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Fwd: IIC SEMINAR Wednesday, Dec. 14: Mark Green on Gateway for Science & Engineering

From: Tim Clark <twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:29:32 -0500
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> From: Alyssa Goodman <agoodman@cfa.harvard.edu>
> Date: December 12, 2005 11:17:36 AM EST
> To: iic@cfa.harvard.edu
> Subject: IIC SEMINAR Wednesday, Dec. 14: Mark Green on Gateway for  
> Science & Engineering
> Reply-To: Alyssa Goodman <agoodman@cfa.harvard.edu>
> Wednesday, December 14
>  Building a Grid-Enabled Gateway for Science and Engineering
> Maxwell Dworkin G115
> Refreshments at 3:45 PM, Talk 4-5 PM
> Mark Green
> Grid Computational Scientist, Center for Computational Research,  
> Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, SUNY  
> Buffalo
> Description
> Modern "data centers" have typically supplied computational and  
> data resources consisting of a variety of efficient computational  
> platforms, operating systems, and data storage devices. In  
> addition, providing a secure environment has been important to  
> those data centers that serve a variety of customers. Historically,  
> the primary focus of such data centers was to provide access to the  
> most computational power possible, much like the muscle cars of the  
> 1960s produced the highest horsepower possible for car enthusiasts.  
> In the future, however, these data centers will migrate toward  
> cyberinfrastructure-based warehouses that provide high-performance  
> computing, high-end data storage, and high-bandwidth networking.  
> More importantly, they will provide a secure environment that  
> allows for the rapid deployment of compute systems and provide on- 
> demand resources. A modern data warehouse, as just described, is  
> required in areas that include biomedical science, manufacturing,  
> computational chemistry and drug design, banking and finance, multi- 
> media, and virtually all areas of science and engineering. The time  
> for conservation in our energy driven society has arrived. As the  
> muscle cars of the 1960s have been transformed by hybrid  
> technologies for fuel efficiencies without comprising performance,  
> we must design our future cyberinfrastructure-based data centers to  
> use less space, less power, and less cooling while providing more  
> computational power. In terms of ease of use, the focus of modern  
> computational science is on cyberinfrastructure. That is, the  
> development of the necessary software, algorithms, portals, and  
> interfaces that will allow a user to operate a workstation without  
> knowledge of where their data is stored, where computations will be  
> performed, where rendering for visualization will take place, where  
> instruments are located, and how the data is collected and managed.
> Web link: http:/iic.harvard.edu/seminars.html#mark_green

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