into a single organization -- such a bug fixes and usability improvements -- IGE can either develop coordinated solutions to address those requirements, or help to give those requirements a strong voice within the US Globus team, the various European infrastructure initiatives, and global standards development organisations.

StratusLab v0.3 released

sciencenode.org | 03/15/2011 10:35 am

Biology Grid and Cloud Workshop, 29-30 March, Cambridge, UK

sciencenode.org | 03/15/2011 02:54 am

The EUIndiaGrid project, with support from the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre and the Cambridge Computational Biology Institute, invites applications to attend this free Biology Grid and Cloud workshop highlighting state-of-the-art developments in computational biology on the grid and the cloud, to be held 29th-30th March 2011, in Cambridge, UK.

Registration closes on Tuesday March 22nd; register for the workshop on 29th March; register for the Smoldyn tutorial on 30th March.

UK e-Science All Hands Meeting – call for papers, deadline 23 May

sciencenode.org | 03/15/2011 02:49 am

UK e-Science All Hands Meeting – call for papers

The Call for Papers for this year’s UK e-Science has been announced. There are 5 themes or authors can submit a “general” paper. The themes are – • Theme 1: Cloud computing for e-Research • Theme 2: Shared Infrastructures, Systems and Tools for e-Research • Theme 3: Applications and end-user engagement in e-Research • Theme 4: Data-intensive Research • Theme 5: Organization, Trust, Security and Validation • General Paper

NorduGrid 2011 Conference, 9-12 May, Oslo, Norway

sciencenode.org | 03/15/2011 02:47 am

The NorduGrid 2011 conference celebrating start of the second decade of NorduGrid will take place in Norway, on May 9-12, 2011. Registration is open, and contributions are warmly invited! As usual, the conference will be followed by the technical workshop dedicated to ARC development issues and a school for ARC users.

Bioinformatics, Math Biology and Computational Biology at NIH: 23rd March

sciencenode.org | 03/15/2011 02:43 am

Cloud computing: What?s on the horizon?

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 03/14/2011 04:57 am
Cloud computing is making the revolutionary collaboration models of today?s European e- Infrastructure more broadly accessible and applicable. Clouds can allow businesses, governments and educational institutes to access services and data on demand, and pay for what they need at the point of use. For those who need large amounts of computing power for short periods of time, the cloud appears to be the perfect solution, as well as a useful complement to existing e-Infrastructures.

DEISA & PRACE Symposium 2011 program finalized

sciencenode.org | 03/09/2011 06:59 am

DEISA, the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications, and PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe organise a third major European event in High Performance Computing (HPC): the DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011. This symposium will take place from April 13 to 14 in Helsinki, Finland. It is hosted by CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland at the National Museum of Finland.

This unique symposium on Advancements in Petaflop Computing covers both European and international developments. The event addresses major interests of a broad audience: computational scientists, HPC technology experts, government representatives, vendors, and industry partners.

EUMEDGRID-Support First Year Achievements Press Release

sciencenode.org | 03/07/2011 09:54 am

EUMEDGRID-Support: Building Bridges across Borders, Scientific Domains and Gender

Rome, 3 March 2011

e-IRG open workshop in Budapest 4-5 April 2011

sciencenode.org | 03/07/2011 09:40 am

The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) organises workshops twice a year in collaboration with the country holding the EU presidency. The first e-IRG workshop of the year will be hosted by the Hungarian NREN (NIIFI) and will take place in Budapest, 4-5 April 2011, at the prestigious historical headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The open workshop will be followed by the closed meeting of the e-IRG delegates, on the 6th of April.

The e-IRG workshops serve as open forums to present, debate, and consolidate best practices and policies in the field of electronic infrastructures (computer networks, grids, clouds, supercomputers, data infrastructures, etc.) and their services for research and education. The workshops are open to all (for registration see below), and function as incubators for feeding new information and trends into the e-IRG plenum work.

Call for papers - CLCAR 2011

sciencenode.org | 03/07/2011 09:28 am

HealthGrid Call for Papers, Deadline: 20 April

sciencenode.org | 03/03/2011 06:22 am

Dear colleagues,

Please find the pdf link of a call for papers from HealthGrid 2011. It which will take place in Bristol, UK, on 27th and 28th June. Please keep in touch with the conference through the website.

EGI User Forum – 11-14 April 2011 Vilnius, Lithuania

sciencenode.org | 03/02/2011 03:32 am

The first EGI User Forum will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania 11–14 April 2011, hosted by the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) and LitGrid. The User Forum will showcase the diversity of the EGI user community through daily plenaries, oral presentations, poster sessions and co-located workshops. The conference will help all members of the EGI community, from end-users to application developers, operations staff and technology providers, to share their knowledge and build collaborations.

The event is held in partnership with Vilnius University and Baltic Amadeus (BAIP), and in conjunction with the European Middleware Initiative’s first EMI Technical Conference.

US Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences: 7 - 11 Aug 2011

sciencenode.org | 02/24/2011 09:21 am

August 7-11, 2011-Embassy Suites, Lake Tahoe, California

The US National Science Foundation's TeraGrid, the European Union Seventh Framework Program's Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA), and the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) are pleased to announce the second joint EU-US summer school on High Performance Computing (HPC) Challenges in Computational Science between August 7-11, 2011 at Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel and Resort, Lake Tahoe, California.

iCSC2011, CERN, 3-4 March

sciencenode.org | 02/23/2011 10:21 am

iCSC2011, the 5th edition of the Inverted CERN School of Computing (“Where students turn into teachers”) will take place next Thursday and Friday (3rd and 4th of March) at CERN, Building 31 - IT Amphitheatre - Third Floor.

Attendance is free and open to everyone. The programmeis designed so that you can attend the lectures that interest you. This year highlights: CloudComputing, Software Engineering, Cryptography

GREEN PAPER: Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding

sciencenode.org | 02/18/2011 07:10 am

For your information, the European Commission has on 9 February, adopted a Green Paper 'From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding' (COM(2011)48).

This Green Paper launches a public consultation on the key issues to be taken into account for future EU research and innovation funding programmes. The outcome of the consultation will subsequently feed into the preparation of the Commission's formal proposals for these programmes, which are due to be adopted before the end of 2011. Those of you that would like to provide a specific input on e-Infrastructures could do it under Question 25, but also under several other relevant parts of the questionnaire. Submissions can be made until 20 May 2011.

"REDDnet: Enabling Data Intensive Science in the Wide Area" by Alan Tackett, Vanderbilt University on February 23, 2011

sciencenode.org | 02/17/2011 01:36 pm

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We would like to invite all sites to participate in the Center for Computational Sciences Wednesday seminar series. Here are the details for the seminar:

Supercomputing: Empowering research

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 02/16/2011 06:35 am
Computer simulations have evolved as an essential part of scientific research, complementing theory and experiment. Scientists and engineers use simulations when problems are complex, or experiments are too dangerous, expensive, or impossible to carry out. Today supercomputing has simulated rat brains, tested engineering structures and modelled global warming. Investment in these technologies can lead to real economic benefits while ensuring researchers remain internationally competitive.

First release of Desktop Grids for eScience Road Map

sciencenode.org | 02/11/2011 10:41 am

DEGISCO to release first version of Desktop Grids for eScience Road Map

Budapest, 4 February 2011 - The EU-funded DEGISCO project aimed at setting up Desktop Grids for International Scientific Collaboration, has released the first version of a Desktop Grids for eScience Road Map on January 31, 2011.

IWSG-Life: Workshop for Life Sciences - Paper Deadline 1 April 2011

sciencenode.org | 02/11/2011 10:41 am

IWSG-Life 2011 (3rd International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences)

Workshop Website can be found here.

“The Fermion Bag Approach” By Anyi Li, Duke University on February 16, 2011

sciencenode.org | 02/09/2011 02:41 am

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We would like to invite all sites to participate in the Center for Computational Sciences Wednesday seminar series. Here are the details for the seminar:

Computational morphology, Univ of Kentucky, Feb 9

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2011 10:54 am

We would like to invite all sites to participate in the Center for Computational Sciences Wednesday seminar series. Here are the details for the seminar:

Title:“Computational morphology, specifically detecting principal parts and categorizing languages based on principal-part analysis”

ISGC 2011 Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 21 - 25 March

sciencenode.org | 01/28/2011 10:31 am

The upcoming ISGC 2011 (International Symposium on Grids and Clouds 2011) conference, in conjunction with OGF31 (Open Grid Forum), will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from 21 - 25 March 2011. Please visit here to register for this joint event. We welcome you to register before 28 February 2011 to enjoy the Early Bird rates!

The conference will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei from 21-25 March 2011 with co-located events from 19-21 March 2011, including: iRODS Workshop, e-Science Application Workshop I: Earthquake, e-Science Application Workshop II: Life Science, Asia@home Hackfest, IDGF Tutorial, and IGTF All-Hands Meeting. The conference is hosted by the Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC).

eChallenges Call for Papers, Florence, Italy, Deadline: 28 Feb

sciencenode.org | 01/28/2011 10:31 am

The eChallenges e-2011 Conference & Exhibition will take place in Florence, Italy, from 26 - 28 October 2011. This is the twenty-first in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 600 delegates from leading commercial, government and research organizations around the world; to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt and good practice.

We are now inviting extended abstracts (1,200 - 1,500 words) for technical papers, visionary papers, business and government case studies. Proposals to arrange 90 minute workshop sessions are also welcome. Related themes and suggestions for papers and sessions are outlined in the Call for Papers.

DEISA PRACE Symposium, April 13-14, Helsinki, Finland

sciencenode.org | 01/28/2011 10:31 am

DEISA PRACE Symposium, April 13-14, Helsinki

DEISA (Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications) and PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) are organizing a third major European event in High Performance Computing (HPC): the DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011.

Cloudscape III, 15-16 March, Brussels, Belgium. Registration open

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2011 10:24 am

Hosted by the EC-funded SIENA initiative, Cloudscape III is a 2-day workshop offering the perfect opportunity for experts, developers and end-users in the cloud computing space to become part of the cloud standards process. Roundtable discussions will offer a springboard for participants to join the debate and help formulate a view of the future landscape of services. A series of use-cases highlighting best practices and challenges will be showcased and will feed into the SIENA European Roadmap on Grid and Cloud Standards for e-Science and Beyond. The SIENA Roadmap is led by experts and users from the Distributed Computing Infrastructure community and standards organizations.

To register to the event, read the working agenda and find out more information please visit the event page on the SIENA Channel.

ICPT School, 11-22 April, Trieste, Italy

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2011 10:24 am

Event Starts: 11 April 2011

Event Ends: 22 April 2011

Call for papers-IWOMP 2011

sciencenode.org | 01/26/2011 07:06 pm

The International Workshop on OpenMP 2011 is seeking submissions of unpublished technical papers detailing innovative, original research and development related to OpenMP.

All topics related to OpenMP are of interest, including OpenMP applications in any domain (e.g., scientific computation, video games, computer graphics, multimedia, information retrieval, optimization, text processing, data mining, finance, signal and image processing and numerical solvers), OpenMP performance analysis and modeling, OpenMP performance and correctness tools and proposed OpenMP extensions.

The Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2011, March 3/4

sciencenode.org | 01/18/2011 10:04 am

The Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2011 3-4 March 2011 at the e-Science Institute, Edinburgh.

If you use software in your research - or want to use it in the future - the Collaborations Workshop (CW11) is the perfect opportunity for you to meet people who you could work with.

Grace Hopper Submissions now open, deadline 15 March

sciencenode.org | 01/14/2011 09:39 am

The 11th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) has opened its Call for Participation. The Grace Hopper Celebration will take place from November 8 - 12, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. This year's theme "What If?" recognizes that innovation in technology arises from the question: "What if a culture of technology that encourages participation and inquiry from a diverse workforce leads to greater levels of innovation?" Submissions are encouraged that answer the question "What if?" The submission deadline is March 15, 2011. The Grace Hopper Celebration is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research, and engineering. The technical conference features well-known keynote speakers and invited technical speakers, panels, workshops, new investigator technical papers, PhD forums, technical posters, birds of a feather sessions, the ACM Student Research Competition, and an awards celebration. Submissions on both technical and professional topics are encouraged. The Grace Hopper Conference committee is requesting submissions that reflect the conference theme "What If" in the areas of innovation within a company, from academia, or from individual contributors. Technical submissions that cross disciplines and other boundaries are encouraged.

Online Class on SELinux Security, Jan. 19 & 26

sciencenode.org | 01/14/2011 09:32 am

The Merit Network will hold an Class on SELinux Security, Jan. 19 & 26; this short course focuses on preventing malicious attack.

Taught during two three-hour sessions, it is provided through Merit's Professional Learning program and will be held on January 19 and 26, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST each day.

Deadline extended to 15 January, ICCS, Japan

sciencenode.org | 01/14/2011 09:24 am

In response to numerous requests the submission deadline has been extended to Jan 15, 2011.

You are invited to submit a paper with unpublished original work for ICCS 2011, Tsukuba on June 1-3. You can submit to the main conference or one of the 28 workshops. All accepted oral papers will appear in the proceedings.

Call for Submissions: 2011 Symposium on Application Accelerators in High-Performance Computing

sciencenode.org | 01/13/2011 11:43 am

The 2011 Symposium on Application Accelerators in High-Performance Computing will be held July 19-21, 2011, in Knoxville, Tennessee, bringing together developers of hybrid computing architectures and computing accelerators and experts involved with the development of applications on such systems to exchange ideas and discuss issues and emerging challenges. Presentations from technology developers and the academic user community are invited on the following topics:

In addition to the general session, submissions are invited for the following domain-specific topics:

TeraGrid '11 issues call for submissions

sciencenode.org | 01/12/2011 01:02 pm

July 17-21, 2011 Marriott Downtown Hotel Salt Lake City, Utah www.teragrid.org/tg11/

The TeraGrid 2011 conference will showcase the capabilities, achievements, and impact of the TeraGrid in research and education. The conference will also mark the beginning of the National Science Foundation's eXtreme Digital Resources for Science and Engineering program and will give scientists and engineers information on the resources and services to be provided through this successor to the TeraGrid.

Call for Papers: Workshop on Dynamic Distributed Data-Intensive Applications, Programming Abstractions, and Systems (3DAPAS)

sciencenode.org | 01/12/2011 12:30 pm

Workshop on Dynamic Distributed Data-Intensive Applications, Programming Abstractions, and Systems (3DAPAS)

http://sites.google.com/site/3dapas/

Announcement - Call for papers, IST-Africa, Gaborone, Botswana, deadline 30 Nov

sciencenode.org | 11/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - China wins title of world's fastest supercomputer

sciencenode.org | 11/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - CHAIN kick-off meeting, 13 - 14 Dec, Rome, Italy

sciencenode.org | 11/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Last chance, DCIM, Nov. 16-18, MERIT network

sciencenode.org | 11/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - StratusLab releases open source cloud solution for grid

sciencenode.org | 11/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - e-Science Talk is coming to ERINA4Africa, Helsinki, Dec 9-10

sciencenode.org | 11/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Cybera Summit videos available

sciencenode.org | 11/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - eResearch Australasia live streaming

sciencenode.org | 11/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - TNC2011 call for papers - Enabling Communities

sciencenode.org | 11/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Internet2 Middleware Initiative awarded NSF grant

sciencenode.org | 11/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ERINA4Africa Final Conference: 9-10 December 2010, Helsinki, Finland

sciencenode.org | 11/03/2010 01:00 am

Mapping the e-Infrastructure Landscape

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 11/01/2010 04:00 am
Today the World Wide Web provides information for people across the globe but, no single networked system provides a similar service for researchers to help them access, share, store and process large amounts of data. Ways in which Europe?s e-Infrastructures can work together to ensure a more integrated service.

Announcement - 2010 NWChem Workshop

sciencenode.org | 10/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Research and Education in Digital Libraries

sciencenode.org | 10/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - 8th e-Infrastructure Concertation Meeting, 4-5 Nov, CERN

sciencenode.org | 10/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - UP 2010 Cloud Computing Conference

sciencenode.org | 10/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - New European petaflop supercomputer available in 2011

sciencenode.org | 10/20/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ESFRI and e-IRG publish 'Blue Paper' on e-infrastructure

sciencenode.org | 10/20/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ISC Cloud '10, Frankfurt, Germany: 28 - 29 Oct 2010

sciencenode.org | 10/20/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - CERN Latin-American School of High Energy Physics, Natal, Brazil, 23-25 April 2011

sciencenode.org | 10/20/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - PRACE announces second Tier-0 system

sciencenode.org | 10/13/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ESFRI and e-IRG endorse "Blue Paper" on e-Infrastructure

sciencenode.org | 10/13/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - SDH-NEERI, 19-20 October, Vienna, Austria

sciencenode.org | 10/06/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - NZ eResearch Symposium, 26-27 October, Auckland, New Zealand

sciencenode.org | 10/06/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Open Source Tools Released by RESERVOIR to Support Cloud Deployment and Usage

sciencenode.org | 10/06/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open, Computing and Astroparticle Physics-ASPERA, Lyon, France

sciencenode.org | 10/06/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ALENEX11 papers due 5 October

sciencenode.org | 09/29/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - UCC 2010 Call for Papers

sciencenode.org | 09/29/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open for 2nd ERINA4Africa Workshop

sciencenode.org | 09/29/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers, ICCS 2011, Tsukuba, Japan

sciencenode.org | 09/22/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - GISELA launched

sciencenode.org | 09/22/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Deadline for participation requests, 15 October, The Athens Dialogues

sciencenode.org | 09/22/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Joint booth on climate change, ICT 2010

sciencenode.org | 09/22/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - European communications project, e-ScienceTalk, launches

sciencenode.org | 09/15/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Free HPC event, 30 September

sciencenode.org | 09/15/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - GlobusWORLD 2011, 1-4 February

sciencenode.org | 09/15/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - CERN Open Lab Workshop, 22-23 Sept, Geneva, Switzerland

sciencenode.org | 09/08/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Deadline extended for abstracts, CGW10, Krakow, Poland

sciencenode.org | 09/08/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - DEISA Training Courses, 14 - 16 Sept at EPCC, Edinburgh, UK

sciencenode.org | 09/08/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - AGU Fall 2010 Meeting, San Francisco, USA

sciencenode.org | 09/08/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Gordon Conference 2010 abstracts due 16 September

sciencenode.org | 09/01/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Abstracts for Symposium on Authentication Technologies for Research and Education due September 15

sciencenode.org | 09/01/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Early Bird registration for Grace Hopper ends 9 September

sciencenode.org | 09/01/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Discovery Physics at the LHC, Kruger National Park, So Africa

sciencenode.org | 08/25/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers, UCC 2010, Chennai, India

sciencenode.org | 08/25/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - New Zealand eResearch Symposium 2010 Registration Open

sciencenode.org | 08/25/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - PIC2010 deadline extended, now due 30 August

sciencenode.org | 08/18/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - DEISA-TeraGrid HPC school applications due

sciencenode.org | 08/18/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Cybera Summit 2010 early-bird registration due

sciencenode.org | 08/18/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - WLCG middleware from CESGA

sciencenode.org | 08/11/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - PRACE awards 320 million compute hours to 10 European projects

sciencenode.org | 08/11/2010 01:00 am

Newsflash - The grid makes it into The Economist

sciencenode.org | 08/11/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - DECIDE launch event, 23 September, Rome, Italy

sciencenode.org | 08/11/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - WORKS10 calls for papers

sciencenode.org | 08/04/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Campus Bridging Technologies Workshop calls for papers, registration

sciencenode.org | 08/04/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium call for papers

sciencenode.org | 08/04/2010 01:00 am

Annual report 2009 - 2010

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 08/01/2010 04:00 am

Announcement - New workflow for fusion applications on the grid

sciencenode.org | 07/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Early Bird Discount is July 31 for GridKa School, Karlsruhe, Germany

sciencenode.org | 07/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - GStat 2.0, Whats happening in your Grid?

sciencenode.org | 07/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Citizen CyberScience Summit, 2-3 September, London

sciencenode.org | 07/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ICT 2010 registration is open

sciencenode.org | 07/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - OSG Site Administrator's Workshop

sciencenode.org | 07/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - An apology to our readers

sciencenode.org | 07/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - OSG Storage Forum, 21-22 September

sciencenode.org | 07/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - LiveChat a smashing success, new column launched

sciencenode.org | 07/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Reminder: Apply for computational time, TeraGrid by July 15, 2010

sciencenode.org | 07/14/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - EGI Technical Forum, 14 September, Amsterdam

sciencenode.org | 07/14/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Introducing FutureGrid, an Experimental Cloud Test Bed

sciencenode.org | 07/14/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - StratusLab surveys open until 16 July

sciencenode.org | 07/07/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - XtreemOS Second Summit 2010

sciencenode.org | 07/07/2010 01:00 am

eLearning and grid computing

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 07/01/2010 04:00 am
Computers and the Internet have transformed our homes and businesses, and have the potential to do the same for education and training. Known as eLearning, using such technologies can be as simple as accessing a school timetable online, through to running virtual communities for sharing and creating knowledge. This briefing looks at the issues surrounding the topic, and how grid technologies and Europe?s e-Infrastructures can play a part in this new way of learning.

Announcement - Call for abstracts, NGS Innovation Forum '10, deadline 10 Sept

sciencenode.org | 06/30/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Grid and e-Science, Valencia, Spain, 6-9 July

sciencenode.org | 06/30/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Project to integrate clouds and grids announced

sciencenode.org | 06/30/2010 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Live chat with experts: Choosing the right resources for your research

sciencenode.org | 06/30/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - HealthGrid GridCast now online

sciencenode.org | 06/30/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - GridKa School registration now open

sciencenode.org | 06/23/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - PRACE calls for proposals to use JUGENE

sciencenode.org | 06/23/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - NSF announces Smart Health and Wellbeing program

sciencenode.org | 06/23/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - "Why Science is Cool" video contest, 15 July deadline

sciencenode.org | 06/16/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - DEISA digest now available

sciencenode.org | 06/16/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - caBIG call for abstracts extended, registration open

sciencenode.org | 06/09/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Grace Hopper conference registration opens

sciencenode.org | 06/09/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - World Changing Ideas Video Contest, 14 June deadline

sciencenode.org | 06/02/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Distributed Computing and Grid-technologies in Science and Education, 28 June - 3 July, Dubna, Russia

sciencenode.org | 06/02/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Register for Mathworks webinars

sciencenode.org | 06/02/2010 01:00 am

Future needs of the ESFRI projects

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 06/01/2010 04:00 am
In April 2010 the European e-Infrastructure Forum released a report that examined the requirements of the ESFRI-projects and outlined the services and resources that the e-Infrastructure community can offer. This briefing summarises that report and the issues it raises.

Announcement - CI Summer Institute for Geoscientists applications due 6 June

sciencenode.org | 05/26/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Applications for OSG HTC Summer School due

sciencenode.org | 05/26/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - GRID 2010 registration open

sciencenode.org | 05/26/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - TeraGrid '10 contest for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students

sciencenode.org | 05/26/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Cluster, Cloud and Grid 2010, 17-20 May, Melbourne, Australia

sciencenode.org | 05/19/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - e-IRG workshop, 17 June 2010, Madrid, Spain

sciencenode.org | 05/19/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Apply for time on one of the world's fastest supercomputers, 10 June deadline

sciencenode.org | 05/19/2010 01:00 am

Update - Coming back home in style from the User Forum

sciencenode.org | 05/19/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - CloudCom 2010 accepting papers

sciencenode.org | 05/12/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Early Registration Discount closes 17 May, Digital Humanities

sciencenode.org | 05/12/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - RSVP to attend Blue Waters presentation

sciencenode.org | 05/12/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - NSF Macrosystems Biology Call for Proposals

sciencenode.org | 05/12/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - 17th Real Time Conference, 24-28 May, Lisbon, Portugal

sciencenode.org | 05/05/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - EUAsiaGrid Dissemination Conference, 21-23 June, Taipei, Taiwan

sciencenode.org | 05/05/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - LHC Days in Split, Croatia, 4-9 October

sciencenode.org | 05/05/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Higgs Hunting workshop, 29-31 July, Orsay, France

sciencenode.org | 05/05/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Deadline extended to 7 May, SC Camp, Colombia

sciencenode.org | 05/05/2010 01:00 am

The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 05/01/2010 04:00 am
On 1 May 2010, EGI took over the coordination of European grid infrastructure. Through the previous DataGrid and Enabling Grids for E-SciencE (EGEE) projects, researchers across the globe reaped the benefits of grid technologies. Now EGI.eu, the organisation established to coordinate EGI, hopes to continue this trend. A discussion of the opportunities and challenges EGI faces on the road to a sustainable future.

Announcement - Tell us your travel tales coming back from the User Forum

sciencenode.org | 04/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - HD videoconference, Internet2 Meeting, DUSEL

sciencenode.org | 04/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - e-IRG releases new Roadmap on e-Infrastructure

sciencenode.org | 04/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement: VPH2010 - Extension of Call for Abstracts to 17 May

sciencenode.org | 04/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Open-source release, HUBzero

sciencenode.org | 04/28/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers, 30 April deadline, CHEP 2010, Taipei, Taiwan

sciencenode.org | 04/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Openlab / Intel Multi-threading and Parallelism Workshop, 4-5 May, CERN

sciencenode.org | 04/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ICNDC, 21-24 Oct, Hangzhou, China

sciencenode.org | 04/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Change of venue, HEPiX workshop

sciencenode.org | 04/21/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Research call to DOE National Labs due 3 May

sciencenode.org | 04/14/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - SC10 Ph.D. Fellowship Applications DUE

sciencenode.org | 04/14/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ISC 2010 student volunteer apps due

sciencenode.org | 04/14/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open for Collaborations Workshop

sciencenode.org | 04/14/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - NorduGrid in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 3-7 May

sciencenode.org | 04/14/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - iSGTW reader discount on CLOUD LAB '10

sciencenode.org | 04/07/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Health-e Child, Sestri Levante, Italy, 23/24 April

sciencenode.org | 04/07/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Apply for time on TeraGrid by 15 April

sciencenode.org | 04/07/2010 01:00 am

The data-centric age

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 04/01/2010 04:00 am
It is estimated that more scientific data will be generated in the next five years than in the history of mankind. But while more data provides opportunities for new discoveries and fields of inquiry it has created problems with regards to storage, curation, access and analysis. This GridBriefing provides a snapshot of the most pertinent topics resulting from the so-called data deluge.

Announcement - Proposals due: Access to CESGA resources

sciencenode.org | 03/31/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Register for virtual conference CLOUD LAB '10

sciencenode.org | 03/31/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - HPC 2010 Advanced Workshop in Cetraro, Italy

sciencenode.org | 03/31/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for applications: SuperComputing Camp

sciencenode.org | 03/31/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - VPH 2010: Registration and call for abstracts

sciencenode.org | 03/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Third AlmereGrid Desktop Grid workshop 29-30 March

sciencenode.org | 03/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - DEISA PRACE Symposium 2010 in Barcelona

sciencenode.org | 03/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for proposals: Cycles on ALCF 10 petaflop Blue Gene system

sciencenode.org | 03/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - IX DOSAR Workshop, 6-8 April

sciencenode.org | 03/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers: Special journal issue

sciencenode.org | 03/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Virtually attend UPCRC 18-19 March

sciencenode.org | 03/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Applications open for CSC 2010 in Uxbridge, UK

sciencenode.org | 03/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Early registration available, TERENA Networking Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania

sciencenode.org | 03/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Submissions now accepted, SC10 Technical Program, New Orleans, Louisiana

sciencenode.org | 03/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - HUBbub 2010 Early Bird Registration

sciencenode.org | 03/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - CCGrid 2010: Call for research and product demos

sciencenode.org | 03/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Grace Hopper call for participation

sciencenode.org | 03/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Internet2 Issues Call for 2010 Richard Rose Award Nominees

sciencenode.org | 03/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - GridCafe survey

sciencenode.org | 02/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for Papers, PCaPAC, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

sciencenode.org | 02/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - ERINA4Africa goes live

sciencenode.org | 02/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for Research Demos, CCGrid, Melbourne, Australia

sciencenode.org | 02/24/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open for Collaborations Workshop

sciencenode.org | 02/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Register now for TF-Media meeting and GRNET workshop

sciencenode.org | 02/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Belief Brainstorming Workshop, 24-25 February

sciencenode.org | 02/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - The Name Game

sciencenode.org | 02/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Internet2 Issues Call for IDEA Award Nominations

sciencenode.org | 02/17/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for Nominees, 2010 Richard Rose Award

sciencenode.org | 02/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Last chance to submit posters, ITI, Dubrovnik, Croatia

sciencenode.org | 02/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Haiti map update

sciencenode.org | 02/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Seats still available, SDSC Symposium, Washington, DC

sciencenode.org | 02/10/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for submissions: TeraGrid 2010

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Early-bird registration: Women of Vision Awards Banquet

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Applications due for grid application porting school

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers: Life Sciences Workshop

sciencenode.org | 02/03/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for Papers, CLADE, 1 March deadline, Chicago

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - EU-MEDGRID launch event, 25-28 Jan, Cairo, Egypt

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Gumboots for the Data Deluge workshop, 12 Feb, Melbourne, Australia

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Register for BELIEF Brainstorming Workshop, 24-25 Feb, Brussels

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Register now for Security Jam on 4-9 Feb, on-line event

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - e-IRG Roadmap 2009 draft available for comment

sciencenode.org | 01/27/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Internet2 meeting: proposals due

sciencenode.org | 01/20/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Abstracts due for Conference on Grid and Visualization Systems

sciencenode.org | 01/20/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Invitation to comment on e-IRG Roadmap 2009 draft

sciencenode.org | 01/20/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Be an iSGTW columnist

sciencenode.org | 01/20/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Winter 2010 Joint Techs meeting, Salt Lake, 31 Jan - 4 Feb

sciencenode.org | 01/13/2010 01:00 am

Breaking News - Screen capture of proton-proton collisions at CMS

sciencenode.org | 01/13/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Take part in the interoperability demonstrator

sciencenode.org | 01/13/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Last chance to apply for computational time on TeraGrid

sciencenode.org | 01/13/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Readership survey

sciencenode.org | 01/13/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for proposals: PRACE prototype access

sciencenode.org | 01/06/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Journal of Grid Computing: Special Issue on Clouds and Grids

sciencenode.org | 01/06/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers: eChallenges, 27-29 October

sciencenode.org | 01/06/2010 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers: First ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing

sciencenode.org | 12/16/2009 01:00 am

Special Announcement: iSGTW on winter holidays

sciencenode.org | 12/16/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers: PRACE Award for young scientists

sciencenode.org | 12/16/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - ParaPLoP 2010 accepting papers

sciencenode.org | 12/16/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - EGEE User Forum abstracts deadline extended

sciencenode.org | 12/09/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers: Frontiers of GPU, Multi- and Many-Core Systems Workshop

sciencenode.org | 12/09/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - US eHealth Collaborative seeks board members

sciencenode.org | 12/09/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - New NGS website launched

sciencenode.org | 12/02/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Zero-in, call for abstracts, 15 December

sciencenode.org | 12/02/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - XtreemOS 2.0 Release

sciencenode.org | 12/02/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - SCALA 2010, Baton Rouge, LA, US, 5-6 February, 2010

sciencenode.org | 12/02/2009 01:00 am

Digitising culture: Grids and eHumanities

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 12/01/2009 03:00 am
The era of eHumanities has arrived. No longer consigned to manuscript, memory or museums, digitisation is transferring the humanities to our computers. ?Our original sources are scattered in many ways: historical documents in archives and libraries, works of art in museums, archaeological finds in ancient sites, disappearing languages on the tongues of native speakers,? says Peter Doorn, director of the proposed humanities infrastructure, DARIAH.

Announcement: Breaking News - First collisions in the LHC

sciencenode.org | 11/25/2009 01:00 am

Announcement: EuroIndia ICT, 10-11 December 2009, New Delhi, India

sciencenode.org | 11/25/2009 01:00 am

Announcement: OzViz 2009 Call for Registration, Victoria, Australia, 3-4 December

sciencenode.org | 11/25/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - New BEinGRID booklet now available

sciencenode.org | 11/25/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Deadline, papers for TNC, 30 November, Vilnius Lithuania

sciencenode.org | 11/18/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers, ICCS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

sciencenode.org | 11/18/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Reminder: iSGTW at SC09

sciencenode.org | 11/18/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for abstracts deadline is 4 December, ISGC

sciencenode.org | 11/18/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - NVIDIA GPU fellowships

sciencenode.org | 11/11/2009 01:00 am

Announcement of the week - iSGTW goes interactive at SuperComputing 2009

sciencenode.org | 11/11/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Webinar on Digital Elevation Models

sciencenode.org | 11/11/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Stream Computing Workshop

sciencenode.org | 11/11/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Reminder: Supercomputing Conference, 14-20 Nov, Portland, Oregon, US

sciencenode.org | 11/04/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - New e-Research book, free to download

sciencenode.org | 11/04/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - SGI Technology Conferences

sciencenode.org | 11/04/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - iSGTW's new look

sciencenode.org | 11/04/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - IPDPS 2010, 19-23 April, Atlanta, USA

sciencenode.org | 10/28/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - 3

sciencenode.org | 10/28/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - ISGC 2010 paper submission deadline approaches

sciencenode.org | 10/28/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Introduction to gLite

sciencenode.org | 10/21/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open, SOC conference, Newport Beach, CA

sciencenode.org | 10/21/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Remote participation, TF-MEDIA conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 5-6 November

sciencenode.org | 10/21/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for abstracts, EGEE User Forum

sciencenode.org | 10/21/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Abstracts due 1 November, Visualization Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

sciencenode.org | 10/21/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - ICLS 2010 papers due 30 October

sciencenode.org | 10/14/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Journal of Computational Science launch

sciencenode.org | 10/14/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - TeraGrid compute time applications due

sciencenode.org | 10/14/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Site of EGEE User Forum 2010 selected

sciencenode.org | 10/07/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Grid school for site administrators, 16-20 November, Cape Town, South Africa

sciencenode.org | 10/07/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - EGI Council elects its chair

sciencenode.org | 10/07/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Take part in a study of the VRE Collaborative Landscape

sciencenode.org | 10/07/2009 01:00 am

Transferring technology: Grids in Business

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 10/01/2009 04:00 am
Grid technology is used in a number of differing areas - from biomedicine to geosciences. However grid technologies can also be used outside the academic arena - helping organisations to provide enhanced processing power, access distributed resources and form stronger collaborations. A look at how the technology and expertise created by the grid community can be used in the commercial world.

Announcement - Eighth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing now accepting papers

sciencenode.org | 09/30/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - e-Science registration deadline extended to 15 October

sciencenode.org | 09/30/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Visualization Challenge entries due 6 October

sciencenode.org | 09/30/2009 01:00 am

SEE-GRID-SCI User Forum 2009: Abstract deadline

sciencenode.org | 09/23/2009 01:00 am

NCSA signs onto Facebook

sciencenode.org | 09/23/2009 01:00 am

ICPADS09 advance registration deadline

sciencenode.org | 09/23/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Early registration, CGW, 26 Sept, Krakow, Poland

sciencenode.org | 09/16/2009 01:00 am

Announcement -TERENA, 5-6 November, Prague, Czech Republic

sciencenode.org | 09/16/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Papers due 2 Nov, CCGrid 2010, Melbourne, Australia

sciencenode.org | 09/16/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - 4 November deadline for NSF grad fellowships in computing

sciencenode.org | 09/09/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Last chance for early bird registration, GHC, 9 Sept, Tucson, AZ, US

sciencenode.org | 09/09/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers by 1 January, ICCS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

sciencenode.org | 09/09/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research workshop deadlines approach

sciencenode.org | 09/02/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Fifth International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering now accepting abstracts

sciencenode.org | 09/02/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - New program offers funding for up to 11 postdoctoral fellows

sciencenode.org | 09/02/2009 01:00 am

The future of Healthcare: eHealth & Grid Computing

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 09/01/2009 04:00 am
From a patient?s heart monitor to electronic health records, ICT has integrated itself into all aspects of healthcare with grid computing playing a key role. A closer look at how eHealth and grids are shaping the future of healthcare.

Announcement - GridNets2009, 8-9 September, Athens, Greece

sciencenode.org | 08/26/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - CHPC National Meeting, 7-9 December, Johannesburg, South Africa

sciencenode.org | 08/26/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open, ANDS, Australia

sciencenode.org | 08/26/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - NGS Innovation Forum '09, London, UK

sciencenode.org | 08/19/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - IEEE 5th International Conference on e-Science, Oxford, UK

sciencenode.org | 08/12/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for abstracts, SEE-GRID-SCI, 30 Sept, Istanbul, Turkey

sciencenode.org | 08/12/2009 01:00 am

Training sessions, pre-EGEE'09, 19-20 Sept, Barcelona, Spain

sciencenode.org | 08/12/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Research3 workshop paper submissions due 21 August

sciencenode.org | 08/05/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Grid Computing Environment 2009 Workshop call for papers

sciencenode.org | 08/05/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - SLA in Grids Workshop paper submissions due 8 August

sciencenode.org | 08/05/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - 1st EGI Council in Amsterdam

sciencenode.org | 07/29/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for abstracts, CGW, 5 Sept, Krakow, Poland

sciencenode.org | 07/29/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Deadline extended to 24 August, JOGC

sciencenode.org | 07/29/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - GEON Open Topography Workshop, 5-7 Aug, San Diego, CA

sciencenode.org | 07/29/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Register for the 7th International GridKa School

sciencenode.org | 07/22/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - IBM receives award for World Community Grid

sciencenode.org | 07/22/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Register now, OGF27, Banff, Canada

sciencenode.org | 07/15/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Crossing boundaries: Computational science, Vol I & II available

sciencenode.org | 07/15/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - New Video Documentation on High-Performance Computing

sciencenode.org | 07/15/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Deadline extended, abstract submission, 10 July, AHM 2009

sciencenode.org | 07/08/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for abstracts extended, 17 July, Zero-in magazine

sciencenode.org | 07/08/2009 01:00 am

A Greener Way? Grids and Green Computing

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 07/01/2009 04:00 am
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing us in the 21st century and, across Europe, efforts are being made to cut down on energy usage and carbon emissions. How grid computing and green ICT can help us reach the EU's green targets by 2012.

Announcement - AusPDC 2010, 18-22 Jan, Brisbane, Australia

sciencenode.org | 07/01/2009 01:00 am

Announcement -Advanced Distributed Services Summer School, 7-11 Sept, Oxfordshire, UK

sciencenode.org | 07/01/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Early bird registration deadline, 31 July, e-Challenges, Istanbul, Turkey

sciencenode.org | 07/01/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for abstracts, 3rd edition, Zero-in magazine

sciencenode.org | 06/24/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers, IEEE e-Science conference, 31 July deadline

sciencenode.org | 06/24/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Clusters, grids and clouds, 2 July, Sophia Antipolis, France

sciencenode.org | 06/24/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Symbolic and numeric algorithms for scientific computing, 26-29 September

sciencenode.org | 06/17/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Latinamerican Conference on High Performance Computing 2009

sciencenode.org | 06/17/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - WorldComp 2009

sciencenode.org | 06/17/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Apply for computational time on TeraGrid

sciencenode.org | 06/17/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Science and Innovation, 25-29 August, Veli Losinj, Croatia

sciencenode.org | 06/10/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - EDGeS User and Industry Forum, 26 June, Hamburg, Germany

sciencenode.org | 06/10/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - LambdaRail wins contract for LHC network

sciencenode.org | 06/03/2009 01:00 am

n exciting opportunity has opened up for grid projects and people to promote their work ...

Announcement - SEE-GRID-SCI and EDGeS to connect grids

sciencenode.org | 06/03/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - IEEE eScience conference: eHumanities track

sciencenode.org | 06/03/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration opens 1 June, Grace Hopper celebration

sciencenode.org | 05/27/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Grid solutions track at Linux Days, 5 June, Geneva, Switzerland

sciencenode.org | 05/27/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for papers, Cloud computing conference, 1 June, Beijing, China

sciencenode.org | 05/27/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Parallel Programming and Cluster Computing, 9-15 August, OK

sciencenode.org | 05/27/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - 2009 caBIG Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

sciencenode.org | 05/20/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - 5th International conference on e-Social Science

sciencenode.org | 05/20/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - GridCafe launches in Spanish

sciencenode.org | 05/20/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Underworld grid workshop, 10 June, Melbourne, Australia

sciencenode.org | 05/13/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration now open, EGEE '09, 21-25 Sept, Barcelona, Spain

sciencenode.org | 05/13/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Grids and E-science, 15-19 June, Santander, Spain

sciencenode.org | 05/13/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - TERENA Networking Conference, 8 - 11 June, Malaga, Spain

sciencenode.org | 05/13/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for workshop proposals for Summit 09, Banff, CA

sciencenode.org | 05/06/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Free Tutorials at Intl conference on computational science

sciencenode.org | 05/06/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: eResearch Australia, 9-13 Nov

sciencenode.org | 05/06/2009 01:00 am

Annual report 2008 - 2009

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 05/01/2009 04:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - XtreemOS summer school 2009

sciencenode.org | 04/29/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - EDGeS Summer School, 29 June - 4 July, Budapest, Hungary

sciencenode.org | 04/29/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open, Baltic Grid II, 29 June - 3 July, Moletai, Lithuania

sciencenode.org | 04/29/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Workshop on large scale computations on grids

sciencenode.org | 04/22/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - DOE supercomputing resources available

sciencenode.org | 04/22/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Fault treatment questionnaire

sciencenode.org | 04/22/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open, 1st Swiss Grid School, 7-8 May, Geneva

sciencenode.org | 04/15/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - IGT Cloud Summit, 1 June 2009, Tel Aviv, Israel

sciencenode.org | 04/15/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Registration open, BELIEF II, 16-17 July, Sao Paulo, Brazil

sciencenode.org | 04/15/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - NCGS2009, RENCI, 22-23 April 09

sciencenode.org | 04/15/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for posters: TERENA networking conference 2009

sciencenode.org | 04/08/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Heinzel appointed director of TeraGrid GIG

sciencenode.org | 04/08/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Norwegian high performance computing and infrastructure

sciencenode.org | 04/08/2009 01:00 am

The future of innovation: developing Europe's ICT einfrastructures

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 04/01/2009 04:00 am
What do Europe?s ICT infrastructures look like now? What needs to happen over the next ten years to ensure we remain competitive? Summarizing the achievements and challenges of European e-infrastructures for e-science.

Announcement - Call for papers, GEOCON, May 15, Delft, The Netherlands

sciencenode.org | 04/01/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for abstracts, 29 June, eResearch Australasia, Sydney

sciencenode.org | 04/01/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for exhibits, HPDC, 15 April, Munich, Germany

sciencenode.org | 04/01/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - PRACE to implement STRATOS

sciencenode.org | 04/01/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Intl conference on parallel and distributed systems

sciencenode.org | 03/25/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - BELIEF II and CASPAR workshop on data provenance

sciencenode.org | 03/25/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for nominations, Anita Borg Awards

sciencenode.org | 03/18/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for Papers, Journal of Grid Computing, 31 July

sciencenode.org | 03/18/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: Registration open, ISSGC Summer School, 5 - 17 July, Cote d'Azur, France

sciencenode.org | 03/18/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Continuation funding for NGS

sciencenode.org | 03/18/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Cloud expo Europe 2009: Call for papers

sciencenode.org | 03/11/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Grid computing school: Emerging grid middleware standards

sciencenode.org | 03/11/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for student volunteers at TeraGrid 2009

sciencenode.org | 03/11/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open, Terena, Malaga, Spain

sciencenode.org | 03/04/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Applications open, CERN School of Computing, Gottingen, Germany

sciencenode.org | 03/04/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - CloudCom 2009, Beijing, China, Call for papers 1 June

sciencenode.org | 03/04/2009 01:00 am

Facing the skills shortage: attracting more women to ICT

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 03/01/2009 03:00 am
How can we encourage more women into Information and Communication Technologies? Analyzing the situation of women in ICT and ways in which we can increase their number.

iSGTW Announcement - VHPC 2009 Call for papers

sciencenode.org | 02/25/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Serbia joins PRACE

sciencenode.org | 02/25/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - UNICORE Summit, call for papers

sciencenode.org | 02/25/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Pragmatic Mapping for the Humanities, Univ. of Sydney, 15 - 16 April, Australia

sciencenode.org | 02/18/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - ICS'2009 Tutorial: Security and VO Management in Grids, New York

sciencenode.org | 02/18/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, Grid and Cooperative Computing, 20 March, China

sciencenode.org | 02/18/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Biomed grid school May 2009: Call for participation

sciencenode.org | 02/11/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - eChallenges 21-23 October 2009: Call for papers

sciencenode.org | 02/11/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - TeraGrid09 call for participation

sciencenode.org | 02/11/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - BELIEF Zero-In magazine launched

sciencenode.org | 02/11/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - First public version of XtreemOS grid operating system available

sciencenode.org | 02/04/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for Abstracts, ISGC 2009, 20 February

sciencenode.org | 02/04/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for Participation, ISGC, 16-23 April, Taipei, Taiwan

sciencenode.org | 02/04/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for Nominations, IDEA Awards, 15 Feb

sciencenode.org | 02/04/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NSF cyberinfrastructure workshop, IUPUI, March 2009

sciencenode.org | 01/28/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGI policy board endorses blueprint

sciencenode.org | 01/28/2009 01:00 am

Call for papers, GVS, Croatia, 25-29 May

sciencenode.org | 01/21/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Showing support

sciencenode.org | 01/21/2009 01:00 am

Announcement - Call for Papers, HealthGrid, Berlin, Germany, 28 June - 1 July

sciencenode.org | 01/21/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - 15 Jan deadline to apply for time on TeraGrid

sciencenode.org | 01/14/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - CCGrid Health Workshop, Shanghai, May 2009

sciencenode.org | 01/14/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - PRACE award, call for papers

sciencenode.org | 01/14/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Reminder, Distance learning, New Delhi, India, 28-29 Jan

sciencenode.org | 01/07/2009 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, e-Challenges, Istanbul, 27 Feb

sciencenode.org | 01/07/2009 01:00 am

Grids and clouds

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 01/01/2009 03:00 am
What?s the difference between a grid and a cloud? How can these technologies interact? Investigating the role of grids and clouds in providing the extra computing power needed for European innovation.

iSGTW Announcement - Open Science Grid All hands meeting, March 2009

sciencenode.org | 12/17/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - PRACE Winter school on petascale computing, Athens

sciencenode.org | 12/17/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participants, International Winter School in Grid Computing

sciencenode.org | 12/10/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, High Performance Distributed Computing, Munich, Germany

sciencenode.org | 12/10/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for abstracts, EELA-2, Bogota, Colombia

sciencenode.org | 12/10/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: PaCT-2009, Novosibirsk, Russia

sciencenode.org | 12/03/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - International winter school in grid computing 2009

sciencenode.org | 12/03/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, 5 Dec, TaPP '09, San Francisco

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Grid Computing in Biology, 10-12 Dec, Sydney, Australia

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, Grids Meets Autonomic Computing, 23 Feb

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - BELIEF at ICT 2008, 25-27 Nov, Lyons, France

sciencenode.org | 11/26/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Extended paper submission deadine for CITSA 2009

sciencenode.org | 11/19/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - BELIEF: Distance Learning as an e-Infrastructures application

sciencenode.org | 11/19/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Workshop on workflow management ICWM2009

sciencenode.org | 11/19/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Conference on Software Services and Service Oriented Knowledge Utilities

sciencenode.org | 11/19/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - SiPE Workshops, 27 January, Ohio University

sciencenode.org | 11/12/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Advance registration ends, 16 Nov, HiPC, Bangalore, India

sciencenode.org | 11/12/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, 15 Dec, Scientific Sensors on the Grid

sciencenode.org | 11/12/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, 14 Nov, IST Africa, Uganda

sciencenode.org | 11/12/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NVIDIA to host CUDA tutorial at SC08

sciencenode.org | 11/05/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EDGeS and AlmereGrid grid workshop

sciencenode.org | 11/05/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for session proposals, EGEE User Forum, OGF25

sciencenode.org | 11/05/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NeAT Call for input: eResearch tools and services

sciencenode.org | 10/29/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Special Room Rates, OTM Participants, 10-14 Nov Monterrey

sciencenode.org | 10/29/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - SC 08 Tutorials, 16-17 Nov, Austin, Texas

sciencenode.org | 10/29/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - IRODS: Workshop Registration, 10 Jan, Lyons, France

sciencenode.org | 10/29/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - PRACE hosts scientific workshop during ICT 2008

sciencenode.org | 10/22/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Launch of a call for proposals: location of EGI.org

sciencenode.org | 10/22/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for abstracts: The 4th EGEE user forum

sciencenode.org | 10/22/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NorduGrid, 27-31 Oct, Budapest

sciencenode.org | 10/15/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Abstracts deadline, 30 Nov, Terena Conference

sciencenode.org | 10/15/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for tutorials, HPCC, Boulder Colorado

sciencenode.org | 10/15/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - OSG site administrators workshop

sciencenode.org | 10/08/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, IEEE, Shanghai, 30 Nov

sciencenode.org | 10/08/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, e-Social Science, 26 Jan, Cologne

sciencenode.org | 10/08/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Ultralight/PLaNetS tutorial, 2 December, Miami, FL

sciencenode.org | 10/01/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - OTM federated conference, Monterrey, Mexico, 9-14 Nov

sciencenode.org | 10/01/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - GEANT security toolset training, Feb 09

sciencenode.org | 10/01/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NOBUGS in Sydney 3-5 November

sciencenode.org | 09/24/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - AAF Shibboleth rollout workshop, Oct, Nov 2008

sciencenode.org | 09/24/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - LHC GridFest, 3 October 2008

sciencenode.org | 09/24/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - 2nd European Summit on interoperability in iGovernment

sciencenode.org | 09/17/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - New Center for Study of Human Origins Opens in San Diego

sciencenode.org | 09/17/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NSF selects TeraGrid GIG director of science

sciencenode.org | 09/17/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open, e-IRG, Paris, 21 Oct

sciencenode.org | 09/10/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Parallel computing workshop, Oklahoma, 6 Oct

sciencenode.org | 09/10/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - eResearch Australasia, Melbourne, Australia, 28 Sep

sciencenode.org | 09/10/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Submit your articles, Belief's Zero-in Magazine

sciencenode.org | 09/10/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGEE 08 Business Track

sciencenode.org | 09/03/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - IEEE IPDPS 2009 Call for papers

sciencenode.org | 09/03/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Digital geography in a Web 2.0 world

sciencenode.org | 09/03/2008 01:00 am

European Grid Initiative

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 09/01/2008 04:00 am
What is the European Grid Initiative? What does it hope to achieve? Summarizing the blueprint for EGI: towards a sustainable long-term European grid infrastructure.

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers/abstracts: 2nd IMETI conference, Orlando

sciencenode.org | 08/27/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for chapter proposals: Grid technologies for eHealth

sciencenode.org | 08/27/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Grid Camp and HEPiX Fall 2008 Meeting

sciencenode.org | 08/27/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Poster deadline, 4th IEEE Conference, Indianapolis, 14 Sept

sciencenode.org | 08/20/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Cyberinfrastructures and Archaeology, Tuscany, Italy

sciencenode.org | 08/20/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for Participation, MidWest Grid School, Chicago, 30 August

sciencenode.org | 08/20/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Submissions open, AGU Meeting, San Francisco, 10 Sept

sciencenode.org | 08/13/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Jobs in grid

sciencenode.org | 08/13/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for Exhibitors, eChallenges, Stockholm, 15 August

sciencenode.org | 08/13/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Report on data management practices

sciencenode.org | 08/06/2008 01:00 am

What is a grid?

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 08/01/2008 04:00 am
How do grids work? Why are they useful? Introducing grid computing with case studies of its application to high energy physics, fusion energy, malaria control and more.

iSGTW Announcement - Grid computing for a greener planet competition in U.K.

sciencenode.org | 07/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Joint conference: Biomedical Informatics Without Borders

sciencenode.org | 07/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NSF funds UIC to build new virtual reality display

sciencenode.org | 07/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for Papers: 2008 Microsoft eScience Workshop

sciencenode.org | 07/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: Journal of Grid Computing

sciencenode.org | 07/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - e-IRG workshop, Paris, 21-22 October

sciencenode.org | 07/16/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, HPC Asia, Taiwan, 1 August

sciencenode.org | 07/16/2008 01:00 am

Announcement - ISSGC and GridCast, 6-18 July, Hungary

sciencenode.org | 07/09/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - First Call for Papers: The 4th CISSE International Conference

sciencenode.org | 07/09/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - ChinaGrid 2008

sciencenode.org | 07/09/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - ACM/IEEE HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program accepting nominations

sciencenode.org | 07/09/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - CoreGRID Summer School, 7-11 July, Dortmund, Germany

sciencenode.org | 07/02/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW - Announcement: Last chance to fill out survey

sciencenode.org | 07/02/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - ESCC Joint Techs Workshop, 20-24 July, Nebraska

sciencenode.org | 07/02/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - e-Research in the Arts submission deadline, 15 July, Australia

sciencenode.org | 07/02/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open, EGEE 08, Istanbul 22-26 September

sciencenode.org | 06/25/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open, biomedical informatics, Maryland

sciencenode.org | 06/25/2008 01:00 am

iSGTw - Announcement: Readership survey reminder

sciencenode.org | 06/25/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Last chance for GRIDGUIDE profile

sciencenode.org | 06/25/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Ed Seidel to head NSF Office of CI

sciencenode.org | 06/18/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Promote grid people with GridTalk

sciencenode.org | 06/18/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: Cracow Grid Workshop '08, October, Poland

sciencenode.org | 06/11/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - GCA Int'l Conference, Las Vegas, 14-17 July 2008

sciencenode.org | 06/11/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Fill out our survey, and you may win a prize

sciencenode.org | 06/11/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - OAR conference, early bird registration starts, Australia

sciencenode.org | 06/04/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - PDCAT Deadline Extended, 15 June, New Zealand

sciencenode.org | 06/04/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Site security for grids

sciencenode.org | 06/04/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - HealthGrid workshops and tutorials, 4 June, Chicago

sciencenode.org | 06/04/2008 01:00 am

Grids and standardization

www.e-sciencetalk.org | 06/01/2008 04:00 am
What are grid standards? How is the grid community meeting the standards challenge? Examining the standards debate and the need (or otherwise) for grid standards.

iSGTW Announcement - SC Education Summer Workshops 2008

sciencenode.org | 05/28/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - OGF-Europe Community Outreach Seminar, 5 June

sciencenode.org | 05/28/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Workshop on Draft EGI Blueprint

sciencenode.org | 05/28/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: BEinGRID Industry Days

sciencenode.org | 05/21/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: Workshop on VO Management

sciencenode.org | 05/21/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: Last chance to attend London Business Day, May

sciencenode.org | 05/21/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: Advance registration closes 17 May for ISC '08

sciencenode.org | 05/14/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: eResearch Australasia 2008, September, Australia

sciencenode.org | 05/14/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for abstracts: UK e-science AHM2008

sciencenode.org | 05/14/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: Registration Open: GridKa School, Sept, Karlsruhe

sciencenode.org | 05/07/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: EGI Workshop in Geneva, 30 June

sciencenode.org | 05/07/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: Program finalized: HealthGrid 2008, June, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 05/07/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: One-Day "Tour" available at ISC conference, June, Dresden

sciencenode.org | 05/07/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - UK e-Science centers win continued funding

sciencenode.org | 04/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: Open Science Grid Users' Meeting, June, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 04/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: Grid Computing Conference, May, Malaysia

sciencenode.org | 04/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: eScience 2008, December, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 04/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - TeraGrid '08 Student Competitions deadline extended

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Open Science Grid launches effort to build new cyber communities

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for Abstracts: EGEE'08, September, Turkey

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration free: "Why you need grid and how to do it," May, UK

sciencenode.org | 04/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Early registration extended to 5 May: TeraGrid '08, June, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 04/16/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Virtual workshop available for TeraGrid's Ranger

sciencenode.org | 04/16/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: Distributed Computing and Grid-technologies in Science and Education, June, Russia

sciencenode.org | 04/16/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Applications due 5 May: International Summer School on Grid Computing, July, Hungary

sciencenode.org | 04/16/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participants: Biomed Grid School 2008, May, Italy

sciencenode.org | 04/09/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: Medical Imaging on Grids, September, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 04/09/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration closes 25 April: 2008 Access Grid Retreat, May, Canada

sciencenode.org | 04/09/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Submissions due 19 April: Grid 2008, September, Japan

sciencenode.org | 04/09/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Papers due 16 April: Workshop on Large-Scale Computing, June, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 04/02/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: OGF23/OGF-Europe, June, Spain

sciencenode.org | 04/02/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: Australian Access Federation Shibboleth Workshop, April, Australia

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iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: EU-IndiaGrid Workshop on Applications in Computational Biology, May, India

sciencenode.org | 04/02/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGI takes next step forward at Roma workshop

sciencenode.org | 03/26/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - D-Grid launches new newsletter

sciencenode.org | 03/26/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: Open Source Grid and Cluster Conference, May, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 03/26/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Applications open: South African Grid School 2008

sciencenode.org | 03/26/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - KnowledgeGRID to lift Malaysia's competitiveness

sciencenode.org | 03/19/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: SC08, November, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 03/19/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: eResearch Australasia 2008, September, Australia

sciencenode.org | 03/19/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: Workshop on Grid Computing for Complex Problems, October, Slovakia

sciencenode.org | 03/19/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: International Summer School on Grid Computing, July, Hungary

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: TeraGrid '08, June, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: 23rd International Supercomputing Conference, June, Germany

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: Grid and the Virtual Observatory, April, Germany

sciencenode.org | 03/12/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: APAN 26, August, New Zealand

sciencenode.org | 03/05/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NSF partners with Google and IBM

sciencenode.org | 03/05/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EC invests 2.5 billion in embedded computer systems

sciencenode.org | 03/05/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: 9th LCI International Conference on High-Performance Clustered Computing, April, U.S

sciencenode.org | 03/05/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: Georgetown University Grid School, April, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 02/27/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - New journal: Computational Science & Discovery

sciencenode.org | 02/27/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: 2nd ECSS Workshop, April, Hungary

sciencenode.org | 02/27/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: Oxford e-Research Conference, September, UK

sciencenode.org | 02/27/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: the 24th NORDUnet Conference

sciencenode.org | 02/20/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - OGF-Europe: Europe backs open standards to advance grid adoption

sciencenode.org | 02/20/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: 5th High-Performance Grid Computing Workshop, Miami, Florida

sciencenode.org | 02/20/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - CERN Public Open Day: 6 April 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

sciencenode.org | 02/20/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Papers due this weekend: HealthGrid 2008

sciencenode.org | 02/13/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Applications due 31 March: CERN openlab student program

sciencenode.org | 02/13/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: Virtualization in High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing

sciencenode.org | 02/13/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Papers due 29 February: eChallenges e-2008

sciencenode.org | 02/13/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: Open Science Grid All Hands Meeting

sciencenode.org | 02/06/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Applications due March 30: Anita Borg Systers "Pass it on" grants

sciencenode.org | 02/06/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Register by 13 February: free AAF workshop, Sydney, Australia

sciencenode.org | 02/06/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: Molecular Simulations, Structures and Processes

sciencenode.org | 02/06/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Open Grid Forum launches Grid Thought Leadership series

sciencenode.org | 01/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Louisiana Universities receive nine million to develop cybertools

sciencenode.org | 01/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - PRACE lays foundations for pan-European high performance computing

sciencenode.org | 01/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: TeraGrid '08, 9-13 June, Las Vegas, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 01/30/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Early bird registration closes 15 February: Advances in Computer Science and Technology 2008

sciencenode.org | 01/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Applications due this week: Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

sciencenode.org | 01/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Program online: OGF22, Cambridge, MA, U.S., 25-29 February

sciencenode.org | 01/23/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering

sciencenode.org | 01/16/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - UC San Diego joins the Green Grid

sciencenode.org | 01/16/2008 01:00 am

iSGTW Anouncement - DEISA and GridAustralia demo HIV drug simulations over grids

sciencenode.org | 12/19/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: 3rd Grid and e-Collaboration Workshop for the Earth Science Community, 16-17 January, Italy

sciencenode.org | 12/19/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - High Performance Computing and Grids, 30 June to 4 July 2008, Cetraro, Italy

sciencenode.org | 12/12/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Free registration: EU-IndiaGrid Conference, 13-14 December 2007, Bangalore, India

sciencenode.org | 12/12/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - ParaMEDIC enables worldwide supercomputer for bioinformatics

sciencenode.org | 12/12/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for participation: International Workshop on Campus Grids and Scientific Applications, 31 January to 1 February, Austria

sciencenode.org | 12/05/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Applications open: Florida International Grid School, 23-25 January

sciencenode.org | 12/05/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: Maine students to benefit from new scientific grid portal

sciencenode.org | 12/05/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: WaGe08, 25-28 January, Kunming, China

sciencenode.org | 11/28/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: CiSE special issue on HPC education

sciencenode.org | 11/28/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Free workshop on data center design: 12-13 February, Illinois

sciencenode.org | 11/28/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: Building Effective Virtual Organizations, 14-16 January, Washington DC

sciencenode.org | 11/28/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: EGEE User Forum, 11-14 February, France

sciencenode.org | 11/21/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: HPDC, 23-27 June, Boston

sciencenode.org | 11/21/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Florida International Grid School, 23-25 January, Miami, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 11/14/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - 4th BELIEF brainstorming session: 26-27 November, Edinburgh, UK

sciencenode.org | 11/14/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Canadian researchers Help Conquer Cancer

sciencenode.org | 11/14/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - iSGTW celebrates one year

sciencenode.org | 11/14/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - SURA releases new Grid Technology Cookbook

sciencenode.org | 11/14/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - OSG site administrators to discuss deployment of OSG 0.8.0

sciencenode.org | 11/07/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: new Internet2 IDEA Award for revolutionary uses of advanced networking

sciencenode.org | 11/07/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: Clever Collections, Melbourne, Australia

sciencenode.org | 11/07/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Royal request for time to kick-start Mediterranean e-infrastructures

sciencenode.org | 11/07/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - IEEE T-ASE special issue on Scientific Workflow Management and Applications

sciencenode.org | 10/31/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration open: 3rd EELA Conference, Catania, Italy

sciencenode.org | 10/31/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for abstracts: 3rd EGEE User Forum, Clermont-Ferrand, France

sciencenode.org | 10/31/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Travel support grants available for e-Science 2007, Bangalore, India

sciencenode.org | 10/31/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for applications: Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation Program

sciencenode.org | 10/24/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - BOINC-based climate change experiment scoops PRIX EUROPA award

sciencenode.org | 10/24/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Have your say on the direction of iSGTW

sciencenode.org | 10/24/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: NORDUnet2008

sciencenode.org | 10/17/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - LHCathome makes new home in the UK

sciencenode.org | 10/17/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - UK National Grid Service Applications Repository released

sciencenode.org | 10/17/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Crakow '07 Grid Workshop: 15-17 October, Krakow, Poland

sciencenode.org | 10/10/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGEE announces dates for EGEE '08 and calls for User Forum abstracts

sciencenode.org | 10/10/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - High Performance Computing Ph.D. Fellowship Program closes 30 October

sciencenode.org | 10/10/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: TERENA "Beyond connectivity"

sciencenode.org | 10/10/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Registration opens for BEgrid seminar, 16 October, Brussels

sciencenode.org | 10/03/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - One petaflop and a whole lot of PLAYSTATION

sciencenode.org | 10/03/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - World Community Grid migrates to BOINC

sciencenode.org | 10/03/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGEE '07 women's networking lunch

sciencenode.org | 09/26/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - UK National Grid Service quadruples storage capacity

sciencenode.org | 09/26/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - BEinGRID launches next two million Euro call

sciencenode.org | 09/26/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Mardi Gras Conference 2008: Workshop on Grid-Enabling Applications

sciencenode.org | 09/19/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - David Moses joins PSC as executive director

sciencenode.org | 09/19/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Grids and e-Science course: 24-28 September, Santander, Spain

sciencenode.org | 09/12/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Third EELA Conference: abstracts due 30 September

sciencenode.org | 09/12/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - CNRS launches Institut des Grilles

sciencenode.org | 09/12/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - High Performance Computing training survey

sciencenode.org | 09/05/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - National Science Foundation fellowships, partnerships and research experiences

sciencenode.org | 08/29/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Grid Camp 2007, WLCG Tier-2 and EU-IndiaGrid Workshop

sciencenode.org | 08/29/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Jacquard, DaVinci and Bassi join Open Science Grid

sciencenode.org | 08/22/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Technical innovations for digital collections: Melbourne, Australia, 28-29 November

sciencenode.org | 08/22/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement: Registration open for PRAGMA 13, September, Illinois, U.S.

sciencenode.org | 08/15/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: visualization in distributed computing, SC07

sciencenode.org | 08/15/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Uptake and sustainability of e-science in Taiwan, the UK and beyond: UK e-Science session

sciencenode.org | 08/08/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - NorduGrid 2007: September dates and scholarships

sciencenode.org | 08/08/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Business plan competition opens its doors to grid technology

sciencenode.org | 08/01/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGEE'07 program available online

sciencenode.org | 08/01/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers: 3rd EELA conference, December, Italy

sciencenode.org | 08/01/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - GEON Cyberinfrastructure Workshop: 3-8 August, Hyderabad, India

sciencenode.org | 07/25/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Do-Son grid school in Hanoi, Vietnam: November dates

sciencenode.org | 07/25/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Harvard Medical School's 2007 Innovative Cluster/Grid Leadership Award

sciencenode.org | 07/18/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - GridKa school registration opens

sciencenode.org | 07/18/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Scientific Instruments & Sensors on the Grid: call for papers

sciencenode.org | 07/11/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGEE '07 early bird registration extended

sciencenode.org | 07/11/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - E-Science 2007 conference: call for papers

sciencenode.org | 07/11/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - ISC'08 dates set on heels of record ISC'07

sciencenode.org | 07/11/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - LSGrid 2007: deadline extended on call for papers

sciencenode.org | 07/04/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGEE'07: call for posters and demos

sciencenode.org | 07/04/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Have your say: gLite grid middleware commercial training feasibility survey

sciencenode.org | 07/04/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Record number of exhibitors strut stuff at ISC'07

sciencenode.org | 06/27/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - OMII-Europe training courses: 11-12 and 13 July

sciencenode.org | 06/27/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Great Plains Summer School: 8-10 August

sciencenode.org | 06/20/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Open Science Grid Users' Meeting: 26 and 27 July

sciencenode.org | 06/20/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - 2nd BalticGrid Summer School: 2-6 July

sciencenode.org | 06/20/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - EGEE '07 registration opens

sciencenode.org | 06/13/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - School's in: EGRIS-2 calls for applications

sciencenode.org | 06/13/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, posters and demos: eScience 2007, Bangalore

sciencenode.org | 06/06/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Open Grid Forum sets October dates for OGF21

sciencenode.org | 06/06/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - BELIEF-EELA e-Infrastructures Conference

sciencenode.org | 05/30/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute

sciencenode.org | 05/30/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Multi-threading and Parallelism Workshop at CERN

sciencenode.org | 05/16/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - HPDC seeks Hot Topics

sciencenode.org | 05/16/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - New TeraGrid Director

sciencenode.org | 05/09/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Joint EGEE-SEEGrid School

sciencenode.org | 05/09/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - APAC 07: Call for Papers

sciencenode.org | 05/02/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Register now for the DEISA Symposium

sciencenode.org | 05/02/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - German e-Science Conference 2007: Registration Open

sciencenode.org | 04/25/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - HPDC 2007: Registration Open

sciencenode.org | 04/25/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - TeraGrid '07 Speakers Include Jones, Maechling and Strong

sciencenode.org | 04/11/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Funding for GridPP3

sciencenode.org | 04/11/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Training Sessions Following OSG20/EGEE User Forum

sciencenode.org | 04/04/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - Funding available for Masters Program

sciencenode.org | 04/04/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - CSC 2007

sciencenode.org | 03/28/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - iSGTW Tags

sciencenode.org | 03/28/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - ISSCG 2007

sciencenode.org | 03/21/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - UK e-Science All Hands Meeting: Call for Participation

sciencenode.org | 03/21/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - CHEP '07

sciencenode.org | 03/07/2007 01:00 am

iSGTW Announcement - ISC '07 Registration Opens March 1

sciencenode.org | 03/07/2007 01:00 am

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iSGTW Announcement - International Supercomputing Conference Issues Calls for Papers, Posters, BoF Sessions

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iSGTW Announcement - Final Call for Papers for TeraGrid '07

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iSGTW Announcement - Final Call for Papers for TeraGrid '07

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iSGTW Announcement - Register Now for Open Science Grid All Hands Meeting

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Creating a successful European Digital Single Market requires open science, open innovation, open scholarship and open infrastructures

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Finnish MEP Henna Virkkunen and Scottish MEP Catherine Stihler co-hosted a meeting on Open innovation, open scholarship and open infrastructures – insights to the European Digital Single Market to understand from a group of European stakeholders how these three areas can and must be a strong component of a winning European Digital Single Market. Three leading experts, John Wood – Association of Commonwealth Universities, Sandra Collins – National Library of Ireland and Kimmo Koski – Finnish IT Center for Science, call for a set of actions and interventions from the European Parliament, in order to support more jobs for Europe, improve democracy and citizen power and exploit innovation. Additionally the Cabinet of Commissioner Günther Oettinger, represented at the meeting by Marlene Holzner, Communication Advisor, emphasized the urgency around the European Supercomputing capacity as a means for processing and exploiting the growing volumes of data, and the financial resources that are necessary to implement the HPC strategy, including paying for the infrastructure required. Ms. Holzner also touched on the imminent European Open Science Cloud with legislative aspects that are very important to bear in mind, which tied well with repeated warnings from John Wood about being careful not regulate what is not yet understood: data regulation can cause serious barriers for innovation and job creation. Open science and open innovation IS and MUST remain a free and global market, and in terms of regulation, it is wiser to proceed in small steps. MEP Henna Virkkunen, sensitive to the recurring theme of trust, reminded participants of the difficult balance between trust and regulation and how politicians fight a constant battle to find the correct balance so as not to overregulate and at the same time ensure a highly competitive European Union. All three speakers underlined that the European Digital Single Market needs joint commitment, collaboration and concrete actions in order to reach the common vision of creating better access for consumers and business to online goods and services across Europe. Clearly, it requires new inventions and research to enable the successful creation of new innovations in Europe. Sustainable infrastructures are key to allow researchers, citizens and society to profit from the scientific data created all over Europe. As MEP Catherine Stihler mentioned, examples from e.g. Great Britain show, that modernizing copyright law to enable text and data mining for research, can be implemented without endangering the commercial rights of the data owners. Now Europe has an opportunity to be the forerunner in creating this unique possibility for new inventions, jobs and prosperity. Concrete actions must be taken to make it happen. Policy and legislation play a key role in enabling the full use of skills and resources through digitalization and open data infrastructures. The rapid and dramatic changes happening in the way research is conducted require new ways of thinking and acting, and the Digital Single Market can be a game changer if we build it in a way that provides support, rather than regulation for open science, infrastructures and innovation. The key question is: will Europe get its share? Europe’s competitiveness is at stake, so now is the time to act. The clear and decisive request to the European Parliament was to take the following measures: 1. Review and modernise copyright: Europe needs a copyright exception for text and data mining. Data protection and copyright should not create barriers to open science and research. 2. Support a code of conduct for ethical data practice that would build trust in data research. 3. Ensure that skills in data processing and data management are sufficiently supported in the DSM: Europe needs skills education on all levels, across all scientific fields. Teachers need to be educated as well. 4. Ensure sustainable funding: Making sure Horizon 2020 is successful and working, and creating new funding models for open science infrastructures (through e.g. structural funding) and venture funding to support business exploiting open science. 5. Support a code of conduct for e-Infrastructure service providers, aiming at creating trust between ICT and research in building user-driven, interoperable services that build upon existing e-Infrastructures, e.g. in the emerging European Open Science Cloud for Research. 6. Enable seamless access for researchers to research infrastructures. 7. Support promotion and adoption of common standards and protocols for all resources and digital services. 8. Acknowledge the importance of exploring the societal impact and implications of the Digital Single Market, in order to further exploit the potential of innovation, and to identify challenges and risks, and to find best ways to tackle them. In her closing remarks, MEP Catherine Stihler underlined how copyright modernisation is an extremely sensitive and difficult issue which really requires a strong drive from the parliament side. She asked all stakeholders to help by sensitising their local MEPs and raise their awareness on how important this is for the success of the European Digital Single Market. The complete statements can be viewed at: Open data, open science, open innovation – jobs for Europe. Why must Open Science be in the core of Digital Single Market?  Professor John Wood Open scholarship – improved democracy and citizen power.  Why is open scholarship essential for the Digital Single Market? Dr Sandra Collins Open infrastructures – innovation exploitation. Why do we need e-Infrastructures in building a successful Digital Single Market? Dr. Kimmo Koski Further information: Trust-IT Services Ltd., Director, Hilary Hanahoe, h.hanahoe@trust-itservices.com CSC-IT Center for Science Ltd., Senior Specialist, Irina Kupiainen, irina.kupiainen@csc.fi This event is facilitated by Research Data Alliance Europe (RDA Europe), the European plug in to the global Research Data Alliance (RDA).  Launched in March 2013, RDA is an international organisation built on the volunteer and self-formed collaboration between data practitioners with a vision of openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society. Scientists, researchers and innovators join forces with technical experts in focused Working Groups and exploratory Interest Groups to build the social and technical bridges to enable open sharing of data on a global level. RDA has a broad, committed membership of individuals – now more than almost 3,300 from 104 countries. Membership is free and open to all on www.rd-alliance.org. The Research Data Alliance is supported by The Australian Commonwealth Government through the Australian National Data Service, the European Commission’s 7th Framework and Horizon 2020 Programmes through the different RDA Europe project phases and The National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health & Sloan Foundation, USA.  

Cloudscape Brazil 2015

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1-2 December 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cloudscape Brazil 2015, taking place on 1-2 December at the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (CBPF), Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro, is a 2-day workshop giving public entitites and companies essential and unique insights into what cloud services means for their organisation today. The event showcases an impressive array of cloud user stories, from cutting-edge research in the life sciences to newcomers competing with established players. A strong focus is on how cloud federated infrastructures are enabling researchers to tackle major societal challenges, from neglected diseases and cardio-vascular diseases affecting mostly poor groups to understanding the role of biodiversity ecosystems in buffering climate change. The resulting services simply would not be possible without international co-operation.  The number of start-ups in both Brazil and Europe is rising rapidly, bringing innovation and growth prospects. The cloud plays a big role here as it lowers the entry barrier to almost every sector. Cloudscape Brazil 2015 offers a forum for start-ups and looks at how new opportunities can help take outstanding research results to market.  Cloudscape Brazil also zooms in on European and Brazilian co-operation priorities, cloud computing and big data strategies with insights from policy makers in both regions.  http://eubrazilcloudconnect.eu/content/cloudscape-brazil-2015

The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

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Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with CODATA, RDA and TWAS, is organising a short course in the data science approaches and skills that are essential for 21st century research. The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School will be held at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy from 1st to 12th August 2016. The ever-accelerating volume and variety of data being generated is having a huge impact on a wide variety of research disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities. The international, collective ability to create, share and analyse vast quantities of data is having a profound, transformative effect. This 'Data Revolution' offers great opportunities for students with modern data skills, both in conducting their research and in entering a jobs market where those skills are in demand. Contemporary research – particularly when addressing the most significant, transdisciplinary research challenges – cannot be done effectively without a range of skills relating to data. This includes the principles and practice of Open Science and research data management and curation, the use of a range of data platforms and infrastructures, large scale analysis, statistics, visualisation and modelling techniques, software development and annotation and more. We define ‘Research Data Science’ as the ensemble of these skills. TO APPLY VISIT http://indico.ictp.it/event/7658/ The deadline for applications is 18 April 2016

RDA Europe supports 20 Europeans to attend the RDA 7th Plenary Meeting, 1-3 March, Tokyo, Japan

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RDA Europe is running two programmes to facilitate participation of 20 European RDA members to attend the 7th RDA Plenary meeting in Toyko, Japan. 10 RDA Early Career Researchers & Scientists working on data and 10 active RDA members are sought. Hosted and co-organised by the Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST) under the theme “Making data sharing work in the era of Open Science” the 7th Research Data Alliance Plenary meeting is taking place in Tokyo, Japan from the 1-3 March 2016 https://rd-alliance.org/plenary-meetings/rda-seventh-plenary-meeting.html The Research Data Alliance (www.rd-alliance.org) holds its plenary meetings every six months in a different region around the world. These three-day working meetings bring together a unique community of data scientists, librarians, computer and domain scientists, policy makers and strategists to discuss challenges to global data sharing and identify concrete actions and plans going forward. For the first time, RDA is organising its plenary meeting in Asia with the generous support of JST. RDA Europe is running a Support programme to facilitate the participation of active European RDA members to the upcoming Plenary meeting in Tokyo by covering their travel and subsistence costs. Deadline for submissions 20 December 2015 (midnight CET). Apply at https://rd-alliance.org/rda-europe-financial-support-programme-european-members-attend-rda-plenary-7.html RDA Europe is seeking applications from students and early career professionals in organisations related to the fields of research data sharing and exchange. Travel and subsistence costs will be covered. Applications for the European Early Career programme are open until December 20, 2015 (midnight CET). Apply now at https://rd-alliance.org/early-career-european-researchers-scientists-working-data-march-2016.html Registration for the event is now open https://rd-alliance.org/plenary-meetings/seventh-plenary/registration.html  Early Bird period closes January 31, 2016 (midnight JST). Organise a meeting at P7. The RDA Plenaries are working events built around the RDA Working Group (WG) and Interest Group (IG) meetings. RDA welcomes Birds of a Feather (BoF) Session applications as a way to propose a new topic for potential RDA Working or Interest groups, apply by December 18, 2015 (17:00 CET) https://rd-alliance.org/plenary-meetings/seventh-plenary/7th-plenary-call-session-proposals.html. More event details at https://rd-alliance.org/plenary-meetings/rda-seventh-plenary-meeting.html Twitter @resdatall @RDA_Europe @RDA_US  #RDAPlenary For further information please contact plenary7@rd-alliance.org _________________________________________________________________ Launched in March 2013, RDA (www.rd-alliance.org) is an international organisation built on the volunteer and self-formed collaboration between data practitioners with a vision of openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society. Scientists, researchers and innovators join forces with technical experts in focused Working Groups and exploratory Interest Groups to build the social and technical bridges to enable open sharing of data on a global level. RDA has a broad, committed membership of individuals – now more than 3,500 from 105 countries. Membership is free and open to all on www.rd-alliance.org. The Research Data Alliance is supported by The Australian Commonwealth Government through the Australian National Data Service, the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme and The National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health & Sloan Foundation, USA.

European-Brazilian collaborative projects together to innovate the Cloud Computing sector

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With the mandate of the European Commission and the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, on March, 18th EUBrasilCloudFORUM brought together six exciting European & Brazilian cloud computing collaborative projects in Rio de Janeiro to start an innovate plan of action to innovate the cloud computing sector. EUBrazilCloudConnect, EUBRA-BIGSEA, HPC4E, Futebol, SecureCloud, FIBRE:  these acronyms stand for six projects which, beginning a few years ago, started a collaboration between European and Brazilian institutions to push forward innovation in cloud computing technologies in different fields of applications. In order to facilitate the establishment of a cooperation model that enables Europe and Brazil to formulate and develop a common strategy and approach for Research & Innovation in Cloud Computing, EUBrasilCloudFORUM, a 24 month coordination and support action jointly funded by the European Commission and the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, organized a Concertation Meeting on 18th March in Rio de Janeiro, with all these initiatives, to start building common scenarios based on collaboration needs, priorities and opportunities between Europe and Brazil. Cloud excellence around the table According to the EU-Brazil Information Society Dialogue, the EU and Brazil need to engage in more of a dialogue on cloud computing, that addresses general cloud policy aspects, personal data protection, trans-Atlantic flows of data, portability of data and appropriate remedies to vendor lock-in. All these aspects were addressed during the meeting, which successfully managed to bring together almost all the current research players of EU-Brazil collaborative initiatives working on cloud technologies. At the meeting we discovered once more that the cloud computing landscape is very active between the two regions. EUBrazilCloudConnect project (www.eubrazilcloudconnect.eu, 2014-2016) made available, to different communities of scientists, a set of cloud computing tools and a programming models to help their research on Vascular Simulation, Leishmaniasis, Climate Change and Biodiversity, while fostering EU-Brazil international cooperation in distributed computing infrastructures. The FIBRE project (http://fibre.org.br, 2018) created a platform for experimentation and education on computer networks, for the academic community benefit. Thanks to portability of data, it will be now integrated to major worldwide infrastructures. Smart cities, Energy, Security, Emergency management: that’s where EU-Brazil IT research is currently working. Other projects were invited to join the table which have just begun but have clear objectives in mind.  Like the EUBRA-BIGSEA project (http://www.eubra-bigsea.eu, 2016-2018), which addresses advanced QoS cloud, capturing, federating and annotation of large volumes of data, with special focus on security and privacy. The goal is to transfer this technology to a real user scenario with high social and business impact, namely on smart cities. Or the FUTEBOL project (www.ict-futebol.org.br  2016-2018) which aims to find the convergence point between optical and wireless networks. The goals are not only to create these facilities in Europe and Brazil, but also to showcase experiments, have new partners using FUTEBOL research infrastructure, attend ETSI technical committee meetings and liaise with telecom operators. Based on computer power and energy, HPC4E (https://hpc4e.eu/  2016-2018)focuses on high performance computing, with applications on atmosphere, biomass and geophysics energies. It will benefit the hydrocarbon, biofuels and wind farm sectors. The SecureCloud project (http://www.securecloudproject.eu/, 2016-2018) will develop new services for cloud computing users, applications for industrial partners, software for managing secure containers, transfer technology between researchers and cloud computing companies. Finally, the Rescuer project (http://www.rescuer-project.org/  2013-2016) focuses on industrial areas and large-scale events to develop an interoperable computer-basis solution to support command centres quickly in emergencies & crises through a reliable analysis of crowdsourcing information with open data. Sustainability, energy management, assisted health and environment monitoring, were identified as the most critical topics where cooperation is needed, with research gaps and opportunities where cloud computing can have a beneficial relevant role. Thanks to the arena provided by EUBrasilCloudFORUM, these projects will combine their own specificities and will continue to work together in order to identify and fleshing out the future scenarios and research topics for cloud computing in Europe and Brazil.   About EUBrasilCloudFORUM is the consolidated result of the efforts pooled together by representatives of the EU-Brazil Working Group set up at the EUBrazil workshop held in July 2014, in Brasilia. The project is going to contribute in a strategic way to the definition, scoping and creation of an EU-Brazil Open Science Cloud environment. EUBrasilCloudFORUM has been charged by the EC and MCTI to support the EU-BR collaborative projects in the collection and promotion of their results and activities. The results will be used to draft a research Roadmap on cloud computing, identifying collaboration needs and opportunities between Europe and Brazil for the European Commission and to MCTI, thus contributing to the definition of future cooperation priorities between the two regions. ·         Find out more http://eubrasilcloudforum.eu/ ·         Write to us at info@eubrasilcloudforum.eu ·         Follow us on Twitter @EUBR_cloudforum ·         Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EUBrasilCloudFORUM ·         Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eubrcloudforum

Better software for better science: INDIGO-DataCloud first demo release

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INDIGO-DataCloud delivers open source software services to help developers, resource providers, e-infrastructures and scientific communities to overcome current challenges in the Cloud computing, storage and network areas. The first internal demo release of the INDIGO-DataCloud platform was presented on 4th and 5th April in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In Cloud computing, both the public and private sectors are offering Cloud resources as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). However, there are numerous areas of interest to scientific communities where Cloud computing uptake is currently lacking, especially at the PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) levels. INDIGO-DataCloud (INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global ExplOitation), aims at developing a data and computing platform targeting scientific communities, deployable on multiple hardware and provisioned over hybrid (private or public) e-infrastructures. “The size of the problem and the amount of computations needed are however main challenges that can only be addressed with proper e-Science solutions.” - Dr. Alexandre M.J.J. Bonvin, Professor of Computational Structural Biology at Utrecht University, Faculty of Science, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research. Several components at the disposal of different scientific communities. INDIGO-DataCloud delivers open source software components tailored to scientific communities and to e-infrastructures, aimed to increase ease of use and effectiveness in the exploitation of Cloud resources by them. INDIGO ready-to-use components can be grouped as: ·     User-oriented access services (User Interfaces, Mobile Applications, Scientific Portals) ·     Optimized exploitation of resources across multiple Cloud infrastructures ·     Seamless and integrated access to geographically distributed data ·     Improved functionalities in the popular Cloud frameworks OpenNebula and OpenStack  In addition, the INDIGO Future Gateway (FG) offers a set of easy to use RESTful APIs to allow portals, mobile appliances and desktop applications to seamlessly exploit different kinds of e-Infrastructures (Grids, Clouds and HPC clusters). @work. INDIGO Champions met the Developers In order to test its technologies, several “Champions” have been identified from each research community participating to the project, to lead different use cases. INDIGO Champions have been at work since January 2016 to provide requirements and tests for the INDIGO technology and to contribute to the release of the INDIGO-DataCloud platform. On 4th and 5th April INDIGO champions and developers met in Amsterdam to discuss implementation details and strategies for INDIGO use cases. The first prototype of the INDIGO architecture was presented  for internal evaluation and testing to the communities involved, which are now called to test the list of services and provide feedback to the community of developers. INDIGO-DataCloud offerings to final users INDIGO-DataCloud helps developers, resource providers, e-infrastructures and scientific communities to overcome current challenges in the Cloud computing, storage and network areas. INDIGO allows researchers coming from different scientific communities to access data and use resources as in a “big pool” of computing and storage, without the need to know their type or location or writing specialized software. INDIGO components are essential for resource providers, resource centers and cloud infrastructures managers (such as ESFRI projects) for optimal exploitation of distributed resources. Last but not least, the INDIGO services are being developed according to the requirements collected within many multidisciplinary scientific communities, such as ELIXIR, WeNMR, INSTRUCT, EGI-FedCloud, DARIAH, INAF-LBT, CMCC-ENES, INAF-CTA, LifeWatch-Algae–Bloom, EMSO–MOIST. In this way scientific communities are empowered to build complex tools which, at the same time, can be easily reused by other user communities responding to the same requirements.   A sample of INDIGO Use cases. INDIGO teams are working on a Molecular Dynamics use case. The 3D structure of any molecule is not completely rigid, but fluctuates over time due to the kinetic energy available at room temperature. Computer simulation (Molecular Dynamics, MD) is the only technique that provides a full atomistic view of motions throughout all regions of the macromolecule. This use case exploits the INDIGO Future Gateway to perform Molecular Dynamics simulations in Virtual Machines, using web interfaces to set up and analyze these simulations. Another field of application tackeld by INDIGO is the climate model intercomparison data analysis. This case study is directly connected to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), one of the most internationally relevant and large climate experiments worldwide, as well as to the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) infrastructure in terms of existing eco-system and services.  The test case demonstrates the INDIGO capabilities in terms of software framework deployed on heterogeneous infrastructures (e.g., HPC clusters and cloud environments), as well as workflow support to run distributed, parallel data analyses.  Save the date. The path towards INDIGO-DataCloud Release Internal demo software release – April 2016 First INDIGO software release - July 2016     Second INDIGO software release - March 2017 INDIGO – DataCloud is a project funded under the Horizon2020 framework program of the European Union. It receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement RIA 653549. About: https://www.indigo-datacloud.eu Indigo support: info@indigo-datacloud.eu     Updates: subscribe to INDIGO Newsletter https://www.indigo-datacloud.eu/user/register·      Automatic notifications: subscribe to INDIGO-DataCloud Announce Mailing list http://indigo-announce@lists.indigo-datacloud.eu/ Social share: Twitter:https://twitter.com/indigodatacloud     LinkedIN:https://www.linkedin.com/groups/INDIGODataCloud-8416266/about

Towards the European Open Science Cloud: Main outcomes of the Helix Nebula Initiative Open Day event

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Cloud computing, innovation and open science were the keywords at the Open Day Event: Towards the European Open Science Cloud. Organised by the Helix Nebula Initiative and hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the event saw over 100 representatives coming together from some of the most renowned international research organisations, e-infrastructures, cloud projects, cloud service providers from both the public and private sector, IT advisory bodies as well as funding agencies. The main objective for the open day was to build consensus on a model for the European Open Science Cloud that could be widely accepted across Europe’s flagship research infrastructures, their public and private sector user communities and value chains, the long tail of science, service providers and funding agencies. The big data bang in life science research As highlighted within the Open Day’s Life Science session, the rise of big data in areas such as genomics or  large-scale imaging offers many scientific opportunities. However, it also poses enormous new challenges around storage, access and analysis of life science research data. Cancer research is a typical example. Over a million estimated genome datasets from cancer patients will become available to the life science community by 2019. This will be a big step forward creating enormous opportunities for cancer research. However, no single European research centre will be able to provide the necessary infrastructure to analyse the hundreds of thousands of genomes, to store and access them securely or to utilize these data efficiently for translational research and downstream medical application. The European Open Science Cloud seen from a life science perspective So how do we deal with this issue? Well, one answer is the creation of a European Open Science Cloud. Representatives from EMBL, the U.S. National Health Institute, the ESFRI projects Euro-BioImaging (the pan-European research infrastructure for biological and medical imaging) and ELIXIR (the sustainable European infrastructure for biological research), the global Pan-Cancer project discussed their vision for a science cloud and recommended the following: Research communities need usable services for open science Users should be in the driving seat with the ability to influence funding Incentives for data generators should be created to store data on the science cloud Research infrastructures need more cost-effective approaches to aggregating, processing, openly sharing and re-using the rapidly growing amounts of data they produce Cloud-based community repositories e.g. cancer genomes or large-scale image datasets could solve many of the key challenges mentioned Federated clouds across different centres and European countries can help solving scalability issues Procuring cloud resources is a cost-effective way of ensuring capacity on-demand Delegates agree that mature open source technologies exist today, however, integration, policy and governance still require careful attention. That’s where the European Open Science Cloud can make the difference. Science as an open, collaborative and participative process The European Open Science Cloud is not just a single solution, but a trusted and open environment for storing, sharing and re-using scientific data and results supporting Open Science practices.  "We are preparing a call for a European science cloud project to identify the possibility of creating a cloud for our scientists. This will mean setting standards for the management, interoperability and quality of scientific data." said Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation at the launch of the Digital Single Market strategy in May 2015. For the European Open Science Cloud to be effective delegates concluded it must be user-driven and cost-effective (compared to ‘build our own’ approach), enable cross-domain interactions to foster scientific innovation, bring together existing and emerging data/e-infrastructures, engage the private sector as a data/service user and service provider as key to sustainability, instill trust in data owners by ensuring they keep control of their data (keep copies of all data on public resources, ensure long-term data preservation, insulate users from technical changes on service supplier side), have a light governance with agile provisioning models and promote public-private innovation to satisfy the needs of the research communities and increase the global competitiveness of European ICT providers. A major step towards the European Open Science Cloud: the first joint cloud services procurement by European publicly funded research Several initiatives within the European panorama already work on building the foundations for the European Open Science Cloud. HNSciCloud is one of the key initiatives, representing a new pre-commercial procurement project co-funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme and ten public research organisations[1]. HNSciCloud builds on the results of the PICSE project on cloud procurement and aims to create a competitive marketplace of innovative cloud services to serve scientific users from a wide range of domains. The cloud platform will combine services at the IaaS level integrated into an environment supporting the full life-cycle of science work-flows. Open source solutions will be used to build the hybrid platform on which European cloud players can develop their own services for a wide range of users beyond research and science. The services will integrate with the data centres operated by the cloud service buyers (i.e. the abovementioned research organisations) and European-scale publicly funded e-Infrastructures. To achieve these objectives HNSciCloud will issue a public tender in 2016. During the Open Day event, the publication of the corresponding Prior Information Notice was announced, together with the date for the Open Market Consultation event on 17 March 2016, at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. This event’s main objective will be to present the tender specifications and to collect feedback from stakeholders. Interested in attending? Please complete the following Application Form by Monday 29th February 2016. A video stream and all the presentations of the open day event can be downloaded here. All the tweets of the event are available at #HNIOpenDay. Share your additional thoughts with us @HelixNebulaSC, @PICSEPROCURE or @EMBLorg. The Helix Nebula Initiative [1] Namely, CERN - the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CNRS - the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, DESY - the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton, EMBL - the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, ESFR - the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, IFAE - the Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies, INFN - the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, KIT - the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, STFC - the Science and Technology Facilities Council, SURFsara.

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ISC High Performance Calls on Researchers to Join the 2016 Research Paper Sessions

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Frankfurt, Germany, September 1, 2015 - The ISC High Performance conference, Europe’s most renowned forum for high performance computing, is now open to research paper submissions. The ISC Research Paper sessions are an integral part of the 31st supercomputing conference series and will be held Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Next year’s conference will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 19 – 23. ISC High Performance 2016 is looking forward to bringing 3,000 academicians, industry leaders and end users from around the world to the event.

PRACE 11th Call for Proposals connects the international HPC ecosystem

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The 11th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals yielded 107 eligible proposals of which 18 were awarded a total of almost 513 million core hours. This brings the total awarded projects to 412 and the total awarded core hours to 10.7 million.

The 18 awarded projects are led by principal investigators from 7 different European countries. This Call also welcomed scientists and researchers from USA and South Korea as collaborators in several projects.

7 August is the SC15 Doctoral Showcase Submission Deadline!

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As part of the Supercomputing Conference Technical Program, the Doctoral Showcase provides an important opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters.  Unlike technical paper and poster presentations, Doctoral Showcase highlights the entire contents of each dissertation, including previously published results, to allow for a broad perspective of the work. 

http://sc15.supercomputing.org/program/doctoral-showcase-program

CloudBroker Platform from Switzerland rated the number one innovation in EU report about research projects in ICT

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The European Union (EU) is a key investor in research and development (R&D) in Europe. Through its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) running from 2007 to 2013 alone, it has invested €50 billion in R&D, with €9 billion allocated to information and communication technology (ICT). A number of corresponding projects have produced cutting-edge technologies and a significant percentage of these could already be commercialized.

The European Open Science Cloud for Research

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Leading European initiatives, EUDAT, LIBER, OpenAIRE, EGI, and GÉANT share their joint vision for the European Open Science Cloud for Research, which includes eight elements of success for a concrete contribution to the Digital Single Market. The Open Science Cloud, part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy, will empower research data sharing, data stewardship and data reuse in Europe for the benefit of innovation and growth. Today’s joint statement sets out the partners’ strategic vision for the Open Science Cloud’s organisation, sustainability and governance as a contribution towards the practical realisation of the EC’s vision. The European Open Science Cloud initiative is strategically important as Open Science is a key driver, not only of scientific progress, but also of economic and societal innovation. To harness its full value and reap the fruits of public and private investment, Europe needs to foster an open, collaborative platform for the management, analysis, sharing, reuse and preservation of research data on which innovative services can be developed and delivered. For this, Europe can and must build on decades of public investment in scientific infrastructures—experimental facilities, networking, high-performance and high-throughput computing, cloud services, scientific software and institutional and community data repositories—by connecting national and international infrastructures and services. The European Open Science Cloud for Research must be: Open in design, participation and use Publicly funded & governed with the 'commons approach' Research-centric with an agile co-design with researchers and research communities Comprehensive in terms of universality and inclusiveness of all disciplines Diverse & distributed empowering network effects Interoperable with common standards for resources and services  Service-oriented as well as protocol-centric Social connecting diverse communities Following these principles will ensure that the Open Science Cloud is an open, trusted, service-driven endeavour, inclusive of all stakeholders, which gives researchers from all areas seamless, open access to the advanced digital capabilities, resources and expertise they need to collaborate and to carry out data- and computing-intensive science. Secure and trustworthy, the Open Science Cloud will engage researchers in governing, managing and preserving resources for everyone’s benefit. Governed as a commons, it will leverage two decades of public and private investment in e-infrastructures for the benefit of scientific research and innovation. The Open Science Cloud is the vehicle to achieve this vision and to ensure excellent science in Europe and beyond. Read the full vision statement: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.32915 Vision Statement Authors: EUDAT: European Data Infrastructure www.eudat.eu ~ LIBER: Association of European Research Libraries www.libereurope.eu ~ OpenAIRE: Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe www.openaire.eu ~ GÉANT: European research and education networking collaboration http://www.geant.org  ~ EGI: International Grid & Cloud Infrastructure for Research http://www.egi.eu For further information, please contact EUDAT Project Director Damien Lecarpentier: damien.lecarpentier@csc.fi

ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference Offers Unique Workshops to Attendees

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FRANKFURT, Germany, July 24– ISC Events, the organizers of the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference are looking forward to offering eight engaging workshops as part of the pre-conference program. The workshops will take place at the Marriott Frankfurt on September 28, slightly over two months from now.

Following the workshops, the organizers will offer two full days of sessions, panels and lots of discussions in the Industry, Business and Research tracks. The event will also host a small exhibition on Tuesday, September 29, and Wednesday, September 30.

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