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Primeur weekly 2017-05-15

Special

NVIDIA ushers in new era of robotics, with breakthroughs making It easier to build and train intelligent machines ...

NVIDIA and Toyota collaborate to accelerate market introduction of autonomous cars ...

NVIDIA launches GPU Cloud platform to simplify AI development ...

NVIDIA advances AI computing revolution with new Volta-based DGX systems ...

NVIDIA launches revolutionary Volta GPU platform, fueling next era of AI and high performance computing ...

NVIDIA to train 100,000 developers on deep learning in 2017 ...

NVIDIA paves path to AI cities with Metropolis Edge-to-Cloud platform for video analytics ...

NVIDIA Tesla accelerators on IBM Cloud demonstrate advanced performance for training deep learning models ...

BSC and NVIDIA a step forward to the interactive simulation of humans ...

Quantum computing

Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered ...

Focus on Europe

EoCoE service page open for PRACE user community ...

Spring 2017 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

PRACE to issue Annual Report 2016 ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces 8.0 release - Setting new standard for automation and ease-of-use for Linux-based clusters and public, private and hybrid Clouds ...

CETIAT France chooses Bright Cluster Manager for aerodynamics and fluid mechanics HPC environment ...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap for Australia is now available ...

Hardware

Cray delivers production-ready AI with new Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers ...

Inspur to unveil 2U 8-GPU AI supercomputer at GTC 2017 ...

Inspur unveiled AIStation, AI deep learning training cluster management software at GTC 2017 ...

Supermicro systems deliver 170 Tflop/s FP16 of peak performance for artificial intelligence, and deep learning at GTC 2017 ...

NCSA's Blue Waters project provides $1.08 billion direct return to Illinois' economy ...

Applications

SDSC's Comet helps replicate brain circuitry to direct a realistic prosthetic arm ...

University of Wyoming graduate student one of 36 selected for CyberGIS Summer School ...

Supercomputing mimics berkelium experiments to validate new find ...

'Inverse designing' spontaneously self-assembling materials ...

Story of silver birch from genomic Big Data ...

Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost ...

Computer accurately identifies and delineates breast cancers on digital tissue slides ...

Sound over silicon: Computing's wave of the future ...

USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty awarded multiple MURI grants ...

New funding announced for Digital Earth Australia ...

NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project ...

Supercomputer can disprove the theory of sunspot formation ...

The Cloud

Inspur to release InCloud OS 5.0 "F.A.S.T" at the 2017 OpenStack Summit ...

IBM extends data science collaborative workspace to the private Cloud ...

Pointwise and Envenio Join Forces on Demand ...

University of Wyoming graduate student one of 36 selected for CyberGIS Summer School

Dylan Perkins, a UW graduate student from Riverton majoring in geography, is one of 36 graduate or postgraduate students selected to attend the National Center for Supercomputing Applications' CyberGIS Center for Advanced and Digital Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 15-20. Photo: Dylan Perkins.10 May 2017 Laramie - A University of Wyoming (UW) graduate student is one of 36 nationwide chosen to participate in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications' CyberGIS Center for Advanced and Digital Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 15-20.

Dylan Perkins, a graduate geography major from Riverton, received a $2,000 travel grant that will cover his flights, hotel, part of his meal stipend and the registration fee for an associated symposium. The grant is supported by the National Science Foundation.

"My research directly involves using CyberGIS to discover data using a web-based mapping application and semantically annotated data sets", Dylan Perkins stated. "Using semantics to annotate data minimizes the ambiguity of certain terms and facilitates discovery over the web while also linking to other data sets based on similar contexts of each data set, i.e., the term ‘water’ is related to precipitation and soil moisture data sets."

Additionally, Dylan Perkins said he is at the beginning of his career as a database design analyst at the Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC), where he assists researchers across campus with their data management needs.

"The theme for the summer school is 'CyberGIS and Diverse Partnerships for Geospatial Workforce Development'. So, it is right up my alley as far as CyberGIS and high-performance computing for my workforce development", Dylan Perkins stated.

To be accepted to the summer school, Dylan Perkins had to fill out an application, which included a brief abstract on his research; submit a one-page resume on what classes/experience he has with CyberGIS; and a recommendation letter from his adviser, Shannon Albeke, an associate research scientist and ecoinformaticist at UW's Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center.

Participants will develop novel solutions to a set of significant scientific problems as they learn about cutting-edge scientific advances and technical capabilities of CyberGIS. These problems will focus on three general interdisciplinary areas: emergency management, smart and connected communities, and the nexus of food, energy and water systems.

"I am hoping to learn CyberGIS techniques on a supercomputer", Dylan Perkins explained. "The University of Illinois supercomputer, ROGER, already has this ability whereas Mount Moran, here at UW, is not currently being used by many to do spatial analyses. Hopefully, I can learn some of these and provide that sort of insight to researchers here."

Dylan Perkins said he wanted to participate in the summer school to collaborate with others who may have had similar experiences with developing interesting solutions to communicating science, complex data and data management problems using geospatial technology in addition to conventional practices. He added he will not receive academic credit for attending, but the summer school will count as additional job training for him.

"I believe, by attending the summer school, I will gain knowledge and perspective by listening and working with others on projects similar or dissimilar to mine", he stated. "This also will undoubtedly help me as I continue with my research and my career."

Summer school attendees will prepare reports and present their posters at the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science Symposium in Arlington, Virginia, May 22-25.
Source: University of Wyoming

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Primeur weekly 2017-05-15

Special

NVIDIA ushers in new era of robotics, with breakthroughs making It easier to build and train intelligent machines ...

NVIDIA and Toyota collaborate to accelerate market introduction of autonomous cars ...

NVIDIA launches GPU Cloud platform to simplify AI development ...

NVIDIA advances AI computing revolution with new Volta-based DGX systems ...

NVIDIA launches revolutionary Volta GPU platform, fueling next era of AI and high performance computing ...

NVIDIA to train 100,000 developers on deep learning in 2017 ...

NVIDIA paves path to AI cities with Metropolis Edge-to-Cloud platform for video analytics ...

NVIDIA Tesla accelerators on IBM Cloud demonstrate advanced performance for training deep learning models ...

BSC and NVIDIA a step forward to the interactive simulation of humans ...

Quantum computing

Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered ...

Focus on Europe

EoCoE service page open for PRACE user community ...

Spring 2017 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

PRACE to issue Annual Report 2016 ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces 8.0 release - Setting new standard for automation and ease-of-use for Linux-based clusters and public, private and hybrid Clouds ...

CETIAT France chooses Bright Cluster Manager for aerodynamics and fluid mechanics HPC environment ...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap for Australia is now available ...

Hardware

Cray delivers production-ready AI with new Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers ...

Inspur to unveil 2U 8-GPU AI supercomputer at GTC 2017 ...

Inspur unveiled AIStation, AI deep learning training cluster management software at GTC 2017 ...

Supermicro systems deliver 170 Tflop/s FP16 of peak performance for artificial intelligence, and deep learning at GTC 2017 ...

NCSA's Blue Waters project provides $1.08 billion direct return to Illinois' economy ...

Applications

SDSC's Comet helps replicate brain circuitry to direct a realistic prosthetic arm ...

University of Wyoming graduate student one of 36 selected for CyberGIS Summer School ...

Supercomputing mimics berkelium experiments to validate new find ...

'Inverse designing' spontaneously self-assembling materials ...

Story of silver birch from genomic Big Data ...

Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost ...

Computer accurately identifies and delineates breast cancers on digital tissue slides ...

Sound over silicon: Computing's wave of the future ...

USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty awarded multiple MURI grants ...

New funding announced for Digital Earth Australia ...

NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project ...

Supercomputer can disprove the theory of sunspot formation ...

The Cloud

Inspur to release InCloud OS 5.0 "F.A.S.T" at the 2017 OpenStack Summit ...

IBM extends data science collaborative workspace to the private Cloud ...

Pointwise and Envenio Join Forces on Demand ...