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November 2019 | Science Highlights, Announcements & Upcoming Events
 
XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Through free, customized access to the National Science Foundation's advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship opportunities, XSEDE enables you to Discover More. Get started here.
 
Science Highlights
 
Supercomputer simulations help optimize floating wind farms
 
 
Over the past few years, offshore wind farms have emerged across the world as a viable source of energy. While these  powerful floating wind turbines  are typically more than 800 feet tall and can weigh some 50 tons or more, they reduce land-use concerns, access better offshore wind resources, and can generate more power than land wind turbine farms. However, they present a complex engineering design problem: how can they be optimized to operate in the uniquely challenging offshore environment?
 
With help from XSEDE, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ( NREL) are advancing our knowledge of this issue.
 
 
A large eddy simulation of the wake behind a floating offshore wind turbine. Credit: Hannah Johlas, University of Massachusetts Amherst
 
Predictive Science Inc. researchers rely on XSEDE to simulate solar eclipse
 
 
On July 2, 2019, a total eclipse of the sun was visible across the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. While the final model predicting the details of the eclipse was run on the  Pleiades  supercomputer at NASA's Advanced Supercomputing division at the Ames Research Center,  Predictive Science Inc .   researchers used the XSEDE-allocated  Comet  supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the  Stampede2  supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center for important preliminary test runs.
 
 
Predictive Science Inc. refined their numerical model to simulate the corona's appearance during the July 2, 2019, total solar eclipse.
 
Program Announcements
 
Visit XSEDE at SC19!
 
XSEDE will be at SC19 this year in booth #2007! Stop by for some literature, to chat, or to learn more about XSEDE. We'll also be hosting two special in-booth events:
 
 
Breakfast with ECSS & Campus Champions
 
Join us in booth #2007 on Tuesday, November 19 from 10-11:30 a.m. to learn more about our Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) and Campus Champions teams! Stop by and grab breakfast, network with the staff, and learn about how we can help accelerate research!
 
 
Discover More with XSEDE Reception
 
Join us (and a popcorn cart!) on Wednesday, November 20 from 4-6 p.m. as we celebrate all of the ways that you can Discover More with XSEDE!
 
XSEDE supports SFSCon 2019
 
XSEDE was a sponsor for  SFSCon 2019 , the third annual cybersecurity training and professional development event for CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) students and alumni nationwide. 105 student attendees traveled to California from 42 universities across the country to attend the event held September 27-29 at Cal Poly Pomona. XSEDE's Jim Basney led an all-day, hands-on training for the students on the topic of federated identity management, using materials developed by  Trusted CI . The  SFS program  provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate education, funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation .
 
Community Announcements
 
Remembering Steve Tuecke
 
On November 2, the XSEDE community lost a friend and advocate, Globus co-founder Steve Tuecke.
 
In the blog post linked below, Argonne's Ian Foster remembers Steve as a colleague who "devoted his career to providing better tools for scientists." If you were one of Steve's many friends in the research community, Globus invites you to share your memories with his family and the world, also via the link below.
 
 
Sign up now for the SC19 Cloud HPC Hackathon!
 
 
The SC19 Cloud HPC Hackathon, which will be November 18-20, 2019, is being organized by the Science Gateways Community Institute and CloudyCluster. The hack will be during the SC19 conference and have program hours that run in the evenings so participants can attend conference activities. It will be a hands-on team experience and will be flexible in schedule so participants can attend SC19 activities (so they can hack in back at sessions). There will be a hack HQ with hacksnacks, hacktorials, hackprizes, hackshowcase and lots of hackfun. Sign up and learn more at the link below.
 
 
PEARC20 announces Call for Participation
PEARC20 will explore the current  Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing , including modeling, simulation, and data-intensive computing. PEARC20 will be held in Portland, OR from July 26-30, 2020. This year's theme, "Catch the Wave," embodies the spirit of the community's drive to stay in front of the new waves in technology, analytics, data, visualization, and a globally connected and diverse workforce.
 
Call for Participation Deadlines:
All submissions: January 20, 2020
Author notifications: March 4, 2020
Camera-Ready: May 4, 2020
 
 
Trusted CI now accepting applications for Open Science Cybersecurity Fellows program
Trusted CI serves the scientific community as the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, providing leadership and assistance with cybersecurity in support of research. In 2019, Trusted CI established an Open Science Cybersecurity Fellows program which supports a diverse network of Fellows through access to training and other resources which aim to foster professional development in cybersecurity. In exchange, the Fellows champion cybersecurity for science in their scientific and geographic communities, and communicate challenges and successful practices to Trusted CI.
 
Trusted CI selects six fellows each year. Fellows will receive recognition and cybersecurity professional development consisting of training and travel funding. Applications for the next round of Fellows are due January 17, 2020 . Learn more and apply through the link below.
 
 
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines