South Big Data Hub announces awards that apply data science to regional challenges

Ashok Goel's class, Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence (CS 4635/7637); Architecture East Room 123 Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium

Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech leads one of the three research teams that received awards through the South Big Data Hub Spokes program.

Awards part of $11 million in National Science Foundation Big Data Hub “Spoke” awards

Three research teams in the Southern U.S. will receive funding for projects designed to use data science and data analytics to address challenges related to healthcare, environmental sustainability, and updating and improving power grids. The funding will be awarded through the “Big Data Spokes” program of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Big Data Regional Innovation Hub initiative.

Read more

Tagged , , , |

RENCI teams with Indiana, ISI on Pegasus cybersecurity project

IT-data-security-1CHAPEL HILL, NC – RENCI will work with Indiana University and the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the University of Southern California on a new project to strengthen the integrity of data, giving researchers added assurance and trust in computational science. Read more

Tagged , , , , |

Learn about using iRODS and the iRODS Consortium at free SC16 workshop

SC attendees will have the chance to attend a free workshop on using iRODS.

SC16 attendees will have the chance to attend a free workshop on using iRODS.

IRODS: From Prototype to Production will be sponsored by DDN

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Attendees of SC16 who are interested in federated data management will have the chance to learn about iRODS and the iRODS Consortium at a free workshop sponsored by consortium member DDN. Read more

HydroShare extends the reach of breakthrough National Water Model


The National Water Model will help to mitigate disasters such as the recent flooding in Louisiana shown here. HydroShare and iRODS are helping to bring the model to a wider community of scientists and practitioners.

The national water science community has been abuzz since August, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its new high resolution National Water Model (NWM), a system that simulates the flow of rivers and streams throughout the continental United States in more detail than ever before possible. Read more

iRODS Consortium welcomes Bayer as the latest global enterprise member of the consortium

bayer_logo2CHAPEL HILL, NC – The iRODS Consortium welcomes Bayer, a global life science company with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture, as the latest consortium member. Read more

Tagged , , |

iRODS developers and consortium members plan busy week at SC16


Need to Take Control of Your Data? Visit iRODS in Booth 3628

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Attendees of SC16 who are interested in open source data management will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) and the new iRODS 4.2, which will be released just in time for the conference.

iRODS, is free open source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization. A team of software engineers based at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC-Chapel Hill develop iRODS and the software is sustained by the iRODS Consortium, a membership-based organization with 15 active members in the U.S. and Europe. SC16 attendees can visit the RENCI booth on the SC show floor (#3628) during regular exhibit hours to learn about what’s new in iRODS 4.2, hear case studies, and see demonstrations from iRODS developers and Consortium members. Free iRODS t-shirts will be available to conference participants who attend a presentation in the booth. Read more

Profile of a Data Science Pioneer, Dr. Reagan Moore

As he approaches retirement, Reagan Moore reflects on SRB, iRODS, and the ongoing challenge of helping scientists manage their data.

In 1994, Reagan Moore managed the production computing systems at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), a job that entailed running and maintaining huge Cray computing systems as well as networking, archival storage, security, job scheduling, and visualization systems. Read more

Research made easier

The CyVerse discovery environment handles the technology of collaborative research so researchers can focus on the science.

Nirav Merchant, the principal investigator for the CyVerse project at the University of Arizona, talks about the CyVerse Discovery Environment at the iRODS User Group meeting, held June 8 and 9 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Nirav Merchant, the principal investigator for the CyVerse project at the University of Arizona, talks about the CyVerse Discovery Environment at the iRODS User Group meeting, held June 8 and 9 in Chapel Hill, NC.

When experts involved in large collaborative research projects combine their expertise, their tools and technologies, and their knowledge about scientific research communities, the results can benefit all of science.

A case in point: The DataNet Federation Consortium (DFC), a National Science Foundation-funded effort to develop data management infrastructure to support collaborative multidisciplinary research, brought together nine scientific and technological research teams across the U.S. to prototype cyberinfrastructure that serves data-driven collaborative science.   Read more

iRODS Consortium welcomes prestigious European university as newest member

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Utrecht University, one of the largest general research universities in Europe located in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is the 17th organization to join the iRODS Consortium, the membership-based foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS).

Utrecht University is an international research university and the alma mater of many leading academics and scientists. With almost 30,000 students, more than 6,000 staff, and a 2016 annual budget of €790 million, it ranks as one of the largest and highest ranked European universities. The prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, issued annually by the University of Shanghai, has named Utrecht the best Dutch university every year since its first published rankings in 2003.

Read more

South Big Data Hub links talented students with tech startups through new program

DataStart provides real-world experiences for students while helping entrepreneurial companies

Graduate students from six universities in the southern U.S. will spend the summer working on data challenges important to the success of new and growing technology companies thanks to a program called the Southern Startup Internship Program in Data Science (DataStart).

Read more