Monthly Archives: October 2011

How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?

This article by Steve Groom and myself was just published on-line in the Association for Computing Machinery Queue: How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami? – ACM Queue In it, we describe the practices that can keep astronomy archives … Continue reading

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Accelerate physics with your own computer

Fascinating article in International Science Grid This Week on how the Large Hadron Collider is planning to use a volunteer computing project called Sixtrack to design the LHC’s 2020 upgrade. Visit http://www.isgtw.org/feature/accelerate-physics-your-own-computer

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GATECloud: A Documents Repository

One of the most interesting talks at the U.K. e-Science 2011 Meeting was on “GATECloud.net: Cloud Infrastructure for Large-Scale, Open-Source Text Processing,” by Valentin Tablan. The paper was, in fact, voted the best paper at the meeting. Valentin described “GATE,” … Continue reading

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Report from the UK e-Science Meeting 2011

Last week, I attended the UK  e-Science Meeting 2011 meeting, held at the splendid Ron Cooke Hub at the University of York. This year’s topic was Towards the Cloud: Infrastructures, Applications, Research. I gave a presentation on The Application of … Continue reading

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