Category Archives: XSEDE

“We’ve found that a lot of network users either have unrealistically high or unrealistically low expectations.” —Chris Rapier, PSC network applications engineer Chris probably didn’t notice the slight pause as I took that in, composed myself for the next interview … Continue reading

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Gathering dust on what I imagine to be a dimly lit shelf in Widener Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a biochemistry dissertation I’m sure nobody has ever taken off the shelf and read. It’s a shame. After all these years, I’m … Continue reading

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“The July 12, 1973 fire at the St. Louis National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) destroyed approximately 80% of Army personnel records from 1 Nov 1912 to 1 Jan 1960; and, 75% of the Air Force records from 25 Sep 1947 … Continue reading

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We haven’t talked about any of our fabulous staffers in a while and since we did two posts on the XSEDE XRAC process a few weeks back, here and here, we thought this would be the perfect time hear about … Continue reading

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I’m back with the follow up from last week’s post XRAC Meetings a.k.a Quarterly Gorge Fests (part 1). Monday morning starts early… with breakfast available beginning at 7 a.m. The breakfast buffet usually includes pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt, fruit, … Continue reading

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  We just got back from the March XSEDE Resource Allocations Committee Meeting (XRAC) that was held at New York New York Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.   These quarterly XRAC meetings are where allocations requests are approved or in … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 14:01 Yesterday the University of South Florida announced that their faculty members and collaborators have designed a material that may  be able to capture carbon dioxide from a smokestack. They did this, in part, with the … Continue reading

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Monday, Feb. 18, 11:29 Boundaries are important. Case in point is Jim Brasseur’s Cyber Wind Facility at Penn State, which is using Blacklight — as well as other XSEDE machines — to figure out why electricity-generating wind turbines lose so … Continue reading

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A couple of things really hit me this week — my second full week at PSC: Everything I learned is wrong: Just spent some time talking with Markus Dittrich, director of our NIH-funded National Resource for Biomedical SuperComputing. It was … Continue reading

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Well, today marks my ninth day at PSC, and the beginning of my second full week. Haven’t jumped the shark yet, glad to say. I’m also glad to say it’s been busy. There’s a lot going on at PSC, some … Continue reading

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