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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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I’m just gonna fess up and admit that the story I’ve been telling the PSC VECNet Cyber-Infrastructure crew is probably a myth. Director John Huston and Humphrey Bogart probably didn’t stave off malaria while filming “The African Queen” on location … Continue reading

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I’ve been working with Nathan Stone for almost ten years, and over the past few months there has been a question nagging at me.  How in the world does a guy who has a Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics wind … 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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Therapist: How’s your blog going? Dr. Watson: Yeah, good. Very good. Therapist: You haven’t written a word, have you? Dr. Watson: You just wrote, “Still has trust issues.” –”A Study in Pink,” Sherlock, BBC I confess:  I’m not an unalloyed … 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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Where do you think I met Steve Brandt, of Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation & Technology? We’ll get back to that; in the meantime, I guess I should say who I am. I’m Ken Chiacchia, and in January I’ll … Continue reading

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