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Primeur weekly 2016-10-10

Exascale supercomputing

The incredible shrinking particle accelerator ...

Brookhaven Lab to play major role in 2 DOE exascale computing application projects ...

Quantum computing

More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon ...

Focus on Europe

RSC supercomputers go West ...

Hardware

Allinea tools play vital role in advancing computational research at the VSC, Austria's largest HPC facility ...

Smallest transistor ever ...

Turning to the brain to reboot computing ...

Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips ...

Wireless data centre on a chip aims to cut energy use ...

Adapteva announces 28nm 64-core Epiphany-IV microprocessor chip ...

SGI introduces unique scale-out solution for SAP HANA that protects investments when moving to real-time business ...

Applications

Clemson University scientists receive $1.8 million grant to combat Type 2 diabetes ...

Climate change intensifies night-time storms over Lake Victoria ...

Computer simulations explore how Alzheimer's disease starts ...

Rice University lab explores cement's crystalline nature to boost concrete performance ...

Rice University researchers say 2D boron may be best for flexible electronics ...

Large animals, such as the imperious African elephant, most vulnerable to impact of human expansion ...

Computer simulation finds dangerous molecule activity for ageing ...

Tornadogenesis ...

As hurricane heads up coast, a RENCI supercomputer swings into action ...

New drug candidate may reduce deficits in Parkinson's disease ...

XSEDE allocations awarded to 155 research teams across U.S. ...

OSC part of NSF-funded consortium for advancing research computing practices ...

NCSA awarded NSF grant to expand computational science education in food, energy, and water ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

The Cloud

Nimbix collaborates with IBM and NVIDIA to launch powerful GPU Cloud offering ...

XSEDE allocations awarded to 155 research teams across U.S.


6 Oct 2016 Urbana-Champaign - XSEDE has awarded more than $16 million worth of compute resources to 155 research projects. This is the first cohort of allocations awardees after the announcement of a 5-year renewal of XSEDE by the National Science Foundation to expand access to the U.S. cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.

Through these allocations, research teams gain access to digital scholarship resources and guidance from experts across the country to help achieve their research objectives in a wide range of domains. XSEDE-allocated resources and services include, specifically, time on supercomputers, data storage and Extended Collaborative Support Service (ECSS) help. Most research teams located at a U.S.-based institution - be they in academia, government or industry - and publishing the results openly are eligible to submit allocations requests to XSEDE.

The 155 research projects given the go-ahead for compute time, storage space, and collaborative support include allocations as large as 13 million Service Units (SUs) - Christina Payne, University of Kentucky, biochemistry - and as small as 16,000 SUs - Noushin Ghaffari, Texas A&M University, biochemistry. Many XSEDE allocations are used by research teams new to advanced computing: 41 percent of projects awarded XSEDE allocations are smaller than 1 million SUs.

"We see XSEDE as a connector of services to researchers in need of resources and support", stated John Towns, XSEDE Project Director. "XSEDE provides access to and support for a portfolio of resources and services that can advance digital inquiry in any field of study."

Most research teams in any field based in the United States can submit an allocation request for XSEDE resources to help further their work in open research. Work done with the help of XSEDE resources has included research in agriculture, molecular dynamics, and meteorology. Additionally, XSEDE helped with production of the results from 2016's LIGO discovery of gravitational waves, research that led to changes in the way trading is done on Wall Street, and an investigation into the history of the lives of black women.

Researchers interested in the types of compute resources available through an XSEDE allocation can find an updated list of various types of supercomputers and clusters, and their specifications.

Researchers who are seeking to improve their team's computational skills, optimize their codes, or otherwise accelerate their work on XSEDE-allocated resources can request can request help services in the form of ECSS , wherein a domain expert from XSEDE works with the PI to help improve their methods over a period of time as long as a year.

Source: National Center for Supercomputing Applications - NCSA, XSEDE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-10-10

Exascale supercomputing

The incredible shrinking particle accelerator ...

Brookhaven Lab to play major role in 2 DOE exascale computing application projects ...

Quantum computing

More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon ...

Focus on Europe

RSC supercomputers go West ...

Hardware

Allinea tools play vital role in advancing computational research at the VSC, Austria's largest HPC facility ...

Smallest transistor ever ...

Turning to the brain to reboot computing ...

Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips ...

Wireless data centre on a chip aims to cut energy use ...

Adapteva announces 28nm 64-core Epiphany-IV microprocessor chip ...

SGI introduces unique scale-out solution for SAP HANA that protects investments when moving to real-time business ...

Applications

Clemson University scientists receive $1.8 million grant to combat Type 2 diabetes ...

Climate change intensifies night-time storms over Lake Victoria ...

Computer simulations explore how Alzheimer's disease starts ...

Rice University lab explores cement's crystalline nature to boost concrete performance ...

Rice University researchers say 2D boron may be best for flexible electronics ...

Large animals, such as the imperious African elephant, most vulnerable to impact of human expansion ...

Computer simulation finds dangerous molecule activity for ageing ...

Tornadogenesis ...

As hurricane heads up coast, a RENCI supercomputer swings into action ...

New drug candidate may reduce deficits in Parkinson's disease ...

XSEDE allocations awarded to 155 research teams across U.S. ...

OSC part of NSF-funded consortium for advancing research computing practices ...

NCSA awarded NSF grant to expand computational science education in food, energy, and water ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

The Cloud

Nimbix collaborates with IBM and NVIDIA to launch powerful GPU Cloud offering ...