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Primeur weekly 2018-04-30

Special

HPC and hyperfast applications are drivers for the fifth industrial revolution, says EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel ...

Developing own EuroHPC hardware could make all the difference for exascale supercomputing in Europe ...

Human Brain Project models brain in silico with HPC for better understanding of epilepsy ...

The European Processor developed as part of EuroHPC will be crucial for European sovereignty, says Atos CEO Thierry Breton ...

Exascale supercomputing

New high-resolution exascale Earth-modelling system announced for energy ...

Quantum computing

Einstein's spooky action goes massive ...

Yale plays quantum catch in new research ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2018 is now open for registration ...

KU Leuven and Hewlett Packard Enterprise advance AI capabilities through new supercomputer ...

University of Cambridge receives GBP10 million in funding for new AI supercomputer ...

Middleware

TACC builds seamless software for scientific innovation ...

Hardware

DDN maintains number one position in Intersect360's top HPC storage supplier list and achieves biggest gain in market share ...

Asetek receives confirmation of HPC Award from Quanta Computer ...

Eyal Waldman, CEO and President of Mellanox Technologies, receives the 2018 Global Industry Leader Award ...

New funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to accelerate science and innovation ...

Discovery of new material is key step toward more powerful computing ...

Applications

Variants in non-coding DNA contribute to inherited autism risk ...

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms ...

Satellites, supercomputers, and machine learning provide real-time crop type data ...

NCSA announces 2018-2019 Illinois Faculty Fellows ...

Blue Waters awards 21 Broadening Participation allocations ...

Rice University turns deep-learning AI loose on software development ...

Artificial intelligence helps soldiers learn many times faster in combat ...

Speeding up material discovery ...

The Cloud

Atos and Google Cloud form a global partnership to deliver secure hybrid Cloud, machine learning and collaboration solutions to the enterprise ...

Altair reinvents the Cloud high-performance computing experience with the release of PBS Works 2018 ...

Altair nominated for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency ...

IBM joins NSF's BIGDATA programme ...

Blue Waters awards 21 Broadening Participation allocations


26 Apr 2018 Urbana-Champaign - To lower the barriers for underrepresented groups and communities for gaining access to leadership-class computing resources, the Blue Waters project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) recently announced a call for proposals for Broadening Participation allocations.

The call invited proposals from computational and data analysis projects with requirements for which the Blue Waters resources are essential to advance their research, and who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Affiliated with a Minority Serving Institution or institutions within EPSCoR jurisdictions
  • Women, underrepresented minorities, veterans, or people with disabilities
  • Researchers in humanities, arts, or social sciences

A total of 21 proposals have been awarded access to Blue Waters' computing resources amounting to over 3.7 million node-hours for research covering a broad range of science fields. Included among the Principal Investigators (PIs) are ten females and two underrepresented minorities. In addition, there are four female and eight underrepresented minority colleagues listed as co-PIs. Among the lead institutions, five are Minority Serving Institutions and ten are within EPSCoR jurisdictions.

"We are excited to see the strong response to this new allocation category", stated Scott Lathrop, Blue Waters' Programme Manager for Education, Outreach, and Training. "These projects are demonstrating a sustainable approach to fostering a diverse community in pursuing computational and data-enabled research."

All awardees will be invited to the annual Blue Waters Symposium in 2019 where they will be able to interact with Blue Waters staff, other users, and present their research findings.

The following is a list of the PIs, their institution, and field of research:

  • Guillermo Araya, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, Engineering and Fluid, Particulate, and Hydraulic Systems
  • Christoph Brehm, University of Kentucky, Fluid, Particulate, and Hydraulic Systems
  • Oliver Browne, University of Kentucky, Fluid, Particulate, and Hydraulic Systems
  • John Cavazos, University of Delaware, Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • Colleen Clancy, University of California at Davis, Biophysics
  • Chunyuan Diao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Biological Sciences
  • Julie Dickerson, Iowa State University, Computational Systems Biology
  • Greer Dolby, Arizona State University, Biological and Earth Sciences
  • Francina Dominguez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hydroclimatology
  • Jodi Hadden, University of Delaware, Molecular Biosciences
  • Farzad Mashayek, University of Illinois at Chicago, Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Molly Peeples, Space Telescope Science Institute, Galaxy Evolution
  • Jane Pratt, Georgia State University, Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nicole Riemer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Lela Vuković, University of Texas at El Paso, Materials Research
  • Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia University, Thermodynamics
  • Zhi Jian Wang, University of Kansas, Fluid, Particulate, and Hydraulic Systems
  • Bin Xu, University of Arkansas, Physics (Magnetic Cycloid)
  • Zhen Xu, University of Michigan, Fluid, Particulate, and Hydraulic Systems
  • Jonghua Yan, Jackson State University, Fluid, Particulate, and Hydraulic Systems
  • Xiangdong Zhang, University of Alaska, Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Dynamics

A summary of their research plans can be found on the Blue Waters portal.

Source: National Center for Supercomputing Applications - NCSA

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Primeur weekly 2018-04-30

Special

HPC and hyperfast applications are drivers for the fifth industrial revolution, says EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel ...

Developing own EuroHPC hardware could make all the difference for exascale supercomputing in Europe ...

Human Brain Project models brain in silico with HPC for better understanding of epilepsy ...

The European Processor developed as part of EuroHPC will be crucial for European sovereignty, says Atos CEO Thierry Breton ...

Exascale supercomputing

New high-resolution exascale Earth-modelling system announced for energy ...

Quantum computing

Einstein's spooky action goes massive ...

Yale plays quantum catch in new research ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2018 is now open for registration ...

KU Leuven and Hewlett Packard Enterprise advance AI capabilities through new supercomputer ...

University of Cambridge receives GBP10 million in funding for new AI supercomputer ...

Middleware

TACC builds seamless software for scientific innovation ...

Hardware

DDN maintains number one position in Intersect360's top HPC storage supplier list and achieves biggest gain in market share ...

Asetek receives confirmation of HPC Award from Quanta Computer ...

Eyal Waldman, CEO and President of Mellanox Technologies, receives the 2018 Global Industry Leader Award ...

New funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to accelerate science and innovation ...

Discovery of new material is key step toward more powerful computing ...

Applications

Variants in non-coding DNA contribute to inherited autism risk ...

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms ...

Satellites, supercomputers, and machine learning provide real-time crop type data ...

NCSA announces 2018-2019 Illinois Faculty Fellows ...

Blue Waters awards 21 Broadening Participation allocations ...

Rice University turns deep-learning AI loose on software development ...

Artificial intelligence helps soldiers learn many times faster in combat ...

Speeding up material discovery ...

The Cloud

Atos and Google Cloud form a global partnership to deliver secure hybrid Cloud, machine learning and collaboration solutions to the enterprise ...

Altair reinvents the Cloud high-performance computing experience with the release of PBS Works 2018 ...

Altair nominated for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency ...

IBM joins NSF's BIGDATA programme ...