Monthly Archives: December 2010

A U.S. Software Infrastructure Institute?

In August 2010, I was invited to take part in the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshops on Distributed Computing, Multidisciplinary Science, and the NSF’s Scientific Software Innovation Institutes Program. The workshops were chaired by Miron Livny, Ian Foster, Ruth … Continue reading

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Spectacular Astronomy Image Mosaics and a New Astronomy Blog

This week, a new astronomy blog was released. It is called the “Montage Image Mosaic  Software” blog. The Montage team (of which I have the privilege of being a member) will be blogging about how Montage is used in scientific … Continue reading

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An Example Of How Web 2.0 Can Be Used In Professional Astronomy

I discuss in this post some ideas for how Web 2.0 can be used in professional astronomy, and the example I will used is that of building collaborative astronomical image mosaics from a collection of input images with the Montage … Continue reading

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Finding New Planets With Cloud Computing?

Surveys for Transiting Planets Planet finding is a heavy industry these days. The Kepler satellite (http://kepler.nasa.gov/), launched on 06 March 2009, is a NASA mission that uses high-precision photometry to search for transiting exoplanets around main sequence stars. The French … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Cloud Computing And How To Get Started

A nice article on the benefits of cloud computing, based on a survey conducted by StratusLab project. Among the benefits they cite include Clouds allow the separation of a software environment from a physical computer (virtualization), enabling multiple operating systems … Continue reading

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