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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 ...

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

30 Sep 2016 Clemson - The National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of 28 collaborating institutions, including the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and led by Clemson University, a $750,000 grant to fund a Research Coordination Network to set up a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of best practices, expertise and technologies to enable the advancement of campus-based research computing activities.

The project, entitled "RCN: Advancing Research and Education Through a National Network of Campus Research Computing Infrastructures - The CaRC Consortium", is designed to bring together a wide range of campuses and community stakeholders to form a novel, yet complementary, element of an evolving and expanding national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.

"CaRC is a unique program nationally and we are eager to participate", stated Dr. David Hudak, interim executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center. "Universities across Ohio have more researchers in more disciplines relying on supercomputing and other advanced computing services. By sharing and developing best practices with other CaRC members, OSC will strengthen its nationally competitive services to better support Ohio researchers."

The universities working in collaboration with the Ohio Supercomputer Center on the project include Clemson, Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Utah, the University of Southern California, the University of Hawaii, the University of Oklahoma, the University of California-Berkeley, Oklahoma State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Miami, Yale University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Brandeis University, Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Stanford University, Arizona State University, Montana State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Virginia, the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Notre Dame.

Jim Bottum, research professor and director of the Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity at Clemson and Internet2 Fellow, serves as CaRC's principal investigator.

"We are very excited about the potential of CaRC", Jim Bottum stated. "A growing number of universities are recognizing the need for strong, centralized Cyberinfrastructure support for research, and CaRC gives campuses the ability to accelerate their growth on the maturity curve and enhance their local capacities through the partnership."

Dr. Thomas Cheatham, director of the University of Utah's Center for High Performance Computing and a professor of medicinal chemistry, will serve as the CaRC's inaugural chair to guide the consortium in its start-up activities and to engage the membership in developing its national engagement programme.

"Research computing needs on campuses are exploding and they are straining the capacity of our local resources", stated Dr. Thomas Cheatham. "To reach the challenge of fully enabling the growing needs, we need to break the silos to better communicate and collaborate with other campuses and regional and national CI entities to ultimately better share, develop and optimize our people, collective experiences and resources."

Dr. Nicholas Tsinoremas, founding director of the University of Miami's Center for Computational Science (CCS), will also serve as a co-principal investigator and as the CaRC's inaugural vice chair. Dr. Miron Livny, professor of computer sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will also serve as a co-principal investigator on the project.

"CaRC represents an exciting opportunity to create a vibrant community that emphasizes the strategic nature of research computing through facilitating the sharing of resources and expertise", Dr. Nicholas Tsinoremas stated.

CaRC will offer a programme of activities at a national scale, including the sharing of knowledge, best practices, software and hardware technologies, expertise, workforce development and professional development. The project officially began on July 1.
Source: Ohio Supercomputer Center - OSC

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 ...