Call for abstracts - NGS Innovation Forum '10 - Deadline is imminent!
From OMII-UK News. Published on Aug 18, 2010.
The deadline for submitting a poster to this popular event is 10 September 2010. For more information, see the website.
The NGS Innovation Forum is a two-day event which showcases the impact that the NGS has had on research in the UK. Delegates can find out more about using the NGS in applied research, IT staff can discover how their institution can benefit from the NGS, and everyone can contribute to the future development of the NGS.
The NGS Innovation Forum: 23 November, 2010 - 09.00 - 24 November, 2010 - 16.00, Didcot, Oxford.
e-Science: past, present and future, volumes I and II
From OMII-UK News. Published on Aug 16, 2010.
Compiled and edited by Paul Watson, Anne Trefethen and Elizabeth Vander Meer. Published August 2010. Special offer price per issue GBP47.50 (usual price per issue GBP58).
e-Science is about global collaboration in key areas of science, and the next generation of computational infrastructure that will enable it. These two volumes contain selected papers from the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, which was held in Oxford, UK, in December 2009. This meeting has become the annual event where computational scientists and technologists come together to share, discuss and advance the exciting research that has grown out of the UK e-Science Programme.
The papers in these volumes illustrate the breadth and depth of e-Science, and show why it is revolutionising the way in which science is carried out. The areas covered include: social sciences, arts and humanities; medical and biological sciences; physical and engineering sciences; environmental and Earth sciences; sharing and collaboration; distributed and high performance computing technologies; data and information management; user engagement and foundations of e-Science.
Access online at rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/site/issues/esci.xhtml.
GridSAM 2.3.0 has been released
From OMII-UK News. Published on Aug 16, 2010.
We are pleased to announce the release of GridSAM 2.3.0. This release represents the output from the first of the 2.3.x series of developer releases.
GridSAM 2.3.0 can be downloaded from SourceForge. See the new installation quickstart guide on how to get started.
The new release focuses on making GridSAM independent of the OMII-UK Campus Grid Toolkit (CGT). With this in mind, the client distribution now comes as a simple zip file. Besides GridSAM, the client distribution contains parts of the OMII-UK CGT client and a selection of the examples and demonstrations previously found in CGT. The client zip file can simply be unpacked and used.
The service now comes as a single WAR file, which can be deployed easily, and is configured by default to run jobs locally. Some familiar configuration tools have been added from CGT, as well as some support libraries. The service can now be deployed multiple times within the same container since all the configuration information and dependencies are contained within the local web application. This change allows for different endpoints to be configured within the same container to submit to different back-end compute resources. Further support for JSDL resources have also been added.
Research Councils UK release findings of review of e-Infrastructure
From OMII-UK News. Published on Aug 10, 2010.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) released a report of the Review of e-Infrastructure on 5 August 2010. The report "Delivering the UK's e-Infrastructure for research and innovation" concluded that the UK's e-Infrastructure is well developed and among the best in the world. It also recommends that further work is needed to build on this success to ensure the continued development of the UK's research base.
The Review of e-Infrastructure was commissioned in 2009 with the aim of accessing progress to date and identifying the next steps for developing the UK's e-Infrastructure. The Review Expert Group was chaired by Professor Carole Goble - one of OMII-UK's Principal Investigators.
If you would like to know more, read the full report.
What happened at the Collaborations Workshop 2010? Find out now!
From OMII-UK News. Published on Aug 06, 2010.
You can read about some of the outcomes from the Collaborations Workshop 2010 in our short, informal report.
The report describes a couple of projects that have benefited from collaborations started at the workshop, provides overviews of the work of two of the organisations that attended, and lists some of the attendee's thoughts on the workshop.
To find out more, download the report.