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Primeur weekly 2012-02-13

The Cloud

Oracle buys Taleo ...

Tulip Telecom and IBM build India's largest data centre to address rapid growth of mobile consumers in emerging markets ...

HP powers application performance testing in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

Registration open for the 14th IDGF tutorial at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz ...

SAT@home to join BOINC platform ...

EuroFlash

ATEME and Bull partner for extreme performance ...

Bull reaffirms its outsourcing credentials for the most mission-critical SAP environments ...

Altair and Ontonix offer complexity management solution for achieving simple and robust design ...

Digital Sports Group to commission supercomputer for football.co.uk ...

Europe goes for computing technologies as driver for competitiveness ...

Scientists 'record' magnetic breakthrough ...

New technology platform for molecule-based electronics ...

USFlash

Cray forms new Big Data division and hires new General Manager ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle Advanced Analytics for Big Data ...

Emerson Network Power receives ISO 13485 certification for manufacture of medical power supplies ...

Emerson Network Power to support Cavium OCTEON III multicore MIPS processor family on innovative ATCA Packet processing solutions ...

ARINC inaugurates new supercomputer for complex antenna engineering and analyses ...

Scripps research and technion scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images ...

IBM boosts XIV Storage System Gen3 performance three-fold with SSD caching option ...

NCAR representatives to host Supercomputer Use Workshop for University of Wyoming Faculty ...

University of Wyoming receives computational sciences designation ...

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars ...

Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent ...

Governor Kasich announces 10-fold boost to Ohio's broadband network ...

University of Wyoming receives computational sciences designation

3 Feb 2012 Laramie - The University of Wyoming (UW) has been tabbed for select company: membership in the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC). The affiliation will enable UW to form research partnerships with other universities, pursue federal research funding and even potentially be tapped as a computational sciences resource expert by President Obama and/or Congress.

"It has a prestigious element. It's a 'Who's Who' of those conducting computational research", stated Tim Kuhfuss, UW's director of research support for Information Technology. "To be invited is an honour. The University of Wyoming will benefit big time."

The university was invited in early January to join because of its strong core of programmes in the computational sciences - areas include biology, engineering, geology and math - and its partnership with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Wyoming Supercomputing Center, located in Cheyenne, according to Tim Kuhfuss. It also didn't hurt that UW is located in the West, where the organisation has fewer members, he said.

"UW's membership in the CASC places us among the institutions that have made lasting commitments to the rapidly evolving 'third leg' of science", stated Myron Allen, UW's provost and vice president for academic affairs. "It's an important peer group for any university that wants to stay at the cutting edge."

"The members of the CASC are pleased to welcome the University of Wyoming as a partner in the academic high-performance computing scientific community", stated CASC Chair Amy Apon, who also chairs Clemson University's Division of Computer Science.

Founded in 1989, CASC is an educational non-profit organisation with 69 member institutions in 38 states, according to Sue Fratkin, CASC's liaison. Organisation members represent many of the nation's most forward-thinking universities and computing centres. CASC is dedicated to advocating the use of the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security and economic success, as well as develop a diverse and well-prepared 21st-century work force.

CASC's mission is to:

  • disseminate information about the value of high-performance computing and advanced communications technologies;
  • provide an 'expert resource' for the executive office of the president, Congress and government agencies; and
  • facilitate information exchange within the academic scientific computation and communication community

The affiliation is already paying dividends, according to Tim Kuhfuss. UW has culled information from officials at CASC member schools Princeton, Cornell and the University of Colorado - as well as Colorado School of Mines - that will be beneficial in establishing a "campus cluster". The cluster, expected to be completed this summer, will be a 500-square-foot advanced computing center in the IT Building that will provide UW additional computing access to the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) site in Cheyenne.

The CASC affiliation also will enable UW to participate in the organisation's two annual meetings, which take place in Washington, D.C., Tim Kuhfuss said.

"It's a good opportunity to tell the federal government our ideas and thoughts. It's also an opportunity for them to discuss where they see us going", stated Tim Kuhfuss, who pushed to get UW in the organisation shortly after he arrived at the university from Chicago six months ago. "The university will receive access and updates from agencies, (research) partners and potential competitors."

"Being represented by an organisation like CASC will enhance the reputation of the University of Wyoming and among our peers", he stated.
Source: University of Wyoming

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-02-13

The Cloud

Oracle buys Taleo ...

Tulip Telecom and IBM build India's largest data centre to address rapid growth of mobile consumers in emerging markets ...

HP powers application performance testing in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

Registration open for the 14th IDGF tutorial at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz ...

SAT@home to join BOINC platform ...

EuroFlash

ATEME and Bull partner for extreme performance ...

Bull reaffirms its outsourcing credentials for the most mission-critical SAP environments ...

Altair and Ontonix offer complexity management solution for achieving simple and robust design ...

Digital Sports Group to commission supercomputer for football.co.uk ...

Europe goes for computing technologies as driver for competitiveness ...

Scientists 'record' magnetic breakthrough ...

New technology platform for molecule-based electronics ...

USFlash

Cray forms new Big Data division and hires new General Manager ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle Advanced Analytics for Big Data ...

Emerson Network Power receives ISO 13485 certification for manufacture of medical power supplies ...

Emerson Network Power to support Cavium OCTEON III multicore MIPS processor family on innovative ATCA Packet processing solutions ...

ARINC inaugurates new supercomputer for complex antenna engineering and analyses ...

Scripps research and technion scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images ...

IBM boosts XIV Storage System Gen3 performance three-fold with SSD caching option ...

NCAR representatives to host Supercomputer Use Workshop for University of Wyoming Faculty ...

University of Wyoming receives computational sciences designation ...

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars ...

Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent ...

Governor Kasich announces 10-fold boost to Ohio's broadband network ...