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Primeur weekly 2012-05-07

The Cloud

Oracle engineered systems power CISDI to establish Cloud computing platform ...

State of the Cloud: Analysis of Cloud Services, Companies, and Applications published ...

New IBM business integration software helps enterprises accelerate adoption of social business, Cloud and mobile technologies ...

Oracle partners around the world drive customer success with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers and Oracle Solaris 11 ...

Teradata to acquire eCircle ...

HP launches HP 3PAR programme guaranteed to double performance in VMware environments ...

Desktop Grids

XtremWeb 8.0.2 has been released ...

EuroFlash

Now entering its 20th year, TOP500 List to be focus of three sessions at ISC'12 ...

eScience engineer team in place ...

PRACE Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel MIC Architecture ...

Escape response of small fish tested using a supercomputer ...

Rogue Wave releases TotalView 8.10 ...

AREVA invests in new supercomputer with the CEA and its partners ...

Biggest ever computer conference to honour Alan Turing ...

Bright Computing brings data aware scheduling to Cloud bursting into Amazon EC2 ...

USFlash

Researchers turn Big Data problems into advanced biology and drug discoveries ...

Univa announces Grid Engine 8.1 to further evolve the popular software ...

Scientists uncover strong support for once-marginalized theory on Parkinson's disease ...

eASIC enables 3x increase in energy efficiency for astrophysical simulation supercomputer ...

Cray completes sale of interconnect hardware assets to Intel ...

SGI announces new CFO, Robert J. Nikl ...

OSC's Tomko to champion high-performance computing ...

Queensland University of Technology selects SGI to advance broad research charter ...

Research breakthrough takes supercomputing out of the lab ...

A 100-gigbit highway for science ...

SDSC announces Summer Supercomputing Programme for undergraduates ...

SDSC announces Summer Supercomputing Programme for undergraduates

3 May 2012 San Diego - The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego has announced a 10-week computational science programme to provide a limited number of undergraduate students with paid, hands-on experience using Gordon, the centre's new data-intensive supercomputer.

Called "Gordon: A Data-Intensive Computing Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)", the programme will focus on application performance analysis and high-performance computing (HPC) systems deployment. Selected students will have the opportunity to work closely with SDSC staff with a range of technical backgrounds (computer science, physics, chemistry, and engineering) and will be expected to actively participate in team meetings. Students also will assist a national allocations committee in deciding which projects should be awarded computer time on Gordon.

The ideal REU student should have completed coursework in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field at a college or university in the United States. Priority will be given to students who have some programming background in C/C++, FORTRAN, Perl, or Python, and have experience working in a UNIX or Linux environment.

Successful student applications will receive a stipend of $7,500 for a 10-week, full-time summer position, with a start-date to be arranged upon selection. Ideally, students should begin within a few weeks after completion of spring finals to allow sufficient time for completion of the REU project. Selected students also may opt to begin their experience during the academic year. Such arrangements will be co-ordinated with the mentor upon selection.

Applications are due by Friday, May 18, 2012. Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of interest, a resume, and recommendation letter to Diane Baxter, Education Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0505. Applicants with specific questions about the program can contact Diane Baxter via e-mail at dbaxter@sdsc.edu .

Mentors include Robert Sinkovits, Gordon's Applications Lead and director of the REU programme. Robert Sinkovits holds a Ph.D. in physics and has been a computational scientist at SDSC for almost 15 years. His work focuses primarily on the development of parallel and highly optimized applications in a variety of domains including computational fluid dynamics, astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics, high-energy physics, structural biology, mass spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics. Robert Sinkovits has authored or co-authored approximately 40 peer-reviewed journal publications plus a number of book chapters and conference proceedings. He is the primary author of the software packages auto3dem and IHRSR++, which are used to determine the structures of icosahedral viruses and helical particles, respectively, from electron microscopy data.

REU students will also work with Pietro Cicotti, a computational scientist at SDSC. Pietro Cicotti holds a Ph.D. in computer science from UC San Diego and is a member of both SDSC's Performance Modeling and Characterization Lab and the Gordon Applications team. His primary research interests include aspects of the design of large-scale hardware and software systems for HPC and scientific computing. He is the author of Tarragon, a library for data-flow execution on distributed memory machines, and contributed to the SuperLU DIST package for sparse linear systems and the BOINC platform. Pietro Cicotti works with domain experts on the development and optimization of applications in a wide variety of scientific domains.

Source: San Diego Supercomputer Center

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-05-07

The Cloud

Oracle engineered systems power CISDI to establish Cloud computing platform ...

State of the Cloud: Analysis of Cloud Services, Companies, and Applications published ...

New IBM business integration software helps enterprises accelerate adoption of social business, Cloud and mobile technologies ...

Oracle partners around the world drive customer success with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers and Oracle Solaris 11 ...

Teradata to acquire eCircle ...

HP launches HP 3PAR programme guaranteed to double performance in VMware environments ...

Desktop Grids

XtremWeb 8.0.2 has been released ...

EuroFlash

Now entering its 20th year, TOP500 List to be focus of three sessions at ISC'12 ...

eScience engineer team in place ...

PRACE Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel MIC Architecture ...

Escape response of small fish tested using a supercomputer ...

Rogue Wave releases TotalView 8.10 ...

AREVA invests in new supercomputer with the CEA and its partners ...

Biggest ever computer conference to honour Alan Turing ...

Bright Computing brings data aware scheduling to Cloud bursting into Amazon EC2 ...

USFlash

Researchers turn Big Data problems into advanced biology and drug discoveries ...

Univa announces Grid Engine 8.1 to further evolve the popular software ...

Scientists uncover strong support for once-marginalized theory on Parkinson's disease ...

eASIC enables 3x increase in energy efficiency for astrophysical simulation supercomputer ...

Cray completes sale of interconnect hardware assets to Intel ...

SGI announces new CFO, Robert J. Nikl ...

OSC's Tomko to champion high-performance computing ...

Queensland University of Technology selects SGI to advance broad research charter ...

Research breakthrough takes supercomputing out of the lab ...

A 100-gigbit highway for science ...

SDSC announces Summer Supercomputing Programme for undergraduates ...