Biweekly links for 12/12/2008
- BOINC: Open-source software for volunteer computing and grid computing
- Used in some of the big volunteer distributed computing projects, including Rosetta@home, the volunteer distributed protein folding project.
- ChemSpider Blog » A SciVee Version of the Talk Given at the Library of Congress
- Antony Williams’ excellent talk about science and the web. Definitely recommended if you’re interested in the intersection of these areas!
- The Commoditization of Massive Data Analysis – O’Reilly Radar
- “The lines between SQL and MapReduce have already begun to blur with the announcement from two database startup companies — Greenplum and Aster Data — that each released a massively parallel system integrating a full-featured SQL engine with MapReduce.”
- The Google File System – Cluster Computing and MapReduce Lecture 3
- Good overview of the Google File System.
- Steven Chu Nominated to be Secretary of Energy | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine
- Neil Saunders: What I learned from Clay Shirky about science online
- Program for the Future Conference — Program for the Future
- Held yesterday and today, in the Bay Area. Presentations from Alan Kay, Peter Norvig, Douglas Engelbart, and many others. Livecasting is still going on.
- Greg Mankiw’s Blog: Life in the Left Tail
- Nice graph of market returns, by year, for all time. Shows vividly how bad a year 2008 has been.
- Science Commons Video
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