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Primeur weekly 2013-10-28

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Both citizens and scientific communities to benifit from Desktop Grid technology within the IDGF-SP project ...

Desktop Grids technically integrated into wider Grid and Cloud infrastructure for scientific computing ...

Users are now able to build their own Desktop Grid infrastructure in the Cloud ...

Exascale supercomputing

Indiana University Center scores funds for exascale supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Innovative HPC-in-the-Cloud service for China enabled by Bright Cluster Manager ...

City of Rotterdam selects Oracle HCM Cloud to help reduce costs, automate HR processes and improve HR activities ...

HP Aurasma boosts scalability and performance for augmented reality with HP Cloud ...

eMeter, a Siemens Business, provides real-time access to data analytics in the Cloud ...

Oracle buys BigMachines ...

IBM opens Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. ...

EuroFlash

Notre Dame scales up HPC with Allinea Software's tools ...

ZIB and Intel have established a research centre for many-core high performance computing in Berlin ...

ZIB successfully concluded Phase I of the acceptance test of the HLRN-III Cray supercomputer ...

AMS-IX exceeds 10 Tb/s of connected capacity ...

Saarbrücken physicists aim to make transition to quantum world visible ...

New Belarus-Russian Union State programme on SKIF supercomputers possible in 2014 ...

USFlash

Univa completes acquisition of Grid Engine assets, becoming the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine software ...

Fusion-io expands relationship with Fujitsu worldwide to accelerate PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers ...

New IDC worldwide HPC end-user study identifies latest trends in high performance computing usage and spending ...

BP opens new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research ...

New explanation for star formation: Computer simulations to provide physical explanation for Larson's Laws ...

SGI launches portfolio of new solutions to enable Big Data innovations and big breakthroughs ...

SGI empowers enterprises with Big Data innovations for big results ...

Game-changing classroom opens in library at Clemson University ...

IBM licenses new ARM technology for custom chips aimed at networking and communications ...

Oracle licenses VMware vSphere storage APIs for Oracle storage ...

NIST/JQI team gets the edge on photon transport in silicon ...

When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path ...

Game-changing classroom opens in library at Clemson University


Micki Reid, Clemson University
23 Oct 2013 Clemson - The classroom of the future. A game changer. Technology showcase. These are all terms used to describe the new Edgar Brown Digital Resources Laboratory in Clemson University's R.M. Cooper Library. The newly renovated space resulted from a growing partnership between Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) and the libraries to create a living laboratory space for use by faculty and students across campus.

In keeping with the innovative mindset of the room's namesake, the late Edgar Brown, and to honour the memory of the former senator and Clemson trustee, the Brown Room has been transformed into a state-of-the-art environment to be used for learning and research enabled by technology.

The Edgar Brown Room first opened in 1971 as an exhibit in Brown's memory. The room previously displayed Brown's photographs, certificates, hat rack, desk, chairs and conference table. Now, however, the artifacts have been moved to the Strom Thurmond Institute's Special Collections Library to keep up with the evolving technological needs of Clemson's students and faculty.

Clemson University Libraries partnered with CCIT and Dell, with support from the National Science Foundation, to create the new space over the Summer.

A few of its key features include a visualization wall of 15 46-inch high-definition displays, a 16-node computational cluster, laptops for 16 students with software customization available, network and video connections in the floor, a high-definition video-conferencing system and four projectors, one of which creates a holographic-type image.

The technology found in this room is unparalleled in any classroom or laboratory on campus, and is in a central location in the Cooper Library to be a showcase to both current and potential students on Clemson's intellectual capabilities.

While technology-oriented, the laboratory is intended for use by all academic departments. "So many of the higher-tech rooms are within departments", explained Dean of Libraries Kay Wall. "Our facility is available for any faculty to use."

Jan Holmevik, associate professor of English, plans to use the laboratory next semester for his seminar "The Walking Dead: Trans Media Fiction and Storytelling", which examines the literary trends present in "The Walking Dead" across different types of media, including comic books, television series, novels and video games. The class will use all of the room's available projection and multimedia display technologies so that students can work with multiple media sources at once. Students also will produce videos and use social media as a part of the course.

"In the past we would sit in a classroom and talk about a text, but English is evolving", stated Jan Holmevik. "We are inventing the new English department."

The room is available to all faculty, who must propose their plan of use for the lab. This enables courses and group collaborations from across campus to conduct their courses or research in a world-class environment enabled by innovative technologies, such as network connectivity that enables high-speed transfers of large data sets to users of the room.

"The only criteria we have is that the technology is utilized", stated intern project manager Reggie Coachman.

The room's technology, however, serves as a first step in advancing the technological capabilities of Clemson's campus.

"This is a prototype for lots of other technological applications throughout Clemson's system", stated Kay Wall.
Source: Clemson University

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Primeur weekly 2013-10-28

Special

Both citizens and scientific communities to benifit from Desktop Grid technology within the IDGF-SP project ...

Desktop Grids technically integrated into wider Grid and Cloud infrastructure for scientific computing ...

Users are now able to build their own Desktop Grid infrastructure in the Cloud ...

Exascale supercomputing

Indiana University Center scores funds for exascale supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Innovative HPC-in-the-Cloud service for China enabled by Bright Cluster Manager ...

City of Rotterdam selects Oracle HCM Cloud to help reduce costs, automate HR processes and improve HR activities ...

HP Aurasma boosts scalability and performance for augmented reality with HP Cloud ...

eMeter, a Siemens Business, provides real-time access to data analytics in the Cloud ...

Oracle buys BigMachines ...

IBM opens Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. ...

EuroFlash

Notre Dame scales up HPC with Allinea Software's tools ...

ZIB and Intel have established a research centre for many-core high performance computing in Berlin ...

ZIB successfully concluded Phase I of the acceptance test of the HLRN-III Cray supercomputer ...

AMS-IX exceeds 10 Tb/s of connected capacity ...

Saarbrücken physicists aim to make transition to quantum world visible ...

New Belarus-Russian Union State programme on SKIF supercomputers possible in 2014 ...

USFlash

Univa completes acquisition of Grid Engine assets, becoming the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine software ...

Fusion-io expands relationship with Fujitsu worldwide to accelerate PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers ...

New IDC worldwide HPC end-user study identifies latest trends in high performance computing usage and spending ...

BP opens new facility in Houston to house the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research ...

New explanation for star formation: Computer simulations to provide physical explanation for Larson's Laws ...

SGI launches portfolio of new solutions to enable Big Data innovations and big breakthroughs ...

SGI empowers enterprises with Big Data innovations for big results ...

Game-changing classroom opens in library at Clemson University ...

IBM licenses new ARM technology for custom chips aimed at networking and communications ...

Oracle licenses VMware vSphere storage APIs for Oracle storage ...

NIST/JQI team gets the edge on photon transport in silicon ...

When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path ...