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Primeur weekly 2014-07-28

Special

DDN's Molly Rector and Paul Nowoczynski explain latest in HPC data storage developments at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

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New Oracle Exadata Database Machine optimized for large-scale in-memory and database Cloud workloads ...

Desktop Grids

International Desktop Grid Federation to host Crowd Computing 2014 event in Almere, the Netherlands ...

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Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals ...

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets ...

EPSRC calls for partners to develop Alan Turing Institute ...

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IBM expands High Performance Computing capabilities in the Cloud ...

K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather ...

Supercomputer makes it possible to predict the evolution of the large-scale atmospheric circulation of tropical storms ...

The first supercomputer simulations of 'spin–orbit' forces between neutrons and protons in an atomic nucleus ...

Researchers use TACC's Stampede supercomputer to study a common link between addiction and neurological disease ...

DataDirect Networks joins Global Alliance for Genomics and Health ...

Quantum leap in lasers at Dartmouth brightens future for quantum computing ...

Mellanox expands LinkX family of cables to add flexibility to data centre connectivity ...

The Darter supercomputer is helping researchers understand the biophysics of red blood cells ...

The world's first photonic router: Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers ...

Supercomputers reveal strange, stress-induced transformations in world's thinnest materials ...

Highly charged ions ...

International Desktop Grid Federation to host Crowd Computing 2014 event in Almere, the Netherlands

28 Jul 2014 Almere - In the Big Data Value Centre in Almere, in the Amsterdam Metropolitan region, the International Desktop Grid Federation is organising the Crowd Computing 2014 event, September 23-25, 2014. Crowd Computing 2014 brings together a community that is interested in several aspects of the field. The event kicks off with a one-day tutorial, followed by a technical meeting of the International Desktop Grid Federation. A workshop about Citizen Science Technology Platforms concludes the three-day event.

For the tutorial, the main focus will be on Crowd computing technologies and how they can be integrated into Citizen Science Platforms. Experts will give presentations on BOINC, the XtreemFS Cloud Files system, sensor Cloud computing, Big Data integration in Citizen Science platforms and other related topics. The Tutorial is organised by the Cloud Summerschool Almere.

On the second day, the 50 organisations and 250 individuals who are member of the International Desktop Grid Federation, will get the opportunity to meet other members and discuss common issues and opportunities. The technical meeting will focus on three themes for Desktop Grid/Crowd computing operators, including financial aspects; managing and operations; and communication, especially with citizens. At the end of the day the members will leave with a lot of exciting new ideas for their own infrastructure and donors.

The topic of the workshop on 25 September is "Citizen Science Technology Platforms". Interest in Citizen Science is growing rapidly. Crowd Sourcing and Crowd computing are giving it a boost. Most Citizen Science projects start out as a project developing their own support platform or using some general available packages. Recently more general Citizen Science Platforms are emerging that try to support more projects. In Crowd computing, some technology platforms are already in use for about a decade and have accumulated a wealth of experience. Although each citizen science project is different and can appeal to a different need there are a number of services and tools that can be used and shared among many projects. This could also help citizens move easily between projects. The workshop will focus on common tools and common services for Citizen Science Technology Platforms. Contributions for this workshop can be submitted until August 22, 2014.

You can register for the Crowd Computing 2014 event at http://crowdcomputing.eu/crowd-computing-2014
Source: International Desktop Grid Federation

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Primeur weekly 2014-07-28

Special

DDN's Molly Rector and Paul Nowoczynski explain latest in HPC data storage developments at ISC'14 ...

The Cloud

EGI to host Autumn Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ...

New guidelines to help EU businesses use the Cloud ...

California Department of Technology and IBM announce CalCloud, the next generation technology service ...

Oracle customers and partners continue to drive business results with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

New Oracle Exadata Database Machine optimized for large-scale in-memory and database Cloud workloads ...

Desktop Grids

International Desktop Grid Federation to host Crowd Computing 2014 event in Almere, the Netherlands ...

EuroFlash

BSC-Microsoft Research Center announces launch of project to optimize the performance of Big Data infrastructure ...

Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals ...

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets ...

EPSRC calls for partners to develop Alan Turing Institute ...

USFlash

Semiconductor Energy Laboratory chooses SGI Japan for large-scale research and development ...

USAA and IBM join forces to serve military members ...

IBM expands High Performance Computing capabilities in the Cloud ...

K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather ...

Supercomputer makes it possible to predict the evolution of the large-scale atmospheric circulation of tropical storms ...

The first supercomputer simulations of 'spin–orbit' forces between neutrons and protons in an atomic nucleus ...

Researchers use TACC's Stampede supercomputer to study a common link between addiction and neurological disease ...

DataDirect Networks joins Global Alliance for Genomics and Health ...

Quantum leap in lasers at Dartmouth brightens future for quantum computing ...

Mellanox expands LinkX family of cables to add flexibility to data centre connectivity ...

The Darter supercomputer is helping researchers understand the biophysics of red blood cells ...

The world's first photonic router: Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers ...

Supercomputers reveal strange, stress-induced transformations in world's thinnest materials ...

Highly charged ions ...