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A decade of iSGTW!

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This issue marks the 10th anniversary of iSGTW.

iSGTW began as Science Grid This Week (SGTW), which was first published in April 2005. Back then, the fastest supercomputer in the world had a Linpack benchmark performance of around 140 teraFLOPS (compared to the current record of almost 34,000 teraFLOPS) and there were only around a third as many internet users as there are today.

The publication went international in November 2006, becoming International Science Grid This Week (iSGTW). Since then it has grown steadily, receiving over a million visits from countries all over the globe. By email alone, iSGTW now has around 11,000 weekly subscribers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers and all those who have contributed to the publication over the last decade.

Don't forget, you can subscribe to iSGTW's free weekly newsletter here and you can also find us on both Facebook and Twitter.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via [email protected] if you have news you would like to share with our readers.

Finally, you may be interested to read some of our most popular feature articles from the last 10 years:

  1. Turning the microscope inwards: Studying scientific software ecosystems
  2. CERN lends a hand to the origin of life
  3. Virtual atom smasher in LHC@Home
  4. Seven innovative ways to cool a scientific computer
  5. From mice to men


Read more: From the early days of grid computing to the era of ‘big science’.


-- Andrew Purcell

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