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HTC, Big Data and the God Particle

Mar 29, 2013 |

Contributor Miha Ahronovitz traces the history of high throughput computing (HTC), noting the particularly enthusiastic response from the high energy physics world and the role of HTC in such important discoveries as the Higgs boson. As one of the biggest generators of data, this community has been dealing with the “big data” deluge long before “big data” assumed its position as the buzzword du jour.

HTC, Big Data and the God Particle

Mar 29, 2013 |

Contributor Miha Ahronovitz traces the history of high throughput computing (HTC), noting the particularly enthusiastic response from the high energy physics world and the role of HTC in such important discoveries as the Higgs boson. As one of the biggest generators of data, this community has been dealing with the “big data” deluge long before “big data” assumed its position as the buzzword du jour.

Grid Community Gathers in Prague

Sep 18, 2012 |

This week, over 400 participants from the European research-computing community – and some of their American partners – came together in one of Europe’s most beloved cities, Prague. On Monday, GlobusEUROPE took over the third floor of the Hotel Clarion Congress, located in Vysocany, a modern section of the city, just 15 minutes away from the historic center of Prague and the famous Prague Castle. The remainder of the week, Tuesday through Friday, is dedicated to the European Grid Infrastructure Technical Forum.

Globus and Grid: Blazing Trails for Future Discovery

Sep 13, 2012 |

As participants from around the world make their way to Prague for the EGI Technical Forum, grid-enabled tools continue to facilitate global collaboration. Grid computing provides the backbone for a wide range of research, all the way from basic science to once-in-a-lifetime breakthroughs, like the recent achievements surrounding the elusive Higgs boson particle.

Helix Nebula: from Grid to Cloud and Lessons Learned So Far

Jul 17, 2012 |

European cloud computing is taking off as can be seen in the progress of Helix Nebula. The major pan-European cloud project announced last week that they were moving from the initial proof of concept phase to the start of the two-year pilot phase, which involves expanded proofs of concept and perhaps some additional demand side partners. Just a few months into the project, the participants discuss the challenges of migrating science into the cloud.

Helix Nebula Cloud Targets European Scientific Research

Jul 10, 2012 |

Science cloud in proof-of concept stage.

In the Wake of the Higgs Boson: Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud

Jul 9, 2012 |

Announced earlier this year, the pan-European cloud computing project, Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud, brings together select IT service providers with leading research institutions, CERN, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Representatives from all three centers will take part in a joint keynote session at the ISC Cloud conference, taking place this September in Mannheim, Germany. In this brief Q&A, they share their perspectives on the initiative and provide an outline of what’s to come.

Laying the Foundation for National Grid Infrastructures

Sep 21, 2011 |

This week during the EGI Technical Forum in Lyon, France we spoke with a number of European organizations with newer or still-developing grid initiatives to expand infrastructure access for research and science. Among the groups we spoke with were representatives from SwING, the Swiss National Grid project.

Intel CTO Talks Up Many-Core Future

Sep 19, 2011 |

Justin Rattner highlights upcoming Intel technology at IDF.

CERN Centers Origin of Life Research

Jun 13, 2011 |

Although usually considered a physics facility, biologists harness the computational resources at CERN to conduct research into the beginnings of life.