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SDSC Mourns the Loss of Allan Snavely

July 16, 2012

Dr. Allan Snavely, a widely recognized expert in high-performance computing whose innovative thinking led to the development of the Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, July 14. He was 49.

SDSC’s CIPRES Science Gateway Clarifies Branches in Evolution’s ‘Tree of Life’

July 3, 2012

A new Web resource developed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is helping thousands of researchers worldwide unravel the enigmas of phylogenetics, the study of evolutionary relationships among virtually every species on the planet.

ICCS 2012 Workshop Highlights Advances in Kepler Scientific Workflows

June 28, 2012

A first-time workshop highlighting the latest advances in the Kepler Scientific Workflow System brought together researchers and computational scientists to discuss a wide array of innovative uses for the software application, ranging from data curation of natural science collections to facilitating nuclear fusion computations.

Record Attendance for SDSC’s StudentTECH Summer Program

June 20, 2012

A record 340 middle and high school students have signed up for a wide range of science and technology workshops as part of 2012 StudentTECH Summer Program, organized by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego.

SDSC Supercharges its ‘Data Oasis’ Storage System

June 5, 2012

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has completed the deployment of its Lustre-based Data Oasis parallel file system, with four petabytes (PB) of capacity and 100 gigabytes per second (GB/s), to handle the data-intensive needs of the center’s new Gordon supercomputer.

SDSC to Host Summer Institute for Geosciences August 6-10

May 24, 2012

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, will host its ninth annual Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists (CSIG’12) August 6-10. Since 2004, CSIG has been funded each year by a grant from the Earth Science Division (EAR) of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

SDSC to Host “Summer Institute” Supercomputer Workshop August 6-10

May 24, 2012

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is expanding upon its successful Gordon Summer Institute program to include both its Gordon and Trestles supercomputers, with participants invited to focus on specific challenges in their areas of data-intensive research.

Defining the Agenda for “Big Data” Benchmarking

May 18, 2012

The move to data-driven science and decision-making is necessitating the need for a comprehensive benchmarking of ‘big data’ applications as well as price/performance across the board, according to attendees at a recent workshop organized by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego.

New Understanding of ‘Copper Pump’ in Cells Could Prime Discovery of Anti-Cancer Drugs

May 16, 2012

A team of University of California, San Diego researchers has made new discoveries about a copper-transporting protein in the membranes of human cells that drug-discovery scientists can co-opt for the development of new anti-cancer drugs.

SDSC Announces Summer Supercomputing Program for Undergraduates

May 3, 2012

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego has announced a 10-week computational science program to provide a limited number of undergraduate students with paid, hands-on experience using Gordon, the center’s new data-intensive supercomputer.
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