Osiris - Serverless Portal System E + Co Change through Enterprise Home Page blog: The Secret Source of Google's Power April 4, 2004 The Secret Source of Google's Power by skrenta at 2:11 PM Much is being written about Gmail, Google's new free webmail system. No, the story is about seemingly incremental features that are actually massively expensive for others to match, and the platform that Google is building which makes it cheaper and easier for them to develop and run web-scale applications than anyone else. I've written before about Google's snippet service, which required that they store the entire web in RAM. Google has taken the last 10 years of systems software research out of university labs, and built their own proprietary, production quality system. Speculation: Gmail's Architecture and Economics Let's make some guesses about how one might build a Gmail. Hotmail has 60 million users. The most obvious challenge is the storage. No. Google has built their own distributed, fault-tolerant, petabyte filesystem, the Google Filesystem. The Gmail servers wouldn't be top-heavy with lots of disk.
Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 Information about the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project may be found on these pages, or on the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy website. To discuss or ask questions about this project, please visit the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Forum. World Community Grid and researchers supported by Decrypthon, a partnership between AFM (French Muscular Dystrophy Association), CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, and IBM are investigating protein-protein interactions for more than 2,200 proteins whose structures are known, with particular focus on those proteins that play a role in neuromuscular diseases. The database of information produced will help researchers design molecules to inhibit or enhance binding of particular macromolecules, hopefully leading to better treatments for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. What is neuromuscular disease and muscular dystrophy?
FIN DE LA TERRE: LAND ART à 1974 | MOCA Developed by MOCA for Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, this interactive feature maps key artworks included in the exhibition, pinpointing their original locations to demonstrate the global nature of Land art and its relationship to real places and times. Click on an artist’s name to begin. Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is the first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal broadly with Land art, capturing the simultaneous impulse emergent in the 1960s to use the earth as an artistic medium and to locate works in remote sites far from familiar art contexts. Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Philipp Kaiser and co-curator Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History at UCLA, the exhibition highlights the early years of untested artistic experimentations and concludes in the mid-1970s before Land art becomes a fully institutionalized category. Major support is provided by Barbara Kruger and L&M Arts, LA. The exhibition is also made possible by Kathi and Gary Cypres.
Exposé Systèmes/Réseaux - Les grilles de calcul - Ingénieurs2000 - Informatique/Réseaux 3ème année - 2006/2007 Introduction Au cours de notre troisième année d'étude de la formation Informatique Réseaux de l'école d'ingénieurs Ingénieurs 2000, nous devions étudier un thême portant sur le système, le développement ou les réseaux. Cette exposé fût encadré par le Directeur de la filière M. Étienne Duris, ainsi que du Directeur de l'école, M. Objectif Notre choix s'est porté sur la présentation d'un système de calcul parallèle en cours de popularisation: Les grilles de calcul. Depuis quelques mois voire quelques années, le Grid Computing, ou grille informatique, fait de plus en plus parler de lui dans l'univers des nouvelles technologies.
Our Approach: 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Building sustainable futures from the ground up At the foundation of Empowerment WORKS, 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) is a collaboration road map, an Asset Based Community-driven Development (ABCD) framework, philosophy of self-determination and an educational curriculum empowering communities to build sustainable futures from the ground up. In short, 7 Stages to Sustainability is a tool to transform poverty into prosperity in the world's most economically challenged communities. And, modeling the way nature creates, the 7SS pattern is universal and used world-wide to catalyze innovation in business, technology, music and even movies. Although those using it have little or no awareness of one another, the widely distributed 7SS pattern, termed 'monomyth' by author Joseph Campbell (a.k.a. 7SS as a Framework for Participatory Community Development Stages 1-3: THE INTERNAL FOCUS 1. 2. 3. Stages 4-6: THE EXTERNAL FOCUS 4. 5. 6. Stage 7: THE CULMINATION 7.
Advanced Mechatronics Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon Various activities during the course of an engineering design project can be divided into two categories. The first set of activities are the actual design activities which involve carrying out various synthesis and analysis tasks. The second set of activities are support activities that involve project management, selecting tools and people, deciding organization, defining interfaces etc. Currently, the time it takes to build a Collaborative Design System is a large fraction of the overall project time. time to locate right tools time to build interfaces time to organize tools and people into teams lack of comprehensive representations lack of recorded experience project management and so on .... Our goal is to achieve an order of magnitude reduction in the time and effort to compose a collaborative design system. domain: electro-mechanical assembly design scope: synthesis, analysis, simulation, and planning tasks Projects: Agent Based Design Composable Simulation Spatial Layout Back to the top
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