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10 July 2013

Last month, the European Space Agency in Frascati, Italy, played host to an event titled ‘Big data from space’. Wolfgang Lengert, manager of two separate Earth-observation satellite missions at ESA, gives iSGTW his take on the event…



High-performance computing centers and national labs across the US provide scientists and researchers with a wide array of managed, high-performance resources to run applications. However, a large-scale test bed for computer scientists and systems researchers has been hard to come by – until now.

The New Mexico Consortium, a non-profit corporation formed by three New Mexico research universities to advance scientific research and education, is home to PRObE, the first large-scale testb bed of its kind in the US, and possibly the world. Read about this unique US National Science Foundation-sponsored resource.


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