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XSEDE IMPACT JUNE 2017

 

VIDEO: Supporting LIGO Gravitational Wave Detections

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has used XSEDE resources since 2013, using the Open Science Grid as its standard interface. The collaboration has been allocated millions of hours on XSEDE's high-performance computers, including Stampede from the Texas Advanced Computing Center and Comet from the San Diego Supercomputer Center. XSEDE also provided LIGO with access to XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support Services, who made codes the collaboration 8-10x faster on average.  Read more >>

VIDEO: Supporting LIGO Gravitational Wave Detections
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VIDEO: XSEDE Helps Small University Connect With Nation's Cyberinfrastructure

XSEDE's Capability and Resource Integration program is bridging the gap between small institutions like Bentley University and the nation's cyberinfrastructure. A new cluster XSEDE helped build for the university, at no cost, is "training wheels" for researchers and technology managers at Bentley. The cluster will allow them to scale up to the larger resources XSEDE provides without as steep of a learning curve.  Read more >>

VIDEO: XSEDE Helps Small University Connect With Nation's Cyberinfrastructure
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VIDEO: Identifying Cancer DNA Changes With XSEDE Resources

The scientific field of bioinformatics has for the past five years relied on increasingly larger data sets for new and innovative research. With few in the field trained in computer science, many groups, like the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, have turned to XSEDE for help.  Read more >>

VIDEO: Identifying Cancer DNA Changes With XSEDE Resources
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VIDEO: Universal explosions

The Universe is full of explosions. These explosions, called supernovae, come about for many reasons but they're foundational to the beginning of man including the prevalence of iron and calcium in our bodies. Researchers using XSEDE try to answer a long-standing question: what causes type Ia supernovae? Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) visualization expert Dave Bock helped answer the question!  Read more >>

VIDEO: Universal explosions
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Rosetta Modeling Software and the ROSIE Science Gateway

Through XSEDE's ECSS program, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) helped develop the ROSIE science gateway which now serves approximately 5,000 users and has run more than 30,000 jobs. In addition, researchers needed the ability to write their own code; thus, ECSS experts installed the Rosetta Python modules, called PyRosetta. The Stampede supercomputer at TACC, one of the resources allocated through XSEDE, provides the lion's share of the computing power.  Read more >>

Rosetta Modeling Software and the ROSIE Science Gateway
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A Scientific Advance for 'Cool' Clothing

Stanford University researchers, with the aid of the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer at UC San Diego, have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air conditioning.  Read more >>

A Scientific Advance for 'Cool' Clothing
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Lessons of a Tadpole

Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County used machine learning through an XSEDE allocation on Stampede to model the cellular control network that determines how tadpoles develop. Using that model, they reverse-engineered a drug intervention that created tadpoles with a form of mixed pigmentation never before seen in nature. They plan to use the method for cancer therapies and regenerative medicine.  Read more >>

Lessons of a Tadpole
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Bridging Students to STEM Skills

The future of employment is increasingly STEM-related. To prepare its students for higher-paying, computationally savvy jobs in science and industry, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics has obtained time on the XSEDE-allocated Bridges supercomputer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center for its high-school chemistry students.  Read more >>

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PSC, XSEDE Support Gene Assembly of Key Aquaculture Species

Commercial abalone "aquaculture"—farming the shellfish in enclosures—has exploded over the past decade, becoming a $100-million global industry. XSEDE ECSS experts helped scientists at Iowa State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to use the large-memory nodes of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's XSEDE-allocated Bridges system to assemble the genomes of five species of abalone to glean clues on improving aquaculture.  Read more >>

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A Record Year for OSG

A lot of the OSG operational infrastructure is run out of the IU Data Center. And, because IU is an XSEDE resource, the university also handles submissions to the OSG. That means scientists and researchers nationwide can connect both to XSEDE's collection of integrated digital resources and services and to OSG's opportunistic resources.   Read more >>

A Record Year for OSG
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Synergistic Voyage

While shrinking doctors to the size of microbes to carry out miniature surgery inside a patient remains science fiction, scientists have made the first steps in designing microrobots that can carry out simple tasks. An XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Service expert at PSC has helped them improve and speed simulations that will allow them to accelerate testing of new designs.  Read more >>

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XSEDE Community Infrastructure updates

The XSEDE Community Infrastructure (XCI) team has deployed a new XSEDE InCommon Identity Provider (IdP) idp.xsede.org service that allows XSEDE users to sign in to web sites that are part of the InCommon Federation (for example, GENI and ORCID) using their XSEDE accounts. This capability is especially useful for users who do not have an existing InCommon IdP provided thru their home institution. XCI has also published two new and important sets of use cases describing how XSEDE enables an open extensible "community infrastructure" and how XSEDE facilitates Service Provider (SP) infrastructure integration.  Read more >>

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Take the CaRC survey

Campus research computing is of increasing importance in U.S. and international universities. We are launching the Campus Research Computing (CaRC) Consortium (with support from the National Science Foundation) in order to advance the frontiers of research at academic institutions. We are seeking your input to help shape the strategy and operations of this Consortium by clicking this link to participate in a stakeholder alignment survey.  Read more >>

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Blue Waters webinar series

The Blue Waters Project, an XSEDE service provider, is hosting a Blue Waters webinar series. The series includes multiple "tracks" including Scientific Visualization, Scientific Workflows, and a special Petascale Application Improvement Discovery track. The latter one is based on the software improvements developed by collaborations among Blue Waters science teams and experts in petascale computing.  Read more >>

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SDSC Announces Annual Supercomputing & Data Science Workshop

This year's week-long "Summer Institute" workshop, held by SDSC July 31-August 4, will focus on a wide range of introductory-to-intermediate topics in HPC and data science for researchers in academia and industry, especially those in domains that have not traditionally used HPC resources. This year's workshop focuses on bringing HPC to what is known as the ‘long tail' of science, i.e. providing resources to a larger and more diverse number of modest-sized computational research projects that represent, in aggregate, a tremendous amount of scientific research and discovery.   Read more >>

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XSEDE EMPOWER

An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the HPC community by recruiting and enabling a diverse group of students who have the skills—or are interested in acquiring the skills—to participate in the actual work of XSEDE. The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER (Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research). We invite the whole XSEDE community—staff, researchers, and educators—to recruit and mentor undergraduate students to engage in a variety of XSEDE activities, such as computational and/or data analytics research and education in all fields of study, networking, system maintenance and support, and visualization.   Read more >>

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Events

PEARC17 - New Orleans, July 9-13, 2017

SC17-Nov. 13-16, 2017 | Booth #225