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XSEDE IMPACT NOVEMBER 2017

 

XSEDE at SC17

XSEDE will be hosting a collaboration booth at SC17 in Denver, Colorado from November 13th through 16th. We invite any SC17 attendees to visit XSEDE at booth #225 to learn about XSEDE-enabled projects, chat with XSEDE representatives, and see what type of resources and collaborations XSEDE offers researchers. We will also be hosting two booth events to encourage XSEDE meetups and project collaborations. Hope to see you there! Visit our Facebook page to RSVP for these events: XSEDE Donut Shop (featuring The Donut Lady) - Tuesday, November 14th: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. XSEDE Coffee Shop - Thursday, November 16th: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Read more >>

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Blue Acres

Commercial abalone "aquaculture"—farming shellfish in enclosures—has exploded over the past decade, becoming a $100-million global industry. Understanding the DNA of the abalone is key to improving and expanding its aquaculture for California producers. That's why scientists at Iowa State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have partnered with XSEDE along with Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to "assemble" the DNA sequences of several species of abalone on the Bridges supercomputer with help from ECSS.  Read more >>

Blue Acres
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With Help from XSEDE, ArcticDEM Completes Presidential Order

XSEDE has played a role in the ambitious ArticDEM project since 2014, when Paul Morin of the University of Minnesota's Polar Geospatial Center met with XSEDE Project Director, John Towns. Towns immediately introduced Morin to the XSEDE project as a potential problem-solver for the massive scale of data that would come from an array of satellites collecting topographic images, and thus began the start of XSEDE's support for ArcticDEM, which has continued through two separate allocations. While XSEDE no longer conducts most of the compute work, XSEDE's role in the beginning has helped bring this project, which happens to be part of a White House Arctic Initiative to inform better decision-making in the Arctic, to completion.   Read more >>

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Supercomputers are making DISSCO different

No, not disco like "Get Down Tonight" or "Boogie Wonderland." DISSCO, a Digital Instrument for Sound Synthesis and Composition, is a composition tool which not only allows users to compose music, but enables users to build their own sounds algorithmically and completely from scratch. Now in the second decade of this project, Sever Tipei of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is enlisting the computing and consulting resources of XSEDE. With the help of ECSS and the Comet supercomputer at SDSC, DISSCO is able to implement parallel processing and significantly reduce the compute time for sound synthesis.  Read more >>

Supercomputers are making DISSCO different
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XCI Updates

The XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) team has helped Slippery Rock University (SRU) implement a new OpenHPC 9.8 TF system for their campus computing infrastructure. The new HPC cluster at SRU, the Lava cluster, will allow the growth of programs based around parallel and high-performance scientific computing. While the current stage will focus primarily on the needs of the Computer Science department, the Lava cluster will enable greater collaboration with CS and other scientific departments as well.  Read more >>

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Call for PEARC18 Contributions

The PEARC18 Executive Committee invites you to help shape the technical program of the PEARC18 conference. To this end, we invite you to submit proposals (abstracts only) via https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/pearc/. The opportunity to submit proposals will close at 10 p.m. EST on Friday, December 1, 2017. Authors of proposals selected for technical review will be contacted by Friday, January 19, 2018.   Read more >>

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Events

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

PEARC18-July 22-27, 2018 | Pittsburgh, PA