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Primeur weekly 2012-03-19

The Cloud

Fujitsu develops new distributed processing technology to efficiently collect desired data from Big Data streams ...

HP announces new enterprise customer support for the Cloud ...

Japan's IDC Frontier selects HP to tap into the Cloud ...

Univa releases HPC user survey results ...

Bull named as VMware EMEA Partner of the Year ...

Adaptive Computing offers end-to-end integrated intelligent Cloud management with Moab Cloud Suite 7.0 ...

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

EuroFlash

Early-Bird registration opens for 2012 International Supercomputing Conference ...

Call for Participation: Mini Symposium on Green-IT ...

The Netherlands eScience Center to fund first set of major research projects in eScience ...

Call for Participation: Data-Visualization and Data-Exploration Symposium & Opening Collaboratorium ...

Immersive Dome Experience at Prolight + Sound 2012 ...

BB Visual Group returns to SPE Intelligent Energy Event ...

Dataton to showcase at InfoComm China, April 11-13, Stand F10-01, China National Convention Center, Beijing ...

Additional Turbo performance gain 
with RSC Tornado: world's first energy efficient super-dense blade solution with liquid cooling based on Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor and Intel server boards for HPC and Data Center markets ...

CSCS moves into new computer centre in Lugano ...

Crédit Agricole in Belgium chooses integrated storage and Escala server solutions from Bull ...

USFlash

Workshop on Experimental Support for Computer Science yields valuable report ...

Terascala and Whamcloud ink Lustre Support Agreement ...

Dell Trade-in programme helps EMC and NetApp customers move to efficient, flexible, easy-to-manage storage environments ...

Dell announces intent to acquire SonicWALL Inc. ...

E*TRADE Korea increases on-line trading capacity and speed of customer service with IBM systems ...

Oracle outperforms NetApp in midrange systems on SPECsfs2008 NFS Benchmark, costs less than 1/5 the price ...

ScaleMP announces support for Intel Xeon E5 processors ...

XSEDE awards supercomputing time to UIUC I-CHASS student and professor ...

Adaptive Computing offers the next generation of high-performance computing with Moab HPC Suite 7.0 ...

Straintronics: Engineers create piezo-electric graphene ...

XSEDE awards supercomputing time to UIUC I-CHASS student and professor

12 Mar 2012 Urbana-Champaign - Professor Michael Regenwtter and Doctoral Student Chris Zwilling from the Department of Psychology at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, working with the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science (I-CHASS) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), were awarded a 30,000 Service Units (SU) start-up allocation grant on the Blacklight supercomputer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Blacklight is part of the National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), a national collaboration of computing infrastructure. Professor Regenwetter and Mr. Zwilling will use Blacklight to pursue further understanding of behavioural decision making processes.

In addition to the award of supercomputing time, the project was allocated 12 months of XSEDE staff technical support to maintain the necessary codes on the supercomputing infrastructure. XSEDE database experts and other consultants also will support the team.

The goal of this exploratory project is to find out how the power of the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) can best be used to ramp up the scope of behavioural decision making research by at least two orders of magnitude. There are a variety of competing theories of human decision making across several disciplines in the behavioral sciences. The leading paradigms include two major domains.

In decision making under risk/uncertainty, scholars ask questions like: Do you prefer $10 for sure or a 50/50 chance of winning $22/$0? In inter-temporal choice scholars ask questions like: Do you prefer paying $10 now, or paying $12 in two weeks? Most major theories also permit a spectrum of different competing mathematical specifications. Each of these mathematical model formulations may be evaluated on data sets from multiple participants in multiple laboratory experiments. The proposed project will attempt to broaden the scope of current decision-making research to an unprecedented number of theories, specifications, methods, and data sets. A large part of the analyses will be carried out using the MATLAB environment.

Sergiu Sanielevici, Director of Scientific Applications and User Support at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center expressed his interest in the project: "One of the innovative thrusts of theNational Science Foundation-funded XSEDE project is to have leading edge computing experts collaborate with scholars like Professor Regenwetter and his team, to ensure that the nation's most advanced computers, in this case 'Blacklight' at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, are successfully brought to bear on social, behavioral and economic research at unprecedented scales. We are very excited by this opportunity."
Source: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - I-CHASS

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-03-19

The Cloud

Fujitsu develops new distributed processing technology to efficiently collect desired data from Big Data streams ...

HP announces new enterprise customer support for the Cloud ...

Japan's IDC Frontier selects HP to tap into the Cloud ...

Univa releases HPC user survey results ...

Bull named as VMware EMEA Partner of the Year ...

Adaptive Computing offers end-to-end integrated intelligent Cloud management with Moab Cloud Suite 7.0 ...

Desktop Grids

Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

EuroFlash

Early-Bird registration opens for 2012 International Supercomputing Conference ...

Call for Participation: Mini Symposium on Green-IT ...

The Netherlands eScience Center to fund first set of major research projects in eScience ...

Call for Participation: Data-Visualization and Data-Exploration Symposium & Opening Collaboratorium ...

Immersive Dome Experience at Prolight + Sound 2012 ...

BB Visual Group returns to SPE Intelligent Energy Event ...

Dataton to showcase at InfoComm China, April 11-13, Stand F10-01, China National Convention Center, Beijing ...

Additional Turbo performance gain 
with RSC Tornado: world's first energy efficient super-dense blade solution with liquid cooling based on Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor and Intel server boards for HPC and Data Center markets ...

CSCS moves into new computer centre in Lugano ...

Crédit Agricole in Belgium chooses integrated storage and Escala server solutions from Bull ...

USFlash

Workshop on Experimental Support for Computer Science yields valuable report ...

Terascala and Whamcloud ink Lustre Support Agreement ...

Dell Trade-in programme helps EMC and NetApp customers move to efficient, flexible, easy-to-manage storage environments ...

Dell announces intent to acquire SonicWALL Inc. ...

E*TRADE Korea increases on-line trading capacity and speed of customer service with IBM systems ...

Oracle outperforms NetApp in midrange systems on SPECsfs2008 NFS Benchmark, costs less than 1/5 the price ...

ScaleMP announces support for Intel Xeon E5 processors ...

XSEDE awards supercomputing time to UIUC I-CHASS student and professor ...

Adaptive Computing offers the next generation of high-performance computing with Moab HPC Suite 7.0 ...

Straintronics: Engineers create piezo-electric graphene ...