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Primeur weekly 2014-12-15

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eSALSA team to visualize how the oceans behave ...

Dutch COMMIT/ Programme to perform world-class ICT research for scientific and industrial applications ...

The City of Almere is working together with the eScience Center to tackle Big Data issues ...

Scott Lusher to evaluate successful Second National Dutch eScience Symposium ...

Platform for eScience and data research created at a European level ...

The added value of the eScience Center is in its role as overarching platform ...

The Cloud

Report on the public consultation for H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Cloud Computing and Software now available ...

Using analytics to optimize Cloud computing performance and cost savings ...

Oracle's new Cloud Development Center in Canada reiterates company's commitment to Cloud innovation ...

EuroFlash

Altair announces 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris, France ...

Boosting UK competitiveness using cognitive computing and Big Data ...

High-end connection for rapid large-volume data transfer at CSCS in Switzerland ...

Energy efficient Austrian supercomputer uses Bright Cluster Manager ...

Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer 'virtual lab' ...

NEC supplies supercomputer to University of Ulm in Germany ...

Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices ...

USFlash

Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations ...

TACC first ever team to claim three-peat in Student Cluster Competition ...

TACC and Mellanox pilot summer high school STEM programme ...

Computer scientists at UT Austin crack code for redrawing bird family tree ...

Qatar University's research infrastructure highlighted at Oman event ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until December 30 to apply for supercomputer use next summer ...

HP expands Network Functions Virtualization solutions ...

Air Force scientific research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies ...

OpenPOWER Foundation announces First OpenPOWER Summit ...

Cisco unveils analytics strategy to help customers access, analyze and act on data - from the Cloud to the data centre to the network's edge ...

Researchers demonstrate new way to plug 'leaky' light cavities ...

Altera Quartus II software v14.1 enables TFLOP performance in industry's first FPGA with hardened floating point DSP blocks ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until December 30 to apply for supercomputer use next summer

10 Dec 2014 Laramie - University of Wyoming (UW) faculty members who are interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research this coming year have until December 30 to submit an on-line application to request a large core-hour allocation on the powerful machine.

Any request for more than 200,000 core hours is considered a large request. Requests average about 5 million to 6 million core hours per project, said Bryan Shader, UW's special assistant to the vice president of research and economic development, and a mathematics professor.

"Requests for new projects, renewals or curricular use are welcome", stated Bryan Shader, who also serves as co-chair of the Wyoming-NCAR Alliance Resource Allocations Panel (WRAP), a group that chooses which projects receive core-hour allocations on Yellowstone, the nickname for the Cheyenne supercomputer.

Seven projects received allocations in November 2012; another six were selected in February 2013; four more were chosen during July 2013; five were picked in December 2013; and four were selected in June 2014.

The Wyoming share of the NWSC resources is currently 75 million core hours of computing on Yellowstone; around 400 terabytes of high-performance storage on GLADE; and 5 petabytes of longer-term tape storage on HPSS. Among universities who used the NWSC in NCAR's fiscal year 2014 (October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014), the University of Wyoming ranked no. 1 in total allocation ahead of the University of Michigan, and no. 2 in total number of projects behind the University of Washington.

Successful allocation requests include benchmarking studies on a smaller scale and on a smaller computer. These benchmark studies can be performed using Mount Moran, the nickname for UW's Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC).

The NWSC is the result of a partnership among the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the operating entity for NCAR; the University of Wyoming; the state of Wyoming; Cheyenne LEADS; the Wyoming Business Council; and Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power. The NWSC is operated by NCAR under sponsorship of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The NWSC contains one of the world's most powerful supercomputers (1.5 petaflops, which is equal to 1.5 quadrillion mathematical operations per second) dedicated to improving scientific understanding of climate change, severe weather, air quality and other vital atmospheric science and geo-science topics. The centre also houses a premier data storage (16 petabytes) and archival facility that holds historical climate records and other information.

Applications and allocation information can be accessed at http://www.uwyo.edu/nwsc/allocations/ . The research must lie in earth system science or atmospheric science. A list of eligible science areas is available at http://www.uwyo.edu/nwsc/eligibility/science_areas.html . A PowerPoint presentation that offers suggestions on how to write a competitive proposal can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/nwsc/_files/allocationtips.pdf .
Source: University of Wyoming

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-12-15

Focus

eSALSA team to visualize how the oceans behave ...

Dutch COMMIT/ Programme to perform world-class ICT research for scientific and industrial applications ...

The City of Almere is working together with the eScience Center to tackle Big Data issues ...

Scott Lusher to evaluate successful Second National Dutch eScience Symposium ...

Platform for eScience and data research created at a European level ...

The added value of the eScience Center is in its role as overarching platform ...

The Cloud

Report on the public consultation for H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Cloud Computing and Software now available ...

Using analytics to optimize Cloud computing performance and cost savings ...

Oracle's new Cloud Development Center in Canada reiterates company's commitment to Cloud innovation ...

EuroFlash

Altair announces 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris, France ...

Boosting UK competitiveness using cognitive computing and Big Data ...

High-end connection for rapid large-volume data transfer at CSCS in Switzerland ...

Energy efficient Austrian supercomputer uses Bright Cluster Manager ...

Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer 'virtual lab' ...

NEC supplies supercomputer to University of Ulm in Germany ...

Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices ...

USFlash

Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations ...

TACC first ever team to claim three-peat in Student Cluster Competition ...

TACC and Mellanox pilot summer high school STEM programme ...

Computer scientists at UT Austin crack code for redrawing bird family tree ...

Qatar University's research infrastructure highlighted at Oman event ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until December 30 to apply for supercomputer use next summer ...

HP expands Network Functions Virtualization solutions ...

Air Force scientific research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies ...

OpenPOWER Foundation announces First OpenPOWER Summit ...

Cisco unveils analytics strategy to help customers access, analyze and act on data - from the Cloud to the data centre to the network's edge ...

Researchers demonstrate new way to plug 'leaky' light cavities ...

Altera Quartus II software v14.1 enables TFLOP performance in industry's first FPGA with hardened floating point DSP blocks ...