‘Grids for Kids’ Gives Next-Generation IT an Early Start

Last week, the third in a growing series of Grids for Kids days was held at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, involving children aged 10 to 12 in games, tours and interactive presentations that introduced grid computing as a tool for researchers in everything from high-energy physics to climate studies and genomics.
“Grids for Kids gives children a crash course in grid computing,” explains co-organizer Anna Cook of the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project. “We introduce them to concepts such as middleware, parallel processing and supercomputing, and give them opportunities for hands-on learning. It was great to see the questions they came up with and the appetite with which they gathered information.” Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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