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Workflows for Data Science Center of Excellence (WorDS) Scalable Bioinformatics Boot Camp - Registration Now Open

October 2-3, 2014 -  San Diego Supercomputer Center, La Jolla, California

In the Big Data era, this boot camp will explain how you can turn your bioinformatics applications into scalable workflows by analyzing available options, techniques and tools.  Learn about distributed platforms and systems, Cloud and Big Data, scalable workflow tools, making your science reproducible and gain hands-on- experience with bioKepler tools to build scalable bioinformatics workflows. Who should attend? Graduate students and researchers who are responsible for building ...

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Today: HPC Monthly Workshop - Big Data Programming with Hadoop and Spark

September 2, 2014 - Multiple Supercomputers and Universities
11:00AM – 1:00PM Eastern Time

This session will give an overview of programming big data applications focusing on Hadoop and Spark.

I. Hadoop System Overview

This section will cover the basics of the Hadoop Environment. We will discuss the Map Reduce daemons, the scheduling and monitoring environment, and interacting with the distributed file system (HDFS). To read further, please visit and register at

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Austria's New Green Super Computer

The Vienna University of Technology will house the new VSC-3 supercomputer, a cluster that consists of more than 32,000 individual processor cores. The VSC-3, Austria's most powerful computer, will enable scientific calculations to be performed in a variety of research areas. The initial plans for the supercomputer are focused on energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact, leading to the use of a new oil-cooling technique. "This collaborative project between eight universities, which covers many disciplines and fields of study, is a prime example of cooperation in practice and sh...

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UK Council Calls for Partners to Develop Alan Turing Institute

The U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) wants to partner with U.K. universities on an initiative to establish the Alan Turing Institute. The U.K. government, which plans to provide 42 million British pounds over five years to fund the national center, has turned to EPSRC to coordinate the effort. The government sees the Institute as an opportunity to position the nation as a global leader in the analysis and application of big data. "Big data is a key component in how we conduct science today and its importance will only increase in the future," says Greg Clark...

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Cloud Gives DNA Compiler Wings at Penn State University


Imagine being able to turn bacteria into molecular factories, capable of producing everything from earth-friendly biofuels to personalized medicines? This is the promise of synthetic biology, which has made remarkable advances over the last decade, taking tools and concepts from physics, engineering and computer science to design new biological systems. One of the foremost researchers in the field is Professor Howard Salis. An assistant professor at Penn State University, Salis developed a cloud-based software platform, called DNA Compiler, to support the efforts...

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XSEDE and Blue Waters Go Supernova

If you were to go back far enough into the Earth’s cosmic ancestry, you might be surprised to find it all started with a supernova explosion. These explosive cosmic events are like laboratories in space, generating elements that enable the creation of life later on; in fact, most of what makes up the Earth, including us humans, evolved from these fundamental elements. This is why simulating the process of a star going supernova is so important—it could potentially be the key to unlocking some of the bigger mysteries of how we came to be in the universe. To read further, please visit <...

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Apply for the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program

Application Deadline - January 14, 2015 11:59 pm EST

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. he goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ...

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Carnegie Mellon Combines Hundreds of Videos to Reconstruct 3D Motion Without Use of Markers

Carnegie Mellon News

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers have developed methods for combining the views of 480 video cameras to perform large-scale three-dimensional (3D) motion reconstruction. CMU professor Yaser Sheikh says the techniques could one day be applied to large-scale reconstructions of sporting events or performances captured by hundreds of cameras wielded by spectators. The new method estimates visibility using motion as a cue. For example, if a point on a person's chest is being tracked and most cameras show that point is moving to the right, a c...

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Wireless Sensors and Flying Robots: A Way to Monitor Deteriorating Bridges

Tufts University

 As a recent report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities monitor the condition of bridges in real time. Today, bridges are inspected visually by teams of engineers who dangle beneath the bridge on cables or look up at the bridge from an elevated work platform. It is a slow, dangerous, expensive process and even the most ...

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Calll for Participation: HPSC Hanoi 2015: 6th International Conference on High Performance Scientific Computing

March 16 – 20, 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam
Submission Deadline - September 29, 2014

The conference is jointly organized by Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies (HITS), Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), University of Heidelberg, and Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. Topics include mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, methods for optimization and control, parallel computing (architectures, algorithms, tools and environments), software d...

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Call for Papers: SDNFlex 2015 : Workshop on Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization for Flexible Network Management

March 12 – 15, 2015 in Cottbus, Germany
Submission Deadline – September 26, 2014

Network management currently undergoes changes towards more flexible network management. This trend is stimulated by Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (SDN) that emerged in recent years. These technologies allow networks to be run in a more flexible and cost efficient manner, e.g., by increasing network resource utilization and by decreasing operational costs. As an emerging topic, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) allows even further flexibility by...

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