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Primeur weekly 2018-04-09

Quantum computing

Frogs and mushrooms bubble up in quantum fluids ...

Focus on Europe

TrueBrainConnect: Predicting brain disorders - New ERC-funded project at Charité to combine EEG data and machine learning ...

Middleware

TACC promotes longtime visualization expert to director ...

The OpenMP ARB appoints Barbara Chapman of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab to its Board of Directors ...

GigaSpaces boosts Big Data and analytics performance with InsightEdge Platform 12.3 ...

Hardware

Singapore's NSCC and Australia's Pawsey Supercomputing Centre sign an MOU to boost HPC scientific collaboration ...

World's first 2 petaflop Deep Learning system, NVIDIA DGX-2, features Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions ...

Burton Smith, Cray co-founder a dies at 77 ...

REFLEX CES to launch low profile PCIe board XpressGXA10-LP 1150 and 1151 versions ...

Supermicro first-to-market with IoT embedded solutions optimized for new 8th Gen Intel Core processors ...

Preferred Networks to launch MN-1b private sector supercomputer adopting NVIDIA Tesla V100 32GB GPUs ...

GigaSpaces InsightEdge Platform with Intel technology accelerates AI innovations ...

DDN and Dalet announce certified solutions; Reimagining centralized storage for ultra HD broadcast workflows at scale ...

Applications

University of Alabama in Huntsville researchers' supercomputer simulations shed light on the heliospheric interface ...

Academic researchers look to Argonne's Mira supercomputer to better understand boiling phenomena, bubble formation and two-phase bubbly flow inside nuclear reactors ...

Anticipating the dangers of space ...

NVIDIA Project Clara supercomputing platform redefines medical imaging ...

University of Illinois team brings subatomic resolution to computational microscope ...

BSC launches the Bioinfo4Women - Outstanding Young Female Bioinformaticians Programme ...

Statewide Users Group spring conference showcases variety of research and OSC resources ...

Insilico Taiwan calls Taiwanese AI talents with MolHack starting from April 23 ...

Dark matter might not be interactive after all ...

Forecasting the 'whether' with computer modelling ...

William Tang wins 2018 NVIDIA Global Impact Award ...

The Cloud

Gluster Community releases Gluster 4.0 with enhanced container integration ...

TACC promotes longtime visualization expert to director

The image shows the path of water through the karst limestone structure of a ground sample taken from south Florida. The rendering is streamed from Stampede to Stallion. Data courtesy of Michael Sukop, Sadé Garcia, Florida International University and Kevin Cunningham, United States Geological Survey. Visualization: Carson Brownlee, Aaron Knoll and Paul Navrátil, TACC.5 Apr 2018 Austin - The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin has announced that Paul Navrátil has been promoted to the position of Director of Visualization. This role includes managing the Scalable Visualization Technologies (SVT) and Visualization Interfaces and Applications (VIA) groups, where he will direct the overall strategy and management of the visualization area at TACC. Paul Navrátil most recently served as the deputy director of the Visualization group, prior to that serving as the manager of the SVT group for seven years, and has been with TACC for a total of 11 years.

Paul Navrátil leads many grants and contracts as either a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI, including the Intel Visualization Center of Excellence. In this role, Paul Navrátil worked with Intel to develop TACC's strategy for the adoption of software-defined visualization, which enables visualization on any compute resource and eliminates the need for a dedicated visualization subsystem. He has led many of TACC's remote visualization efforts, including management of large-scale visualization resources on TACC's Longhorn, Stampede and Maverick systems.

"I'm excited about working with our outstanding visualization team to develop seamless solutions for the complete analysis life-cycle that enable more effective scientific workflows independent of data size, data velocity and computing platform", Paul Navrátil stated.

"Our aim is to make our users more effective in performing their science, whether analyzing the data from a ten thousand-core weather model or a ten thousand time-step molecular simulation, and whether they are using a high-resolution tiled display or a smart phone", he stated. "We also will leverage advancements in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies to improve analytic capabilities. The future outlook is very exciting."

In his new role, Paul Navrátil will continue to advance in situ visualization techniques, where the analysis runs at the same time as the simulation, for large-scale data to cope with the widening gap between a simulation's ability to generate data compared to its ability to write the data to disk for later analysis.

Paul Navrátil earned his doctorate, master's and bachelor's degrees in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin as well as a bachelor's degree in Plan II Honors from the university. He has authored numerous papers and publications on scientific data visualization, irregular algorithms, and parallel systems. His work has been featured in numerous venues, both nationally and internationally, including the New York Times, Discover, and PBS News Hour.

Kelly Gaither, who previously served as TACC's Director of Visualization for 16 years, now has a joint appointment at the Dell Medical School (DMS) as an associate professor with the DMS Women's Health research team. Kelly Gaither will remain as a director and senior research scientist at TACC and split her time between the two appointments.

"The words 'Big Data' seem to be used ever more frequently, but the best way for many humans to interpret large amounts of data is to 'look' at a visual representation of it", stated TACC Executive Director Dan Stanzione. "Fundamentally, that's what visualization is about - trying to take the very large and complicated datasets that come from modern scientific computing, and turn them into something that people can understand and gain new insight from."

"Visualization is a key component of advanced computing, and a critical part of the portfolio of activities at TACC", Dan Stanzione stated. "We are amazingly fortunate to have someone of Paul's talents bring his experience to this crucial area of the centre, and we are also incredibly grateful to Kelly for so skillfully building this area of TACC over the last 15+ years, and look forward to her contributions from her new role in the Dell Medical School."

TACC provides world-class high performance computing systems and cyberinfrastructure for the U.S. open science community, including deploying and operating since its inception in 2001 more than 15 NSF-funded supercomputers and advanced visualization systems for national programmes. TACC's visualization resources blend science, technology and art to bring the complexities of our world to life helping solve large-scale problems.
Source: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center - TACC

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Primeur weekly 2018-04-09

Quantum computing

Frogs and mushrooms bubble up in quantum fluids ...

Focus on Europe

TrueBrainConnect: Predicting brain disorders - New ERC-funded project at Charité to combine EEG data and machine learning ...

Middleware

TACC promotes longtime visualization expert to director ...

The OpenMP ARB appoints Barbara Chapman of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab to its Board of Directors ...

GigaSpaces boosts Big Data and analytics performance with InsightEdge Platform 12.3 ...

Hardware

Singapore's NSCC and Australia's Pawsey Supercomputing Centre sign an MOU to boost HPC scientific collaboration ...

World's first 2 petaflop Deep Learning system, NVIDIA DGX-2, features Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions ...

Burton Smith, Cray co-founder a dies at 77 ...

REFLEX CES to launch low profile PCIe board XpressGXA10-LP 1150 and 1151 versions ...

Supermicro first-to-market with IoT embedded solutions optimized for new 8th Gen Intel Core processors ...

Preferred Networks to launch MN-1b private sector supercomputer adopting NVIDIA Tesla V100 32GB GPUs ...

GigaSpaces InsightEdge Platform with Intel technology accelerates AI innovations ...

DDN and Dalet announce certified solutions; Reimagining centralized storage for ultra HD broadcast workflows at scale ...

Applications

University of Alabama in Huntsville researchers' supercomputer simulations shed light on the heliospheric interface ...

Academic researchers look to Argonne's Mira supercomputer to better understand boiling phenomena, bubble formation and two-phase bubbly flow inside nuclear reactors ...

Anticipating the dangers of space ...

NVIDIA Project Clara supercomputing platform redefines medical imaging ...

University of Illinois team brings subatomic resolution to computational microscope ...

BSC launches the Bioinfo4Women - Outstanding Young Female Bioinformaticians Programme ...

Statewide Users Group spring conference showcases variety of research and OSC resources ...

Insilico Taiwan calls Taiwanese AI talents with MolHack starting from April 23 ...

Dark matter might not be interactive after all ...

Forecasting the 'whether' with computer modelling ...

William Tang wins 2018 NVIDIA Global Impact Award ...

The Cloud

Gluster Community releases Gluster 4.0 with enhanced container integration ...