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Bridges-2 Webinar, May 28, 2020

Bridges-2 Webinar, Thursday, May 28, 11am ET. Register here . This will be an hour-long informative and interactive webinar about the highly anticipated new supercomputer Bridges-2. Bridges-2 is funded by the National Science Foundation and will provide transformative capability for rapidly evolving, computation-intensive, and data-intensive research, creating opportunities for collaboration and convergence research. The webinar will highlight: System features, including...

XSEDE Webinar: Introduction to Expanse, June 18, 2020

Introduction to Expanse will be presented on June 18, 2020, by Mahdhar Tatineni , Ph.D., SDSC User Support Group Lead, Research Programmer Analyst The webinar will provide an introduction to Expanse, the upcoming NSF funded HPC resource at SDSC. Detailed information will be provided on the Expanse system architecture including the CPU, GPU nodes, and the InfiniBand network. An overview of the AMD Rome architecture and optimization guidelines will be provided with examples.  ...

Webinar: Social Media Analytics and the COVID-19 Infodemic, May 19, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: Social Media Analytics and the COVID-19 Infodemic May 19, 2020, 12pm Central Time Register:  https://lnkd.in/eUPmyAt. Join  Joseph T. Yun , the PI for the  Social Media Macroscope , for an upcoming webinar about Social Media Analytics and the COVID-19 'Infodemic'. Webinar Description: “We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health...

Science Node article "From biochemistry to bioinformatics: A doctoral career transformed by an internship" highlights SGCI intern Yuexi Chen

SGCI intern Yuexi Chen worked on the GenApp gateway during the summer of 2018. This Science Node article highlights how the internship shaped the course of her studies and career goals.

XSEDE ECSS Symposium: Gateway Production Monitoring & Essentials for a Successful XRAC Proposal, May 19, 2020

The next XSEDE ECSS Symposium will be  Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET . More information about the Symposium series and links to previous presentation can be found here:  https://www.xsede.org/for- users/ecss/ecss-symposium . Speaker: Kenneth Yoshimoto (SDSC) Title: Gateway Production Monitoring Abstract:  In order to monitor the function of a production gateway, Neuroscience Gateway (NSG), two programs were developed to test...

Neuroscience Gateway Will Grow Capabilities With New Awards

By Nayiri Mullinix The Neuroscience Gateway (NSG) has been serving the computational neuroscience community since 2013. With over 1,100 users as of April 2020, the NSG was designed to fulfill the needs of those analyzing large scale brain models to learn about various neuronal functions and more. Two recent awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health will allow a growing group of researchers to utilize the NSG. Most of this modeling has been done...

Citizen Science Project "Notes from Nature" Digitizes Millions of Plant Specimens Online

The Notes from Nature project allows citizen scientists to upload photos of specimens and to label them with useful data, which plays an important role in alleviating the bottleneck of specimens that need to be digitized. The project is hosted on the Zooniverse platform, an SGCI Client. Grant Miller, Zooinverse community manager, is a member of the SGCI Steering Committee. Read the article  Citizen Science Project "Notes from Nature" Digitizes Millions of Plant Specimens...

A Conversation With SGCI Co-PI Maytal Dahan

SGCI's Co-PI Maytal Dahan was interviewed for the most recent issue of Texascale, the magazine of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Read A Conversation With Maytal Dahan  to learn about her work with science gateways, how she got a start in a career in advanced computing, how gateways broaden access to high performance computing, and more.

UT Austin Team Working With SGCI Staff Release New Model Forecasting When States Likely to See Peak in COVID-19 Deaths

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have released a model that provides a daily estimate of fatalities from COVID-19 in the United States for the coming weeks. The model finds that the number of deaths almost certainly has not yet peaked and is not likely to peak in many states until after May 1, a finding that is in contrast to one of the most frequently cited models. The model was developed by several UT Austin researchers along with faculty and staff from the Texas...

Short Survey from Trustworthy Data Working Group: Scientific Data Security Concerns and Practices

The Trustworthy Data Working Group invites scientific researchers and the cyberinfrastructure professionals who support them to complete a short survey about scientific data security concerns and practices. The working group is a collaborative effort of Trusted CI, the four NSF Big Data Innovation Hubs, the NSF CI CoE Pilot, the Ostrom Workshop on Data Management and Information Governance, the NSF Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), the Indiana Geological and Water...