Monthly Archives: August 2011

A New Release Of The Pegasus Workflow Management System

My colleagues at the Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California have recently released version 3.1.0 of the Pegasus Workflow Management System. I have been working with the Pegasus team for many years now, and in a future post, I … Continue reading

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The VAO Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) Tool, Iris

The Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) has just released a beta version of a Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) Tool, called Iris. It is a desktop application that analyzes  1-D astronomical spectral energy distributions (SEDs). To quote from the release announcement: “Iris … Continue reading

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Why Advanced Computing Matters

I thought I would have a change of pace this week, and have a post that features penguins. No, not the Linux penguins, but the Penguins of Madagascar. These computer savvy flightless antipodean waterfowl have an interesting video that explains … Continue reading

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Teaching Scientific Computing With The TeraGrid

I have been reading a presentation by Loffler et al. (2011) given at the TeraGrid 11 conference in Salt Lake City on a Graduate Course taught at Louisiana State University during Fall 2010. The course aimed to teach high-performance computing … Continue reading

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