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GÉANT, UbuntuNet Alliance, and IU Co-Lead $3.25M Grant to Improve Research Collaborations

Awarded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to Dr. Jennifer Schopf at Indiana University (IU), the grant is the result of a collaboration between IU, GÉANT, and three main African partners to increase international research output and provide cost effective data sharing solutions to support more scientific applications between continents. The ‘’Networks for European, American, and...
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HPE Looks to Move Data Between Computers at the Speed of Light

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is turning to lights and lasers in thin fiber optics as a way to move data at blazing speeds between computers, replacing thicker and slower copper wires. A motherboard with an optical module, shown by HPE at its recent Discover show, could transfer data at a staggering 1.2 terabits per second. That's enough for the transfer of a full day's worth of HD video in one...
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CyberGIS'16: The Third International Conference on CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science

Join the Third International Conference on CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science! The conference provides a dynamic forum for bringing together the world’s foremost educators, practitioners, and researchers to share their expertise and knowledge in CyberGIS, geospatial data science, and related fields. Sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 27 and 28th, 2016. Hands-on CyberGIS...
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Facebook AI Effort Looks to Extend Search Engines

Facebook is rolling out a "deep-learning based text understanding engine" that leverages neural network architectures and promises to challenge the Google search engine by bringing "near-human accuracy" to the process of sorting through the daily flood of social media posts on its web site. Facebook's AI initiative called Deep Text announced in a blog post last week also could advance the...
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IU Co-Leads Project to Help Researchers Explore Big Data in HathiTrust Digitized Library

Illinois English professor  Ted Underwood  wants to know how the language describing male and female characters in works of fiction has changed since the late 18th century. He’s using data-mining tools to gather information from thousands of books to answer that question. The problem, though, is that books published after 1922 are still under copyright protection and their content...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 16, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Toni Collis’, a HPC Reasearcher at EPCC, Work with Women in HPC Access’ Elizabeth Murray spoke with Toni Collis, applications consultant in HPC Research and Industry at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh, about her work with Women in HPC, a network dedicated to women in the field. My role involves working with academics and...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 9, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   New NAG Service Helps Supercomputer Buyers Make Smarter Decisions Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced plans to launch an impartial HPC technology intelligence and analysis subscription service at SC15. Developed in partnership with Red Oak Consulting, the NAG HPC Technology Intelligence Service will deliver technology...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 2, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Plants + HPC at NCSA Many fields of research are seeing changes in how that research is conducted thanks to advances in technology. Plant science is one of those, and NCSA is playing a role in two large projects. Historically, successful trait selection in plant breeding has involved manual measurement of individual plants. This...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 26, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Nominations Closing Soon for NVIDIA Global Impact Award Nomination Deadline – October 30, 2015 Researchers worldwide are invited to submit their innovations for the 2016 NVIDIA Global Impact Award – an annual grant of $150,000 for groundbreaking work that addresses the world’s most important social and humanitarian problems. The award will go to an institution...
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Michigan State University Nets Part of $5m Big Data Grant from National Science Foundation

Michigan State University is teaming up with the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Indiana University and Van Andel Research Institute to implement a high-speed infrastructure that will allow scientists to access and share their research across the region with unprecedented ease. This new Multi-Institutional Open Storage Research InfraStructure (MI-OSiRIS) initiative was...
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