The traditional scientific journal format has reached new limitations as science grows more data-intensive,and open data and global collaboration become more common drivers of research. Last week, CI research center Globus announced the trial launch of Globus data publication, a new service that makes it easier for researchers to describe, curate, preserve and discover data.


For over a century, the electrical grid has been a one-way street. A power company’s operations department estimates the demand for energy, instructs a power plant to produce enough electricity to meet demand, and distributes that power to residences and businesses. Except for incidents of severe weather and mechanical failure, this system is fairly reliable. But new advances in renewable energy, technology, and decentralized power have set the stage for the next generation: the smart grid.


The full potential of cloud computing to directly impact science, medicine, transportation, and other industries has yet to be realized. To help investigate and develop this promising cloud computing future, the Computation Institute (CI) at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today announced that the new experimental testbed, called Chameleon, is in full production for researchers across the country.


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The Discovery Cloud is CI Director Ian Foster's vision to deliver powerful computational tools and methods to every professional and amateur scientist around the world, fundamentally transforming the ecosystem of science. Globus is the first step towards realizing this vision.

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The Open Science Grid (OSG) advances science through open distributed computing. The OSG is a multi-disciplinary partnership to federate local, regional, community and national cyberinfrastructures to meet the needs of research and academic communities at all scales. The vitual organization stakeholders include communities from high energy physics, gravity wave physics, genomics, brain imaging research, and computer science.

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The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise.

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