Monthly Archives: November 2010

Supercomputing10 (SC10) From A Distance

Last week, SC10 was held in New Orleans, LA. SC is an annual international conference for High Performance Computing, Storage, Networking and Analysis, and this year’s festivities were the biggest and best attended yet. The meeting’s technology thrusts were Climate … Continue reading

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Preserving Data and the Data Conservancy

A report by the U.S. National Academies entitled “Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age” made this comment: “Research data and other information integral to publicly reported results should be publicly accessible… research data … Continue reading

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Taking Wolfram Alpha For A Test Drive

Wolfram Alpha is, according to the website, the world’s first computational knowledge engine, and I have been kicking tires and taking her out for a spin. The user interface is as simple as Google’s: nothing but a text box where … Continue reading

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An Astronomical Image Mosaic of the Sky at 21 cm

While attending a meeting in Charlottesville, I chatted to Brian Kent, who has been doing some exciting work with the Montage image mosaic engine. He is part of a team that has been building mosaics of the sky at the … Continue reading

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