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)

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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 Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program will provide three years of funding to RENCI’s Network Research and Infrastructure group and to partners in the Duke University computer science department and Duke’s Office of Information Technology. Read more

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U.S. EPA announced as newest member of National Consortium for Data Science

EPA-frontpageCHAPEL HILL, NC – The United States Environmental Protection Agency is the latest organization to join the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to capitalize on the opportunities of big data and advance data science.

The U.S. EPA, which works with massive amounts of environmental data in its efforts to protect human health and the environment, joins Deloitte, Drexel University, EMC, GE, IBM, MCNC, North Carolina State University, RENCI, RTI International, UNC Charlotte, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro, and UNC General Administration as NCDS members. As a member, EPA representatives will be able to participate in NCDS events, workshops, and working groups and will collaborate with other consortium members to develop strategies for utilizing big data and advancing data science education.   Read more

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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. – 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in the Wasatch Room on the second floor of the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, 215 S. Temple. To reserve a seat at the workshop and view more information, click here.

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As hurricane heads up coast, a RENCI supercomputer swings into action

Models this week show storm surge from Hurricane Matthew could be as high as 12 feet in some coastal areas.

Models this week show storm surge from Hurricane Matthew could be as high as 12 feet in some coastal areas.

CHAPEL HILL, NC – As Hurricane Matthew slowly makes it way toward the U.S., RENCI’s Dell PowerEdge supercomputer, named Hatteras for the home of North Carolina’s most famous Outer Banks lighthouse, is working overtime to model the storm surge that Matthew could bring to communities along the Eastern Seaboard.   Read more

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South Big Data Hub announces awards that apply data science to regional challenges

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Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech leads one of the three research teams that received awards through the South Big Data Hub Spokes program.

Awards part of $11 million in National Science Foundation Big Data Hub “Spoke” awards

Three research teams in the Southern U.S. will receive funding for projects designed to use data science and data analytics to address challenges related to healthcare, environmental sustainability, and updating and improving power grids. The funding will be awarded through the “Big Data Spokes” program of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Big Data Regional Innovation Hub initiative.

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RENCI teams with Indiana, ISI on Pegasus cybersecurity project

IT-data-security-1CHAPEL HILL, NC – RENCI will work with Indiana University and the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the University of Southern California on a new project to strengthen the integrity of data, giving researchers added assurance and trust in computational science. Read more

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Learn about using iRODS and the iRODS Consortium at free SC16 workshop

SC attendees will have the chance to attend a free workshop on using iRODS.

SC16 attendees will have the chance to attend a free workshop on using iRODS.

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. Read more

HydroShare extends the reach of breakthrough National Water Model

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The National Water Model will help to mitigate disasters such as the recent flooding in Louisiana shown here. HydroShare and iRODS are helping to bring the model to a wider community of scientists and practitioners.

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. Read more

iRODS Consortium welcomes Bayer as the latest global enterprise member of the consortium

bayer_logo2CHAPEL HILL, NC – The iRODS Consortium welcomes Bayer, a global life science company with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture, as the latest consortium member. Read more

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iRODS developers and consortium members plan busy week at SC16

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Need to Take Control of Your Data? Visit iRODS in Booth 3628

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Attendees of SC16 who are interested in open source data management will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) and the new iRODS 4.2, which will be released just in time for the conference.

iRODS, is free open source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization. A team of software engineers based at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC-Chapel Hill develop iRODS and the software is sustained by the iRODS Consortium, a membership-based organization with 15 active members in the U.S. and Europe. SC16 attendees can visit the RENCI booth on the SC show floor (#3628) during regular exhibit hours to learn about what’s new in iRODS 4.2, hear case studies, and see demonstrations from iRODS developers and Consortium members. Free iRODS t-shirts will be available to conference participants who attend a presentation in the booth. Read more

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