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23RD JUNE 2008 Anyone with Internet access can now share all the thrills and spills of the sixth International Summer School on Grid Computing, scheduled for 6-18 July in Hungary [more....]

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6TH MAY 2008 GRIDTALK UPGRADES EUROPEAN GRID COMPUTING COMMUNICATIONS A new era in grid computing communications debuted on 1 May 2008 with the launch of GridTalk, an innovative EU project that will create a unified and cohesive approach to European grid communications. [more....]

28TH APRIL 2008: e-SCIENCE CENTRES WIN CONTINUED FUNDING Four UK e-Science Centres have been awarded grants totalling just under £4m to continue developing new e-Science technologies and promote their adoption in academia and industry over the next five years. The centres are: the National e-Science Centre (NeSC, based at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow); the Belfast e-Science Centre (BeSC, based at Queen's University Belfast); the South-East Regional e-Research Consortium (SEReRC, based at Oxford , Reading and Southampton universities); and the White Rose Grid e-Science Centre (based at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York ). [more....]

10TH MARCH 2008: TO GU CAMPUS GRID AND BEYOND What do the following have in common? nanoCMOS electronics, clinical trials, epidemiological studies, geographical information systems, bioinformatics, cardiovascular functional genomics, astrophysics, drug discovery, breast cancer tissue banks, visualisation, social sciences, occupational data, biochemical pathways, brain trauma, high energy physics and paediatric endocrinology? [more...]

29TH JANUARY 2008: VIRTUAL HUMAN IN HIV DRUG SIMULATION The combined supercomputing power of the UK and US ‘national grids’ has enabled UCL (University College London) scientists to simulate the efficacy of an HIV drug in blocking a key protein used by the lethal virus. The method [more...]

22ND NOVEMBER 2007: A YEAR OF PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT - JISC'S ANNUAL REVIEW PUBLISHED 22nd November, 2007. JISC's annual review is published today and is for the first time an entirely online publication. The review documents a year of achievement in the key areas of JISC's activities and includes podcast interviews with senior JISC figures, an image gallery and a Year in View giving the highlights of JISC's activities during the academic year 2006-2007. [more...]

14TH SEPTEMBER 2007: UK E-SCIENCE ALL HANDS MEETING: VIRTUAL GLOBES VISUALISE THE EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT An environmental scientist has won an award for showing how virtual globes, such as Google Earth, can be used to visualise complex scientific data and reveal new insights into environmental processes. Dr Jon Blower from the University of Reading and colleagues were awarded ‘Best Paper’ at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting in Nottingham [more...]

10TH MAY 2007: SCIENCE ON THE GRID - LIVE Today, the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project will award a prize to the best live demonstration of a Grid application shown at the 2nd EGEE User Forum. Scientists in more than 200 Virtual Organisations from fields as diverse as Biomedicine, Earth Sciences, Nuclear Fusion and High-Energy Physics are now using the distributed computing infrastructure of EGEE, which shows the wide adoption and versatility of this new technology [more...]

9TH MAY 2007: USERS SET THE STANDARD the 2nd User Forum of the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project opened with keynote presentations from Ian Bird, the manager of the EGEE Grid infrastructure, and Mark Linesch, the head of the Open Grid Forum. The User Forum is organised jointly with the OGF20 meeting to bring current Grid users and standards bodies together to ensure that they speak the same language and that [more...]

8TH FEBRUARY 2007: DEVELOPING THE UK’S e-INFRASTRUCTURE: MAJOR REPORT PUBLISHED TODAY Maintaining the UK's world leadership in research and innovation requires a national e-infrastructure capable of meeting the needs of researchers in the digital age. Furthermore, there is a danger that without such an e-infrastructure, the development of the UK's science and research base and the growth of its knowledge-based economy [more...]

16TH NOVEMBER 2006: SCIENCE GRID THIS WEEK GOES INTERNATIONAL worldwide science grid community launched International Science Grid This Week, a weekly publication reporting news and information about grid computing projects and collaborations, and the scientific research that uses grid computing technology [more...]

13TH NOVEMBER 2006: SIMCITY FOR REAL Social policy makers and town planners will soon be able to play 'SimCity' for real using grid computing and e-Science techniques to test the consequences of their policies on a real, but anonymous, model of the UK population. Dr Mark Birkin and colleagues, who are developing the model at the University of Leeds, will be [more...]

26TH SEPTEMBER 2006: NEW PARTNERSHIP WILL EMPOWER UK E-SCIENCE A partnership which will help ensure the UK's international leadership in e-Science has been launched at the country’s premiere e-Science event. [more...]

14TH SEPTEMBER 2006: UK e-SCIENCE PROGRAMME WINS AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN GRID COMPUTING The UK e-Science Programme has won a prestigious international award in the inaugural GRIDtoday Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards which are presented at the GridWorld conference in [more...]

11TH SEPTEMBER 2006 ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES: FIFTH UK E-SCIENCE ALL HANDS MEETING 18-21 SEPTEMBER 2006, EAST MIDLANDS CONFERENCE CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM http://www.nesc.ac.uk/news/press_release/allhands2006.pdf

4TH AUGUST 2006 ENTERPRISE GRID ALLOANCE AND GLOBAL GRID FORUM COMPLETE MERGER TO FORM OPEN GRID FORUM
Today at 12:00 Central, we announced the merger of GGF and EGA to form the Open Grid Forum. The Press Release, FAQ, Industry Support statements and other documents are available at:
www.ogf.org. [more.]

8TH MAY 2006 EGEE GRID ATTACKS AVIAN FLU
During April, a collaboration of Asian and European laboratories has analysed 300,000 possible drug components against the avian flu virus H5N1 using the EGEE Grid infrastructure [more.]

10TH FEBRUARY 2006 UK e-SCIENCE PROGRAMME MOVES ON WITH THE NEW AMBASSADOR http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/escience/news/envoy.asp
The UK e-Science Programme is entering a new phase with the appointment of its first envoy and the award of continued funding to eight e-Science centres. Professor Malcolm Atkinson, director of the National e-Science Centre (NeSC) and the e-Science Institute (eSI) in Edinburgh1, takes up the new post of UK e-Science Envoy on 1 April. [more.]

9TH FEBRUARY 2006 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON GRID COMPUTING ANNOUNCED http://www.dma.unina.it/~murli/ISSGC06/

The next International Summer School in Grid Computing will take place from the 9th to the 21st of July 2006. The school will be held once again in Italy, this year in the Jolly Hotel Delle Terme, on the beautiful Island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples. Students from all over the world are invited to apply for the well established school, now in its fourth year. [more.]

8TH FEBRUARY 2006 eSI WINS FUNDING FOR A FURTHER 5 YEARS
The e-Science Institute has been awarded 2.7 Million pounds by EPSRC to continue its work for a further 5 years to July 2011. [more.]

18TH NOVEMBER 2005: AN EDINBURGH RESEARCH TEAM THAT CREATED SOFTWARE USED BY SCIENTISTS WORLDWIDE HAS RECEIVED FOLLOW_ON FUNDING OF £1.86 MILLION.
The OGSA-DAI project, based in the University of Edinburgh, is driving forward the complex area of scientific data access and integration, which in the future could provide us with better ways of screening for cancer or predicting destructive weather events. ....... [MORE]

17TH NOVEMBER 2005: UK E-SCIENCE PROJECT WINS TOP SUPERCOMPUTING AWARD
A UK e-Science project has won a top award at SC05, the world's premier supercomputing conference in Seattle this week. SPICE ....... [MORE]

24TH OCTOBER 2005: CENTRES JOIN TO FORGE E-SCIENCE TOOLS FOR RESEARCHERS
Three UK centres are joining forces to make Grid middleware, developed under the UK e-Science Programme, available and easy to use by e researchers in all disciplines ....... [MORE]

21ST APRIL 2005: PURSE MAKES USER REGISTRATION FOR GRID APPLICATIONS EASY
..Grids Center and Globus Alliance we are pleased to announce the release of PURSE: Portal-based User Registration System ....... [MORE]

22ND SEPTEMBER 2004: MAJOR GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO BUILD THE LAMBDAGRID
..this year it also marked the start of a major global alliance to build the LambdaGrid, aptly named the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF). Network leadership, notably the managers and chief engineers of national research and education networks ....... [MORE]

25TH JUNE 2004: SCOTGRID CLOCKS UP 1 MILLION CPU HOURS
The ScotGrid system was first deployed on June 25th 2002. Today marks the second anniversary of deployment. Two years on, the total CPU usage is more than 1,000,000 CPU hours and the total number of jobs processed is more than 100,000. This represents a major landmark in terms ....... [MORE]

2ND APRIL 2004: FROM TESTBED TO REALITY: GRID COMPUTING STEPS UP A GEAR
UK plans for Grid computing changed gear this week. The pioneering European DataGrid (EDG) project came to a successful conclusion at the end of March, and on 1 April a new project, known as Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe (EGEE), begins. The UK is a major player in both projects, providing key staff and developing crucial areas of the technology. While EDG tested the concept of large-scale Grid computing, EGEE aims ....... [MORE]

1ST APRIL 2004: UK NATIONAL GRID SERVICE - APRIL 1ST STATEMENT
From the 5th April 2004, the UK National Grid Service (NGS) enters its initial production phase which is funded to provide a significant resource for the UK e-Science Community. The four new clusters, supplied and maintained by ClusterVision and hosted by the University of Manchester, CCLRC (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), University of Oxford and the White Rose Grid (Leeds) are now available for early adopter users to register. As part of the initial 'core' ....... [MORE]

17TH DECEMBER 2003: WORLD'S BIGGEST 'VIRTUAL SUPERCOMPUTER' GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD
The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council has today announced GBP 16 million to create a massive computing Grid, equivalent to the world's second largest supercomputer after Japan's Earth Simulator computer. This Grid, known as GridPP2 will eventually form part of a larger European Grid ....... [MORE]

20TH OCTOBER 2003: RELEASE OF MS.NETGrid-OGSI 1.1
As part of the MS.NETGrid project we announce the release of MS.NETGrid-OGSI 1.1. This is a prototype of an OGSI-compliant container for the Microsoft .NET platform. The prototype features ....... [MORE]

16TH SEPTEMBER 2003: NATIONAL E-SCIENCE CENTRE E-SCIENCE HUB OPENING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
The National e-Science Centre at the University of Glasgow - the e-Science Hub - will be officially opened by Prof Wilson Sibbett, Director of Research, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, on 17 September. The Centre will provide a focal point for activities in e-Science across the University of Glasgow as well as leading UK-wide e-Science practitioners together with the co-holder of the National e-Science Centre - the University of Edinburgh. ....... [MORE]

2ND SEPTEMBER 2003: GLOBUS ALLIANCE
Argonne, the Information Sciences Institute and the University of Chicago are joined by the University of Edinburgh and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology....... [MORE]

1ST OCTOBER 2002: UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH AWARDED IBM SHARED UNIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT
The UK e-Science programme has received a major boost from IBM with a Shared University Research (SUR) award to the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. The research topic to be pursued by IBM and the University is "Pioneering novel data integration and data mining for multi-disciplinary e-Science." ..... [MORE]

25TH APRIL 2002: GORDON BROWN HAILS UK'S LEADING ROLE IN e-SCIENCE
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown officially opens the National e-Science Centre (NeSC) today, proclaiming it a "clear demonstration of the Government's commitment to science and research, which includes specific funding for genomics, basic technologies and e-Science". .....[MORE]

27TH JULY 2001: EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW TO GIVE LEAD ON e-SCIENCE 5.5M AWARD TO CREATE SUCCESSOR TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB
The Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh have been awarded 5.5M to establish the National e-Science Centre to lead the development of e-Science for the whole of the UK. .....[MORE]

 

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