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Upcoming Local (Free!) HPC Events

Here are several upcoming, no-cost high performance computing (HPC) workshops in New England:

September 9 & 10, 2015 - Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Developer Training Event , Courtyard by Marriot Boston Cambridge, MA:

September 9 registration:

http://conta.cc/1JmT4Ac

September 10 registration (attendance at 9/9 event required for 9/10 registration):

Recommended Reading, August 2015

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 ScienceNet in Testing Stages

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. 

RCC on the Road

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. 

Recommended Reading, July 2015

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.

The tagline on this article drew us in, “New network design exploits cheap, power-efficient flash memory without sacrificing speed.” From MIT NewsCutting Cost and Power Consumption for Big Data, http://bit.ly/1eciW9I

Feedback for the Future

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.

And the Bronze Medal Goes to…

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.

RCC Reports from South By Southwest (SXSW)

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 Welcomes Terry Ridgeway

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!

Morse Hall Rooftop Chiller Testing 3/9/15 - 3/13-15

Facilities is testing RCC’s newly installed back-up rooftop chiller during the week of March 9th.  The Lenharth Data Center in Morse Hall is cooled by the UNH chiller plant.  Facilities will attempt an auto fail-over to test that the system switches automatically from the Campus Loop to the rooftop chiller.  The rooftop chiller is to be used to cool the 2,000 square foot data center in the event that there is a failure of the UNH chiller plant.

Questions can be directed to RCC’s Associate Director, Rob Anderson at rea@sr.unh.edu.

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