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Application Deadline - March 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (CST)
Notification of Award- April 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (CST)

XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. Are you interested in learning more about high performance computing (HPC) and the exciting and valuable digital resources available to research scientists for free? If so, the XSEDE Scholars Program (XSP) is now accepting applications for its selecti...

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This problem challenges you to make use of the OpenCL framework to parallelize on a GPGPU a given simulation of heat flow.


Your challenge is to take a sample OpenCL program and apply it to an existing simulation of heat flow, such that part of the simulation is offloaded onto a GPGPU to be executed in parallel.

The starter code is provided at the bottom of the challenge in the "OpenCL Heat Starter zip file." In this code, the GPGPU simply squares each number i...

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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of March 30, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

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XSEDE Partners Among 18 Universities That Produce Half of U.S. and Canada's Computer Science Professors

Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Colorado, Boulder analyzed 16,316 assistant, associate, and full professors across 242 schools in the U.S. and Canada between 2011 and 2013 and found about 25 percent of the institutions accounted for about 75 percent of tenure-track faculty. The purpose was to create a ranking system of the most prestigious schools in each subject, based on how successful their graduates were in finding jobs in academia. The researchers found 18 universities produce 50 percent of Canadian and U.S. computer science professors. The top 10 computer sci...

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SDSC Researchers Win NVIDIA’s 2015 Global Impact Award

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, are the recipient of NVIDIA’s 2015 Global Impact Award for their collaborative work in developing an accelerated GPU (graphics processing unit) code to simulate earthquake physics necessary for safer building design. Computational Scientist Yifeng Cui and his team, working in collaboration with the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), developed the code to create highly detailed simulations of high-frequency seismic waves in the range of 0-10 Hertz as they propagate through the ...

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At TACC, Supercomputers, Statistical Software, and Science: Bridging the Gap to Study Plant Adaptation

With concern about climate change growing, understanding how plants adapt to their environment has become an important focus for research. Which genes govern drought resistance? Which genes respond to weather and climate conditions? A recent study relied on programming by Weijia Xu, group leader for the data mining and statistics group at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), US, to suggest gene expressi...

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11th IEEE International Conference on e-Science Taking Pace This August

August 31- September 4, 2015 – Munich, Germany

The ways scientific research is conducted and its results are taken up are undergoing radical changes as a result of the digital revolution. Researchers in all disciplines are increasingly adopting digital tools, techniques and practices in communities and projects that span multiple disciplines, laboratories, organizations, and national boundaries. The e-Science 2015 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applica...

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Call for Papers: 1st European Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education for Undergraduate Students (Euro-EDUPAR) of Euro-Par 2015

August 24-28, 2015 - Vienna, Austria
Submission Deadline - May 22, 2015

Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) is nowadays omnipresent. It is in all the computational environments, from mobile devices, laptops and desktops to clusters  of multicore nodes and supercomputers, comprising in most cases one or several coprocessors of different types (GPU, MIC, FPGA). In this context, it is vital to train new generations of scientists and engineers in the use of these computational systems, so parallelism topics must be i...

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Taking Place Today: Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal

March 25, 2015 – 10:00am PT, 12:00pm CT, 1:00pm ET

This short webinar will introduce users to the process of writing an XSEDE allocation proposal, and cover the elements that make a proposal successful. This webinar is recommended for users making the jump from a startup allocation to a research allocation, and is highly recommended for new campus champions.


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Coming Up: SDSC’s Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) Data Analytics Bootcamps

Series 1 - April 15-16, 2015
Series 2 - April 29-30, 2015

Registration is open for SDSC’s Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) 
April series of vendor-neutral Data Mining Boot Camps. Every class is taught by SDSC data scientists with more than a decade of experience 
in delivering practical, hands-on training in an intimate classroom setting limited to 25 participants. You will ––
* Understand how to organize, validate, analyze & visualize your data
* Learn how to apply your new knowledge to your day-to-day operatio...

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How to Interest Girls in Computer Science and Engineering? Shift the Stereotypes

Inaccurate stereotypes depicting computer scientists and engineers as geeky, brilliant, and socially awkward males are the key culprits in the underrepresentation of women in computer science and engineering, and broadening those stereotypes is important to attracting more girls to the two fields, according to a University of Washington study. Although women earn about 50 percent of undergraduate degrees in biological sciences, they obtain only 18 percent of computer science degrees. In addition, misconceptions about girls' ability in math take hold as early as second grade, and combine w...

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