The UNH Research Computing Center has seen a few share-worthy additions to its suite of services.
1) The starting point for RCC’s high performance computing (HPC) cluster is the GPX XT24 purchased by funds from Physics Professor Bill Hersman’s grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study Helium Methane Lasers. It has 16 graphic processor units (GPUs) and allows jobs to run 6-7 times faster per GPU than on RCC’s previous single GPU resource. The next researcher to be taking advantage of this new GPU system is Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Harish Vashisth.
Here’s a selection of research and computing-related articles to read by the beach or wherever you end up during these dog days of summer.
An explanation of clouds shaped like surfer waves from our friend, UNH researcher and Physics professor Jimmy Raeder. From Science Friday.com: Picture of the Week: Kelvin-Helmholtz Clouds, http://bit.ly/1E6OVog
UNH is preparing to go live with its much-anticipated Science DMZ. The Science DMZ, called ScienceNet, will support high performance science applications by enabling high-speed transfers of large data sets using a “friction free” network path, a dedicated high-performance Data Transfer Node (DTN), and a performance measurement/test node.
Philip Collins and Allan Wright are representing RCC at the 2015 Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) annual conference in Washington, DC July 20-21st, 2015. Also from UNH, Andy Glode is representing the office of Environmental Health and Safety.
The UNH Research Computing Center is big on sharing, so we’ve decided to present a selection of the interesting stuff we’ve found on the web this month related to big data, computational science, and programming. Enjoy.
On May 21st and 22nd RCC hosted two superstars in the realm of higher ed research computing; H. Birali Runesha, the Assistant Vice President for Research Computing and the Director of the Research Computing Center at the University of Chicago and Thomas R.
RCC’s Robert St. Lawrence was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service Contractor Recognition 2015 bronze medal for his outstanding work on the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA). Specifically, Bob was recognized for delivering technology to improve NOAA’s Arctic preparedness and leading technology standardization and best practices.
Philip Collins represented UNH at the 2015 installment of SXSW in Austin, TX. He represented one of three universities at the event and had the opportunity to meet alumni and others with an interest in UNH. Phil highlighted the great education available to UNH students, as well as the unique technologies developed by RCC and the excellent skills-building opportunities that are available to RCC’s student employees.
RCC is pleased to announce that Terry Ridgeway joined us in February of 2015 as our new Program Manager. We share Terry as a resource with the EOS BSC (Institute for Earth, Oceans, and Space Business Service Center).
Terry has a fascinating history of working with researchers and others in areas such as proposal writing, project management and process management. We’re looking to Terry to help RCC achieve important strategic initiatives and we’re so pleased to have her on board!