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Faster Raspberry Pi Brings Low-Price Computing Power to Education

The Engineer (United Kingdom)

The latest version of Raspberry Pi is six times faster than its predecessor and delivers the same amount of power as a standard personal computer. The extremely low price point was the biggest challenge, says Raspberry Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton. The Foundation promotes credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computers as an affordable tool that children can use to learn programming. Priced at about $35, the Raspberry 2 has four times as many processor cores and twice as much memory as its predecessor, and can run the new Windows 10. Upton say...

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UCSD’s Lab-in-a-Box Takes Aim at Doctors’ Computer Activity

They call it “the Lab-in-a-Box.” According to Nadir Weibel, a research scientist in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the University of California, San Diego, inside the box are assorted sensors and software designed to monitor a doctor’s office, particularly during consultations with patients. The goal is to analyze the physician’s behavior and better understand the dynamics of the interactions of the doctor with the electronic medical records and the patients in front of them. The eventual goal is to provide useful input on how to run the medical practice ...

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SDSC Participates in CalWater Extreme Precipitation Project

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the University of California, San Diego, is providing data management, visualization and modeling resources, and expertise to a two-month wintertime field campaign to study “atmospheric rivers” and particles of dust, smoke, sea spray, and organic materials called aerosols along the western U.S. coast to better understand variability in the region’s water supply, flood and drought hazards, infrastructure requirements, and optimal reservoir operations. The latest initiative, called the CalWater 2015 project, assembled a team of federal and...

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HPC UNIVERSITY BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE SOLUTION – GNU gprof for Ideal Gas

Solution for the week of February 16, 2015:

To disable the pictures of the flasks, the line to comment out or remove is line 38 in simulation.c.

The -pg flag can be added to the CFLAGS line in the Makefile to enable compiling for gprof.

Compiling uses the same commands as usual:
"make" to create the object files and executable file
"make clean" to remove the object files and executable file

The command to generate a gmon.out is:
./ideal-gas

To run gprof with the gmon.out file, use the following command:
gprof ideal-gas gmon.out

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SUNDAY SCIENCE ON THE EDGE - UC Irvine Chemists Find a Way to Unboil Eggs to Reduce the Cost of Cancer Treatments

UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. “Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg,” said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. “In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minu...

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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of February 16, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

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Just Announced: San Diego Supercomputer Center Research Experience for High School Students

San Diego Supercomputer Center High School Volunteer Summer 2015  Internship Opportunities at the University of California, San Diego 

San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego 
June 22 – August 14, 2015 (eight weeks)

For the sixth year, SDSC launches an exciting volunteer internship program for high school students entitled Research Experience for High School Students (REHS). As part of this program, students will be paired with an SDSC mentor and will work as part of a rese...

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HPC UNIVERSITY BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE: GNU gprof for Ideal Gas

SUMMARY:


This problem challenges you to use the GNU gprof utility to identify a function in a program that takes the longest time to run, thereby making it a candidate for parallelism.

 

QUESTION:


This challenge problem is based on the serial (non-parallel) version of the ideal gas model described in a previous challenge problem. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with this problem first:

http://hpcuniversity.org/students/weeklyChallenge/89/

As ...

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The San Diego Supercomputer Center Announces Its STEM-focused Summer Program for Secondary School Students

Summer 2015 will be a great summer filled with fun and learning at the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. With over 20 workshops to choose from, summer offerings include animation creation, programming arduino apps, android app development, physics, cinematic art, ocean science and much more! Workshops are open to students in middle and high school but please see each individual workshop description, as some workshops are specific to high school students only. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

To view their summ...

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CALL FOR LIGHTNING TALKS: Advancing Research Computing on Campuses

March 17-19, 2015 - Clemson University, South Carolina
Submission Deadline – February 27, 2015

Professionals involved in operating and supporting campus shared research computing infrastructure are invited to share their experiences in 10-minute lightning talks during a workshop on Advancing Research Computing on Campuses. For more information and specific Lightning Talk topics, please visit http://citi.clemson.edu/arcc/.

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XSEDE Call for Interest to Deliver Online Courses on Advanced Computing, Modeling and Data Analysis Topics

We are looking for faculty/staff interested in teaching on-line semester courses on high-end HPC issues that can be offered to graduate students at multiple institutions across the country.  The objective is to offer high-end HPC courses not normally available at most campuses.  Participating students earn graduate credit at their own institution. We welcome a broad range of topics including extreme scale computing, big data, scientific visualization, and domain science issues in HPC. We pay the faculty member a stipend, and provide funding for a TA.  We cover costs for vid...

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