Clouds and TeraGrid: Small is Useful

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When we think of science we don’t immediately think of quality assurance and yet… scientists have to run their codes somewhere, they need hardware, the hardware needs software, and the software needs to be operated reliably and efficiently – enter the Quality Assurance (QA) team of TeraGrid: the most powerful open science resource. Shava Smallen,… Read more »

A Nimble Elephant

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BaBar from the children’s books is a young elephant who comes to a big city, and brings back the benefits of civilization to other elephants in the jungle. He also happens to be a very apt mascot for a high-energy physics project. The name BaBar actually derives from the B/B-bar subatomic particles produced at the… Read more »

Astronomy in the Clouds

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HPC in the Cloud posted a nice article describing how scientists from the Canadian CANFAR projects are using cloud computing to deal with their data problem. Quoting from a recent white paper by Nicholas Ball and David Schade: “in the past two decades, astronomy has gone from being starved for data to being flooded by… Read more »