With the computing revolution well underway, computer science undergirds nearly every facet of modern life. Discovery and innovation are increasingly computational endeavors, not just in scientific research, but in medicine, business, humanities and the arts. As a field of study, computer science is attracting many of the most talented minds of our time. Graduates from Read more…
As the saying goes, to outcompete, a nation or business must out-compute. An explosion in the number of computationally-driven disciplines has created a huge demand for highly-trained scientists and engineers. Congress is currently considering a bill that would help bridge the skills gap and bolster national competitiveness. The Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536) seeks Read more…
According to Dr. Thom Dunning from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, science and engineering research has been revolutionized by computation but, to date computing has largely been used to organize, prepare for and disseminate courses. Dunning says that “The potential of using these technologies to teach students the fundamental principles of a subject through authentic Read more…
We’ve scoured the journals and conference proceedings to bring you the top research stories of the week. This diverse set of items includes the latest CAREER award recipient; the push to bring parallel computing to the classroom; HPC in accelerator science; the emerging Many-Task Computing paradigm; and a unified programming model for data-intensive computing.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Complutense_University_of_Madrid_Image_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”104″ />If ideas are what will help students to survive outside the classroom, creative use of technologies like cloud computing will help them to change the world. Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti shares current student Master’s Thesis projects that leverage cloud computing and open source tools in order to carry out high-value research, despite budgetary constraints.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/presidential_seal_small.png” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”92″ />With the looming US elections just days away, it’s worth considering what effect the choice for President will have on federal science and technology policies for the next four years. While this is hardly a hot button issue in most voters’ minds, these policies will have a much bigger impact on the quality of people’s lives than the political soundbites currently being sprayed across the public airwaves.
Amazon pulls back the covers on its cloud business, touts public sector adoption.
Current financial pressures have led educational institutions to look for a more sustainable and innovative way of managing their services, this includes the IT infrastructure that underpins the teaching and learning. The author proposes a cloud-based solution for implementing disaster recovery and business continuity at the college level.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Lomonsov_MSU_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”115″ height=”90″ />The second year of “Supercomputing Education” project in Russia has completed. The idea for the project was presented to the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, back in 2009. The work was immediately approved and scheduled for the 2010–2012 timeframe, with the implementation assigned to Lomonosov Moscow State University, the university that hosts the largest supercomputing center of Russia.
In addition to benefiting a host of industrial and formal research workloads, cloud computing is proving to be an invaluable tool for university students. By developing Master Thesis projects related to this technology, students can complement their standard education and perhaps even create the next scientific breakthrough or successful software startup in the process. What follows is a showcasing of the work done by a group of students at the Complutense University of Madrid.