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August 2018 | Science Highlights, Announcements & Upcoming Events
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is an NSF-funded single virtual organization which connects scientists with advanced digital resources. People around the world use these resources and services — things like supercomputers, collections of data, expert staff and new tools — to improve our planet. Learn how XSEDE can enable your research here.
Program Announcements
XSEDE allocates $7.3M worth of computing time to U.S. researchers in latest allocation cycle

XSEDE has awarded 145 deserving research teams at 109 universities and other institutions access to nearly two dozen NSF-funded computational and storage resources, as well as other services unique to XSEDE, such as the Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS). Total allocations this cycle, running July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, represent an estimated $7.3 million of time on multi-core, many-core, GPU-accelerated, and large-memory computing resources (which does not include additional consulting resources) – all at no cost to the researchers. Since its founding in 2011, XSEDE and XSEDE 2.0 have allocated an estimated $270M of computing time.

Campus Champions celebrate 10 years!

Since theCampus Champions program began in 2008, it has grown to 450 champions, reaching over 200 institutions spanning all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thanks to sustained funding from XSEDE and the National Science Foundation (NSF) over the last ten years, Campus Champions have helped support research that will change the world, developed optimized workflows for high-performance computing and continue to improve research computing networks with a nationwide impact.

Ruby Mendenhall presents findings from XSEDE-sponsored research on lives of African American women in keynote address at PEARC18

Using HPC resources allocated to researchers through XSEDE, Mendenhall and a multidisciplinary team are gleaning lessons on how black women related to and affected the larger society during periods when their written voices were underrepresented or even illegal.

XSEDE names 2018-2019 Campus Champions Fellows

Five researchers from American universities will work with cyberinfrastructure and high-performance computing experts from XSEDE and U.S. research teams to tackle real-world science and engineering projects over the next year in the 2018 Campus Champions Fellows program.

Community Announcements
TACC's NSF-funded volunteer computing project is now live!

TACC's NSF-funded volunteer computing project is now live! The project leverages the BOINC software infrastructure to bring the power of volunteer computing to TACC and XSEDE users. By taking advantage of the computing cycles donated by volunteers, researchers can supplement the compute cycles granted to them as part of the TACC/XSEDE allocation process. Sign up now to help science succeed!

Upcoming Events
Tune in for the ECSS Symposium on August 21!

All are welcome to attend the ECSS symposium on Tuesday, August 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific featuring "OpenTopography: A gateway to high resolution topography data and services" with Choonhan Youn of SDSC. Details on the second presenter to come. Click the link below for symposium coordinates and additional details.

Training Registration Open for 2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit

Registration for training sessions for the 2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure is now open. The training day sessions will take place on Tuesday, August 21st. If interested, please register for this summit here.

Once you have registered for the summit and if you are planning to attend training day sessions, please use this form to reserve your seat for the available training sessions prior to the Tuesday, August 14 deadline. A list of training session descriptions is available here.

Gateways 2018 poster deadline extended to Wednesday, August 15!

There's still time to submit an abstract for the Gateways 2018 poster session! Deadline for poster submissions has been extended to August 15. Interested individuals also have until Friday, September 7 to register for the conference or reserve a space at the Resource Expo.


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Globus Workshop at NCAR: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

Register for this workshop to learn how the Globus platform simplifies development of web applications for researchers and exchange ideas with your peers on ways to apply Globus technologies. This day of tutorials includes sessions on endpoint administration, best practice for sharing, automating workflows, Jupyter + Globus, and much more. Register before September 1!