Category Archives: Research

PANORAMA

Overview Scientific workflows are now being used in a number of scientific domains, including astronomy, bioinformatics, climate modeling, earth science, civil engineering, physics, and many others. Unlike monolithic applications, workflows often run across heterogeneous resources distributed across wide area networks. Some workflow tasks may require high performance computing resources, while others can run efficiently on […]

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GIMI

The GENI Instrumentation and Measurement Infrastructure (GIMI) project develops and deploys a framework capable of supporting the needs of GENI experimenters and infrastructure operators in order to build large-scale infrastructure for the Global Environments for Network Innovation (GENI) initiative. It uses the ORBIT Measurement Library (OML) as a base to provide libraries with instrument resources […]

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ADAMANT

Project ADAMANT (Adaptive Data-Aware Multi-domain Application Network Topologies) brings together a multi-campus research team and two successful software tools to address the challenges of integrating workflow-driven science applications and dynamic networking infrastructures that link campus, institutional and national resources to solve scientific problems. The software tools employed are Pegasus workflow management system and ORCA resource […]

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QDACT

Overview Palliative care –  the area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients – has often been synonymous with hospice care and thus limited only to patients nearing the end of life. However, palliative medicine has been shown to be beneficial for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for […]

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Galapagos Science Center

Overview The Galapagos Science Center (GSC) is a state-of-the-art research facility on Isla San Cristobal in the Galapagos Archipelago. This joint effort between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador is intended to promote science and education that helps protect the island’s ecosystems. The 11,000 square […]

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EarthCube

Overview EarthCube is a collaboration between the National Science Foundation and Earth, atmosphere, ocean, computer, and information scientists, educators and data managers across the country. The project aims to transform geoscience research by creating a dynamic cyberinfrastructure to integrate information, and share and manage data. To support these goals, the NSF funds EarthCube grants, consortia and research […]

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NC State Projects

Current Advanced analysis of direct numerical simulation of bubbly flow turbulence Igor A. Bolotnov, PhD, a professor in the nuclear engineering department uses RENCI expertise to perform large–scale simulations of turbulent bubbly flows. Turbulence is one of the most challenging and interesting phenomena in nature, playing a pivotal role in many engineering disciplines (nuclear, chemical and […]

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XPRESS

Overview The eXascale Programming Environment and System Software (XPRESS) project is part of the DOE Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research X-stack Program initiated in September 2012. The purpose of XPRESS is to devise software that will enable practical extreme-scale computing for DOE missions requiring large-scale computing efforts. Researchers hope to achieve the goal and to have working […]

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SciDAC SUPER

Overview The Institute for Sustained Performance, Energy, and Resilience (SUPER) is a collaborative effort among researchers at several institutions with expertise in high performance compilers and other system tools, performance engineering, energy management, and resilience. It was developed under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program to ensure that DOE scientists and laboratories can successfully take advantage of the […]

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SciDAC: Nuclear Physics QCD

Overview Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is the part of the Standard Model of Physics that describes the Strong Force that binds particles together and that binds protons and neutrons together to form the nuclei of atoms.  The elementary entities of QCD are quarks and gluons. Lattice QCD (LQCD) is the term describing the dominant method for […]

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