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PSC, NCSA, NCAR in $7.5M NSF Project Allocating Access on NSF Supercomputers

April 22, 2022 — The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $7.5 million over five years to the Resource Allocations Marketplace and Platform Services (RAMPS) project, a next-generation system for awarding computing time in the NSF’s network of supercomputers. Led by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint program of Carnegie Mellon University and […]

Purdue’s Anvil HPC System Now at Full Capacity

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 10, 2022 — Purdue University’s supercomputing power has leveled up in strength and speed with its new Anvil supercomputer. The new capacity will allow Purdue to contribute to the nation’s 21st- century research agenda by simultaneously powering scientific computational and data-driven tools at multiple universities. Having begun operations in November, Anvil is […]

NSF: Goodbye XSEDE, Hello ACCESS

The National Science Foundation today issued a statement about the ending of the XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) project this coming August 31, giving way to Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS), which will launch on September 1. NSF said that while access to XSEDE-allocated resources will continue under the ACCESS […]

NSF Extends TACC’S Stampede2 HPC System through mid-2023

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has extended operational funding for the Stampede2 supercomputer through June 2023. Prior to the extension, the life of the system was expected to end in September 2022. As part of the extension, 448 of the oldest Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi […]

NSF Opens Nominations for National Medal of Science

Washington, DC — Feb. 7, 2022 — The National Science Foundation is seeking nominations for the National Medal of Science from today, February 7 through May 20, 2022 and encourages sharing of the NMS Call for Nominations flyer among colleagues. See the NMS Nominations web page for more information on how to make nominations. The […]

Dell Technologies Interview: How the Anvil Cluster Supports Purdue and NSF XSEDE Researchers – Including Non-Traditional HPC Users

In this interview conducted on behalf of Dell Technologies, insideHPC spoke with Carol Song, who leads the Scientific Solutions Group at Purdue University’s Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and is a senior research scientist for Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) Research Computing. Song is the principal investigator (PI) and project director for Purdue’s Anvil supercomputing cluster, built in partnership with Dell.

Deadline for XSEDE Undergraduate Program Is Oct. 29

An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the 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 work of XSEDE. The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER (Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research ). […]

NSF Funds $1.8M for Univ. of Michigan Research for Room Temperature, Controllable Quantum Nanomaterials

An effort to create quantum semiconductors that operate at room temperature has been awarded $1.8 million by the National Science Foundation. The success of the University of Michigan team could lead to the integration of quantum information and communications technologies with conventional computers—as well as advances in high-precision sensing and more sustainable UV lamps for […]

RENCI Named Partner in NSF Institute’s $15M ‘Imageomics’ Effort

Sept. 29, 2021 — RENCI,  the Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been named as a partner in a new effort to use images of living organisms as the basis for understanding biological processes of life. The project, to be led by faculty from The Ohio State University’s Translational […]

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 […]