<ed.note>I’ve been tweeting and stuffing content into my “delicious knowledge management repository” [Update: Diigo] at a ferocious rate. Yet there’s some outstanding stuff I want to note. A City Sponsored BOINC Distributed Computing Effort – what if every municipality took advantage of its citizens as voluntary compute cylce resources this way (instead of that “give us more tax money approach”). BOINC, Facebook, GridRepublic and Intel wed social networking to distribtued computing promotion. HIMSS crowdsources.</ed.note>

1) A City Sponsored BOINC Distributed Computing Effort

Zivis is the first “city-wide supercomputer”. The project is run by the Zaragoza City Council, and the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex System (BIFI) at the University of Zaragoza. The objective is to harness local (and non-local) computing resources for local research; and at the same time to involve the community in the science being done locally. The initial research being done on Zivis is on the subject of fusion plasma (“Integration of Stochastic Differential Equations in Plasmas”) — improved understanding of this could lead to better designs for fusion power stations. (Fusion power is a form of nuclear energy that produces a lower volume of less dangerous waste than traditional nuclear fission power.)

Start Date: October 2005
Users: 2,359
Project URL:

2) Intel introduces distributed computing to Facebook

Intel has set up a Facebook page designed to induce casual users to sign up for a distributed computing project that runs on the BOINC client system. Now Facebook users can crunch away on any of three DC projects… – Ars Technica

3) HIMSS crowdsources with Clinical Decision Support Wiki

Hello! The HIMSS Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Task Force helps guide and execute HIMSS efforts to ensure that CDS delivers on its promise to improve care delivery and outcomes.

What’s a Wiki? A wiki is an easy-to-use Web site that makes it easy to collaborate. You can use it to run a project at work, plan a trip, teach a class, etc.

Why a Wiki? The wiki provides a forum where stakeholders can come together to help develop, use, and discuss Task Force deliverables. The links below provide access to pages where this conversation and work is unfolding. Please browse this home page and links, and join us on this important performance improvement journey.

UPDATE: National Broadband Plan Presentation, TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010, 10:30 AM (EDT)

Download the plan here.

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, which is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

With respect to the items on the open meeting agenda, the Commission, on its own motion, is waiving the prohibition on ex parte presentations that normally applies during the Sunshine period. 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200(a), 1.1203. Parties that make ex parte presentations that would otherwise be subject to disclosure requirements must continue to disclose them during the Sunshine period. Id. § 1.1206(b).

The meeting will include a presentation of the National Broadband Plan.


TITLE: A National Broadband Plan for Our Future (GN Docket No. 09-51)

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Broadband Mission Statement containing goals for U.S. broadband policy. The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. In your request, include a description of the accommodation you will need and a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to: or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack or David Fiske, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418-0500; TTY 1-888-835-5322. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at

For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason University’s Capitol Connection. The Capitol Connection also will carry the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these services call (703) 993-3100 or go to Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 488-5300; Fax (202) 488-5563; TTY (202) 488-5562. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio and video tape. Best Copy and Printing, Inc. may be reached by e-mail at


HIT Policy and Standards Committee Workgroups’ Deliberations to be Made Publicly Available

In the interest of transparency, starting in January 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is making available to the public the HIT Policy Committee and the HIT Standards Committee workgroups’ deliberations.

All workgroup meetings will be available via webcast; for instructions on how to listen via telephone or Web visit (Note that the majority of the workgroups’ meetings will be available both via phone or web, except when indicated otherwise.)

Please check the ONC website for additional information as it becomes available since any last minute additions or modifications to previously announced workgroup meetings cannot always be published in the Federal Register to provide timely notice.

In addition, audio files (.mp3) of FACA Committee meetings and the workgroup meetings will be available on the ONC website within 24 to 48 hours following the conclusion of each meeting.  A draft transcript of the meetings will be available within 5 to 8 business days. All transcripts will be marked and considered “draft” until they are reviewed and approved by the committee or workgroup members.

Contact Person: Judy Sparrow, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS, 330 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-4528, Fax: 202-690-6079, email:  Please call the contact person or visit the ONC website for up-to-date information on these meetings.

FYI: Ruslan David’s Portal Rocks

Subject: Group newsletter: Portal Digest – 25.01.2010

ICT 2010 – Call for Networking Proposals

27-29 September 2010, Brussels.

The Networking Sessions at ICT 2010 complement the conference and exhibition and provide an open forum for exchanging views and ideas on how to address current ICT challenges. These sessions are designed to facilitate contacts between researchers, innovators and engineers from all ICT fields.

Read more……

Reconstructing the Whole: Present and Future of Personal Health Systems (Publication)

he draft final version of the book PHS2020 – Reconstructing the Whole: Present and Future of Personal Health Systems presents the vision of future Personal Health Systems that are truly personalised and holistically focussed on the users and proposes a number of research roadmaps to fill the existing gaps and turn such vision into reality.

Read more……

Agenda (almost) Complete for Health 2.0 Europe Conference

Health 2.0 Europe6-7 April 2010, Paris, France.

Health 2.0 Europe will be a premier conference, featuring the three integral components of Health 2.0 in a unique format where leading examples of Health 2.0 in North America will be compared and contextualized with the latest in European innovation. The three segments are:

Read more……

Microsoft Health Users Group 2010 Innovation Awards

MicrosoftThe Microsoft Healthcare Innovation Awards, now in its thirteenth year, is an opportunity to showcase how your organization and your customer’s organization, is using technology to enhance and transform the quality of patient care, reduce costs, streamline clinical and business processes, drive interoperability, improve productivity and workflow, and enable informed decisions.

Read more……

Blackpool Telehealth Pilot Sees 75% Reduction in Hospital Admissions

Blackpool Council’s Vitaline and NHS Blackpool have reported on the success of the use of telehealth home monitoring to support people with long-term conditions to enable them to live independently at home.

Read more……

Tieto’s Healthcare and Welfare Programme Contributes to Bringing Lifecare to a New Level

TietoTieto is speeding up taking advantage of the information and communication technology (ICT) in healthcare and welfare services by starting a programme to share knowledge and utilize new ICT opportunities even more in solving challenges in healthcare and welfare.

Read more…… – Latest News

Science transformed into art: Stunning high-definition images of the inner workings of cells…

Carestream Health Receives Accreditation from National Association of Boards of Pharmacy…

Agenda (almost) Complete for Health 2.0 Europe Conference…

Philips presents solution for mobile breast cancer screening at Arab Health 2010…

Tieto’s Healthcare and Welfare Programme Contributes to Bringing Lifecare to a New Level…

One Health Alliance Introduces Collaborative Approach to the Delivery of Healthcare IT at Arab Health 2010…

Call for Papers: HealthGrid 2010 Conference…

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1st eHealth Day, November 11, 2009, Munich

This year a special eHealth Day will be held on 11 November as part of W-JAX 09, the leading conference for Java, Enterprise Architecture and SOA, that takes place in Munich from 09-13th November.

The eHealth Day will have sessions dealing exclusively with Java technologies, architecture and solutions for the healthcare market. eHealth experts from companies like Abraxas Informatik AG, achelos GmbH, and Ocean Informatics as well as ICW AG will take you inside their innovative eHealth solutions. Discover how these leading eHealth specialists are already implementing groundbreaking solutions for the eHealth sector. Learn about the challenges involved and the tools that are available to master them.

Sessions include:

Modular architecture to support reuse and integration 

IPF, open source platform for networking of healthcare information systems 

Using Authorization and Encryption to protect Medical Data 

openEHR and how it supports semantic interoperability in healthcare 

Electronic cost of care reimbursement platform in Switzerland 

Electronic health card – Example use cases

Full agenda and session descriptions for eHealth Day and Conference.

Register now and save 30% off on official registration prices for ICW partners.

If you have colleagues who are interested in attending, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.

Best regards,

Thomas Liebscher

Journal of Information Technology & Politics 2010 “The Politics of Open Source” CALL FOR PAPERS

May 6-7, 2010 – Amherst, Massachusetts

A two-day University of Massachusetts Amherst conference jointly hosted by the:

Department of Political Science 

Science, Technology, and Society Initiative (STS) 

Journal of Information Technology & Politics (JITP)

Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP)

National Center for Digital Government (NCDG)


Eric von Hippel is Professor and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.  He specializes in research related to the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He also develops and teaches about practical methods that firms can use to improve their product and service development processes. He is the author of Democratizing Innovation (MIT Press, 2005) and The Sources of Innovation (Oxford, 1988).

Clay Johnson is Director of Sunlight Labs. Prior joining Sunlight, Clay was one of the four founders of Blue State Digital, the progressive left's premier technology and online strategy firm. This firm, which was born out of the Howard Dean campaign, was also responsible for Barack Obama's Web presence. At Blue State Digital, Clay was responsible for developing the organization's brand and building its initial client roster. He also had a hand at building some of the company's early technical tools. Before joining Blue State, Johnson was the lead programmer for Dean for America in 2004, overseeing the development of grassroots tools like GetLocal, DeanLink and Project Commons. Prior to entering politics, Johnson was a technologist at Ask Jeeves (now where he helped to develop the company's Web syndication product. He also started the first Internet Knowledge Exchange,, and worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a Venture Capital firm, but still claims that he learned the most from his first job — as a waiter at Waffle House in Atlanta, Georgia.

Christopher M. Kelty is an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a joint appointment in the Center for Society and Genetics and in the department of Information Studies. His research focuses on the cultural significance of information technology, especially in science and engineering. He is the author most recently of Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (Duke University Press, 2008), as well as numerous articles on open source and free software, including its impact on education, nanotechnology, the life sciences, and issues of peer review and research process in the sciences and in the humanities.


Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS) has made significant advances, both technically and organizationally, since its emergence in the mid-1980s. Over the last decade, it has moved from a software development approach involving mostly volunteers to a more complex ecology where firms, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and volunteers may be involved. Moreover, the production paradigm continues to expand to other areas of digital content (e.g., Creative Commons, Wikipedia, Connexions, etc.). In this conference we use the phrase “open source” to capture this broader phenomenon. The Program Committee encourages disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of open source, broadly defined.

"Politics" in the conference title, can have many interpretations. Political issues closely tied to the free and open source software movement(s) include: national government policies related to the adoption of open source technologies or questions related to interoperability and open standards, software patents, vendor lock-in, and copyright. These are central themes we expect may be discussed in this forum. In this context, we welcome international submissions since differences in the political perspective appear in international contexts. However, topics related to how the concept of openness has led to various interpretations, adaptations, and applications of “open source” in other domains, and political issues that surround these broader innovations, are also welcome. Specific topics might include, but are not limited to:

General topics related to the politics of open source

* How open source software or its principles are changing politics

* Emerging transparencies in software, systems and society 

* Open source in the developing world and other international contexts

* The political economy of open source

* Digital divides and open source

Open source and the public sector

* Open source software and transparency in government

* Government policies toward open source and open standards

* Regulation and open source

Open source and democracy

* Open source and democratic engagement

* Open source voting systems

* Activism, political mobilization and open source

The expansion of open source into other domains 

* Understanding how open source collaboration works and how it can be extended into other areas of collective action

* Policy areas, such as the effects of free textbooks on education policy or the politics of "One Laptop Per Child"

* The political implications of open source in other cultural domains


Authors are invited to prepare and submit to JITP a manuscript following one of the six submission formats by January 10, 2010. These formats include research papers, policy viewpoints, workbench notes, review essays, book reviews, and papers on teaching innovation. Proposals for full panel presentations will also be accepted. The goal is to produce a special issue, or double issue, of JITP with a wide variety of approaches to the broad theme of "The Politics of Open Source." 


Everything you need to know about how to prepare and submit a strong JITP paper is documented at Papers will be put through an expedited blind peer review process by the Program Committee, and authors will be notified about a decision by March 10, 2010. A small number of papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference. Other paper authors will be invited to present a poster during the Friday evening reception. All posters must include a "YouTube" version of their research findings. 


The author (or authors) of the best research paper will receive a single $1,000 prize. The creator (or creators) of the best poster/research presentation will also receive a single prize of $1,000.


M.V. Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Paul M.A. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology

Deborah Bryant, Oregon State University Open Source Lab

Andrea Calderaro, European University Institute

Mark Cassell, Kent State University

Edward Cherlin, Earth Treasury

Gabriella Coleman, New York University

Doug Downham, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Robert English, Daystar Computing & University of Massachusetts Amherst

Joseph Feller, University College Cork

Jelena Karanovic, Rutgers University

Dave Karpf, University of Pennsylvania/Miller Center for Public Affairs

Andrea Kavanaugh, Virginia Tech

Jose Marichal, California Lutheran University

Jens Hardings Perl, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Charlie Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst, co-chair

Stuart Shulman, University of Massachusetts Amherst, co-chair

Megan Squire, Elon University

Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Research Information System For Developing Nations 

Louis Suarez-Potts, Sun Microsystems, Inc. &

Anas Tawil
eh, Cardiff University &


For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Sagan Gonçalves at 413 577 2354 or  

Enterprise LAMP Network sponsored by Vaco

<ed.note>Of course, the Nashville area could truly benefit by the representation of folks from the open source healthcare community (LinkedIn group here), from such efforts as OpenVista, OpenEHR, or others commonly in the Linux Med News. Computerworld’s recent take here and the Federal NHIN CONNECT project here. FYI, the Franklin-based Medical Banking Project Cooperative Open-source Medical Banking Architecture & Technology initiative history can be found here.</ed.note>

On Saturday, Nov. 7, approximately 600 top LAMP developers from around the U.S. will converge on Nashville suburb Franklin, TN, to learn from innovative companies that will share their on-the-ground reports about the latest developments in LAMP offerings and implementation.

Whether you are an executive considering the switch to LAMP or a developer already deep into the code of Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Python or Perl, the Enterprise LAMP Network will be your destination for resources involving the LAMP stack and addressing its readiness for enterprise use.

The Enterprise LAMP Proposition

Today’s enterprises need reliable, secure, highly functional, high performance, portable and scalable internet service applications, yet CTOs face intense pressure to develop these powerful systems on the leanest of budgets. Even five years ago, options for accomplishing these business goals were limited to well-known proprietary offerings. Few high-profile technology leaders trusted open source software to provide viable resources for the demands of a large-scale enterprise.

Now, however, because of the maturity, velocity, security and scalability achieved in particular by the LAMP stack and the training, certification and support offered by a solid array of providers, we believe that LAMP has proven its ability to provide performance that CTOs at the world’s largest enterprises can rely on for global deployment.

Further, LAMP has transcended its origins as a stack strictly comprised of Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Python and Perl. Today, LAMP as an acronym is more symbolic than literal.

L – Open Source Internet Enabled Operating Systems (Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Darwin)

A – Open Source Internet Application Servers (Apache HTTPD, JBoss, Tomcat, Zimbra)

M – Open Source Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, CouchDB, MongoDB, Ingres)

P – Open Source Internet Focused Programming Languages (PHP, Python, Perl, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Erlang)

In addition, the hardware infrastructure on which LAMP used to run has matured beyond its legacy. While not a fit for every enterprise, innovations such as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), $aaS (Paid Software as a Service) and oSaaS (Open Software as a Service) now offer CTOs even more flexibility in how they structure systems.

Because of these software and hardware advances, we believe that Enterprise LAMP will become a mainstream choice for enterprise use.

The Enterprise LAMP Network

The Enterprise LAMP Network, planned for launch August 3, 2009, will be a year-round resource of both high-level strategic information for technology decisionmakers and highly technical information for coders about developments across the LAMP spectrum.

Planned resources include:

  • Rotating critical commentary from industry leaders
  • Aggregation of news content about LAMP topics
  • Podcasts
  • White papers
  • Tutorials
  • Product announcements
  • Case studies about firms that have made or are making the move to LAMP
  • Information about LAMP Users Groups
  • Opportunities for technology firms to reach developers
  • Registration for the Enterprise LAMP Summit, Camp and related events

Date: November 7th, 2009

St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston) and MedConcierge to Demonstrate Telemedicine Solutions at FTTH Council Conference

Top Houston Hospital Selects MedConcierge to Offer
Telemedicine to Corporations and Master Planned

September 8, 2009 (Sarasota, FL & Houston, TX) – St. Joseph Medical Center, the largest, Level 3 trauma hospital in downtown Houston, has selected MedConcierge to provide its advanced telemedicine solution to leading communities and corporations. Both parties will demonstrate the user experience and benefits of telemedicine during the upcoming 2009 FTTH Conference & Expo taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, September 27th through October 1st.

"We are very excited to demonstrate the MedConcierge at St. Joseph Medical Center service to local community developers and corporate executives at the upcoming Fiber to the Home Conference," states St. Joseph chief executive officer Phillip D. Robinson, "Telemedicine will clearly be at the center of healthcare delivery moving forward and leveraging the technological advantages of the MedConcierge service over fiber-optic communications will help us extend patient services, generate additional revenue and save costs."

"St. Joseph is a leader in the Houston area, and we are thrilled to play a role in helping them deliver health and wellness services to residents of FTTH communities in and around the Houston metropolitan area," says MedConcierge director Rob Scheschareg. "Telemedicine offers competitive and financial benefits in a cost-effective fashion that is critical in today's market environment. We look forward to meeting service providers and developers at the FTTH Conference & Expo who want to take advantage of the billions being spent by consumers and the government in the next 30 months on home-based telemedicine."

Substantial news coverage, increasing consumer interest and adoption, and the allocation of billions of dollars in Federal stimulus funds specifically for broadband and healthcare information technology have placed telemedicine at the forefront of applications that benefit from fiber to the home networks.

"Fiber to the home provides benefits to consumers and employers that truly improve the quality of life. From our own industry research to that of our members and market followers, it is becoming increasingly evident that consumers want the benefits of improved healthcare services and access to doctors that services like MedConcierge and healthcare providers like St. Joseph can provide," states Joe Savage, president of the FTTH Council. "Telemedicine is a prime example of the type of applications that will be on display at our upcoming conference demonstrating the power of fiber".

To showcase the user experience, benefits and implementation of telemedicine services, MedConcierge and St. Joseph Medical Center will be hosting a number of activities at the upcoming 2009 FTTH Conference & Expo.  These include:

Corporate VIP Demonstration & Reception, Tuesday, September 29th.  For more information call the Corporate Health Connection at St. Joseph Medical Center at (713) 756-8600. 

MedConcierge Booth in the Fiber Zone, located on the show floor during exhibit hours. 

Phillip D. Robinson, CEO, St. Joseph Medical Center will be discussing telemedicine over FTTH networks as part of the Closing Keynote presentation Wednesday, September 30th at 2:00 pm.

For information about these events, visit the conference website at

About St. Joseph Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center, downtown Houston's only general acute care hospital, partners with Houston physicians to provide comprehensive health care to all.  As Houston's first hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center provides services for outpatients as well as inpatients, with a full continuum of care in surgery, cancer care, emergency care, Women's services, cardiovascular services, wound care, rehab, sports medicine, Corporate Health Connection and more. For more information on St. Joseph Medical Center, please visit or call 713.757.1000.

About MedConcierge, LLC

MedConcierge is the leading provider of telemedicine solutions for community developers and operators, broadband service providers, healthcare providers, and municipalities, that deliver personal, concierge healthcare services to consumers at home, at work and while traveling. Utilizing our award-winning, patent-pending technology, MedConcierge provides unparalleled private and secure access to certified doctors, specialists and content. MedConcierge offerings range from real-time, live videoconference consultations, on demand, 24/7 with leading doctors, specialists, psychiatrists and wellness experts, to educational content, health status monitoring and dynamic electronic medical records – all accessible from the comfort, privacy and convenience of homes and facilities. For more information, visit

GridKa School 2009 Attendees

Some GridKa School 2009 Abstracts available here.

surname first name organisation institute / project
Jurczyk Melchior Student HS Mannheim  
Castejón Francisco CIEMAT Fusion
Nilsson Daniel Chalmers University of Technology  
Zurek Marian CERN ETICS
Aktas Adil Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg Physikalisches Institut
Abad Rodriguez Andres CERN  
Knese Karsten SCC, KIT  
Zimmer Artur KIT SCC
Mehl Jeron KIT SCC
Stegmann Jens Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim TextGrid
Jäger Axel KIT SCC
Haberhauer Franz Sun Microsystems GmbH  
Braune Stephan Leibniz Universität Hannover, RRZN GDI-Grid
DAVID Romaric Université de Strasbourg Project Euforia
Poghosyan Gevorg Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe SCC
walker rodney LMU ATLAS
Ressmann Doris Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KIT) SCC
Dres Helmut KIT SCC
Halstenberg Silke KIT SCC
Möller Klaus DFN-CERT Services GmbH  
Floros Evangelos GRNET S.A. EGEE
Jin Xin Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen OptiNum-Gridprojekt
Langner Anja KIT SCC
Finston Laurence Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH, Göttingen OptiNum Grid Project
Ratnikova Natalia KIT EKP
Millar Paul DESY dCache
Pattloch Marcus DFN-Verein  
Metsch Thijs Sun Microsystems  
Kemp Yves DESY  
Jung Christopher SCC/KIT HGF Alliance ‘Physics on the Terascale’
Jrad Foued KIT SCC / D-Grid
Gagliardi Fabrizio Microsoft  
Sutter Michael KIT IPE
Skole Christian KIT EKP
Hanisch Tim Uni Karlsruhe ekp
Bonsch Markus KIT ekp
Gómez Antonio CIEMAT  
Stotzka Rainer KIT-FZK ipe / Grid Computing / EUFORIA-Meeting at IPE
Del Linz Andrea Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (ELETTRA) DORII
Gabriel Sven NIKHEF  
Gutschera Max Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IPE
Spieß Norbert Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IPE
Schlichting Frank Sun Microsystems GmbH  
Neuberger Patrick Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IPE
Götter Michael Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IPE
Reißer Sabine KIT SCC
Berger Joram KIT  
Dichev Kiril HLRS  
Mol Xavier Karlsruhe Institue of Technology Steinbuch Centre for Computing
Verena Geißelmann SCC/KIT  
Fedynitch Anatoli II. Physikalisches Institut, Univ. Goettingen  
Landhäußer Andreas T-Systems Solutions for Research GmbH HPC eScience
Bonn Matthias KIT/SCC SCC
Baun Christian Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Institut für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Wolf Matthias Universität Karlsruhe (TH) EKP
Stober Fred-Markus KIT EKP
Zeise Manuel Universität Karlsruhe EKP
Krauß Peter Universität Karlsruhe EKP
Hackstein Christoph KIT IEKP
Oberst Oliver KIT SCC / IEKP
Tsigenov Oleg RWTH – Aachen  
Heiss Andreas KIT  
Schaefer Jan DESY IT
Baranova Tatjana DESY IT
Schwarz Kilian GSI ALICE
Troendle Daniel KIT EKP
Richling Sabine Universität Heidelberg  
Seifert Marc Universität zu Köln, RRZK SuGI
Mauch Viktor SCC  
Grosse-Oetringhaus Jan Fiete CERN  
Hejc Gerhard TimeTech  
Haefele Matthieu University of Strasbourg EUFORIA
Hoenen Olivier University of Strasbourg EUFORIA
Bylec Katarzyna PSNC DORII
Bozic Caslav KIT AIFB / IME
Navaro Pierre University of Strasbourg EUFORIA
Mitterer Christoph Anton Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Fakultät für Physik
Böhringer Stephanie FZK SCC/Gridka
Clevermann Fabian TU Dortmund IceCube
Owsiak Michał PSNC EUFORIA
Grybel Kai University of Siegen  
Slavnic Vladimir Institute of Physics Belgrade Institute EGEE-III
Plociennik Marcin PSNC EUFORIA
Šubelj Matjaž LECAD lab, Fac. of Mech.Eng. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kulovec Simon LECAD lab, Fac. of Mech.Eng. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bartsch Detlef Universität Bonn  
Kos Leon LECAD lab, Fac. of Mech.Eng. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Freitag Stefan TU Dortmund D-Grid
Scheurer Armin KIT  
Büge Volker KIT EKP
Held Hauke KIT / EKP  
Abbas Zafar Bergische Universität Wuppertal  
Fernández Enol IFCA  
Campos Plasencia Isabel CSIC IFCA
Hau Steffen Universität Mannheim Rechenzentrum
Martschei Daniel KIT / EKP  
Heide Lars Forschungszentrum Jülich  
Schulz Frank SAP Research  
Büchner Otto Forschungszentrum Jülich JSC
Manzano Cristina Forschungszentrum Jülich JSC
Popov Dmitry Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg  
Bozic Stefan KIT SCC
Farcas Felix National Institute for RD of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies IT Department
Bystritskaya Elena DESY  
Gogitidze Nelli DESY  
Limmer Steffen Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen  
Padberg Alexander University of Bonn Department of Geography
Berlich Ruediger Gemfony scientific  
Bender Andreas Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH  
Fomenko Alexander DESY, Hamburg H1 experiment/Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow
Poschlad Angela KIT/FZK Steinbuch Center for Computing
Aldzhanov Viacheslav    
Koenig Tobias Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)  
Motzke Andreas KIT / FZK SCC / GridKa
Dulov Oleg KIT  
Stadie Hartmut Universität Hamburg  
Größer Manfred Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH SCC
Schäffner Ingrid KIT SCC / GridKa

Carly Fiorina To Go All Mavricky

Computer World/Network World – Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina may be launching a run for the U.S. Senate.
Fiorina, a Republican, “filed for a tax identification number Tuesday and registered a campaign committee named ‘Carly for California,’” allowing her to raise money for a 2010 Senate run, according to the Associated Press. Fiorina would be attempting to win the seat of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat from California who became senator in 1992."

<ed.note>T'is a shame she decide not to use the Technotarian ticket and unify as many third parties as possible. We are apparently beyond the point in the development of the US political structure for a viable alternative party based on conservative (and transparent) fiscal and monetary policies along with compassionate, yet personal responsibility requiring (PRR) social policy. Given her global perspective and technology/telephony expetise she could have been an incredible boon to rural economic development based on individualized distance education and hybridized cloud and distributed computing.</ed.note>