RENCI looks at InfoMesa as a tool in the SCR

CHAPEL HILL, NC, November 6, 2008 – The staff at RENCI’s engagement center on the UNC Chapel Hill campus have been using InfoMesa, a Technology Demonstrator being built by a community of developers and sponsored by Microsoft Life Science, as a tool for working with datasets in the center’s Social Computing Room (SCR). The SCR operates as a 360-degree desktop with visual displays running on all four walls, using 12 projectors behind each wall. Read more

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Weather Web stations set for installation

CHAPEL HILL, NC, November 6, 2008 – Alexander and Yancey counties will be home to new weather stations in November, providing residents and emergency responders access to real-time weather and climate data and students scientific data for classroom curricula as a result of the Renaissance Computing Institute’s (RENCI) Weather Web competition. Read more

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Blowing through Manhattan


Alan Huber spent an entire career with the US Environmental Protection Agency studying how pollutants disperse on the wind through urban environments. Read more

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RENCI roles out new emergency management tools at NCEMA fall conference

Clemmons, NC – The 2008 annual fall meeting of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association (NCEMA) featured a variety of resources and disaster management tools developed by RENCI. Read more

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RENCI, NC State astrophysicist create ‘explosive’ visualization

BALTIMORE—RENCI visualization researchers and John Blondin, an astrophysicist and professor in the NC State physics department, won the awards for Best Scientific and Best Overall Image at the Computational Engineering International (CEI) Visualization 2008 conference held recently in Baltimore. Read more

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RENCI, Duke, Infinera to collaborate on prototype experimental network framework

Chapel Hill, NC—A research team involving the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Duke University and Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) is one of 29 teams across the nation that will participate in the first phase of the National Science Foundation’s Global Environments for Network Innovation (GENI) project. Read more

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RENCI at ECU takes ROVER on the road

Greenville, NC—At East Carolina University (ECU), a newly outfitted and staffed RENCI Outreach Vehicle for Education and Research (ROVER) is fulfilling its potential on all fronts: education, research, and emergency response. Read more

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RENCI hosts Open House to introduce new Duke Engagement Center to campus community

DURHAM, NC, September 16, 2008 – The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at Duke University will host an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 14, featuring its newly completed research environments. Read more

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Lightning catchers

Collaboration means listening to the needs of your partners. So when emergency managers across North Carolina said they needed a better way to track lightning strikes, their partners at RENCI set out to apply technology and ingenuity to the problem.

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SDSC’s DICE team moves to North Carolina

August 27, 2008–The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now home to the world-renowned Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) group (formerly known as Data Intensive Computing Environments group), long of the San Diego’s Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego. Read more

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