Portland, OR—The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will offer a look at leading edge technologies that enable research, decision making and collaboration in its exhibit at SC09, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. Read more

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RENCI at UNC Asheville and A-B Tech to celebrate GIS Day

asheville viz wall

The 16-foot visualization wall will aid in showing how geographic information systems work.

ASHEVILLE, NC–RENCI at UNC Asheville and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) announce the third annual celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day in Western North Carolina. The community drop-in event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the RENCI at UNC Asheville Community Engagement Site, located in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Triangle universities and RENCI launch major data initiative


CHAPEL HILL, NC–An initiative that will determine how Triangle area universities access, manage, and share ever-growing stores of digital data launched this fall with funding from the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies, Inc. (TUCASI). Read more

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RENCI-Duke network project moves forward with new funding


CAMBRIDGE, MASS.—New funding was announced this week for the RENCI and Duke University project to develop a dark fiber network where researchers can create and manage network experiments. Read more

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RENCI, National Weather Service to hold decision support and technology summit


CHAPEL HILL, NC–Leaders from the National Weather Service, meteorological researchers from RENCI and  North Carolina campuses, and community decision makers will convene Oct. 29 and 30 to discuss decision support, technology trends, and how technological tools can improve forecasts, severe weather warnings and communication with the public on weather issues. Read more

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University, community leaders welcome RENCI to downtown Asheville


Demonstrations on the 20-foot visualization wall were featured at the opening of RENCI’s new downtown Asheville center.

ASHEVILLE, NC — Community and university leaders celebrated the opening of the new downtown location of RENCI at UNC Asheville on Oct. 1. The event featured a ceremonial ribbon cutting and messages of support for the Asheville center from Erskine Bowles, president of the University of North Carolina System, UNC Asheville Chancellor Anne Ponder and Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy.

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Mock trial, virtual world, real learning

The judge, jury, witnesses and lawyers were all in the courtroom on September 25 for a mock trial conducted by University of North Carolina School of Law students and faculty. But for the first time, attendance in the courtroom didn’t require being in the same physical location. Read more

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Seminal NC urbanization study expands to Asheville, Triad and Triangle

CHARLOTTE, NC–Researchers at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Charlotte will expand their study of development patterns in North Carolina to rapidly-growing counties in western North Carolina as well as the Triad and Research Triangle regions of the Piedmont. Read more

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Carolina Launch Pad seeks new crop of university entrepreneurs

CHAPEL HILL, NC, September 15, 2009—Carolina Launch Pad, the pre-commercial technology business accelerator located at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will soon begin its second year and is seeking a new class of aspiring IT entrepreneurs from the UNC Chapel Hill community. Read more

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Break this network

To the uninitiated, dark fiber sounds a bit mysterious, maybe even daunting.

But to network researchers dark fiber means an environment removed from the demands of a production network; a place in cyberspace where they can conduct experiments and explore the future of networking removed from the demands of a commercial network and partitioned off so that one experiment won’t interfere with another. Read more

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