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Post Doc position available at INAF in Catania, Sicily

A 1 year - renewable - position for a Post Doc is available at the INAF - Astrophysical Observatory of Catania, Sicily, Italy, to work in the HPC and Visualization Laboratory. The position is expected to start in January 2012. The applications should arrive at the Observatory no later than 9 December 2011. This post is for the SCI-BUS Project. SCI-BUS will create a generic-purpose gateway technology that will provide seamless access to major computing, data and networking infrastructures and services in Europe. DCIs represented in the project include clusters, supercomputers, Grids, Desktop Grids, academic and commercial Clouds. SCI-BUS will elaborate an application-specific gateway building technology and a customization methodology based on which user communities can easily develop their customized gateways. The framework will facilitate reuse and exchange of generic and application-specific gateway components not only among the project partners but also to other projects that use Liferay technology. The gross salary is 28,000 Euros per year that correspond to a net salary of about 1,850 Euros per month. More information is available at under the item "Post Doc vacancy 70/11".

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The International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF) is set up to be long-lived.

At present, the IDGF organisation is working hard to getting into shape the permanent framework for the organisation structure.

In future IDGF will have paid membership fee for some categories and paid services because IDGF aims to attract active members that really benefit from the services.

IDGF will advise all existing members in advance when shifting from free to paid membership.