Yearly Archives: 2017

RENCI scientist set to join the ranks of Climate Reality Leaders

As the Climate Reality Project website says: Ordinary people face challenges. Climate Reality Leaders embrace them. RENCI’s Chris Lenhardt, an environmental data science and systems expert, will join the ranks of these leaders when he attends three days of training Oct. 17 – 19 to become part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. The Leadership […]

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Data Fellows project aims to make storm surge predictions faster and more accurate

By Nelson Tull Note: Nelson Tull is a graduate student in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. His faculty advisor, Casey Dietrich, is an NCDS Data Fellow conducting research to improve hurricane and storm surge guidance to emergency managers in North Carolina’s coastal counties. Dietrich’s Data Fellows research builds on previous work […]

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NSF-funded undergraduate researchers get a taste of life at RENCI

On July 21, RENCI hosted 11 students and two professors from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program allows undergraduates to actively participate in research in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research […]

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BRAIN-I project uses RENCI cyberinfrastructure called xDCI to manage brain microscopy images

Sharing massive image files just became easier Today’s advanced microscopes have revolutionized biology by giving scientists the ability to view 3D biological structures at the cellular and molecular level. However, that ability has created another problem: How to share and manage massive image files that can each be as large as 1 terabyte (TB), with […]

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iRODS Consortium welcomes OCF as newest member

UK-based technical support provider will now have a role in future iRODS development CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCF, an organization that specializes in supporting the data challenges of private and public organizations in the UK, is the latest organization to join the iRODS Consortium, the membership-based foundation that leads development and support of the integrated […]

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RENCI to lead $3 million project aimed at enabling safe and secure data sharing

CHAPEL HILL, NC – RENCI and partners at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Indiana University and the city of Durham, NC, will work together on a project that aims to allow scientists to share and analyze data across institutional boundaries while keeping that data safe and in compliance with regulations that control data location, availability, movement […]

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Presentations at upcoming meeting highlight worldwide uses of iRODS

Go to irods.org to register for the 2017 User Group Meeting at Utrecht University UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Users will take the spotlight during the annual iRODS User Group Meeting, which will feature at least 20 user presentations highlighting the many industries, government agencies, and research institutes who depend on iRODS to manage their data. […]

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A sneak peek at iRODS User Group Meeting technology previews

New plugins to be highlighted; register now at irods.org The worldwide iRODS community will gather June 13 – 15 for the first User Group Meeting to be held at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Along with use cases and presentations by iRODS users from at least seven countries, the meeting will offer a glimpse at […]

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SAA award winning book has RENCI, UNC connections

The Waldo Gifford Leland Award is presented annually by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) to an author or authors in recognition of “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice.” It’s an achievement worth bragging about, and this year, bragging rights belong to Philip C. Bantin, director […]

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25th GENI Conference looks towards the future of advanced networking

The 25th GENI Engineering Conference hosted by Florida International University in March provided an excellent forum for over 100 participants from industry, academia and government to come together and discuss a variety of issues relevant to testbeds for at-scale experimentation in networking and distributed systems. Topics discussed included: Interoperability between GENI and other U.S. and […]

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