[Neutron] ACA2004 session on "Advances in Computing Environments for Crystallography"

L. Cranswick lzc at dl.ac.uk
Thu Feb 5 22:31:58 CST 2004

The American Crystallographic Association 2004 meeting (under the
auspices of the ACA General Interest Group SIG) is having a session
titled: Advances in computing environments for crystallography.  

One of the hot topics of the recent SNS workshop was on having
materials simulation matching neutron experiments in real time. Thus 
people working within the remit of this topic are invited to consider
submitting an abstract either for an oral talk or poster.

The ACA 2004 meeting is scheduled for the 17th to 22nd of July, 2004 in 
Chicago, USA and the conference webpage is at: 


Session Synopsis:

Modern crystallography is undeniably dependent on access to adequate
computing resources. New options for cheap(ish) clustered computing and
GRID computing allow for real-time or near-real-time modelling or
refinement of complex systems including macromolecules. In addition, the
massive ammounts of data generated need to be effectively shared
creating a need for accessible networks, which in turn create issues
with data/network security. People are invited to submit abstracts on
this topic for the ACA 2004 meeting, for either oral or poster

Welcome abstracts for talks or posters include (but are not limited to):

  - Real-time visual macromolecular refinement
  - Modelling in real-time to match data collection rates
  - Crystallographic Computation using the GRID
  - Cost effective cluster computing using Linux and/or Beowulf
  - Super computing power applied to crystallography
  - Computer security
  - Networking issues
  - PC Computers optimised for Graphics Intensive 3D Gamers, but 
    applied to crystallography.
  - Virtual reality hardware systems applied to Crystallography
  - Crystallographic Computing on a Chip - integrated circuitry 
     optimised for crystallographic number crunching.
  - Crystallographic Collaboratory hardware for shared data analysis


On-line submission of abstracts are due by March 1, 2004. 



Any queries on this session can be sent to the session chair, 
    Lachlan Cranswick (NRC, Chalk River, Canada)
       lachlan.cranswick at nrc.gc.ca  http://neutron.nrc.gc.ca/

Lachlan M. D. Cranswick
Neutron Program for Materials Research (NPMR),
National Research Council (NRC),
  Postal Address:
    NPMR, NRC,
    Building 459, Station 18,
    Chalk River Laboratories,
    Chalk River, Ontario,
    Canada, K0J 1J0                  Fax: (613) 584-4040
Tel (work): (613) 584-8811  Office:  ext 3719 ; C2 diff: ext 3039
Email: lachlan.cranswick at nrc.gc.ca   WWW: http://neutron.nrc.ca/
Tel (home): (613) 584-4226           WWW: http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/
Home Email:  lachlan at melbpc.org.au  Mobile/Cell phone: 613 401 3433
             P.O. Box 2057, Deep River, Ontario, Canada, K0J 1P0

(please use clear titles in any Email - otherwise messages might accidentally
get put in the SPAM list due to large amount of junk Email being received.  If
you don't get an expected reply to any messages, please try again.)

More information about the Neutron mailing list