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NCAR Official to Discuss New Supercomputer Friday at Univ. of Wyoming

September 13, 2021 — A top director with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is coming to the University of Wyoming to discuss the capabilities and uses of a new supercomputer that will be installed in the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) near Cheyenne. Thomas Hauser, director of NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory Technology […]

Univ. of Michigan Researchers Using TACC Frontera HPC for Space Weather Forecasting

“There are only two natural disasters that could impact the entire U.S.,” according to Gabor Toth, professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. “One is a pandemic and the other is an extreme space weather event.” We’re currently seeing the effects of the first in real-time. The last major space […]

TACC Joins NSF-Funded Icicle Institute for AI Research

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin announced today that it is a partner in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE). The institute’s goal is to make AI data and infrastructure more accessible to the larger society.Dhabaleswar K. […]

NSF Partnerships Expand National AI Research Institutes to 40 states

WASHINGTON — July 29, 2021 –Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of seven institutes funded in 2020. The combined investment of $220 million expands the reach of these institutes to include a total of 40 states and the […]

NSF Names Karen Marrongelle COO

Washington, DC, July 28, 2021 — The U.S. National Science Foundation has officially appointed Karen Marrongelle to serve as chief operating officer. Since 2018, she has led the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources, or EHR, which supports research that enhances learning and teaching, and broad efforts to achieve excellence in STEM education at […]

US Launches National AI Research Resource Task Force

June 10, 2021 — The U.S. National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy today announced the formation of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force. As directed by Congress in the “National AI Initiative Act of 2020,” the task force will serve as a federal advisory committee, developing […]

RPI Computer Scientist Wins NSF Award to Match Exascale Systems with Petascale Data Volumes

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty member and computer scientist George Slota has been granted a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award to work on the problem of enabling exascale-class system to handle gigantic, petascale-class volumes of data. “How do we best understand and get insight from this kind of data? To do that, […]

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data and Machine Learning, April 6-7

XSEDE, the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment virtual organization that shares HPC, supercomputing and other advanced computing resources, will present a Big Data and machine learning workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6-7, 2021. The workshop will focus on Spark and Tensorflow. Registration: https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar, registration deadline is noon Eastern Time on Friday, […]

TACC, with NSF, Dell and Intel, Expands Frontera for Urgent Computing

This update is from Aaron Dubrow, science and technology writer, TACC. Frontera — the 9th fastest supercomputer in the world, deployed at The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) — has expanded thanks to a supplemental award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which funded the system, and a substantial contribution from […]

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives NSF Grant for Nerve Cell Research

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, a joint research effort by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, recently received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which will continue a lab-computer collaboration that accurately simulates communications between nerve cells and muscle cells. Stephen Meriney, professor of neuroscience in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, […]