[Beowulf] massive parallel processing application required

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Jan 31 21:44:58 EST 2007


No... "e-Science" has been co-opted by "grid" as their own. 
Collaborative computational science has been around for quite some time. 
  Determining the appropriate degree of distributed computational 
interprocess communication requires more than trivial examination of the 
codes in use.

Please don't fall into the trap of thinking "e-Science" requires a tie 
to the Globus Toolkit to be valid.

gerry

Mitchell Wisidagamage wrote:
> 
>> is this "e-science" term more popular where you are?  I don't really
>> hear it here (Canada, probably NA in general.)  many (most) branches 
>> of science are so dependent on computers that it seems redundant and 
>> archaic.
>>
> 
> "e-science" is huge here, in universities and scientific research . It's
> associated with grid computing in the science area.
> 
> 
>>     - how long will it transfer this 50GB blob of data?
>>
>>     - if I provide neurophysiology data from my lab, can I
>>     be sued if the subjects' privacy is violated?
>>
>>     - do I have time to spend explaining how the data is encoded?
>>
> 
> and
>  - hassle of going up the ladder to get permission from bosses
>  - explain the formulas and how to process the data.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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