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
- Sunday 11/17
- Monday 11/18
- Exhibition Press Tour 6-7pm
- Exhibition Opening Gala 7-9pm
- Tuesday 11/19
- Wednesday 12/20
- Thursday 12/21
- Exhibition Open 10am-3pm
- Demonstrations of Computational Genomic Analytics at 100 Gbps Across a National Data-Intensive Computational Science Testbed at SC13: Joe Mambretti, Bob Grossman, Don Pruess - 10:45-11:00am
- Demonstrations of 100 Gbps Services and Technologies Supporting HPC Clouds at SC13: Joe Mambretti, Robert Grossman, Rod Wilson, Marc Lyonnais, Jim Chen - 11:15-11:30am
- Demonstrations of Data-Scope at 100 Gbps Across a National Data-Intensive Computational Science Testbed at SC13:
Joe Mambretti, Alex Szalay, Jan Vandenberg, Jack Wells, Jason Hill, Ryan Adamson, Daniel Pelfrey, Scott Kock, Eli Dart, Tom Lehman, Robert Grossman - 11:30-11:45am
- The UDT Forum: A Community for UDT Developers and Users: Allison Heath, Robert Grossman - 12:15-1:15pm
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The 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: https://www.opensciencedatacloud.org/demoregister/
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: http://opensciencedatacloud.org/apply/
Sign up for the web conference demo: https://www.opensciencedatacloud.org/demoregister/
SUMMARY OF PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
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: email@example.com
Gisele T. Muller-Parker, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pushpalatha Murthy, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: email@example.com
Doris L. Carver, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information here.
OSDC 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).
Science Meeting in Namibia to showcase results and plans to people involved in hydrologic management including government and private sector.
The visit to Namibia included discussions with Guido Van Langenhove, director of the Namibia Department of Hydrology, about requirements for establishing a hydrologic model for prediction of flooding on the OKavango River. The desire is to set up the CREST hydrologic model at a courser resolution, either 4km or 12.5km, instead of the current 1km resolution in order to decrease computational time requirements. The hydrologic model will be calibrated using cloud-computing capacity to exploit the parallel nature of the calibration problem.
Additional discussions about model physics were had with a general understanding that the physics in the CREST model would be sufficient for use now but that heterogeneity in soils across the watershed must be dealt with in order for the hydrologic model to produce useful predictions. The Okavango watershed features head waters with soils that are easily saturated, which then produce a large volume of surface run-off while the rest of the watershed features sandy soils, which are not conductive to producing surface run-off.
Ground validation activities in Namibia include collecting GPS data points along the edge of the water via helicopter and boats provided by the Department of Hydrology. The edge of the water was mapped by traveling along the waters edge in a boat with a GPS logger, taking notes on the approximate distance to land, and documenting the land-water interface with pictures. Helicopter activities include using GPS loggers and cameras to document flooded grassy areas as well as areas known to be problematic to the satellite retrieval of inundation. These areas are documented so that improvements to the satellite retrieval algorithms can be made or in some cases so that these areas can be flagged as grasslands with no retrieval possible.