Category Archives: Spotlight

Leading data science expert joins RENCI as deputy director

Rebecca Boyles, MSPH, currently the founding director of the Center for Data Modernization Solutions at RTI International, will join the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as deputy director on June 24, RENCI Director Ashok Krishnamurthy, PhD, announced today. Boyles’ leadership of the Center for Data Modernization at […]

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What to expect at the iRODS 2024 User Group Meeting

The worldwide iRODS community will gather in Amsterdam, NL from May 28-31 Members of the iRODS user community will meet at the Amsterdam Science Park in Amsterdam, NL for the 16th Annual iRODS User Group Meeting to participate in four days of learning, sharing use cases, and discussing new capabilities that have been added to […]

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UNC Advances Hurricane-driven Flood Prediction Capabilities for Coastal Communities

On September 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Wrightsville Beach area of coastal North Carolina. While the storm was a category 1, it caused catastrophic flooding throughout much of the state. The record amount of rain from the system combined with an already saturated soil. Rivers overflowed their banks, storm surge inundated coastal […]

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IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center joins the iRODS Consortium

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, which is based in the Czech Republic, has become the newest member of the iRODS Consortium. The consortium brings together businesses, research organizations, universities, and government agencies from around the world to ensure the sustainability of the iRODS software as a solution for distributed storage, […]

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Exploring the power of distributed intelligence for resilient scientific workflows

New project led by USC Information Sciences Institute seeks to ensure resilience in workflow management systems Future computational workflows will span distributed research infrastructures that include multiple instruments, resources, and facilities to support and accelerate scientific discovery. However, the diversity and distributed nature of these resources makes harnessing their full potential difficult. To address this […]

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RENCI awarded NSF grant to develop cyberinfrastructure training program for X-ray scientists

Enhancing the ability of scientists to use the latest computing and data tools will help quicken the pace of scientific discoveries RENCI scientists and collaborators from Cornell University and University of Southern California (USC) have been awarded a $1 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop an innovative training program for […]

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Data Matters short-course series returns in August 2023

Annual short-course series aims to bridge the data literacy gap Now in its tenth year, Data Matters, a week-long series of one and two-day courses aimed at students and professionals in business, research, and government, will take place August 7 – 11, 2023 virtually via Zoom. This short course series is sponsored by the Odum […]

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What to expect at the iRODS 2023 User Group Meeting

The worldwide iRODS community will gather in Chapel Hill, NC from June 13 – 16 Members of the iRODS user community will meet at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina for the 15th Annual iRODS User Group Meeting to participate in four days of learning, sharing use cases, and discussing new capabilities that have been added […]

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Ashok Krishnamurthy Named Director of RENCI

Ashok Krishnamurthy has been appointed director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). Krishnamurthy previously served as RENCI’s deputy director and has been engaged in the leadership team that has guided RENCI over the past 10 years. In addition, he has served as interim director of RENCI since last July when previous director Stan Ahalt assumed […]

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Spectra Logic and iRODS Consortium Partner to Provide Glacier-Like Tier of Storage for Data-Driven Organizations

Spectra Logic, a global leader in data management and data storage solutions, today announced a collaboration with the iRODS Consortium to create a joint solution built upon Spectra Vail® software, Spectra BlackPearl® S3 storage and the iRODS data management platform. The combined solution enables customers to use industry-standard cloud interfaces for on-premises disk and on-premises […]

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