Did you miss GlobusWORLD? It was a great event, with a wide range of attendees, and three days of tutorials, presentations, networking--and some flooding in suburban Chicago for good measure. For a nice overview of the topics and issues examined in-depth at GlobusWORLD, check out this post by Rob Mitchum, which first appeared on the Computation Institute blog.
People who work in laboratories take a lot of things for granted. When they come into work in the morning, they expect the equipment to have power, the sink to produce hot and cold water, and the internet and e-mail to be functional. Because these routine services are taken care of “behind the scenes” by facilities and IT staff, scientists can get started right away on their research.