[LINK] Grid Computing dialogue
stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Aug 3 21:47:30 EST 2006
In terms of open Grid Computing one hopes Link Institute
members enjoy an, 'open-grid-forum-down-under-dialogue/'
Ian is a 'Grid-expert' .. thoughts, questions of him Link?
From: Ian Lumb <ian.lumb at rogers.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 1:03 PM
Subject: Response to Your Link Posting
> I've responded to your Link posting at http://ianlumb.wordpress.com/
> (Eg: "Its heartening for me, and for Grid Computing, to learn that my
> GRIDtoday article sparked some dialogue down-under on the Link list
> .. an email discussion list for people interested in the development of
> the internet in Australia
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To: <link at anu.edu.au>
Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 1:13 AM
Subject: [LINK] CERN drives Grid computing, needs volunteers
> Although one expert claims they haven't done enough,
> (http://www.gridtoday.com/grid/711859.html) CERN
> is working hard on the development of a world Grid.
> The problem appears to be the lack of commercial apps
> driving grid-computing development. We need Grids :-)
> "CERN has a reputation for being at the forefront of networking
> technology and 'where the Web was born' is the lab's motto.
> When it comes to Grid technology, this is particularly true: CERN is
> leading some of the most ambitious Grid projects in the world.
> CERN has chosen Grid technology to solve a huge data storage and
> analysis challenge it faces in 2007, when the Large Hadron Collider,
> the biggest scientific instrument in the world, starts running.
> At that time, thousands of physicists around the world start clamouring
> for access to the huge mounds of data that will come out of the
> instrument. The data will be a goldmine for finding traces of new
> exotic fundamental particles of matter, which in turn will tell
> physicists a lot more about how the Universe was formed and what its
> future might be.
> The data will be produced at about 10 Petabytes a year. That is more
> than 1000x the amount of information in book form printed every year
> around the world, and nearly 10% of all information that humans produce
> on the planet each year - including digital images, photos and what
> have you. In short, that is a LOT of information.
> The only reasonable way to access this amount of information seems to
> be Grid technology.
> So CERN has taken a big gamble on Grid technology, and is pushing the
> technology forward in several ways, in order to make the 2007 deadline
> for the LHC ..."
> **Current Volunteer @home public projects**
> Compute Against Cancer
> Distributed Folding
> figthAIDS at Home
> Folding at Home
> Genome at home
> LHC at home
> Mersenne Lifesaver
> SETI at home
> The Smallpox Protection Project
> World Community Grid
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