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Primeur weekly 2016-09-26

Focus

OpenPOWER and IBM at the verge of the era of cognitive computing ...

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers receive funding to help predict and modify new materials ...

Focus on Europe

Calling on experts to propose tutorials and workshops for ISC 2017 ...

Adept project concludes with open-source release of energy measurement tools ...

Specific Grant Agreement One signed by the European Commission and the Human Brain Project ...

University of Amsterdam coordinates cognition research in Human Brain Project ...

New EU publication on Science, research and innovation performance of the European Union ...

Middleware

Quantum names Molly Rector Vice President of Marketing ...

IBM Research and MIT collaborate to advance frontiers of artificial intelligence in real-world audio-visual comprehension technologies ...

Hardware

UC San Diego Extension and San Diego Supercomputer Center launch Modern Data Science Academy ...

TSMC and Synopsys collaboration delivers innovative technologies for the High Performance Compute (HPC) Platform ...

Cadence and TSMC advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and HPC platforms ...

Volkswagen innovates manufacturing with move to Verne Global ...

Kinetica unveils GPU-accelerated database for analyzing streaming data with enhanced performance, visualization and high availability ...

CORNAMI announces $3 million funding led by Impact Venture Capital ...

Mellanox Technologies appoints Alinka Flaminia as Senior Vice President and General Counsel ...

DataCore and Supermicro offer ultra-high performance enterprise class Hyper-converged solutions ...

TYAN HPC platforms add support for NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPUs ...

CENATE adds powerful testbed from NVIDIA ...

Reconfigurable chaos-based microchips offer possible solution to Moore's law ...

New Hikari supercomputer starts solar HVDC ...

India's North East region's fastest supercomputer launched by honourable Union Minister for HRD at IIT Guwahati ...

DDN leverages Lustre leadership to deliver new scalability and management capabilities and open source contributions ...

Applications

Termination of lethal arrhythmia with light ...

Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour ...

Tracking down the origin of mercury contamination in human hair ...

Next generation of statistical tools to be developed for the Big Data age ...

British Artificial Intelligence firm first in Europe to use advanced deep learning supercomputer ...

Denver International Airport selects Panasonic Weather Solutions for ground operations weather forecasting ...

Ansys and TSMC empower chip manufacturers to design cutting-edge multi-die chip-package systems ...

New study shows nickel graphene can be tuned for optimal fracture strength ...

Meet Rutgers' RADICAL supercomputing guru ...

NASA Career Award winner uses Blue Waters supercomputer to mine crop yield data ...

Southeast students and faculty optimize knowledge at Supercomputing Symposium ...

The Cloud

Oracle unveils its next generation Cloud strategy: Intelligent Applications ...

Oracle announces the industry's most comprehensive offering for analytics in the Cloud ...

IBM Power Systems and Red Hat extend collaboration for next-generation Cloud platforms ...

Trifacta v4 extends enterprise data wrangling to any user, any data, any Cloud ...

Salesforce introduces Salesforce Einstein - artificial intelligence for everyone ...

Southeast students and faculty optimize knowledge at Supercomputing Symposium


21 Sep 2016 Norman - Seven Southeast Missouri State University students and three faculty members from the College of Science, Technology and Agriculture advanced their supercomputing knowledge, September 20-21 at the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2016 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

"Since we are in the early stages of building our own in-house supercomputing capabilities, our visit to the symposium was a great way to build awareness and enthusiasm for supercomputing on our campus", stated Dr. Marcus Bond, Southeast professor of chemistry. "We hope, on our return, we will have a core group of faculty and students who are excited about supercomputing, and we can start having group discussions about which directions we want to pursue next."

Student participants in the symposium included Joe Niswonger, a chemistry and cybersecurity double major from Cape Girardeau; Gregory Hapgood, computer science major from Perryville, Missouri; Arham Chowdhury, a physics major from Chittagong, Bangladesh; Faizel Khan, a computer science major from Jaipur, India; Chandrashekhar Singh, a computer science major from Patna, India; Syuleyman Solak, a computer information systems major from Cape Girardeau; and C.J. Nervo, a cybersecurity major from Hawaii. Faculty participants included Dr. Ali Abu-Nada, instructor of physics and engineering physics; Dr. Sean Marc Gottlieb, assistant professor of chemistry; and Marcus Bond.

At this year's symposium, participants attended a reception and poster session and participated in a supercomputing tour on September 20. Posters covered advanced computing research projects and technical innovations from vendors and attending universities.

In addition at the symposium, Marcus Bond served as a discussant on a panel who participated in the 2016 Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Faciliators (ACI-REF) Virtual Residency August 7-13 in Norman, Oklahoma.

On September 21, the Southeast contingent attended several sessions with guest speakers, including Henry Neeman, assistant vice president-research strategy advisor of Information Technology at the University of Oklahoma, and Dan Stanzione, executive director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) - one of the largest supercomputing centres in the United States.

Marcus Bond said TACC "is on the cutting edge" of the latest supercomputing innovations.

“It was a good occasion for me and the students to meet with researchers and scientists from across the country", Ali Abu-Nada stated. "Our visit to Oklahoma provided an opportunity for our students to be trained on supercomputers, and it enhanced our knowledge with new ideas. Our visit also facilitated collaboration between students and researchers in the field."

Ali Abu-Nada highlighted the recent work of Colten Peterson, a Southeast physics and engineering physics major from Cape Girardeau, who served as his Research Assistant in Spring 2016, working on a Quantum Computing Quantum Error Correction (QEC) project, which involved using Southeast's supercomputer. During that time, Colten Peterson enhanced his understanding and knowledge of supercomputing and Monte-Claro simulations. He also spent summer 2016 at NASA’s Student Airborne Research Programme (SARP) in California.

"He is very enthusiastic to work in this field", Ali Abu-Nada stated.

Ali Abu-Nada's primary area of research is in Quantum Computing and Quantum Error Correction, a relatively new field in science that studies theoretical computation systems (quantum computers) that make direct use of quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data. Quantum error correction is used in quantum computing to protect quantum information from errors.

Southeast began furthering its advanced computing efforts in 2013. Ali Abu-Nada said Marcus Bond led an effort in November of that year to purchase a commercially built high performance computing cluster system from Advanced Clustering Technologies for use in the sciences. In discussions with that company's leadership about future progress with this system, they suggested he attend the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium, which he did in 2015. There, he met representatives of XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment-xsede.org), a large National Science Foundation-funded consortium linking some of the fastest academic supercomputers in the country together in a network accessible to the broader research community.

"I went for the first time last year, not knowing what to expect, and was surprised at how useful it was", Marcus Bond stated.

When Marcus Bond returned to Southeast, he reached out to the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics to find other researchers who shared an interest in advanced computing. That's when Ali Abu-Nada said he became involved as an enthusiastic proponent in the development and management of Southeast's supercomputing system.

During summer 2015, Marcus Bond also attended the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure-Research and Education Virtual Residency at Oklahoma University, a workshop designed to train specialists to better assist researchers and students in learning about and using advanced computing resources.

"He returned to campus to champion greater use of advanced computing at Southeast", Ali Abu-Nada stated.

He said he plans to create a supercomputing research group with faculty and students in engineering, the sciences and computer science. In addition, he said a University grant this fall has provided him funding for a node to connect to the Department of Chemistry's supercomputer.

"I would like to express my appreciation to the Department of Research and Grant Development for their help and support", Ali Abu-Nada stated.

Marcus Bond, who was recently named an XSEDE Campus Champion for Southeast, said he hopes that participation in the symposium builds awareness and enthusiasm for supercomputing on Southeast's campus and that students and faculty can make strong connections with the supercomputer community and become a part of it.

"As a result of my attendance at the symposium, I have met many different people in this community who have provided a great deal of help and inspiration in developing our programme", Marcus Bond stated.

"The national supercomputer community is very welcoming and supportive", he added.
Source: Southeast Missouri State University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-09-26

Focus

OpenPOWER and IBM at the verge of the era of cognitive computing ...

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers receive funding to help predict and modify new materials ...

Focus on Europe

Calling on experts to propose tutorials and workshops for ISC 2017 ...

Adept project concludes with open-source release of energy measurement tools ...

Specific Grant Agreement One signed by the European Commission and the Human Brain Project ...

University of Amsterdam coordinates cognition research in Human Brain Project ...

New EU publication on Science, research and innovation performance of the European Union ...

Middleware

Quantum names Molly Rector Vice President of Marketing ...

IBM Research and MIT collaborate to advance frontiers of artificial intelligence in real-world audio-visual comprehension technologies ...

Hardware

UC San Diego Extension and San Diego Supercomputer Center launch Modern Data Science Academy ...

TSMC and Synopsys collaboration delivers innovative technologies for the High Performance Compute (HPC) Platform ...

Cadence and TSMC advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and HPC platforms ...

Volkswagen innovates manufacturing with move to Verne Global ...

Kinetica unveils GPU-accelerated database for analyzing streaming data with enhanced performance, visualization and high availability ...

CORNAMI announces $3 million funding led by Impact Venture Capital ...

Mellanox Technologies appoints Alinka Flaminia as Senior Vice President and General Counsel ...

DataCore and Supermicro offer ultra-high performance enterprise class Hyper-converged solutions ...

TYAN HPC platforms add support for NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPUs ...

CENATE adds powerful testbed from NVIDIA ...

Reconfigurable chaos-based microchips offer possible solution to Moore's law ...

New Hikari supercomputer starts solar HVDC ...

India's North East region's fastest supercomputer launched by honourable Union Minister for HRD at IIT Guwahati ...

DDN leverages Lustre leadership to deliver new scalability and management capabilities and open source contributions ...

Applications

Termination of lethal arrhythmia with light ...

Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour ...

Tracking down the origin of mercury contamination in human hair ...

Next generation of statistical tools to be developed for the Big Data age ...

British Artificial Intelligence firm first in Europe to use advanced deep learning supercomputer ...

Denver International Airport selects Panasonic Weather Solutions for ground operations weather forecasting ...

Ansys and TSMC empower chip manufacturers to design cutting-edge multi-die chip-package systems ...

New study shows nickel graphene can be tuned for optimal fracture strength ...

Meet Rutgers' RADICAL supercomputing guru ...

NASA Career Award winner uses Blue Waters supercomputer to mine crop yield data ...

Southeast students and faculty optimize knowledge at Supercomputing Symposium ...

The Cloud

Oracle unveils its next generation Cloud strategy: Intelligent Applications ...

Oracle announces the industry's most comprehensive offering for analytics in the Cloud ...

IBM Power Systems and Red Hat extend collaboration for next-generation Cloud platforms ...

Trifacta v4 extends enterprise data wrangling to any user, any data, any Cloud ...

Salesforce introduces Salesforce Einstein - artificial intelligence for everyone ...