[AG-TECH] Fwd: NEWS: NCSA Announces Access Grid Seminar Series

Mary Fritsch fritsch at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 26 17:01:10 CDT 2002

>Media Contact:
>Karen Green
>NCSA Public Information Officer
>kareng at ncsa.uiuc.edu
>**NCSA Announces Access Grid Seminar Series**
>CHAMPAIGN, IL, June 19, 2002--The National Center for Supercomputing 
>Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will 
>offer a seminar series over the Access Grid beginning in July. The series 
>will offer information on high-performance computing tools and 
>applications developed by NCSA and its National Computational Science 
>Alliance (Alliance) partners.
>The Access Grid Seminar series will offer at least one two-hour session a 
>month on topics of interest to academic and industry researchers, and 
>faculty and staff at universities, research centers, and government 
>laboratories. Staff with NCSA's Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT) 
>program will coordinate the series.
>The Access Grid is an integrated, interactive audio and video environment 
>that supports distributed group meetings, remote collaborative research 
>and visualization, and distance education.  It is an Alliance project led 
>by Argonne National Laboratory. Ninety-eight sites in the U.S., Canada, 
>Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America operate Access Grid nodes.
>Those interested in participating in a seminar should contact their Access 
>Grid coordinator to reserve their Grid node and seminar series coordinator 
>Mary Ellen Michael at <memichae at ncsa.uiuc.edu>. The seminar series is 
>expected to continue next spring. Those with ideas for seminars are also 
>encouraged to contact Michael.
>Below is the seminar series schedule through October. All seminars will 
>run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time. More information is available at 
>July, 9 2002
>OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Applications Resources) for High-Speed Performance
>Instructor: Neil Gorsuch, software engineer, NCSA.
>An overview of OSCAR 1.2.1, software that makes it easy to build, 
>maintain, and use a modest-size Linux cluster for high-performance computing.
>Aug. 6, 2002
>VIAS--An Automated Knowledge Acquisition and Extraction System
>Instructor: Alan Craig, research programmer, NCSA
>Introduction to NCSA VIAS, which automatically builds databases by 
>archiving information from electronic mailing lists and USENET newsgroups, 
>and by executing targeted crawls of the Web.
>Sept. 10, 2002
>Introduction to HDF5
>Instructors: Mike Folk, technical program manager, NCSA, Barbara Jones, 
>Elena Pourmal, technical support, NCSA HDF5
>Tutorial on Hierarchical Data Format, version 5 (HDF5), a data management 
>and organization tool used by many large research projects and organizations.
>Sept. 12, 2002
>Using HDF5 in High-Performance Computing Environments
>A continuation of the Sept. 10 tutorial.
>Sept. 24, 2002
>Biology Workbench
>Instructors: Kevin Messner and John Sabo, research programmers, NCSA
>Tutorial introducing Biology Workbench, an online suite of bioinformatics 
>tools used in research and education.
>Oct. 8, 2002
>D2K (Data to Knowledge), a Tool for Data Mining
>Instructor: Michael Welge, program manager, NCSA
>Information on D2K, a JAVA-based application used to predict outcomes and 
>extract information from existing data.
>Oct. 22, 2002
>Instructor: Kirby Vandervort, UI Theoretical Biophysics Group
>A seminar to demonstrate BioCoRE, an application that allows users to 
>access NAMD, a parallel, object-oriented molecular dynamics code.
>The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the 
>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a leader in developing and 
>deploying cutting-edge high-performance computing, networking, and 
>information technologies. NCSA is a partner in the TeraGrid project, a 
>National Science Foundation initiative to build and deploy the world's 
>largest, fastest, most comprehensive, distributed infrastructure for open 
>scientific research. NCSA also leads the National Computational Science 
>Alliance (Alliance), a partnership to prototype an advanced computational 
>infrastructure for the 21st century that includes more than 50 academic, 
>government, and industry research partners. The NSF Partnerships for 
>Advanced Computational Infrastructure (PACI) program funds the Alliance. 
>In addition to the NSF, NCSA receives support from the state of Illinois, 
>the University of Illinois, private sector partners, and other federal 
>agencies.  For more information, see http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu.
>Karen Green
>Assistant Director for Communications
>National Center for Supercomputing Applications
>605 E. Springfield Ave.
>Champaign, IL 61820
>kareng at ncsa.uiuc.edu
>ph: 217-265-0748, fax: 217-244-7396

More information about the ag-tech mailing list