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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Carolina Launch Pad aims to assist university-based IT entrepreneurs

CHAPEL HILL, NC, August 27, 2008—Carolina faculty, staff and students who want to turn their technological inventions and ideas into viable businesses have a new program to assist them called Carolina Launch Pad. Read more

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RENCI at Duke Presents Informational Bistro on Hurricanes and Disaster Planning

Chapel Hill, NC, August 15, 2008 – To attain a better understanding of hurricanes and their effects on North Carolina, the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will present another informal informational Renaissance Bistro on Thursday, Sept. 11, at its new RENCI at Duke University Engagement Center. Read more

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Pioneering female computer scientists to be topic of next RENCI Distinguished Lecture

CHAPEL HILL, NC, August 7, 2008 – It has been over 60 years since the world’s first all-electronic programmable computer, the ENIAC (or Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), was developed during World War II. A group of skilled mathematicians programmed the machine, but they were overlooked in the annals of computer history for one primary reason: they were women. Read more

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RENCI Selects Infinera for “Breakable” N.C. Research Network

Sunnyvale, CA, July 21, 2008 – The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) has selected Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) to support its research on the experimental network testbed dubbed BEN (Breakable Experimental Network), which links RENCI to sites at three universities in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Read more

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Visualization 2.0

Multi-touch visualization wall is the focal point of RENCI’s new Duke engagement center

What could be better than the world’s favorite smart phone?

Imagine this: an iPhone-like, touch-sensitive screen that allows users to interact with data through an almost endless array of touches and gestures and that displays information at six times the resolution of high definition on a screen about 1,500 times larger than an iPhone display. Read more

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Katrina Visualization Wins SciDAC “OASCR”

CHAPEL HILL, NC, July 18, 2008 –It wasn’t quite an Oscar, but a RENCI visualization by Steve Chall and Theresa-Marie Rhyne of RENCI’s NC State engagement center won top honors at the annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program held in Seattle July 13 – 17. Read more

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