Perverse Incentives? How Economics (Mis-)shaped Academic Science

July 12, 2017

The unintended consequences of how we fund academic research—in the U.S. and elsewhere—are strangling innovation, putting universities into debt and creatin Read more…

By Ken Chiacchia, Senior Science Writer, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

The Week in HPC Research

March 7, 2013

The top research stories of the week include novel methods of data race detection; a comparison of predictive laws; a review of FPGA's promise; GPU virtualization using PCI Direct pass-through; and an analysis of the Amazon Web Services High-IO platform. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Week in HPC Research

February 7, 2013

The top research stories of the week have been hand-selected from prominent science journals and leading conference proceedings. Here's another diverse set of items, including GPGPU programming challenges, checkpoint-restart for HPC cloud applications, some distributed computing primers, novel methods for detecting concurrency errors, and the latest patent applications. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Free Lectures: Cloud, Virtualization, MapReduce and More

January 7, 2013

Several lectures from the VSCSE Summer School on Science Clouds are now available for viewing on YouTube. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Student Projects Highlight Cloud’s Potential

January 4, 2013

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. Read more…

By Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti

Cloud “Handbook” Provides Academic, Enterprise Balance

October 19, 2010

While the market is already flooded with books about cloud computing, Springer has released The Handbook of Cloud Computing, which provides insights from experts in academia, laboratories and enterprise into a solid, detailed reference work with information for HPC cloud use. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Can University IT, Privacy, and Security Personnel Fan Away Clouds?

March 30, 2010

University IT departments of all sizes are facing the dilemma of a dramatic shift away from control over university data via storage and transfer on their own networks as more students and faculty are taking their business to the cloud. This represents a "generational shift" in models that requires swift governance action to protect privacy and security rather than urges for students and staff to avoid the cloud in favor of less functional and easy to use cloud-based technologies. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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