iSGTW RSS Feed Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:05 -0500 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:05 -0500 Supporting research with grid computing and more <p> <em>iSGTW </em>interviews Jorge Gomes, member of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) executive board, ahead of next month&rsquo;s EGI Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. He explains why it is vital to support research with grid computing, as well as with a range of related IT services. &ldquo;In order for researchers to be able to collaborate and share data with one another efficiently, the underlying IT infrastructures need to be in place,&rdquo; says Gomes. &ldquo;With the amount of data produced by research collaborations growing rapidly, this support is of paramount importance.&rdquo;</p> 39720 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:05 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed Scientists use Mira to discover needle in zeolite haystack <p> Naturally occurring crystalline structures called zeolites have the ability to separate molecules, speed chemical reactions, rearrange atomic bonds, and break down long chains of hydrogen and carbon atoms. Scientists screened a large database of possible zeolite structures to find a few that can lead to cheaper ethanol and better engine lubrication. What they&rsquo;ve discovered could mean greater engine efficiency and big savings for you.</p> 39833 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:05 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed Supercomputers, stomachs, and biofuels <p> Renowned computational biologist Klaus Schulten used the supercomputers at the Texas Advance Computing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to model the binding force of proteins found in cow stomachs. What he discovered may lead us to cheaper biofuel production.</p> 39835 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:05 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed A global grid for science 39785 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:05 GMT iSGTW RSS Feed