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3 October 2012

Exclusive interview

With the IEEE International Conference on eScience 2012 under a week away, iSGTW caught up with Ian Foster, general chair and moderator of the event. We get his opinions on the key areas of focus of the program, the challenges being addressed, and what attendees should watch out for.


Industry experts met at the ISC Cloud ’12 conference in Mannheim, Germany, last month to discuss the challenges of achieving widespread adoption of high performance computing in the cloud.


The first-ever direct observation of a Type 1a supernova progenitor system has been made. The team involved used data that traveled over 400 miles and which was analyzed using sophisticated machine-learning algorithms and high-performance computers.


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