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XSEDE IMPACT September 2020

September 2020 | Science Highlights, Announcements & Upcoming Events
XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Through free, customized access to the National Science Foundation's advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship opportunities, XSEDE enables you to Discover More. Get started here.
Science Highlights
Damaged DNA
Researcher uses XSEDE-allocated supercomputer to explore mutations in cancer cells
All life depends upon DNA repair and replication. In every human cell, the essential ability to replicate and repair genomes depends upon the coordinated actions of the genome sequence. Flaws or mistakes in repair and cell cycle regulation can lead to defects in the structure of the DNA and can prevent the replication from functioning properly. Defects in DNA replication and repair processes contribute to the onset, progression, and prognosis of cancer. Thanks to XSEDE-allocated access to supercomputers, researchers are using data and advanced computing to examine relevant responses in cells.
G4 DNA structures are readily detected in cell nuclei. Confocal microscopy of 293T, HAP1, and Hela cells stained with DAPI (blue) for nuclear DNA; a G4 DNA-structure specific antibody (red); and with Phalloidin for cytoplasmic cytoskeleton (green) display nuclear colocalization of G4 DNA structural foci with chromosomal DNA. Credit: Albino Bacolla, MD Anderson.
Program Announcements
NSF Awards 12-Month Extension for XSEDE 2.0 Project
The National Science Foundation's Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure has awarded XSEDE 2.0 an additional year in funding that will provide support for ongoing project operations until August 31, 2022. The $21.8M, 12-month extension enables XSEDE to continue its mission of accelerating open science discovery, enhancing user productivity, broadening participation in science and engineering, and engaging a new diverse generation of computational researchers.
NSF Funds Five New XSEDE-Allocated Systems
This summer, five new National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded advanced computing systems have been awarded to partner institutions across the country, all with their own unique specialties and applications. Once deployed, all of these systems will be primarily allocated through XSEDE to help connect researchers, regardless of physical location in the United States, to the system that best suits their research needs.
Community Announcements
Apply by Sept. 21 for Neocortex Early User Program
The Neocortex Early User Program (EUP) provides a unique and free opportunity for the earliest possible access to the remarkable technology of the Cerebras CS-1 and HPE Superdome Flex integrated system. Participating research groups will receive one-on-one assistance from PSC and Cerebras experts to port, scale, and optimize their workflows. The EUP is expected to begin with preparatory activities in October, followed by hands-on access in November. 
Call for SC21 Planning Committee Volunteers
Want to volunteer on the SC21 Planning Committee to directly impact the SC conference? Submit an application now to be considered for a volunteer position on various committees including Communications, Exhibits, Infrastructure, Inclusivity, SCinet, Students@SC (Non-Student Volunteers), and Technical Program. Volunteer Applications accepted from September 1-30, 2020.
HuBMAP Releases Detailed Anatomical Data about Seven Human Organs for Scientists, Public
HuBMAP (the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program) has released its inaugural data for use by the scientific community and the general public. Included in this release are detailed, 3D anatomical data and genetic sequences of healthy tissues from seven organ types, at the level of individual cells as well as many bulk tissue datasets.
Register Today for the 2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure
Registration is now open for the 2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure. The event will take place virtually Tuesday, September 22 through Thursday, September 24, 2020. Attendees will include cybersecurity practitioners, technical leaders, and risk owners from within the NSF Large Facilities and CI community, as well as key stakeholders and thought leaders from the broader scientific and cybersecurity communities.
Register for Gateways 2020 by Oct. 5!
Join Gateways 2020 during the week of October 19 for plenary events featuring experienced gateway creators and savvy scientists, concurrent sessions that dig into the content with interactive discussions, Learning Labs on important topics that emerge during the conference, tutorials and workshops, and opportunities to grow your network by meeting people who can make a difference to your gateway.
The deadline to submit a poster abstract is Friday, September 11. If registration expenses are a concern, grant applications will be accepted until Friday, October 2.
Apply for a One-on-One Engagement with Trusted CI
One of Trusted CI's core activities is conducting one-on-one engagements with NSF projects and facilities. Topics for engagements include anything broadly in the scope of information security and can include development of new cybersecurity programs, assessing existing cybersecurity programs, software assurance, identity management, and recommendations on new software features. Applications for the upcoming January-June 2021 engagements are due October 2, 2020.
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines