CHAPEL HILL, NC, June 21, 2007–Patrick Dreher, a theoretical nuclear physicist at MIT with years of experience in research computing and information technology strategic planning, will lead the effort to expand the IT infrastructure that supports the work of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), its engagement sites, and research computing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RENCI Director Dan Reed announced today.
CHAPEL HILL, NC, June 19, 2007 – The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) has expanded access to the world’s largest video history archive to students, faculty and staff at Duke University and North Carolina State University.
CHAPEL HILL, NC, June 18, 2007 — Four faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been named Faculty Fellows of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and will spend the next year working closely with RENCI staff on innovative research projects that use advanced technologies.
Just in time for the hurricane season, emergency service providers across North Carolina have a new tool available to help them interpret weather data and coordinate response plans, called NC-FIRST. Read more
Stephen Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology and orthopedics in the University of North Carolina’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine and biostatistician at UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center, expected to analyze his research findings at his personal computer until he heard about the visualization wall at RENCI’s Health Sciences Collaboration Center. Read more
The Networking and Information Technology Subcommittee of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) delivered a report on the National Coordination Office’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program at the April 24 PCAST meeting in Washington.
Doug Hoell, director of North Carolina’s Emergency Management Association (EMA), was able to reach a larger audience than usual on April 30, when he delivered his annual overview of emergency management in North Carolina.
CHAPEL HILL, NC—New benchmarking results on Topsail, the Renaissance Computing Institute’s (RENCI) Dell cluster, showed a maximum performance of 28.77 teraflops—nearly 30 trillion calculations per second—more than quadruple the machine’s previous maximum performance.
Advances in science require collaboration, innovation and a lot of painstaking hard work. An ongoing research project at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill that studies the possible genetic causes of schizophrenia is no exception. Read more