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NSF Rolls Out Innovative Cloud Testbeds

Aug 21, 2014 |

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced funding for two cloud testbeds, named “Chameleon” and “CloudLab.” A total award of $20 million to be split evenly between the projects will enable the academic research community to create and experiment with novel cloud architectures and potentially transformative applications. Along with developing next-generation cloud systems, the programs emphasize the Read more…

NSF Petaflopper Skips Retirement for New Life in Africa

Jul 15, 2014 |

Quick obsolescence goes hand-in-hand with cutting-edge technology. Supercomputing is no exception, and it’s not unusual for these great machines to have lifespans of only a few years. While some retired number crunchers go into storage to perhaps be reconstituted by a museum in a later decade, other systems have happier retirement stories. Such is the Read more…

Stampede Foreshadows Heterogenous Supercomputing

Jun 19, 2014 |

Supercomputers, and the people who run them, are the rock stars of the science and engineering world, enabling discoveries and facilitating crucial insights on some of the most challenging problems facing humanity. One of the world’s most powerful computing systems is Stampede, a key resource of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) that was funded Read more…

US Researcher Caught Mining for Bitcoins on NSF Iron

Jun 9, 2014 |

The National Science Foundation has banned a researcher for using agency-funded supercomputers to mine bitcoins, a virtual currency that can be converted into traditional currencies through exchange markets. According to a recently surfaced report from the National Science Foundation Office of the Inspector General, the NSF banned the unnamed researcher after receiving reports that NSF Read more…

Future Internet Program Goes from Design to Proof-of-Concept

May 14, 2014 |

This week, the NSF announced $15 million in awards “to develop, deploy and test future Internet architectures” – as the third stage of the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) program gets underway. First conceived in 2007, FIA aims to design, explore, and show proof of concept of computer networking architectures that could meet the needs of the Read more…

Theoretical Physicist Talks Quantum Computing Future

Sep 30, 2013 |

Theoretical physicist Dr. John Preskill, who is one of the leading researchers in the areas of quantum information, quantum computing and quantum error correction, presented some of his ideas in a recent Google Tech Talk.

XSEDE Launches Campus Bridging Initiative

Sep 26, 2013 |

XSEDE is announcing a new program – the campus bridging initiative – that aims to unify its diverse resources, making it easier for researchers to go back and forth between local clusters and national supercomputing resources.

LSU Launches Interactive Supercomputer

Sep 10, 2013 |

Researchers at Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation & Technology have deployed an interaction-oriented compute cluster, named Melete after the Greek muse of practice.

Iowa State Accelerates Science with GPU-Phi Supercomputer

Sep 6, 2013 |

Iowa State has taken delivery of its most powerful supercomputer yet. The 4,768 core “Cyence” HPC cluster – accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs and Intel Xeon Phis – is the touchstone of a $2.6 million project to revitalize HPC-based research at Iowa State…

Securing the National Power Grid

Sep 4, 2013 |

Before we connect the dots on national smart power grid strategy, we need to be able to ensure its safety from malevolent cyber attacks. A new NSF-funded endeavor aims to do just that…