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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 […]

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, […]

NCSA’s Delta Supercomputer to be Allocable by XSEDE this Summer

Delta, a $10 million National Science Foundation-funded advanced computing system housed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, will soon be accessible to researchers across the country via XSEDE allocation. Using a design that leverages graphics processing units (GPUs) in combination with CPU architectures well-suited for scientific computing, Delta will be particularly suited to […]

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:, 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 […]

HPE to Build $35M+ NCAR Supercomputer for Extreme Weather Research

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) this morning said it has won a $35+ million contract to build a supercomputer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a federal geoscience R&D center for meteorology, climate change and solar activity. HPE said the CPU/GPU-powered system, funded by the National Science Foundation, is expected to deliver 3.5x the […]

The Case for ‘Center Class’ HPC: Think Tank Calls for $10B Fed Funding over Five Years

The Center for Data Innovation (CDI), a non-profit think tank that studies the intersection of data, technology and public policy, has gone to bat for increased federal funding for ‘center class’ and mid-range HPC systems, contending that “a decade of funding cuts at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has left the United States with an […]