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Primeur weekly 2011-08-01

Exascale supercomputing

T-Platforms participates in formation of European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Dell unveils industry's first OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud solution ...

Loyalty New Zealand implements Oracle Business Intelligence 11g for the 'Loyalty Center' ...

SquareTwo Financial goes live with Oracle Engineered Systems - Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Organizational culture is less of a barrier for private Cloud implementation, according to survey by Platform Computing ...

Platform Computing to host webinar on how to select a private Cloud solution ...

Desktop Grids

Gears, a technology for browser-based volunteer computing ...

GPUGRID.net computes against cancer ...

University of Coimbra to launch new project Surveill@Home ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches OLM: an automated solution for migrating Oracle databases to Bull Escala servers ...

Wisebed: the first pan-European sensor network open to the scientific community ...

Mellanox boosts scalability and performance of France GRID’5000 - a large scale, nationwide high-performance computing infrastructure ...

USFlash

University of Louisville collaborates with IBM to speed scientific breakthroughs ...

NASA's iPad app beams science straight to users ...

Cray reports second quarter 2011 financial results ...

Dell leads shift to “chiller-less" data centres with fresh air technology ...

DigiCert hosted 2011 TAGPMA Face-to-Face Meeting ...

Services provider Core Services selects HP to host business applications ...

From detonation to diapers: Los Alamos computer codes at core of advanced manufacturing tools ...

Institute for Advanced Health announces high performance secure "National Health Intranet" ...

Middle school girls to learn science, math, and technology skills ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center a major partner in $121 million advanced computing project ...

TACC and Whamcloud sign partnership to bring Lustre manageability enhancements to the Open Science Community ...

Dell unveils new Bing Maps Boulder microsite with Mellanox InfiniBand ...

Mellanox announces limited time offer for next generation 10/40GbE end-to-end solutions bundles ...

Middle school girls to learn science, math, and technology skills

14 Jul 2011 Columbus - The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has selected 15 middle school students to explore and address complex environmental watershed issues that impact the state as participants at the twelfth annual Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI). OSC started YWSI in 2000 to help young women develop a strong interest in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, subjects and careers by engaging them practical, interesting scientific studies. The students also will hear from women who work in diverse industries throughout the week about different career opportunities.

“We provide the YWSI participants with an immersive experience", stated Kathryn Kelley, director of YWSI. “Not only do the girls engage in hands-on investigation of an issue with real-life impacts, they also are surrounded by female mentors who guide them through every step of the process."

Throughout the weeklong residential programme, students learn to test the chemical properties of streams, take field trips to the stream and Ohio State University research labs and stay in residence halls on the OSU campus. Students will learn how to apply the scientific method to analyze the health of Ohio watersheds, through both physical observation and computer modelling and analysis.

The students will visit Darby Creek, a state and national scenic river southeast of Columbus, and compare the test results obtained on-site to their group's watershed projects, based on Ohio Environmental Protection Agency data. During the final ceremony at OSC, the girls will present their findings to an audience of scientists, OSU administrators, parents, teachers and staff.

Through annual surveys and longitudinal studies conducted in 2004 and 2010, YWSI participants have indicated that the programme positively influenced them. During the most recent study, approximately 74 percent of the students who participated in YWSI indicated that their interest in science and/or math classes increased since their participation in the programme; more than 75 percent of the participants conveyed they had greater confidence in math and science classes since participating in YWSI.

Five teachers selected for the programme also benefit by gaining experience in project-based teaching, using modelling programmes to guide research and learning and effectively integrate technology into classroom activities.

YWSI is a programme of the centre's Ralph Regula School of Computational Science and was sponsored this year by Battelle, American Electric Power, Procter & Gamble, Insight, Dana Rogers, The Ohio State University Campus Campaign and OSC.
Source: Ohio Supercomputing Center

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-08-01

Exascale supercomputing

T-Platforms participates in formation of European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

Dell unveils industry's first OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud solution ...

Loyalty New Zealand implements Oracle Business Intelligence 11g for the 'Loyalty Center' ...

SquareTwo Financial goes live with Oracle Engineered Systems - Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Organizational culture is less of a barrier for private Cloud implementation, according to survey by Platform Computing ...

Platform Computing to host webinar on how to select a private Cloud solution ...

Desktop Grids

Gears, a technology for browser-based volunteer computing ...

GPUGRID.net computes against cancer ...

University of Coimbra to launch new project Surveill@Home ...

EuroFlash

Bull launches OLM: an automated solution for migrating Oracle databases to Bull Escala servers ...

Wisebed: the first pan-European sensor network open to the scientific community ...

Mellanox boosts scalability and performance of France GRID’5000 - a large scale, nationwide high-performance computing infrastructure ...

USFlash

University of Louisville collaborates with IBM to speed scientific breakthroughs ...

NASA's iPad app beams science straight to users ...

Cray reports second quarter 2011 financial results ...

Dell leads shift to “chiller-less" data centres with fresh air technology ...

DigiCert hosted 2011 TAGPMA Face-to-Face Meeting ...

Services provider Core Services selects HP to host business applications ...

From detonation to diapers: Los Alamos computer codes at core of advanced manufacturing tools ...

Institute for Advanced Health announces high performance secure "National Health Intranet" ...

Middle school girls to learn science, math, and technology skills ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center a major partner in $121 million advanced computing project ...

TACC and Whamcloud sign partnership to bring Lustre manageability enhancements to the Open Science Community ...

Dell unveils new Bing Maps Boulder microsite with Mellanox InfiniBand ...

Mellanox announces limited time offer for next generation 10/40GbE end-to-end solutions bundles ...