LEADing cyberinfrastructure for science and society

Each year across the United States, floods, tornadoes, hail, strong winds, lightning and winter storms—what meteorologists call mesoscale weather events—cause many deaths, routinely disrupt transportation and commerce, and result in annual economic losses greater than $13 billion. Read more

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RENCI to show the power of visual communications at lunchtime Bistro

CHAPEL HILL, NC, June 2, 2008 – The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) invites the public to the latest in its Renaissance Bistro series of lunchtime demonstrations and lectures from noon to 1 p.m. in the Showcase Dome room at the RENCI engagement center at UNC Chapel Hill on Thursday, June 26.   Read more

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Grad students named Masters Fellows by RENCI at ECU

GREENVILLE, NC, May 19, 2008 – East Carolina University students Robert Howard, geological sciences, and  Christopher Betancourt, biology, will become the first RENCI at ECU Masters Fellows. The one-semester fellowships for fall 2008 provide support for students’ thesis work. Read more

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UNC students use Social Computing Room for ‘illuminating’ experience

CHAPEL HILL, NC, May 19, 2008 – The Social Computing Room at RENCI’s UNC Chapel Hill engagement center isn’t your typical classroom, but it was the perfect environment for final exams for a class in the UNC Chapel Hill art department. Read more

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This ROVER does some amazing tricks

ASHEVILLE, NC, May 6, 2008 – The teachers who make science an up close and personal experience for children in Western North Carolina have an impressive new tool to use, thanks to an outreach education van offered by Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville. Read more

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Three NC counties win weather stations through RENCI competition

CHAPEL HILL, NC, May 5, 2008 – Three counties in North Carolina will soon have detailed information about the weather patterns in their region and new classroom curricula that uses real-time weather station information as a result of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Weather Web competition. The winners are Yancey, Hyde and Alexander counties. Read more

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RENCI introduces technical reports series

RENCI researchers and their collaborators are continually producing technical results as a result of projects with collaborators in high performance computing, grid computing, networking infrastructure development and other areas.

As a way to share results with its key audiences, RENCI introduced a Technical Reports series in 2008. The reports show interim and final results of long-term research projects and address a wide range of issues in technical fields.
Technical reports will be listed by year and number. Check out the first two reports at http://www.renci.org/publications/techreports.php.

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New RENCI location engages Duke campus community

Chapel Hill, NC, April 25, 2008 – RENCI at Duke, the engagement center on the Duke University campus, will open its doors in May, expanding the RENCI virtual organization to eight facilities in six locations across North Carolina. Read more

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RENCI sensor network research seminar April 25

CHAPEL HILL, NC, April 18, 2008 – Sensor network research will be the focus of an informal research seminar at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) on Friday, April 25. James Horey, a researcher at the University of New Mexico (UNM), will be the speaker. He will present his talk, “Beyond the Lab: Sensor Networks in the Real World” at 3 p.m. in the Biltmore Conference Room at RENCI (in the new 590 suite). Read more

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Open Science Grid launches effort to build new cyber communities

CHAPEL HILL, NC, April 15, 2008—The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), an Open Science Grid partner, will lead an effort to involve more university research teams and more campuses in using cyberinfrastructure (CI) as a tool for research and discovery. Read more

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