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UPR, PSC Minority STEM Outreach Work Wins Best Workforce Diversity Paper Award at XSEDE16

July 25, 2016

A peer-reviewed report by researchers from the University of Puerto Rico and PSC surveying students at PSC's MARC Summer Internship has won the Best Workforce Development and Diversity Paper at the XSEDE16 supercomputing conference. The investigators offer suggestions on how minority-serving instutions and high-performance computing centers can better help improve the preparation of students for careers as bioinformatics scientists.

Read more: New Approach Needed to Bring Minority Students into Bioinformatics

Read the paper: Assisting Bioinformatics Programs at Minority Institutions: Needs Assessment and Lessons Learned—A Look at an Internship Program

Making Big Data DANCE(S)

XSEDE Project Successfully Tests Scheduled Networking of Big Data

July 22, 2016

A project to make movement of the largest datasets more efficient has tested for the first time networking hardware components necessary for scheduling network bandwidth using Software Defined Networking (SDN). Researchers from the National Science Foundation’s XSEDE collaboration of supercomputing sites reported at the XSEDE16 conference in Miami how they tested transfer of Big Data between two XSEDE sites, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at the University of Tennessee.

Read more: Successful Test of Big-Data Transfer Scheduling