Definitions for "Nile"
Keywords:  egypt, egyptian, longest, river, africa
The great river of Egypt.
River flowing through Ancient Egypt, on which were situation most major cities, including Akhetaten. Links: Map of Ancient Egypt.
the world's longest river (4180 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
(calls itself "National Challenge Computing Project", not an acronym): 24 institutions including Cornell, UTexas, are using CORBA, widely distributed workstations and data (aim is for 100 Terabytes in a distributed database) to cooperate seemlessly to support High Energy Physics computations within the CLEO project. "Nile will allow any resource to be accessed and used transparently by any member of the collaboration, from anywhere within the collaboration." May be a good model for GEM to learn from; at first glance, looks much like what we want to do, but in a different field of science.
a unit used in nuclear engineering to describe the "reactivity" of a nuclear reactor. One nile is a reactivity of 0.01 or 1%. Since this is a rather large amount, reactivity is measured for practical purposes in milliniles, with one millinile = 10-5. The nile was invented in the British nuclear power industry. For a discussion of reactivity, see inhour.