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Michael Zentner Named PI of SGCI & Joins SDSC to Lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group

Michael Zentner has been named as director of Sustainable Scientific Software at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Zentner, who was previously at Purdue University and a co-PI of SGCI, has also been named as PI of the SGCI. Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, who has been the director and PI of SGCI since its founding in 2016, will retire on June 30 after 26 years at SDSC. Read the full story published by SDSC . 

SCUDEM IV 2019 - SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling For High School Students and Undergraduates

SCUDEM IV 2019 - SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling provides teams of three students from high school and undergraduate programs to select one of three problems in physics/engineering, chemistry/life science, or social science, and use differential equations modeling to address the problem over a week-long period at their home school. Teams then gather with their coach/mentor for Challenge Saturday on November 9, 2019, in local sites around the world to share their...

SGCI Intern Reflects on Computing4Change Experience at SC18

Back in July 2018, we announced that Thomas Johnson III, a student at Elizabeth City State University and 2018 SGCI intern , had been selected to compete in the inaugural Computing4Change competition at SC18 . In this recent post on the SC website , Johnson reflects on his experience at the competition, which he says was one of the best experiences he's had during his college career. In the article, Johnson also mentions his SGCI internship at the Texas Advanced Computing...

SDSC Webinar “A Quick Introduction to Machine Learning With Comet,” June 11, 2019

SDSC will host a webinar on “A Quick Introduction to Machine Learning With Comet” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 11:00am to 12:30pm. Machine learning is an interdisciplinary field focused on the study and construction of computer systems that can learn from data without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning techniques can be used to uncover patterns in your data and gain insights into your problem. This webinar provides an overview of the fundamental machine learning algorithms and...

NSF OAC CI Webinar Series—"Science Gateways: What are they and how can they boost your research?" Presented by Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, April 18, 2019

The webinar recording is available here .  As part of the NSF OAC CI Webinar series , SGCI's Nancy Wilkins-Diehr will present "Science Gateways: What are they and how can they boost your research" on April 18, 2019, at 2 pm ET.  Abstract: Founded in 2016, the Science Gateways Community Institute (http://www.sciencegateways.org) was one of the NSF’s first two software institutes funded via the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure’s Software Infrastructure for...

A Gateway of a Different Sort—Physical Not Virtual

The HPCwire article, "CERN Unveils Its Science Gateway Project," discusses a science gateway of a different sort, which will be a physical facility for scientific education and outreach in Geneva, Switzerland.  "As part of its mission to educate and engage the public in science, and to share knowledge and technology with society, CERN is launching the Science Gateway, a new facility for scientific education and outreach. The purpose of the project is to create a hub of scientific...

Workshop on Best Practices and Tools for Computational and Data-Intensive Research at ICS 2019, June 26, 2019

The ICS 2019 International Conference on Supercomputing will take place in Phoenix, AZ., June 26-28, 2019. The main conference workshop, entitled Workshop on Best Practices and Tools for Computational and Data-Intensive Research , will feature SGCI as well as XSEDE, CyVerse, MolSSI, and CaRC.   Chat with SGCI staff members  Sandra Gesing  and Maytal Dahan while you're there! Workshop on Best Practices and Tools for Computational and Data-Intensive...

San Diego Supercomputer Center's Annual High Performance Computing and Data Science Summer Institute, August 5-9, 2019

The San Diego Supercomputer Center's annual week-long workshop focuses on a broad spectrum of introductory-to-intermediate topics in High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Science. The High Performance Computing and Data Science Summer Institute welcomes researchers from academia and industry, especially in domains not traditionally engaged in supercomputing, or who have problems that cannot typically be solved using local computing resources. This year's Summer Institute continues...

Internet2 and NSF Announce Selection of First-Phase Research Proposals for Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS) Project

Internet2 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) confirmed the selection of six proposals for the first phase of the Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS) project that was first  announced in November 2018.  The E-CAS project comprises two phases of NSF-funded, campus-based research that will be supported in part through contributions from Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud to produce a deeper understanding of the use of cloud computing in accelerating...

Science Node Article: Join the Gateways 2019 conference

By Nayiri Mullinix Join the Gateways 2019 conference Gateways 2019 offers gateway creators and enthusiasts the chance to connect, learn, share, and shape the future of gateways. Early-bird registration will open in late June. Science gateways bring together components of advanced cyberinfrastructure—data collections, instruments, supercomputers, clouds, collaboration capabilities, and analytical tools—behind streamlined, user-friendly interfaces. The 4th annual Gateways...