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Focus

Belgium to contribute 5 million euro to Finnish led pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Crowd computing

Crowd computing network delves into protein structure and seeks new disease therapies ...

Quantum computing

Bosch and QuSoft start quantum computing collaboration ...

Faster method to read quantum memory ...

'Immunizing' quantum bits so that they can grow up ...

D-Wave previews next-generation quantum computing platform ...

Intel drives development of quantum cryoprober with Bluefors and Afore to accelerate quantum computing ...

Researchers move closer to practical photonic quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2019 keynotes will reflect challenges and opportunities ahead ...

Middleware

Western Digital uses Univa HPC Cloud solutions on Amazon Web Services to build million core cluster, improving business competitive advantage ...

Univa offers new support services to Open Source Grid Engine users ...

Hardware

Analytics market leaders DDN Storage and SQream partnering to deliver accelerated business decisions ...

Panasas announces new growth investment and additions to its Board of Directors ...

Fujitsu launches industry's first 600G hyperscale optical transport solution, empowering tomorrow's high-speed networks ...

VAST Data unveils its universal storage architecture to bring an end to the enterprise HDD and storage tiering era ...

Global High Performance Computing (HPC) Market 2019-2024 by Component, Infrastructure, Services, Price Band, HPC Applications, and Deployment Type ...

Applications

Stampede2 and Maverick systems at TACC help power visualization of Arctic Ocean data ...

University at Buffalo names Abani Patra to lead Center for Computational Research ...

Supercomputing enables sound prediction model for controlling noise ...

The Cloud

Mellanox propels JD Cloud to new levels of performance and efficiency ...

National Science Foundation funds second round for OSC's Open OnDemand ...

University at Buffalo names Abani Patra to lead Center for Computational Research


An aerial view of downtown Buffalo from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, where CCR is located. Credit: Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.
25 Feb 2019 Buffalo - Longtime University at Buffalo (UB) faculty member and researcher Abani Patra has been named director of the university's Center for Computational Research (CCR). The appointment was announced by Venu Govindaraju, vice president for research and economic development at UB. Patra will replace Thomas Furlani, who is now chief information officer at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Abani Patra has been a member of UB's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering since 1996.

He is the founding director of UB's PhD programme in Computational & Data Enabled Sciences and Engineering (CDESE). In addition to having served as an adjunct faculty member in mathematics and geology, he has held appointments at the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation (NSF) managing computing and cyberinfrastructure related research programmes.

"Abani is a prolific researcher whose work spans an incredible variety of subjects, everything from computational and applied mathematics to high-performance supercomputing and its applications in geosciences, health care, advanced manufacturing and other sectors", Venu Govindaraju stated.

Founded in 1998, the Center for Computational Research is the most powerful supercomputing facility in the Buffalo Niagara region, and one of the most powerful university-based supercomputing facilities in the USA.

It has over a petaflop of peak performance computing capacity, and 3 petabytes of high-performance storage. The centre's extensive computing facilities are housed in a state-of-the-art, 4,000 square foot machine room in UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences in downtown Buffalo. CCR is also a part of NSF's XSEDE supercomputer network.

CCR's mission is to enable research and scholarship at UB by providing faculty with access to high-performance computing, data and visualization resources. Its staff of more than 20 employees provides a range of guidance and services to facilitate faculty-led research including software development, data analytics and parallel computing.

In addition, CCR fosters economic development and job creation in Western New York and New York State by providing local industry with access to advanced computing and data resources, including hardware, software and consulting services. It also provides education, outreach and training.

"The data analysis and computing capabilities of Center for Computational Research are a great competitive advantage for UB researchers from across the university looking to solve some of society's most pressing matters", Abani Patra stated. "I'm looking forward to leading CCR's talented staff and finding new ways to help Buffalo's new and existing companies grow their businesses and strengthen the region's economy and reputation for innovation."

Abani Patra is an expert in computational mechanics, a discipline of research that involves using computational methods and devices to characterize, predict and simulate physical events and engineering systems governed by the laws of mechanics. Examples include the crash worthiness of vehicles and landslides or volcanic avalanches.

Abani Patra's work also focuses in the areas of solution adaptive finite element methods, parallel and high-performance computing and applications to geophysical systems. His work with geologists at UB has created several tools that are used by thousands of researchers around the world.

He received a PhD in computational and applied mathematics from the University of Texas-Austin.
Source: University at Buffalo

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-03-04

Focus

Belgium to contribute 5 million euro to Finnish led pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Crowd computing

Crowd computing network delves into protein structure and seeks new disease therapies ...

Quantum computing

Bosch and QuSoft start quantum computing collaboration ...

Faster method to read quantum memory ...

'Immunizing' quantum bits so that they can grow up ...

D-Wave previews next-generation quantum computing platform ...

Intel drives development of quantum cryoprober with Bluefors and Afore to accelerate quantum computing ...

Researchers move closer to practical photonic quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2019 keynotes will reflect challenges and opportunities ahead ...

Middleware

Western Digital uses Univa HPC Cloud solutions on Amazon Web Services to build million core cluster, improving business competitive advantage ...

Univa offers new support services to Open Source Grid Engine users ...

Hardware

Analytics market leaders DDN Storage and SQream partnering to deliver accelerated business decisions ...

Panasas announces new growth investment and additions to its Board of Directors ...

Fujitsu launches industry's first 600G hyperscale optical transport solution, empowering tomorrow's high-speed networks ...

VAST Data unveils its universal storage architecture to bring an end to the enterprise HDD and storage tiering era ...

Global High Performance Computing (HPC) Market 2019-2024 by Component, Infrastructure, Services, Price Band, HPC Applications, and Deployment Type ...

Applications

Stampede2 and Maverick systems at TACC help power visualization of Arctic Ocean data ...

University at Buffalo names Abani Patra to lead Center for Computational Research ...

Supercomputing enables sound prediction model for controlling noise ...

The Cloud

Mellanox propels JD Cloud to new levels of performance and efficiency ...

National Science Foundation funds second round for OSC's Open OnDemand ...