Category Archives: Spotlight

RENCI to lead one of 12 projects to create an NIH Data Commons

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has tapped the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RENCI, a UNC technology research institute, to lead a project that is part of a nationwide effort to develop an NIH Data Commons, a shared virtual space where biomedical researchers can easily and securely work with data, analytical […]

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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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Students and employers from across NC connect at data science career event

Want to be competitive in the job market? Skills in data collection, organization, and analysis are keys to thriving in today’s economy. In a recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management, more than half of the organizations surveyed say they expect to hire more candidates with data analysis skills over the next five […]

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Podcast features interviews with iRODS leadership

iRODS Consortium Executive Director Jason Coposky and Chief Technologist Terrell Russell were interviewed on the Research, Computing & Engineering Podcast in an episode published on Jan. 27.

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A data center upgrade for a data-rich world

What is a data center? Ask any number of technologists or scientists and you will probably get a wide range of answers, in part because the data center concept changes as the technologies that power them change. In the 1960s and 70s, as scientists began to exploit new technological research tools, data centers began popping […]

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New research project aims to translate biomedical data for better healthcare, research, and policy-making

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Data is ubiquitous in both clinical settings and in biomedical research labs. It includes disease symptoms noted by healthcare professionals, lab results from tests done on patients, information about clinical procedures and the effects of specific drugs, evidence about the environmental and socioenvironmental factors that impact diseases and disease treatments, the […]

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RENCI and the Coastal Resilience Center partnership honored with 2016 HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) have been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis […]

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RENCI teams with Duke on networking research to make science more productive

NSF grant will address security issues of Network Infrastructure as a Service (NIaaS) CHAPEL HILL, NC – RENCI will lead a $1 million research project to securely automate and monitor the creation of virtual “superfacilities” that link scientists to multiple resources to increase their productivity. The award from the National Science Foundation’s Cybersecurity Innovation for […]

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iRODS team offers free workshop at SC16

IRODS: From Prototype to Production will be sponsored by DDN SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Attendees of SC16 who are interested in federated data management will have the chance to learn about iRODS and the iRODS Consortium at a free workshop sponsored by consortium member DDN. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. – […]

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HydroShare extends the reach of breakthrough National Water Model

The national water science community has been abuzz since August, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its new high resolution National Water Model (NWM), a system that simulates the flow of rivers and streams throughout the continental United States in more detail than ever before possible.

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