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Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

18 Oct 2011 Boulder - Dr. Thomas J. Bogdan has been named the next president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), following an extensive international search. He will join UCAR from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), where he is director. Dr. Bogdan will take over the reins at UCAR on January 9, 2012.

"Tom Bogdan is an excellent scientist, an experienced manager, and an effective communicator and advocate for science both nationally and internationally", stated Dennis Hartmann of the University of Washington, chair of the UCAR Board of Trustees. "We are very excited that he will be leading UCAR into the future."

UCAR is a not-for-profit consortium made up of 77 universities that grant doctoral degrees in atmospheric or related science, as well as other academic and international affiliates. It manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on behalf of the National Science Foundation, NCAR's sponsor. UCAR also oversees a variety of education and scientific support activities under the umbrella of the UCAR Community Programmes.

Research at UCAR and NCAR advances understanding of severe weather, climate change, geomagnetic storms, and other environmental factors that affect the U.S. and global economy. The work helps to build society's understanding of these phenomena as well as national and global resilience to them.

"This is an important and exciting time for discovery in the sciences as a cornerstone for national competitiveness and leadership", Dr. Bogdan stated. "I couldn’t be more pleased to be returning to UCAR as the atmospheric, Earth, and Sun sciences continue advancing our understanding of the natural world and its many impacts on our economies, society, and people."

"NSF looks forward to working with Dr. Bogdan, the UCAR Board of Trustees, and the university community in addressing emerging national priorities - priorities that NCAR, the foundation's largest federally funded research and development centre, has the unique capacity to address", stated Michael Morgan, director of NSF's Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division.

Dr. Bogdan assumes the presidency of UCAR as it prepares for the opening of a new supercomputing centre in Wyoming that will provide substantial new capabilities to geoscience researchers in the United States and around the world. Colleagues familiar with him and his work point to his many skills that are so complementary to his new role.

"Tom is a broad thinker who brings a special understanding of atmospheric modelling, theory, and observations", stated Alexander "Sandy" MacDonald, director of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory. "His background is especially appropriate for the wide-ranging responsibilities of UCAR."

"Tom has a rich intellect that spans the physical domain, from the solar system and space weather to terrestrial weather and related Earth system sciences", stated Louis Uccellini, director of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction, which oversees the SWPC. "I am excited for UCAR and know Tom will provide the leadership, intellect, and strategic foresight that the community needs for this important position."

Prior to joining the SWPC in 2006, Dr. Bogdan was a senior scientist at NCAR, where he had begun work as a postdoctoral scientist in 1983, researching solar magnetic activity.

He will take the helm from Richard Anthes, who is retiring after serving as president for 23 years and guiding UCAR during a period of substantial programmatic growth and new research directions.

Dr. Bogdan earned his Ph.D. (1984) and master's degree (1981) in physics at the University of Chicago and his bachelor's in mathematics and physics from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, in 1979. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers in solar-terrestrial research.

Dr. Bogdan is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and serves on its Council of the Members. He works closely with the World Meteorological Organization as the U.S. point of contact for space weather issues. Dr. Bogdan has chaired and served on numerous National Science Foundation, NASA, and National Research Council committees and panels that provide advice to federal agencies and policymakers. He also serves on the Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

"I am delighted with this choice", Richard Anthes stated. "I have known Tom for many years as a superb scientist and leader, a thoughtful and considerate person, and a man of highest integrity. I have great confidence that he will provide UCAR with distinguished leadership."

Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...