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XSEDE IMPACT May 2016
XSEDE resources help grow a new ‘tree of life'
A new ‘tree of life,' depicting the evolution of life on this planet that includes more than 1,000 new types of bacteria and Archaea lurking in the Earth's nooks and crannies, was made possible with the help of supercomputing resources available through the National Science Foundation's XSEDE project, as well as a phylogenetics "science gateway" available on those resources. Read more
Future directions for NSF ACI
A newly released report commissioned by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and conducted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines priorities and associated trade-offs for advanced computing investments and strategy. The Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure to Support U.S. Science and Engineering in 2017-2020 report is based on community input from more than 60 individuals, research groups and organizations. Read more
CIPRES: One facet in bold NSF vision
One of NSF's most audacious and prescient moves was to invest in the national high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, as seen in XSEDE, for instance. More courageous still was the recognition that scientists with smaller projects could accelerate their work with a small allocation of time on these behemoth compute machines. Supercomputers, the NSF saw, were not only for the massive computing tasks, but could also benefit those in the so-called ‘long tail of science.' Read more
XSEDE16 Viz showcase deadline May 13
The #XSEDE16 Visualization Showcase ‘Call for Participation' is happening! The submission deadline is May 13 -- don't delay. We want your viz! Read more
Computer simulations show colloidal gels coarsen as they age, one piece of the puzzle in how their structures suddenly collapse. Largest simulation yet of colloidal gels captured complex scaffolding rearrangement of over 750,000 particles. Over seven million service units of XSEDE resource Stampede at TACC utilized by Zia Group research on colloidal gels. Read more
XSEDE's ECSS program brought to fruition a collaboration between computational scientists at the University of Tennessee's Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and the National Institute for Computational Sciences, and medical researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The ECSS team's work is enhancing image processing in the search for Parkinson's disease biomarkers, which hold promise for improving diagnosis and treatment, and could ultimately lead to a cure. Read more
Workshops around the country
The XSEDE project is pleased to announce the opening of registrations for faculty computational science education workshops for 2016. There are no fees for participating in the workshops. The workshops also cover local accommodations and food during the workshop hours for those outside of commuting distance to the host sites. The workshops are at: Oklahoma State University on May 16-18, 2016, at Boise State University on July 18-20, 2016, and at West Virginia State University on August 1-3. The Little Fe curriculum workshop will be held on June 20-22 at Shodor Education Foundation. Read more