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HPC UNIVERSITY BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE - Langton's Ant in C and X11

RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2015 SUMMARY: You challenge is to write a version of a popular cellular automaton using C and X11. QUESTION: Langton's Ant is a popular cellular automaton. The Wikipedia page for it provides a decent introduction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langton's_ant Your challenge is to write a version that uses C and X11 to model the ant through 200...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 12, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Supercomputing Coral's Race to Beat Heat Corals can genetically adapt to warmer waters from climate change, scientists say in a study that relied on bioinformatic analysis with supercomputers. Reef-building corals can withstand a small degree of warming. This study with polyps of staghorn coral Acropora millepora across the Great...
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HPC UNIVERSITY BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE – OpenCL Heat

SUMMARY: This problem challenges you to make use of the OpenCL framework to parallelize on a GPGPU a given simulation of heat flow. QUESTION: Your challenge is to take a sample OpenCL program and apply it to an existing simulation of heat flow, such that part of the simulation is offloaded onto a GPGPU to be executed in parallel. The starter code is provided at the...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 4, 2013 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC Happenings SC13 News: RDA Birds of a Feather November 20, 2013 – Denver, Colorado Room 501/502, 5:30pm- 7:00pm The ubiquity of today's data is not just transforming what is, it is transforming what will be - laying the groundwork to drive new innovation. Today, research questions are addressed by complex models, by large data analysis tasks, and by sophisticated data...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of May 27, 2013 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC Happenings Virtual School Offers Two Summer Computational Science Courses Data Intensive Summer School (July 8-10, 2013) Proven Algorithmic Techniques for Many-core Processors (July 29-Aug. 2, 2013) Graduate students, post-docs and professionals from academia, government, and industry are invited to sign up now for two summer school courses offered by the ...
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Paving the Road for Women in Computer Science at BYU

The Universe Brigham Young University (BYU) is trying to make its computer science program more accessible to women. Junior Christine Kendall is working with clubs and faculty to encourage women to study technical fields. “I feel like because of culture or society, men, in general, have more confidence in technical areas," Kendall says. "I think it’s really easy to feel like an...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of April 22, 2013 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC Happenings XSEDE 13 Student Day Applications Due May 15, 2013 High school and undergraduate students are invited to spend a day immersing themselves in computational science research during the XSEDE13 conference’s Student Day on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Participants will have the opportunity to meet peers with similar interests from across the country during a full day and...
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