Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cloud Presentation at UK e-Science 2011

Well, back from vacation a little early! Today, I gave a talk at the UK e-Science 2011 Conference in York, England. The theme for this year’s meeting is Towards the Cloud: Infrastructures, Applications, Research.  I was asked if I would … Continue reading

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Astrocompute will be on vacation until October 3

… and I will be back blogging about the UK e-Science All-Hands Meeting.  

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GridCafe: Learn About Grid Computing

A number of people have asked if there is a good on-line resource where they can learn about Grid Computing. I can recommend It explains what grids are in straightforward language: “Imagine several million computers from all over the … Continue reading

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Two Useful Books From Dr. Dobbs’ Jolt Awards

A change of pace this week.  Each year, the Dr Dobbs Journal recognizes its choices of the six best books in software development with the Jolt Awards.  I’d like to write about two of them that took my eye: Mining … Continue reading

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Most realistic simulation yet of the formation of the Milky Way

This wonderful movie shows the most realistic simulation yet made of the formation of the Milky Way. The simulation is named after Eris, the Greek goddess of strife and discord, chosen to reflect decades’ worth of vigorous debate on this … Continue reading

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