RENCI to host Open Science Grid, Cyberinfrastructure Workshop

Registration is now open for the Open Science Grid Campus and National Cyberinfrastructure Workshop, which will take place April 22-23 at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), 100 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill. A registration form is available at http://indico.fnal.gov/confRegistrationFormDisplay.py/display?confId=2504

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Visualization Challenge examines history, science and more

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John Wagner won the RENCI at ECU Visualization Challenge with this representation of a 19th century gunboat.

RENCI at East Carolina University’s (ECU) second annual Visualization Challenge, held March 25, featured presentations on the center’s 21-foot by 6-foot visualization wall on topics ranging from 3D archeological ship reconstruction to research into genetic diseases using fruit flies.

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The Big Board

A public emergency is the ultimate example of multitasking. It can require crowd control, medical aid, evacuation and emergency response all at once under trying conditions.

Managers who direct emergency operations centers (EOCs) have few technological tools to help them with these complicated, critical tasks, but the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) hopes to change that. Read more

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NC State upgrade brings BEN to campus

The NC State node of BEN, consisting of Infinera digital optical networking hardware, connects campus researchers to the experimental network through RENCI at NC State.

The NC State node of BEN, consisting of Infinera digital optical networking hardware, connects campus researchers to the experimental network through RENCI at NC State.

RALEIGH, NC, March 11, 2009—RENCI’s NC State engagement center recently completed upgrades to support the installation of the Breakable Experimental Network (BEN).

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NC-FIRST goes mobile

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CHAPEL HILL, NC, March 10, 2009 – Emergency managers and first responders across North Carolina can now interpret weather data from their own pockets using the mobile version of  the Renaissance Computing Institute’s (RENCI) NC-FIRST Web portal. Read more

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NCEMA conference to reveal new disaster management tools

CHAPEL HILL, NC, March 3, 2009 – RENCI will showcase new disaster management tools and programs at the annual spring conference of the North Carolina Emergency Managers Association (NCEMA) in Sunset Beach, NC. Read more

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RENCI at NC State gives Friday Institute a new visualization tool

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Trying to glean meaning out of volumes of data is a challenge for those involved with North Carolina’s School Connectivity Program, including researchers at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University. Read more

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Double Vision

A Student project reinterprets the well-known photograph of a Vietnamese general executing a suspected traitor at point blank range by shifting the action to a hair salon and replacing the hand gun with a blow dryer

A Student project reinterprets the well-known photograph of a Vietnamese general executing a suspected traitor at point blank range by shifting the action to a hair salon and replacing the hand gun with a blow dryer.

When Susan Harbage Page heard about RENCI and its innovative uses of digital media technologies, she decided to visit the RENCI engagement center at UNC Chapel Hill.

A photographer and photography instructor at UNC, Harbage Page wanted to learn about the possibilities of using digital media with her intermediate photography class. Read more

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Preserving the past for future generations

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How will our grandchildren understand the dramatic events of the 2008 U.S. presidential election if they can’t access the rich digital information that documented and, arguably, influenced the process? Read more

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RENCI at ECU hosts local kids for Gettysburg Address reading

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Kids at RENCi at ECU read the Gettysburg Address simultaneously with school children across the nation as part of the celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

At 10 a.m. on February 12, home-schooled students from the Greenville area gathered around the visualization wall at RENCI at East Carolina University (ECU) to participate in a worldwide celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

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