SAN FRANCISCO – The Open Data Center Alliance, an independent consortium of global IT leaders this week announced its formation and previewed the Alliance’s 0.5 vendor-agnostic Usage Model Roadmap. Read more
Open Data Center Alliance sets out to define requirements for next generation data centers and cloud infrastructure
Video: John McCord, Coastal Studies Institute
One of the most overlooked battles of World War II played out in our own backyard, claiming 80 ships and hundreds of lives.
The waters off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, commonly known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, are also the resting place of merchant vessels, German U boats, and American and British navel ships lost in the Battle of the Atlantic in 1942. The Germans aimed to sink U.S. merchant ships that were carrying supplies to England. U.S. and Royal Navy ships patrolled the coast to protect them and, when necessary, engage the Germans. Read more
ASHEVILLE, NC—RENCI at UNC Asheville received the Friends of the River Award by the Land-of-Sky Regional Council at the 33rd annual Friends of the River Dinner held Sept. 29.
RENCI at East Carolina University was one of the organizations that planned and participated in the Eastern North Carolina Science Festival, held Friday, Sept. 24, at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville.
CHAPEL HILL, NC, Sept. 23, 2010—A new project funded by the National Science Foundation links researchers at leading U.S. universities to study the mathematical problems related to climate change research.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leads the Mathematics and Climate Change Network, with the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) providing logistical support and cyber tools to support the creation of a virtual organization spanning the U.S. The NSF will provide $1 million a year for five years to support the network. Read more
The four organizations that comprise RENCI at UNC Charlotte have been awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how land owners’ decision processes affect forest persistence. Read more
RENCI at North Carolina State University seeks NC State faculty members and researchers to participate in the center’s inaugural Program in Applied Scientific and Information Visualization.
Two researchers or research team will be selected for the one-year program and will have the opportunity to work directly with RENCI experts and use advanced visualization technologies and tools to enhance their research. Each awardee will receive a stipend to support their work of $10,000 to $12,000. Read more
RALEIGH, NC – Take some long, skinny molecules that are bunched together like a bowl of spaghetti. Now, try spinning them into a yarn that can conduct electricity. Or perhaps weave them, along with carbon nanotubes, into a next-generation bullet-proof vest.
Sound challenging? It is—but it’s just the kind of challenge Melissa Pasquinelli likes. Read more
CHAPEL HILL, NC–Melanoma—the most serious form of skin cancer—varies in size, shape and severity, and although pathologists and researchers often intuitively differentiate between types of melanomas, the variations have never been formally quantified and documented. Read more
Chapel Hill, NC—As Hurricane Earl strengthened and headed toward North Carolina’s coast, RENCI researchers tracked it’s every move with a Weather Research Forecast (WRF) model that plotted the storm’s course on a grid, with each point in the grid representing a 3-kilometer-by-3-kilometer box. Read more