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Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

Submissions Deadline - April 30, 2015

The Competition challenges both individuals and teams of undergraduate and graduate students working under the guidance of a faculty advisor to address issues currently facing airports and the National Airspace System.  The Competition offers open-ended, real-world issues in four broad challenge areas:  Airport Operation and Maintenance; Runway Safety, Runway Incursions and Runway Excursions; Airport Environmental Interactions, and Airport Management and Planning.  Student winners earn cash prizes and, for fir...

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New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

The University of Texas at Austin

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an optical device that may reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by offering a fast, comprehensive, noninvasive and lower-cost solution to detect melanoma and other skin cancer lesions. The new device may detect cancerous skin lesions early on, leading to better treatment outcomes and ultimately saving lives. To read further, please visit

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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of August 25, 2014 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC In the News

 

Open Access to the Universe
Symmetry

A small team of astrophysicists and computer scientists have created some of the highest-resolution snapshots yet of a cyber version of our own cosmos. Called the Dark Sky Simulations, they’re among a handful of recent simulations that use more than 1 trillion virtual particles as stand-ins for all the dark matter that scientists think our universe contains. They’re also the first trillion-particle simulations to be made publicly available, not only to o...

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21st Century Data Highway

Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center

In the era of “Big Data,” the challenge of moving the vastly expanded data volumes created and needed by today’s researchers has become central. The old network—the equivalent of an overcrowded two-lane road—is giving way to a more flexible, software-defined network that manages itself and talks with users to help them work smarter. PSC has contributed to expanding and managing the hardware “lanes” and “merges” so that large-scale users can avoid the traffic jams—and just as importantly, avoid creating them. The

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Open Access to the Universe

Symmetry

A small team of astrophysicists and computer scientists have created some of the highest-resolution snapshots yet of a cyber version of our own cosmos. Called the Dark Sky Simulations, they’re among a handful of recent simulations that use more than 1 trillion virtual particles as stand-ins for all the dark matter that scientists think our universe contains. They’re also the first trillion-particle simulations to be made publicly available, not only to other astrophysicists and cosmologists to use for their own research, but to everyone. The Dark ...

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Tours of High-Performance Computing Facility for UT Faculty and Students

August 29, 2014 - The University of Tennessee Knoxville

The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) would like to offer tours of our High Performance Computing (HPC) resources located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. NICS is one of the leading HPC centers for excellence in the United States. NICS is co-located on the campus of UT as well as at ORNL, hosting the world's most powerful computing complex. The center's mission is to expand the boundaries of human understanding while ensuring the United States' continued leadership in science, technology, engineering,...

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US Chases Supercomputing Crown with Multipetaflop Trinity System

PCWorld

Stepping up its efforts to regain supercomputing dominance from China, the U.S. within the next two years will activate what could be one of the world’s fastest computers. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has paid hardware company Cray US$174 million to make a multipetaflop supercomputer called Trinity that will run tests and simulations to ensure “the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent without the use of underground testing,” NNSA said in a statement. Cray is using an array of new co...

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NSF Call for Participation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - Deadline Approaching

Submission Deadline - August 27, 2014

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number o...

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Level Playing Field Institute: Diversity Data Shows Need to Focus on Women of Color

Huffington Post Blog

The floodgates holding back the tech industry's dismal diversity data are now wide open. First Google, then LinkedIn and Yahoo, and now Facebook have soaked Silicon Valley watchers with what many of us already assumed: the tech community is mostly white and male. The statistics about racial and gender diversity in the technology field are disheartening and signal the need for efforts to increase the presence of women and African American, Latino, and Native American professionals in computing and technology fields. There is currently a fair amount of dialogue...

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Computer Science Education Act Hits Critical Milestone

HPCwire

As the saying goes, to outcompete, a nation or business must out-compute. An explosion in the number of computationally-driven disciplines has created a huge demand for highly-trained scientists and engineers. Congress is currently considering a bill that would help bridge the skills gap and bolster national competitiveness. The Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536) seeks to make computer science a core competency by strengthening elementary and secondary computer science education. While science and engineering were hallmarks of innovation over the 19th and 2...

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