Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Searching for White Dwarfs

Savas, Jim and others have been doing some nice work on combining Grid and Web Services, called WS-GAF. Check it out if you want to see how it is possible to implement Grids using today's Web Services and still maintain the SOA principles.

One of the applications that they are using to exemplify their techniques is based on searching for White Dwarf stars. I spent over a third of my university undergraduate degree doing astrophysics, so I find this really interesting. Hey, maybe this application could be developed into the next generation Seti@home.

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