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Educator Webinar: NASA STEM Spanish Immersion- National Climate Assessment in Spanish

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 4-5pm ET

Investigate the National Climate Assessment (or NCA) report during Earth Science Week with Research Scientist Alison Delgado. Get an in-depth view on how our climate is changing and what observations are telling us all in Spanish. Discover how to integrate the National Climate Assessment into your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classroom through NASA hands-on activities in Spanish. Engage students with NASA unique projects including how to use clouds, climate and weather through NASA’s Students�...

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How a Race for Female Tech Talent Might Narrow the Industry’s Gender Pay Gap

In report after report, companies like Apple, Google and Facebook all acknowledge that their workforces tilt heavily male. Silicon Valley companies are notoriously dominated by men, particularly in leadership roles and in jobs involving advanced technical skills. Men account for 7 in 10 workers at Twitter, for example. Many of these companies have ple...

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An Alliance of Major Players to Guide Open Source Software

The New York Times

Several large technology firms have formed the TODO Project, a group dedicated to expediting and making open source development more focused. TODO, which stands for "talk openly, develop openly," was the brainchild of Facebook's open source team. Other founding members include Google and Twitter, cloud storage firms Box and Dropbox, open source repository Github, and online learning platform Khan Academy. Although the group has not announced what open source software it plans to focus on, it has said its priorities will be promoting standards for upda...

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HPC UNIVERSITY BI-WEEKLY CHALLENGE- Hybrid Parallel Pan Water Cycle

RELEASE DATE:
October 13, 2014

TITLE:
Hybrid Parallel Pan Water Cycle

SUMMARY:
This problem challenges you to create a hybrid MPI+OpenMP model of a water cycle in a pan of water.

QUESTION:
The model in this problem is based on Shodor's Pan Water Cycle model (http://www.shodor.org/tal...

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Iowa State University to Utilize Cori Supercomputer for Research

A team of Iowa State University nuclear physicists is preparing to scale up its computer codes for Cori, the next-generation supercomputer being developed by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Iowa State’s Pieter Maris and James Vary want to use the supercomputer to study the basic physics of the burning sun and exploding stars. Those studies could one day lead to safer, more efficient forms of nuclear power. “We’ll work with a select group of top computer scientists and applied mathematicians to co-develop new math algorithms and new schemes in order to get t...

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Brain Cell Linker Dependence Shown by XSEDE/TACC Supercomputer Simulations

It all begins in the brain as a flood, tens of millions of neurotransmitters handed off from one neuron to another in just a fraction of a second. Stubborn walls that enclose our neurons keep out the signal flow of one cell to another needed for brain activity. Chemists call this gatekeeper of our thoughts an ion channel, which takes a key in the form of a chemical neurotransmitter, unlocking the channel and opening it. The discovery of how ion channels work earned chemist Roderick MacKinnon the Nobel Prize in 2003. Now scientists are making new discoveries of the inner w...

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Projects Headed by University of Wyoming Researchers Selected for Supercomputer Use

Carbon sequestration, planet formation, and two projects that focus on water are the subjects of research University of Wyoming faculty members are conducting with the assistance of the supercomputer in Cheyenne. Four UW research projects were recently awarded computational time and storage space at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Each project was critically reviewed by an external panel of experts and evaluated on the experimental design, computational effectiveness, efficiency of resource use, and broader impacts — such as ho...

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An Alliance of Major Players to Guide Open Source Software

The New York Times

Several large technology firms have formed the TODO Project, a group dedicated to expediting and making open source development more focused. TODO, which stands for "talk openly, develop openly," was the brainchild of Facebook's open source team. Other founding members include Google and Twitter, cloud storage firms Box and Dropbox, open source repository Github, and online learning platform Khan Academy. Although the group has not announced what open source software it plans to focus on, it has said its priorities will be promoting standards for upda...

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Carnegie Mellon’s Mary Shaw Honored as a Nation’s Top Scientist and Innovator

CCC Blog

President Barack Obama has selected Mary Shaw, University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, as one of the recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Our Nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and techno...

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SC14 to Deliver a Diverse Lineup of Invited Talks

Researchers and managers alike know that conferences and workshops like SC are critical to an innovation culture such as that reflected in the international supercomputing community. Through sessions, workshops, tutorials, and informal interactions, HPC practitioners get feedback on ideas that shape their future work, and the collective result is that the community as a whole continues to thrive and innovate while preserving vital coherence in its overall technology and research agenda. The Invited Talks program at SC is an important catalyst in this collective wayfinding. The Invited Tal...

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Carnegie Mellon Leads New NSF Project to Improve Learning

Carnegie Mellon University will lead a five-year, $5 million early implementation project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to improve educational outcomes and advance the science of learning by creating a large, distributed infrastructure called LearnSphere that will securely store data on how students learn. By accessing more than 550 datasets generated from interactive tutoring systems, educational games and massively open online courses, or MOOCs, course developers and instructors will be able to improve teaching and learning thro...

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