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XSEDE IMPACT March 2016

Rescued history - Pt. 2

Ruby Mendenhall's work, mentioned in last month's Impact newsletter, has taken hold with various communities throughout the country. Here you'll find the podcast with her, Nicole M. Brown, a postdoctoral researcher at the NCSA; Michael Black, an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell; and Mark Vanmoer, a senior visualization programmer at NCSA, along with your host Scott Gibson. Read more

Rescued history - Pt. 2
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XSEDE16 - Tutorial submission deadline soon

April 1 is the Tutorial submission deadline for XSEDE16! XSEDE16, the 5th annual conference, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. This year's theme is DIVERSITY, BIG DATA, & SCIENCE AT SCALE: Enabling the Next-Generation of Science and Technology. Deadlines are quickly approaching. Share this newsletter with researchers, colleagues, students or friends in industry who may want to participate! Read more

XSEDE16 - Tutorial submission deadline soon
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XSEDE resources help confirm LIGO discovery

Validating the recent discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) required large-scale data analysis to measure how significant the signal was compared to noise in the detector, and to re-analyze the data against simulated signals to ensure that the search is working properly. LIGO relied upon supercomputing power and technical expertise provided by XSEDE and the Open Science Grid (OSG) to provide these capabilities. XSEDE and OSG compared the result of observed detections with simulated signals created using the Stampede and Comet supercomputers to ensure that the waves were produced by two black holes and not some other process. Read more

XSEDE resources help confirm LIGO discovery
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Blue Waters virtual course

The Blue Waters project at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce the offering of a graduate course Algorithmic Techniques for Scalable Many-core Computing that will be offered as a collaborative, online course for multiple participating institutions. We are seeking other university partners that are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. The course includes online video lectures, quizzes, and homework assignments with access to free accounts on the Blue Waters system. Interested faculty should contact Steve Gordon, sgordon@osc.edu, 614-292-4132 Read more

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Reconstructing 3D Surfaces from Image Data

Methods for converting three-dimensional images into models for computational analysis generally employ an intermediate step of reconstructing the surfaces, which are then meshed via a CAD-based method. This approach requires great computational power and poses problems when dealing with the complex topologies found in natural structures and other real images. Read more

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SIGHPC fellowships

Do you know of students who are studying data science or computing applications, and who are either women or members of an underrepresented group? Please forward this information to them or to their academic advisors - it could be worth $15,000 per year to them! Submissions open March 15. Read more

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Events

XSEDE 16, July 17-21, 2016

GlobusWorld 2016 | April 20-22, 2016

SC16 - Nov. 14-17, 2016 | Booth #3631

ARCC best practices workshop - March 22-24

OpenACC workshop - March 8

Student cluster competition at SC16 - due Apr. 15