Researchers at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) have compiled new data on ocean floor and coastal typography that will help state and local emergency managers and scientists who model, predict, plan for, and respond to floods and storms along the North Carolina coast. Read more
RENO, Nev., Nov. 14 — RENCI Director Dan Reed was named winner of the 2007 Community Recognition Award by the editors of HPCwire, the leading publication of the high performance computing community.
The annual fall conference of the North Carolina Emergency Managers Association featured the debut of RENCI’s Collaborative Workspace Environment, a comprehensive online workspace for emergency managers consisting of desktop conferencing software, the North Carolina Emergency Management Association (NCEMA) Web portal, and NC-FIRST, RENCI’s portal for weather information.
CHAPEL HILL, NC, Nov. 8, 2007–The Renaissance Computing Institute, launched in 2004 to build partnerships and apply advanced technologies to complex, multidisciplinary problems, enters a new stage in December as founder Daniel A. Reed joins Microsoft Research and Deputy Director Alan Blatecky takes the helm as interim director.
CHAPEL HILL, October 31, 2007—Integrated models for disaster planning and management, virtual environments for research and decision support, and computing and visualization to reveal the functions of proteins and gene mutations linked to cancer are among the presentations that will be featured in the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) booth at SC07 in Reno.
Even though the buzz about eScience often focuses on massive hardware, user interfaces, storage capacity and other technical issues, in the end, the ability of eScience to serve the needs of research teams boils down to people: the ability of infrastructure builders to communicate with scientific communities and understand their needs and the realities of their work cultures.
A Birds of a Feather session at SC07 will examine U.S. research initiatives, their focus and how they need to change in order to ensure that important scientific questions are answered and that the nation maintains a global leadership position science and technology.
CHAPEL HILL, NC, October 24, 2007–The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) today announced a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to create a new RENCI engagement center focused on forecasting urban growth and its impacts.
A scientific paper written by a research team from RENCI and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) was named the best application paper at the recent IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE 2007).