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Primeur weekly 2012-08-20

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 keynote session to investigate Helix Nebula, Europe's Science Cloud ...

HP delivers innovations to power Cloud computing ...

Numira Biosciences and Penguin Computing to bring advanced graphics processing to the Cloud for pre-clinical imaging ...

OpenStack technology preview available from Red Hat ...

Tata Consultancy Services to enhance high performance application and Cloud offerings; acquires Pune-based start-up CRL ...

EuroFlash

LHC experiments bring new insight into matter of the primordial Universe ...

IBM scientists waltz closer to using spintronics in computing ...

Electronic read-out of quantum bits ...

Supercomputers solve riddle of congenital heart defects ...

HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference announce Call for Submissions for HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Challenge ...

Major step taken towards 'unbreakable' message exchange ...

USFlash

Cray to add NVIDIA Kepler GPUs to its next-generation "Cascade" supercomputer ...

Fujitsu to supply new supercomputer system to the University of Tokyo's Institute for Solid State Physics ...

Educational institutions improve aging legacy networks with HP ...

IBM plans to acquire Texas Memory Systems ...

Victor Chandler betting on SAS ...

Skyera set to dramatically change enterprise Flash adoption landscape ...

HydroShare aims to help scientists collaborate on water-related problems ...

Acceleware updates RTM featuring enhanced imaging and NVIDIA Kepler support ...

New Research Points to Advances in Quantum Computing ...

HydroShare aims to help scientists collaborate on water-related problems

15 Aug 2012 Chapel Hill - RENCI, the Renaissance Computing Institute at University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill, will work with Utah State University and water scientists across the U.S. on a $4.5 million collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation aimed at giving hydrologist the technology infrastructure they need to address critical issues related to water quality, quantity, accessibility, and management.

The project will expand the data sharing capabilities of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydrologic Information System (HIS) and includes collaborators from Brigham Young University, the University of South Carolina, Purdue University, Tufts University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of California at San Diego.

The five-year project provides $2.1 million to RENCI to develop infrastructure for an online collaborative environment for discovering, accessing and sharing water science data sets, models and computer simulations.

"Think of it as Facebook for hydrologists who want to work collaboratively sharing data and models", stated David Tarboton of Utah State University, the lead principal investigator on the project. David Tarboton leads a multidisciplinary team spanning eight institutions that includes UNC PI Ray Idaszak, RENCI's director of collaborative environments and technical co-ordinator for the project, and co-PI Larry Band, director of UNC Chapel Hill's Institute for the Environment.

Dubbed HydroShare, the project will build a cyberinfrastructure to help scientists easily access water-related research data and models that are online, retrieve them to their desktops, and perform analyses that could include accessing other models or using computing systems in the cloud or in distributed grid infrastructures.

CUAHSI, supported in part by the National Science Foundation, is a non-profit research organisation representing more than 110 U.S. universities and international research organizations. It works to advance water science research and promote understanding of the central role of water to Earth and society by developing infrastructure to advance water science research.

"Scientific problems related to water - how to maintain quality, manage scarce water resources, and ensure accessibility - are fundamental to the health of our planet and its societies", stated Ray Idaszak. "If we can help water scientists share and publish their data and make it easier for them to collaborate and address these critical challenges, the benefits will be widespread and long lasting. We feel privileged to partner with the hydrology community to solve these critical problems."

CUAHSI HIS connects hydrologic databases housed on servers across the U.S. The web-based system also includes software used to publish, access and discover scientific data. HydroShare will broaden the classes of data accommodated by CUASHI HIS and expand its capability to sharing of hydrologic models and model components. It will use the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), software for managing distributed data developed by the Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) group at RENCI and UNC's School of Information and Library Science, to develop the rules, filters, metadata tags, and methods for interpreting syntax that will accommodate easy discovery, access and sharing of multiple kinds of data.

The funding period began July 1 and a kick-off meeting will be held in the fall.
Source: RENCI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-08-20

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 keynote session to investigate Helix Nebula, Europe's Science Cloud ...

HP delivers innovations to power Cloud computing ...

Numira Biosciences and Penguin Computing to bring advanced graphics processing to the Cloud for pre-clinical imaging ...

OpenStack technology preview available from Red Hat ...

Tata Consultancy Services to enhance high performance application and Cloud offerings; acquires Pune-based start-up CRL ...

EuroFlash

LHC experiments bring new insight into matter of the primordial Universe ...

IBM scientists waltz closer to using spintronics in computing ...

Electronic read-out of quantum bits ...

Supercomputers solve riddle of congenital heart defects ...

HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference announce Call for Submissions for HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Challenge ...

Major step taken towards 'unbreakable' message exchange ...

USFlash

Cray to add NVIDIA Kepler GPUs to its next-generation "Cascade" supercomputer ...

Fujitsu to supply new supercomputer system to the University of Tokyo's Institute for Solid State Physics ...

Educational institutions improve aging legacy networks with HP ...

IBM plans to acquire Texas Memory Systems ...

Victor Chandler betting on SAS ...

Skyera set to dramatically change enterprise Flash adoption landscape ...

HydroShare aims to help scientists collaborate on water-related problems ...

Acceleware updates RTM featuring enhanced imaging and NVIDIA Kepler support ...

New Research Points to Advances in Quantum Computing ...