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XSEDE IMPACT March 2017
DCL: Share your thoughts on future cyberinfrastructure needs
The National Science Foundation released a Dear Colleague Letter asking for members of the science and advanced cyberinfrastructure communities to provide input that "provides a holistic view of the future needs for advanced cyberinfrastrucutre for advancing the Nation's research enterprise. Input is due by April 5, 2017. Read more >>
Student program and participation opportunities
PEARC17 is pleased to be able to provide financial support for some student attendees, thanks to generous contributions from XSEDE and STEM-Trek. Support is available to students who contribute papers or posters to the Technical Program. For all student attendees, PEARC17 will include a one-day intensive collaborative modeling and analysis challenge; a session on careers in modeling and large data analytics; a mentorship program; and opportunities for students to volunteer to assist with conference activities. Participation from traditionally under-represented communities including women, minorities, and people with disabilities, is strongly encouraged.
In the next 10 years you are going to see some form of autonomous or connected vehicles on the streets. While the basic idea of connected vehicles (CVs) in particular is safety — experts hypothesize up to 80 percent less accidents in the future — the data generated by CVs has an enormous potential to support transportation planning and operations. Through XSEDE's ECSS program TACC experts Weijia Xu and Amit Gupta were able to help the researchers figure out how to use very large datasets on supercomputers like Rustler, TACC's experimental system for exploring new storage and data compute techniques and technologies. Read more >>
PEARC deadline extended to March 13
The technical paper (Technology; Software & Data; Workforce, Diversity, and Evaluation; and Accelerating Discovery) submission deadline for the inaugural PEARC Conference has been extended one week to March 13, 2017. Technical papers must be submitted through the PEARC17 EasyChair site at pearc.org. Read more >>
VIDEO: Using XSEDE to understand how dark matter influences galaxy formation
Mike Boylan-Kolchin, assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin, uses XSEDE's Stampede supercomputer located at The Texas Advanced Computing Center. He says he works with collaborators across the country who overwhelmingly choose to carry their research out on XSEDE resources like Stampede. "Most of my collaborators use XSEDE resources. They can all access the same data in the same central repository with the same tools," Boylan-Kolchin said. "So everybody knows exactly what they're getting and can get it whenever is necessary." Read more >>
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 >>
HPC Summer School Keynote: Amanda Randles
Dr. Amanda Randles has been named the keynote speaker at the International HPC Summer School, to be held June 25-30, 2017, in Boulder, Colorado. The summer school is sponsored by XSEDE, Compute/Calcul Canada, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS). Dr. Randles is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University with secondary appointments in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. She is also a member of the Duke Cancer Institute. In general, her work focuses on the design of large-scale parallel applications targeting biomedical questions. Read more >>