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XSEDE IMPACT April 2016

Workshops Around The Country

The XSEDE project is pleased to announce the opening of registrations for faculty computational science education workshops for 2016. There are no fees for participating in the workshops. The workshops also cover local accommodations and food during the workshop hours for those outside of commuting distance to the host sites. The workshops are at: Oklahoma State University on May 16-18, 2016, at Boise State University on July 18-20, 2016, and at West Virginia State University on August 1-3. The Little Fe curriculum workshop will be held on June 20-22 at Shodor Education Foundation. Read more

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Nighttime Storms

The Midwestern plains of the U.S. are known for their dramatic storms: tornadoes, hail, thunderstorms. But one storm feature has mystified researchers: why does their frequency seem to peak at night? Xuguang Wang, an associate professor of meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, is part of a team working on the multi-agency PECAN (Plains Elevated Convection At Night) project, designed to advance the understanding—and prediction—of nocturnal, warm-season precipitation through improved use of data and simulation. Read more

Nighttime Storms
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Predicting Severe Hail Storms

A team based at University of Oklahoma (OU) working on the Severe Hail Analysis, Representation and Prediction (SHARP) project works to solve the mysterious ways of tornado- and hail-producing storms in the U.S. southern plains, with support from the NSF. The team has used supercomputers at NICS and TACC for their work on SHARP. Read more

Predicting Severe Hail Storms
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Early Effects

Glucocorticoids have been a healing tool for treating allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases and even some cancers. It's a powerful family of medicines but can have strong side effects. In particular, scientists suspect the drugs may affect nerve-cell development. Don DeFranco, Uma Chandran and their colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, working with XSEDE Campus Champion Brian Couger at Oklahoma State University, investigated how a type of glucocorticoid called synthetic dexamethasone affects which genes are turned off and on in the stem cells that give rise to the nerve cells of the mouse hypothalamus. That's the part of the brain that links with the hormonal system and affects development. Read more

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Flood of Data

David Maidment, a researcher at the University of Texas at Austin and other researchers presented NFIE (National Flood Interoperability Experiment) at the first-ever White House Water Summit in late March. The summit highlighted the importance of collaborative and creative strategies to solve water challenges nationwide. Through XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support Service (ECSS), the researchers not only received an allocation on TACC's most powerful supercomputer, Stampede, but support from TACC research associate, Si Liu. ECSS pairs researchers with expert staff members in advanced computing to assist with issues ranging from performance analysis to code optimization to visualization. Read more

Flood of Data
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Events

XSEDE 16, July 17-21, 2016

GlobusWorld 2016 | April 20-22, 2016

SC16 - Nov. 14-17, 2016 | Booth #3631

Student cluster competition at SC16 - due Apr. 15


Here you will find links to What's New in XSEDE, the project's monthly newsletter. Each month brings news of science breakthroughs, educational opportunities and updates on the people of XSEDE.
  • January 2014
    XSEDE aids in overcoming limitations in studying energy, proving the impossible is possible in chemistry research as well as uncovering new information about DNA structures. HPCwire names XSEDE's project director a "Person to Watch" for 2014 and XSEDE-allocated Stampede supercomputer celebrates a successful first year.
    Go to the January newsletter

  • December 2013
    XSEDE aids in improving wind energy technology as well as advancing the study of the human impact of digital images. A new XSEDE-allocated resource for interactive, remote visualization and data analysis is announced along with a call for projects for the XSEDE Student Engagement program. 
    Go to the December newsletter

  • October-November 2013
    Research done with XSEDE-allocated resources are helping to bring the "customers who bought this item, also bought," way of online shopping to university libraries across the country as well as providing a physical explanation for star formation. XSEDE enables another stride in biofuels research and teams up with I-CHASS to improve STEM curriculum. Also, XSEDE prepares to head to SC13 in Denver, CO. 
    Go to the October-November newsletter 

  • September 2013
    Research done with XSEDE-allocated resources are helping improve forecasting superstores and the efficiency of genome assembly. XSEDE has announced a new initiative aimed at making it easier to manage computing clusters and improve the ease with which researchers and students can use local and national cyberinfrastructure. Also, XSEDE and NSF release cloud survey results.
    Go to the September newsletter 

  • August 2013

    Research done with XSEDE-allocated resources are enabling simulations that investigate molecular movement in real-time, and the use of large-scale image analysis to understand diseases. XSEDE is hosting Nicholas Berente, as well as expanding access to the Open Science Grid through UC San Diego. Also, XSEDE13 was a huge success, see all the conference coverage.
    Go to the August newsletter

  • July 2013
    XSEDE13 is coming up, be on the look out for exciting coverage from the conference. Also, research done with XSEDE-allocated resources are enabling a wide-variety of discoveries… helping NASA protect future spacecraft from space junk, finding the connection between a marine crustacean and biofuels development, creating a "smart" search engine for biologists, and changing the rules on Wall Street.
    Go to the July newsletter
  • June 2013
    XSEDE-allocated resources at NICS and TACC as well as Extended Collaborative Support Services help researchers tackle some of the most important physics problems, SDSC's non-conventional supercomputer fosters some discoveries in non-traditional areas of research, Hadoop-optimized cluster on the XSEDE-allocated Longhorn supercomputer at TACC is enabling dozens of discoveries, XSEDE13 announces a Biosciences Day
    Go to the June newsletter
  • May 2013

    XSEDE-allocated resources at SDSC assist in crunching Large Hadron Collider data and developing a highly scalable computer code for simulating seismic hazards, while the Kraken supercomputer at ORNL aides in the Understanding of the turbulence of gases in planet-forming protoplanetary disks. Plus, the schedule is now available online for XSEDE13, the annual conference focused on science, education, outreach, software, and technology related to XSEDE. 
    Go to the newsletter

  • March 2013

    Simulations on XSEDE systems aid in determining protein's role in the dynamics of disease and how a better understanding could lead to new cancer treatments, while other XSEDE-allocated resources are helping building a better a more accurate energy model and tracing the emergence of a new evolution of E. coli. Also, XSEDE13 get two corporate sponsors for the summer conference. 
    Go to the newsletter

  • February 2013
    XSEDE-allocated Kraken at Oak Ridge National Laboratory assists in harnesses fusion energy, a Berkeley research team turns to XSEDE resources at NICS to study changing vegetation and effects on the food chain, confirmation of the existence of a tissue that has historically been overlooked, XSEDE13 biosciences panel announced, XSEDE improves the efficiency of computational methods used to study genomes.
    Go to the February newsletter

  • January 2013
    XSEDE consulting and computing resources at PSC help in developing individualized care through computational modeling,  new petascale supercomputer at TACC open to research community, first official software service on XSEDE, award-winning art project created with open-source script, brain mapping through grid computing …
    Go to the January newsletter

  • November 2012
    Simulations on XSEDE systems aid in studying cancer behavior at TACC and design of future medicines at NICS, new PSC system for handling Big Data, NCSA's Private Sector Program earns co-award from HPCwire, wrapup from Supercomputing Conference ...
    Go to the November newsletter

  • October 2012
    XSEDE Project Director Towns named to Compute Canada board, new genome studies on frog species and geranium evolution, bridging models of climate change and hydrology, and XSEDE's wide representation at Supercomputing Conference ...
    Go to the October newsletter

  • September 2012
    Speeding up the drug discovery process at TACC, planning for a Science Gateways Institute, saving time in genetics research at PSC, tracking evolutionary changes via study of mouse monogamy, XSEDE's new Campus Champions Fellows ...
    Go to the September newsletter

  • July-August 2012
    XSEDE Scholars take first place in cluster competition at annual conference, Science Gateway helps clarify "Tree of Life," PSC program encourages minority students to pursue bioinformatics degrees, TACC helps further investigations of dark matter ...
    Go to the July-August newsletter

  • June 2012
    Improved breast cancer detection method, tracking disease lethal to bats, new file system to aid in data-intensive computing, upgraded link to XSEDE resources, new tool for testing scientific code ...
    Go to the June newsletter

  • May 2012
    Photosynthesis research; direct link from Galaxy genome database to XSEDE backbone; study of movement and formation of massive planets; search for fast, low-cost DNA sequencing device; study of next-generation reactors; cloaking research; August summer institute workshop at SDSC ...
    Go to the May newsletter

  • April 2012
    More effective drug delivery and disease treatment, lots of clean energy-related research including improving photovoltaics and making them more affordable, XSEDE's new Novel and Innovative Projects initiative, XSEDE Scholars ...
    Go to the April newsletter

  • March 2012
    PSC research shaping planning and policy related to flu outbreaks, "big data" at SDSC and NCSA, refining evolutionary history and delving further into the study of chemical reactions at TACC, searching for renewable fuel options and helping safely move explosives at NICS ...
    Go to the March newsletter

  • February 2012
    Awards, determining source of lava formations in Western U.S., predicting hurricane intensity, connecting PSC and Drexel, and HPC summer school in Ireland accepting applications ...
    Go to the February newsletter

  • January 2012
    Call For Participation in XSEDE12 conference, podcast about XSEDE, computers submerged in liquid, 'space junk,' shared-memory enhancement, Gordon makes a big splash, renewable fuels research, HPC summer school ...
    Go to the January newsletter

  • November/December 2011
    Two new supercomputers -- Gordon and Stampede; PSC award; research on drug-processing protein, aerosols, natural language processing ...
    Go to the November/December newsletter

  • October 2011
    Richard Tapia and the National Medal of Science, shockwave research, tracking bird migration, new genome institute at Indiana, supermassive black holes ...
    Go to the October newsletter