Larry Smarr Helps NCSA Celebrate 30th Anniversary

September 20, 2016

Throughout the past year, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has been celebrating its 30th anniversary. On Friday, Larry Smarr, whose unsolicited 1983 proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) begat NCSA in 1985 and helped spur NSF to create not one but five national centers for supercomputing, gave a celebratory talk at NCSA. Read more…

By John Russell

Gravitational Waves Detected! Historic LIGO Success Strikes Chord with Larry Smarr

February 12, 2016

By now you’ve likely heard that scientists reported detecting the long-sought gravitational waves; this is roughly a 100 years since their prediction by Einst Read more…

By John Russell

From Quantified Self to Personalized Medicine

November 6, 2014

The University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Lecture series recently welcomed Calit2 luminary Larry Smarr to speak on a very inte Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

One Cloud to Rule Them All

December 6, 2011

Calit2's Larry Smarr examines the implications of an increasingly-networked world. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SDSC Puts Data at Center Stage

September 7, 2010

The naming of Michael Norman as director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) last week was long overdue. SDSC has been without an official director for more than 14 months, with Norman filling the spot as the interim head since last July. The appointment could mark something of a comeback for the center, which has not only gone director-less during this time, but has been operating without a high-end supercomputer as well. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Reflections on the NSF Supercomputer Center Program

January 4, 2010

In a position paper for community input at NSF's Future of High Performance Computing Workshop in early December, Calit2 Director Larry Smarr reviewed the successes, failures and continuing challenges of the NSF supercomputing program that he helped create. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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