Data Intensive Science & Computing Summer Fellowship – Application deadline extended till April 30, 2014

Data Intensive Science & Computing Summer Fellowship – Application deadline extended till April 30, 2014

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OSDC Demo – Wed 3/12 @ 11am CT

On Wednesday, March 12th at 11am CT, we’ll be giving a web-conference demo of the OSDC so scientists and researchers can understand more about how this valuable asset will facilitate their research.

The 3/12 demo will cover the following topics and include a live demonstration of running a compute job on the OSDC:

  • Open Cloud Consortium (OCC) – Overview
  • OSDC – General Overview – Why Should I Use the OSDC?
  • OSDC – Getting an Account / Available Resources
  • OSDC – Your First Login – Learning about Pubkeys, VMs, Images, and Snapshots
  • OSDC – Example: Analysis of Data from the OSDC Public Data Commons
  • Q&A

Led by:  Allison Heath, Laboratory for Advanced Computing @ University of Chicago; Walt Wells, Open Cloud Consortium

To register:

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OSDC-PIRE Fellowship Info session at Georgia Tech


Find out more about OSDC-PIRE Fellowship and our international projects at Georgia Tech

Speaker: Dr. Heidi L.Alvarez
CIARA – Florida International University
Information Session

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Location: Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)
Refreshments will be served – RSVP requested to

For more detail click here.

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Project Matsu in Namibia

Members of the Project Matsu team from NASA and PIRE fellows from University of Oklahoma are at the Flood and Drought Risk Management Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia this week.   They will be discussing Project Matsu with experts from different disciplines to exchange experiences about the adaptation and mitigation of flood and drought related impacts.

Project Matsu is a collaboration between NASA and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop open source technology for cloud-based processing of satellite imagery to support the earth sciences.

The Flood and Drought Risk Management Workshop is organized by the Namibia Hydrological Services within Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry in collaboration with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, US space agency).

Find out more about Project Matsu on OCC YouTube Channel.

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OSDC PIRE Info Session at Society of Women in Engineering FIU

Join us today at Society of Women Engineers annual meeting at Florida International University to find out more about OSDC PIRE Summer Fellowship opportunities.

During the meeting you can get an advice from FIU Alumni  Professionals and how they use their education in a variety of fields.  This meeting will be a great opportunity to get some tips on how to be successful in your career or to find the path to get there!

Society of Woman Engineers FIU

What: General Meeting
When: Wednesday, February 12 at 4pm
Where: EC 2300
Florida International University
10555 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33174
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Join OSDC at CS Graduate Seminars – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Find out more about OSDC and our international projects at CS Graduate Seminars (UCLA)

Speaker: Dr.Heidi L.Alvarezlogoblueback
CIARA – Florida International University

Title: Open Science Data Cloud
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Room: CS 201
Calendar: Seminars
Contact: Edna Todd
Hosted by Prof Paul Eggert

See presentation here | Event Info here.

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OSDC at SC13 in Denver

Denver, CO, November 17 – 22, 2013


OSDC participating at SC13 with Session “Collaborative Opportunities with the Open Science Data Cloud”. For a quarter of a century, the Supercomputing Conference has served as the crossroads for the entire HPC community. From users and program managers to colleagues and vendors…from government to private industry to academia…SC has provided unparalleled cooperation, unequaled collaboration, and unmatched exposure.

And what better place to celebrate our 25th year than in Denver, Colorado? Located near the center of the continental United States, at the convergence of mountain and prairie, where high-rise buildings greet open range and the earth touches the sky, Denver is a community boldly moving into the future.

Spotlighting the most advanced scientific and technical applications in the world, SC13 will bring together the international supercomputing community for an exceptional program of technical papers, tutorials and timely research posters. The SC13 Exhibition Hall will feature exhibits of the latest and greatest technologies from industry, academia and government research organizations; many of these technologies will be seen for the first time in Denver.

OSDC/LAC presence at SC13

OSDC Birds of a Feather | Website

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Learn More About the Open Science Data Cloud: Webconference 10/16 – Register Now

demo_bannerThe Open Science Data Cloud is one of the world’s largest open-source general purpose science clouds. Designed to serve medium to large sized research projects with big data needs, the OSDC manages and operates a secure and scalable cloud computing infrastructure shareable to all members of a lab or project.   If you or your lab are looking for a computing platform for your research, look no further than the OSDC.

We give out modest resource requests absolutely FREE to selected labs on our existing resources.  If your group wants to consider using the OSDC for a larger project, we can discuss additional ways to fund a resource dedicated to your project.  You can rely on the OSDC team’s expertise to build, manage, and operate your computing infrastructure in an easily scalable way.   Using the OSDC lets your team focus on what’s important – Research and Results!

On Wednesday, October 16th at 11am CT, we’ll be giving a webconference demo of the OSDC so scientists and researchers can understand more about how this valuable asset will facilitate their research.   To register, please fill out the form at:

The OSDC also has 1PB of public data in a wide variety of disciplines, customizable and sharable user-driven images and snapshots for computing, connections to fast research networks, a user-friendly support page with video tutorials, and a friendly and fast support ticketing response system.

Apply for an OSDC account:

Sign up for the web conference demo:

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)


General Information
Program Title: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Synopsis of Program:
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Cognizant Program Officer(s):
Please note that the following information is current at the time of publishing. See program website for any updates to the points of contact.

Applications, contact: GRF Operations Center, telephone: (866) 673-4737, email:
Gisele T. Muller-Parker, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email:
Pushpalatha Murthy, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email:
Doris L. Carver, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email:

More information here.

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OSDC PIRE Edinburgh Workshop 2013

cropped-OSDCPIRE2-300x78OSDC teams returned this week from the second annual OSDC PIRE workshop on Big Data in Edinburgh.   The OSDC PIRE program is funded by the NSF.   Each year,  young researchers and experts gather in Edinburgh for a series of lectures and hands on workshops designed to help train promising students how to work with Big Data.

You can learn more about the program on the OSDC PIRE  Page or view photos of the 2013 Edinburgh Workshop on Facebook or Flickr (search for OSDC-PIRE Group).

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