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18 Apr

West Virginia University is hosting its 2013 High-Performance Computing Summer Institute for faculty and student researchers from all colleges and universities across the state May 13 through 15.

The Institute is an effort to boost the Mountain State’s scientific capabilities by providing access to computing resources and expertise.

All events will take place in White Hall on the WVU downtown campus.

High-performance computing is primarily used by scientific researchers, engineers and higher education institutions for complex applications. In early computers, only one program could run at a time. Today, high-performance systems are growing in demand for businesses of all sizes and data warehouses.

The Summer Institute is open to all faculty and associated student research staff in West Virginia who are interested in furthering their knowledge of computational research. Some funding for travel/lodging will be provided on a first-come first-service basis for those participating from institutions within West Virginia but outside of Morgantown.

Students and faculty interested in participating in the Institute should send their name, affiliation, contact information and brief descriptions of computational background, how WVU facilities would be used and specific research goals to nanosafe@mail.wvu.edu.

The Institute will consist of faculty research talks, computing module presentations, and hands-on assignments based on module presentations.
Topics to be covered during the event include:

• What is high-performance computing?
• Why should I be interested in high-performance computing?
• Cluster computing pros and cons
• Using Linux in a scientific environment
• Basic introductions to programs such as FIREBALL, GAUSSIAN, and Galaxy.
• How can computing enhance experimental results?

The Institute is being sponsored by West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, NanoSAFE and National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement 1003907.

For more information, contact Aniketa Shinde, at 304-293-7382 or aniketa.shinde@mail.wvu.edu.

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