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Primeur weekly 2016-05-17

Quantum computing

New design of primitive quantum computer finds application ...

Scientists take a major leap toward a perfect quantum metamaterial ...

A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip ...

D-Wave Systems and 1QBit partner with financial industry experts to launch Quantum for Quants online community ...

Focus on Europe

Spring 2016 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Up to 150,000 euro up for grabs per European SME to fund CPS experiments ...

Alder Hey Children's Hospital set to become UK's first cognitive hospital ...

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre to host Workshop on HPC for Water Related Hazards ...

Registration still open for 9th International Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications ...

Ron Perrott, an international leader in high performance computing receives ACM Distinguished Service Award ...

Middleware

Allinea tools to unleash research potential for Flemish supercomputer users ...

NSF grant to enable research computing infrastructure dedicated to science and engineering ...

Hardware

Leading thinkers convene in UK to tackle supercomputer efficiency barriers ...

Fujitsu receives order for 25 Petaflop/s supercomputer from the University of Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba ...

Call for Papers for PGAS Applications Workshop ...

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough ...

Applications

The Sun's magnetic field during the grand minimum is in fact at its maximum ...

IBM and UMBC collaborate to advance cognitive cybersecurity ...

Ten PhD students from across the USA selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows ...

Tiny terrors: Researcher works to uncover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance through efflux pumps ...

Exxact Corporation extends its deep learning solutions with NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning system ...

Engine design takes a major leap at Argonne ...

The Cloud

IBM Watson to tackle cybercrime ...

EuroFlash

TGAC installs largest SGI UV 300 supercomputer for Life Sciences worldwide to solve the most demanding data intensive problems ...

USFlash

US must up its game or risk being surpassed in supercomputing race by China, Japan & EU, new ITIF report finds ...

NSF grant to enable research computing infrastructure dedicated to science and engineering


Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., principal investigator, director of FAU's I-SENSE, and a professor in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at FAU. Credit: Florida Atlantic University
11 May 2016 Boca Raton - Florida Atlantic University has received a $500,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to install networking infrastructure to amplify its ability to conduct data-intensive science and engineering research. The network design, referred to as a DMZ, isolates research traffic from other university network operations to achieve high performance. The network will provide faculty and students with a tenfold increase in capacity.

The DMZ will span the Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Harbor Branch campuses, as well as Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. The DMZ will link all five sites to computation and storage facilities provided through the Sunshine State Education and Research Computing Alliance (SSERCA) via the University's existing link to the Florida Lambda Rail. The DMZ makes it possible for FAU to contribute to and benefit from growing computational and networking capacity across the state.

"This project is exciting because of its potential to catalyze work across so many disciplines. Securing the award required strong partnerships across FAU's colleges and institutes, and the outstanding leadership of our Office of Information Technology. FAU is a place that understands the importance of collaborative research", stated Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., principal investigator, director of FAU's I-SENSE, and a professor in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at FAU. "The investment will provide the infrastructure necessary for FAU to maintain its trajectory as the fastest growing research university in the country."

By separating its research network from its academic and administrative infrastructure, FAU's DMZ will support congestion-free network transfers among researchers working across multiple campuses in an increasingly data-intensive research environment. Participating researchers span disciplines, including computer science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine, chemistry, genomics, ocean engineering, and marine science; in areas that include big data research and training, transportation logistics, nanomaterials, biomarker analysis, computational chemistry, marine mammal classification, and undersea communication.

The DMZ will enable geographically distant colleagues to collaborate more effectively.

"Researchers working on marine compounds for cancer treatment will have the ability to exchange datasets with colleagues at Scripps Florida, as though the two groups were working in the same office", stated Jason Hallstrom. "Collaboration latency will be dramatically reduced, enabling researchers working across campuses to leverage the collective strength of the institution."

In 2015, FAU's Office of Information Technology developed a five-year "Campus Cyberinfrastructure Plan" to enhance IT infrastructure across FAU's campuses to support the University's ambition to become a top-tier research institution.

"The DMZ is part of our overall IT strategy to provide the experience and technology to support innovative scientific research and cutting-edge education across Florida Atlantic University's campuses", stated Jason Ball, associate provost for information technology and chief information officer at FAU.

According to Daniel C. Flynn, Ph.D., FAU vice president for research, "faculty, researchers and students at Florida Atlantic University will now have the benefit of enhanced data intensive science and engineering as a result of the DMZ. This also will foster both research and education by applying data-intensive technologies to address issues that are of national interest in the biological and physical sciences as well as engineering."
Source: Florida Atlantic University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-05-17

Quantum computing

New design of primitive quantum computer finds application ...

Scientists take a major leap toward a perfect quantum metamaterial ...

A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip ...

D-Wave Systems and 1QBit partner with financial industry experts to launch Quantum for Quants online community ...

Focus on Europe

Spring 2016 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Up to 150,000 euro up for grabs per European SME to fund CPS experiments ...

Alder Hey Children's Hospital set to become UK's first cognitive hospital ...

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre to host Workshop on HPC for Water Related Hazards ...

Registration still open for 9th International Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications ...

Ron Perrott, an international leader in high performance computing receives ACM Distinguished Service Award ...

Middleware

Allinea tools to unleash research potential for Flemish supercomputer users ...

NSF grant to enable research computing infrastructure dedicated to science and engineering ...

Hardware

Leading thinkers convene in UK to tackle supercomputer efficiency barriers ...

Fujitsu receives order for 25 Petaflop/s supercomputer from the University of Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba ...

Call for Papers for PGAS Applications Workshop ...

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough ...

Applications

The Sun's magnetic field during the grand minimum is in fact at its maximum ...

IBM and UMBC collaborate to advance cognitive cybersecurity ...

Ten PhD students from across the USA selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows ...

Tiny terrors: Researcher works to uncover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance through efflux pumps ...

Exxact Corporation extends its deep learning solutions with NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning system ...

Engine design takes a major leap at Argonne ...

The Cloud

IBM Watson to tackle cybercrime ...

EuroFlash

TGAC installs largest SGI UV 300 supercomputer for Life Sciences worldwide to solve the most demanding data intensive problems ...

USFlash

US must up its game or risk being surpassed in supercomputing race by China, Japan & EU, new ITIF report finds ...