Indiana University Innovations on Display at SC13

November 14, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. and DENVER, Colo., Nov. 14 — Processing massive amounts of polar ice sheet data. Teaching school kids how to program robots. Operating NASA’s science network. Setting the standard for managing sensitive health information. It has been a productive year for Indiana University IT experts and researchers – and these accomplishments and more will be on display at the Supercomputing 2013 conference (SC13) in Denver from November 17 to 22.

IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) and Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) will host the “Moving at the Speed of Innovation” exhibit in booth #1317. IU will highlight emerging and revolutionary projects that advance the national research agenda in big data, exascale computing, networking, cybersecurity, user environments, experimental systems and education and outreach.

“Indiana University has long been known as an innovator in the advancement of high performance computing and networking technologies,” said Craig Stewart, PTI executive director and associate dean of Research Technologies.  “At SC13, IU will continue to distinguish itself with a full lineup of exhibits from PTI and the GlobalNOC—two world-class organizations that embody the university’s commitment to scholarly innovation, groundbreaking research and discovery.”

The IU team has taken a leadership role in organizing SC13. Matt Link, director of systems for IU’s Research Technologies division, is a member of the conference steering committee – its top-level organizing group. Additionally, IU network engineers will continue a decades-long tradition of operating SCinet, a leading-edge network equipped with OpenFlow-capable switches from vendors such as IBM. SCinet will address the high performance computing, storage and networking needs of all SC13 exhibitors and attendees.

Visitors to IU’s booth can engage in a variety of demonstrations and presentations, including:

  • Big Red II and large-scale text mining on HathiTrust Corpus, by Guangchen Ruan and Beth Plale
  • COMMAND.PLAN.EXECUTE: An interactive natural language understanding and planning system, by Maciej Brodowicz and Tim Gilmanov
  • Distributed computing: Enabling IU researchers using the Open Science Grid, by Rob Quick and Kyle Gross
  • Polar Research Operations Center: Field cyberinfrastructure operations and data management, by Richard Knepper and Matt Standish
  • NASA’s Operation IceBridge, by Richard Knepper, Justin Miller and Matt Standish
  • High-performance HIPAA: Institutional strategies and tactics for managing protected health information, by William K. Barnett
  • National Center for Genome Analysis Support, by William K. Barnett, Carrie Ganote and Richard LeDuc
  • SEAD Virtual Archive: Tool for data preservation in sustainability science, by Kavitha Chandrasekar and Beth Plale
  • Gyrokinetic toroidal code using ParalleX, by Matthew Anderson and Maciej Brodowicz
  • Large graphs on Big Red II, by Matthew Anderson and Maciej Brodowicz
  • GlobalNOC Worldview, by Ed Balas
  • International Networking at IU: Connecting the world’s research and education communities, by Jennifer Schopf
  • OpenFlow in support of research, by Steve Wallace
  • Visualizing NOAA’s N-Wave, by Rhonda Lange and Paul Love
  • Trustworthy scientific computing, by Von Welch
  • Immersive tools to support interactive and data-intensive visualization, by Bill Sherman and Michael Boyles
  • Interactive visualization with a cluster: Remote rendering and interactivity via the abstract rendering framework, by Joseph A. Cottam, Andrew Lumsdaine and Peter Wang
  • The living canvas: Painting with chloroplasts, by Margaret Dolinsky and Roger Hangarter
  • Supporting science gateways with Apache Airavata, by Suresh Marru and Marlon Pierce
  • Ready, Set, Robots!: Early development of STEM interest in K-12, by Robert Ping, Kurt Seiffert, Jenett Tillotson and George Turner

In addition, conference attendees are invited to visit the IU booth and speak to our experts at the following dates and times:

  • Andrew Lumsdaine, director, IU Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST): Wed., Nov. 20, 10-11am (MST)
  • Beth Plale, director, IU Data to Insight Center: Tues, Nov. 19, 3-4pm; Wed., Nov. 20, 11am to noon (MST)
  • Craig Stewart, executive director, IU Pervasive Technology Institute: Tues., Nov. 19, noon to 2pm (MST)
  • Von Welch, deputy director, IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research: Tues., Nov. 19, 1-3pm; Wed., Nov. 20, 1-3pm (MST)

IU will also have a strong presence at the main conference. Events and presentations will take place at the following times:

  • Early evolution of a star cluster in the galactic tidal field, a scientific visualization showcase exhibit by David Reagan: Monday, 6-9pm
  • Nuclear pasta, a scientific visualization showcase exhibit by David Reagan: Monday, 6-9pm
  • Early evolution of a star cluster in the galactic tidal field, a scientific visualization showcase by the IU Advanced Visualization Lab team: Tuesday, 5:15-7pm
  • Science and scientific workflows: Putting workflows to work, a birds of a feather session led by Marlon Pierce: Tuesday, 5:30-7pm
  • Nuclear pasta, scientific visualization showcase by the IU Advanced Visualization Lab team: Tuesday, 5:15-7pm
  • CASC HIPAA Working Group meeting, chaired by William K. Barnett: Wednesday morning
  • Super-R: Supercomputing and R for data-intensive analysis, a birds of a feather session led by Hui Zhang with Eric Wernert presenting: Wednesday, 5:30-7pm
  • VISTech workshop: Visualization Infrastructure and Systems Technology, co-chaired by Eric Wernert with Bill Sherman presenting: Friday, 8:30am to 12pm

As the largest event of its kind, SC13 brings together leading scientists and researchers from around the globe, as well as representatives from top universities, companies and organizations in the supercomputing field. For a complete schedule of IU events at SC13, see http://pti.iu.edu/sc13. For more information about SC13, visithttp://sc13.supercomputing.org.

About Pervasive Technology Institute

Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University is a world-class organization dedicated to the development and delivery of innovative information technology to advance research, education, industry and society. Supported in part by a $15 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, PTI brings together researchers and technologists from a range of disciplines and organizations, including the IU School of Informatics and Computing at Bloomington, the IU Maurer School of Law, and University Information Technology Services at Indiana University. For more about PTI, visit pti.iu.edu.

About the Global Research Network Operations Center

The Global Research Network Operations Center at Indiana University is the premier operations and engineering organization supporting advanced international, national, regional and local high-performance research and education networks. GlobalNOC plays a major role in transforming the face of digital science, research and education in Indiana, the US, and the world by providing unparalleled network operations and engineering needed for reliable and cost-effective access to specialized facilities for research and education. For more about GlobalNOC, visit www.globalnoc.iu.edu.

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Source: Indiana University

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