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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of June 22, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   XSEDE15 Registration Extended One Day \Registration Deadline – June 25, 2015 XSEDE15 Hotel Block Deadline – June 26, 2015   Register for the XSEDE15 conference by June 25 to avoid late registration fees. Get registered now at  xsede.org/xsede15 . After  11:59 p.m.  on  June 25 , late...
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Opinion: How Good Is R For Data Visualization?

By Luis Argerich , Professor of Computer Science at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) I've been doing some research on R, Ggplot2 and visualization in general for a lecture so I want to share my thoughts about this question.  I will start with my conclusions then I'll try to rationalize them. Conclusion #1: R is great for creating plots for exploratory data anlysis but not...
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XSEDE15 Registration Extended One Day

Registration Deadline – June 25, 2015 XSEDE15 Hotel Block Deadline – June 26, 2015 Register for the XSEDE15 conference by June 25 to avoid late registration fees. Get registered now at xsede.org/xsede15. After 11:59 p.m. on June 25, late registration begins with increased price points for all aspects of the conference. XSEDE15 will take place in St....
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Facebook Is Planning For A Data Centre in Ireland

HPCAsia Facebook plans to open a new data centre in Ireland, the social network said, becoming the latest technology giant to set up an energy efficient centre in Ireland’s recovering economy. Ireland is fast becoming a cloud hub helped by its temperate climate and the presence of many of the biggest internet companies, which have been attracted by the country’s low corporate tax rate....
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HPC UNIVERSITY BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE SOLUTION – Fractal Canvas

Solution for the week of June 15, 2015: The "Fractal Canvas solution zip file" at the bottom of the challenge contains a solution. http://hpcuniversity.org/students/weeklyChallenge/100
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SC15 Selects 9 Teams for Student Cluster Competition

It’s that time of year again; teams from across the world are preparing to compete in the St udent Cluster Competition (SCC) at SC15.  This year the SCC is proud to host 9 teams that will battle it out to showcase their hardware and computing might to battle zombie invasions, hurricanes, exotic particles, gene reconstruction and MORE! The selected teams are from the following...
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Seymour Cray, Sidney Fern Bach and Ken Kennedy Awards Nominations Due by July 1, Nom

ination Deadlines - July 1, 2015 Each year, SC showcases not only the best and brightest stars of high performance computing, but also its rising stars and those who have made a lasting impression. Some of the most prestigious awards given at SC are the Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach, and Ken Kennedy Awards that honor the memory of three greats in high performance computing. Each award...
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Campus Teams to Accelerate Research With Blue Waters

Next Proposal Deadline – September 15, 015 Seventeen U of I research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA. Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and working with quadrillions of bytes...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of June 15, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

  HPC in the News Campus Teams to Accelerate Research With Blue Waters Next Proposal Deadline – September 15, 015   Seventeen U of I research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA. Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful...
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HPC UNIVERSITY BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE – Fractal Canvas

SUMMARY:
 Your challenge is to use the HTML5 canvas element and JavaScript to create a picture of the Mandelbrot Set. QUESTION:
 An example of calculating the Mandelbrot Set in AgentSheets is provided by Shodor at http://shodor.org/talks/ncsi/agentsheets/ ("Fractal Explorer"). A sample picture for an HTML5 canvas with a width of 513 and a height of 513, assuming a step size of...
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