Juniper Networks, Ciena, Brocade and Internet2 announced the Call for Proposals for the 2013 Innovative Application Awards program. The program will award cash prizes to the best open source end-user applications that make use of OpenFlow-enabled software defined networking (SDN) capabilities of switches and controllers like those found on the Internet2 Network.The Innovative Application Awards program is open to individuals or small groups who demonstrate the ability to develop and deploy highly useful and reliable open source software. It provides grants of up to $10,000 for winning proposals. Universities may provide additional matching funds. The desired outcome of the awards program is production-quality software that can operate on Internet2’s Advanced Layer 2 Service and take advantage of the SDN and 100G capabilities of the Internet2 Innovation Platform. The program complements application development efforts by US Ignite.Applications must be submitted electronically by June 7, 2013. Read full details of the program and submit proposals. Questions: email innovation@internet2.edu. Follow: #innovativeappaward.

November 16-21, 2014
deadline for applying – April 1, 2014

The ASU Advanced Computing Center (A2C2) is seeking talented undergraduate students to attend and/or compete in the 2014 Student Cluster Competition at the Supercomputing Conference in New Orleans, La., November 16-21, 2014. Students with Linux and scientific software experience will enhance Team Sun Devil’s competitiveness.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume in .pdf format to Charlie Collins at charles.e.collins@asu.edu. The deadline for applying is April 1, 2014. Selection will take place by May 1, 2014.


In a real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge, teams of undergraduate students assemble a small cluster on the SC14 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest sustained performance across a series of applications. The team of students will design and build a cutting-edge parallel cluster from commercially available components that do not exceed a $2500 retail cost limit and a 15 amp power limit, and work with A2C2 application experts to run and tune the competition codes.

For more information about the competition, visit: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/engage/hpc-interconnections/sc14-student-cluster-competition


You can download the pdf flyer here.

Sept. 22 – 26, 2014, Madrid, Spain
Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today’s rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. The challenge to make them scalable, efficient, and more functional requires the joint effort of the cluster community in the areas of cluster system design, management and monitoring, at hardware, system, middleware, and application level.

For more information, visit: http://www.cluster2014.org

The Intersection of Big Data and Large-Scale Computing
University of Colorado, Boulder
Aug 14 – 15, 2014

The National Science Foundation-funded Blue Waters and eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) projects are hosting the 8th Extreme Scaling Workshop Aug 14 – 15, 2014, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The conference committee seeks submissions of excellent quality addressing the challenges of using, designing, deploying, or integrating infrastructure for both big data analysis and large-scale computation to facilitate scientific discovery.

The Extreme Scaling Workshop 2014 will showcase the discoveries, innovations, and achievements of those who use, build, and/or support advanced architectures at extreme scales around the world. The workshop will also provide a forum among researchers, professional staff, students, HPC center staff, and representatives from funding agencies to explore and discuss current successes and challenges as well as future needs and plans.

The proceedings for the workshop will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library.

For more information, visit https://www.xsede.org/web/xscale/xscale14

August 4-7, 2014
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Urbana IL

If you’re a user of HPC or are responsible for maintaining a High Performance Computing (HPC) resource, this is the workshop for you! In just four days you will learn:

  • How to be an HPC cluster system administrator
  • How to be an effective HPC cluster user
  • The key issues of HPC
  • Current and emerging HPC hardware and software technologies

All sessions taught by some of the world’s best experts in HPC. Program details and registration information coming soon at: http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
July 29 – Aug 8, 2014

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech is hosting the third annual “High Performance Computing in the Life/Medical Sciences” 2-week summer institute. This summer 2-week intensive course (July 29- Aug. 8, 2014) is directed towards eligible undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs interested in further developing their expertise in biology relevant high performance and data intensive computing field. During the course, participants will attend lectures and discussions by leading field members including academic and industrial affiliates and work on a group research project with three other course participants. The course is supported by a NSF Funded Award No. OCI-1124123.

Applications due March 30, 2014. For more information, visit: http://nsfsi.vbi.vt.edu/

July 13-18 2014
Atlanta, GA

XSEDE14 will take place in Atlanta from July 13-18, 2014 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world.

The theme of XSEDE14 is “Engaging Communities,” to engage both traditional users of digital resources and people who have not traditionally used digital resources but would benefit from their usage.Registration opens Mon, 4/21/14. Visualization Showcase abstracts, Birds of a Feather proposals and poster abstracts—including student poster abstracts—are due on April 21. Additionally, student travel grant applications are due the same day. Details about these opportunities are available in the Call for Participation posted at: https://conferences.xsede.org/xsede14/call-for-participation/

Farnam Jahanian, assistant director for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the conference. XSEDE14 registration, schedule and other information can all be found at: http://xsede.org/xsede14/

Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CSURE)
June 2 – Aug 8, 2014 (10 weeks)
The Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CSURE) REU site project will direct a group of undergraduate students to explore the emergent computational science models and techniques proven to work in a number of data and compute intensive applications using the supercomputers at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The CSURE program will give students a synergetic set of knowledge and skills they need to begin using computational methods, as well as provide each student an intensive research experience with a faculty or laboratory mentor.

The program focuses on five different scientific domains: chemistry and material sciences, systems biology, engineering mechanics, atmospheric sciences, and parallel solvers on emergent platforms.

Applications due Feb 15, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.jics.utk.edu/csure-reu/

June 10 – June 12, 2014
Cairns, Australia
The International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2014) and The Workshop on Teaching Computational Science, which will be June 10-12 in Cairns, Australia, have extended the paper submission deadlines to Friday January 31, 2014. Moreover, there are now three submission options: full paper, poster presentation with a short paper, and oral presentation without a paper (abstract only).

For more information visit: http://iccs2014.ivec.org/ http://webs.wofford.edu/shifletab/iccs/

International Summer School 2014: HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences
June 1 – June 6, 2014
Budapest, Hungary

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the fifth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 1-6, 2014, in Budapest, Hungary.

The summer school is sponsored by the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe Implementation Phase project (PRACE-3IP), U.S. National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project, RIKEN Advanced Insti­tute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS), and Compute/Calcul Canada.

Leading American, Canadian, European and Japanese computational scientists and HPC technologists will offer instruction on a variety of topics, including:

* Access to EU, U.S., Japanese and Canadian HPC-infrastructures
* HPC challenges by discipline (e.g., bioinformatics, computer science, chemistry, and physics)
* HPC programming proficiencies
* Performance analysis & profiling
* Algorithmic approaches & numerical libraries
* Data-intensive computing
* Scientific visualization

The expense-paid program will benefit advanced scholars from European, U.S., Canadian and Japanese institutions who use HPC to conduct research. Interested students should apply by March 9, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.prace-ri.eu/International-Summer-School-2014

Clemson University
June 2 – July 25, 2014

The program identifies research collaborators with visualization needs and assigns each student to a REU team. Each REU Team consists of a research/science collaborator, a visualization mentor and a visualization REU student. This arrangement fosters collaboration among team members, an appreciation of the visualization process and an understanding of the role visualization plays in discovery and analysis.

Research areas of this site include: computer science, genetics and biochemistry, geophysics, sociology, molecular modeling and simulation, inorganic chemistry, social media, parks recreation tourism management, biological sciences and digital humanities. Students will participate in activities as a member of their REU Team, their Research Lab, and their REU cohort thereby creating a rich, multidisciplinary research experience that will include enrichment lectures, excursions and social events.

Application review will begin in March. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information and to apply see: http://citi.clemson.edu/viz/reu/

June 1 – Aug 2, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin

The Integrative Computational Education Research Traineeship (ICERT) Research Experience for Undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin transfers the best practices of the NSF IGERT (Integrated Graduate Education Research Traineeship) to undergraduate computational research training. Selected participants will engage in a weeklong computational science training institute for undergraduates presented by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), additional introductory training in scientific visualization, seminars on innovation and discovery in computational science and engineering, workshops on communicating science to the public, and immersion in a faculty research group with a faculty and graduate student mentor. Participant support: $4,500 stipend, room, board, $500 travel. Eligibility requirements include:

* Sophomore, Junior, Senior graduating in December 2014 or later
* U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
* Majoring in or engaged in computational science or engineering fields

Final deadline: Rolling admission until March 29 with the possibility that positions may be filled before March 29, based on the on-going eligibility and quality of applicants. Application and full details can be found at: http://www.icertreu.org/

May 23 – July 31, 2014
The Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas will conduct a ten-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ten undergraduates. The focus is on “software safety,” however, the technology and skills learned by the students have general applicability to research and practice in their future studies. In addition to work on assigned research projects at UTD, field trips to Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and EDS/HP will be arranged to help the students better understand how software safety is adopted in practice for real-life applications. We also host special workshops on technical writing and oral presentation to improve students’ proficiency in preparing and delivering technical reports. Eligible applicants are those who have an interest in pursuing a graduate education, are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution, and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selected participants will receive a scholarship to conduct research with a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at UTD. Included will be a $5,000 stipend and a travel reimbursement for those from outside the Dallas metro area. We also provide housing on campus free to the REU students.

Application deadline: March 15, 2014. For more information visit, http://paris.utdallas.edu/REU

Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, AZ USA
May 19, 2014
Paper submission deadline: Jan 21, 2014Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) now permeates most computing activities. The pervasiveness of computing devices containing multicore CPUs and GPUs, including home and office PCs, laptops, and mobile devices, is making even common users dependent on parallel processing. Certainly, it is no longer sufficient for even basic programmers to acquire only the traditional sequential programming skills. The preceding trends point to the need for imparting a broad-based skill set in PDC technology at various levels in the educational fabric woven by Computer Science (CS) and Computer Engineering (CE) programs as well as related computational disciplines. However, the rapid changes in computing hardware platforms and devices, languages, supporting programming environments, and research advances, more than ever challenge educators in knowing what to include in the curriculum and what to teach in any given semester or course.The 4th workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing Education invites unpublished manuscripts from individuals or teams from academia, industry, and other educational and research institutes on topics pertaining to the teaching of PDC topics in the Computer Science and Engineering curriculum as well as in Computational Science and computational courses of STEM, Geoscience and other disciplines with PDC and high performance computing(HPC) concepts. The emphasis of the fourth workshop continues to be on the undergraduate education. The workshop especially seeks papers that report on experience with implementing aspects of the NSF/TCPP curriculum or other novel approaches to incorporating PDC topics into undergraduate core courses that are taken by the majority of students in a program. Methods, pedagogical approaches, tools, and techniques that have the potential for adoption across the broader community are of particular interest.

For more information, visit: http://cs.gsu.edu/~tcpp/curriculum/?q=edupar

June 15 – Aug 8, 2014
Baltimore, MD
Applications due March 1, 2014.

Do you have students who are interested in parallel, scientific, or statistical computing? Our REU Site at UMBC provides an introduction to all these and applies them to interdisciplinary research projects. We expect some background in programming, but the program has been successful for students with only a sophomore class standing. All details, including examples of past summers and a detailed description of the mechanics from a student perspective, at: http://www.umbc.edu/hpcreu/

June 2 – July 25, 2014

Students will be matched with a faculty mentor at the beginning of the summer program, and each student will participate in a focused research project. Faculty mentors participating in the program have a broad range of interests in data-intensive computing, from “Big Data” analytics and architectures to biomedical informatics to computational ecology to reliable software engineering, and much more. The program also includes extensive training in tools and technology used in data-intensive computing research, as well as enrichment lectures, excursions, and social events.

Applications preferred by early March 20. For more information visit: http://www.cs.clemson.edu/reu/

May 6 – May 7, 2014
University of Utah, Salt Lake City

This workshop is aimed at campus IT professionals who are responsible for the planning, design and implementation of the campus IT infrastructure in support of research and teaching activities, as well as at those on campus familiar with the research and teaching activities and priorities. Each organization may send up to two attendees to the workshop.

Broadening the Reach: A Cyberinfrastructure Program for Non-Research-Intensive and EPSCoR Institutions is an NSF funded Internet2 project aimed at supporting the enhancement of campus network infrastructure and external connectivity of small colleges and universities, including but not limited to those in EPSCoR states, having notable research projects, even though the institution may not be primarily research-focused. The program will offer two forms of support: workshops focused on campus infrastructures and external connectivity to support research and teaching, and campus visits by consulting specialists to assist with technical implementation.

All meeting information including REGISTRATION can be found here: http://www.internet2.edu/news-events/events/workshops-webinars/broadening-reach-nsf-workshop/

May 1 – 3, 2014
San Francisco, CA

IEEE Women in Engineering International is pleased to invite you to attend our IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference, May 1 – May 3, 2014, in San Francisco, CA. This year our theme is Lead Beyond. Developing Inspirational Women Who Change the World. Please join us as we create communities that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration.

Please register on our conference website which can be found at: http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/registration/

Argonne National Laboratory, outside Chicago, IL
April 15-17, 2014
Learn how to get more out of your data, while connecting with other HPC administrators, research scientists, and developers who are building and using cutting-edge solutions to wrangle data. Our main theme this year is Setting Up a Campus Data Service. Many campus IT professionals are charged with creating a flexible, highly-available service for moving data to, from, and within their campus. This year’s agenda includes tutorials, presentations, and opportunities to engage with the Globus team and our partners, to help you design and implement a solution that meets your institution’s needs.

Read all about the event at http://globusworld.org. Our call for participation is open: http://globusworld.org/proposals

March 21, 2014

An NCSA-funded program for faculty mentors and undergraduates in applying high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics or engineering.
Applications deadline: March 21, 2014 at http://www.computationalscience.org/pep/applications/
More information: http://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships/ or http://www.shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships/

International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
March 10 – 21, 2014
Application deadline: Sunday December 1 2013This two week activity is covering topics that are general to many different software packages. There is no registration fee and – as with other ICTP activities – scientists from developing countries can apply for financial support to attend the activity. But we likely have a significant number of seats available to scientists from developed countries as well. You can register for participation here: http://cdsagenda5.ictp.trieste.it/full_display.php?ida=a13190Applications are accepted for both activities individually, but financial support from ICTP is only available for participants to the main activity or both. Deadline for applications is in three weeks at Sunday December 1st. Please contact Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer at akohlmey@ictp.it, if you have additional questions.

Applications due March 1, 2014
Silicon Mechanics, an industry-leading provider of server, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, is dedicated to building relationships and collaborating with professors and researchers at universities and other research institutions. Last year’s Research Cluster Grant recipient, Tufts University, is already making productive use of their cluster, www.siliconmechanics.com/i43744/research-cluster-grant-winners-circle.php. This grant program is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations. Submissions will be reviewed for merit and related impacts. Further details on the grant rules and the technical specifications of the cluster itself are available at:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: research-grant@siliconmechanics.com
March 7 – March 8, 2014,
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (Oklahoma)
Special NGS workshop: A comprehensive bioinformatics workshop will be held Thursday, March 6th on Next-Generation Sequencing data analysis and hands-on experience. All accepted presentations for MCBIOS conference are eligible for submission as full-length papers for publication in BMC Bioinformatics. Visit the MCBIOS website for Conference details, to become a member and register for the conference: http://www.mcbios.org/
February 27 – March 1, 2014,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) invites you to participate in the 19th Annual Mardi Gras Conference on Application Development for Exascale Computing. The meeting will start Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., and run through Saturday, March 1, 2014, approximately 12:30 p.m. Scope & Audience: Application developers have been up against a barrier of scalability when trying to solve large complex problems. This year’s conference is designed to introduce possible solutions to this scalability problem. A series of talks and workshops are planned where the creators of modern runtime systems are put into direct contact with application developers providing an avenue for application developers to hear about innovative, new approaches to computation. Likewise, runtime system groups will educate developers on their capabilities. Hosted by both the Materials Science Group and STE||AR Group at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, we invite scientists from academia and research labs, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students working in the wide domain of application development. Join us as we promote the exchange of ideas, experiences and research results, and discuss current challenges in exascale computing. For more information, visit: https://www.cct.lsu.edu/mardigras14

Call For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The XSEDE Student Engagement Program is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for a 10-week project experience for this summer. Working with XSEDE researchers and staff, students will make meaningful contributions to research, development and systems projects that benefit the national scientific and computational community. In exchange, students will be provided with travel support for project orientation and to attend the XSEDE14 conference in Atlanta, GA in July, and a small stipend. Projects for 2014 address a wide variety of computational needs. Some of the projects allow students to work remotely (from their home or home institution), although some require the student to be onsite at their supervisor’s institution. All projects will have well-defined work plans, established collaboratively at the orientation meeting. Students are also expected to participate in surveys and other evaluation activities, to help XSEDE track the effectiveness and impact of the program. Available projects are listed at 2014 Student Engagement Projects.

To apply, complete the form online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StuEngApplication-2014

Project Descriptions: https://www.xsede.org/student-engagement-projects/. For more information, visit: outreach-stueng@xsede.org

For Non-Research-Intensive and EPSCoR Institutions
February 18-19, 2014
Hilton Kansas City Airport, Kansas City, MO

Broadening the Reach: A Cyberinfrastructure Program for Non-Research-Intensive and EPSCoR Institutions is an NSF funded Internet2 project aimed at supporting the enhancement of campus network infrastructure and external connectivity of small colleges and universities and schools in EPSCoR states having notable research projects, even though the institution may not be primarily research-focused. The program will consist of three Broadening the Research Workshop and up to 30 tiger team campus visits.

The workshop is aimed at campus IT professionals at small colleges and universities and schools in EPSCoR states who are responsible for the planning, design and implementation of the campus IT infrastructure in support of research and teaching activities, as well as at those on campus familiar with the research and teaching activities and priorities. No registration fee. For more information, visit: http://www.broadeningthereach.net/

Feb. 10 – 11, 2014
Hosted by Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Visualization plays a significant role in the exploration and understanding of data across all disciplines with a universal goal: gaining insight into the complex relationships that exist within the data. The need to diversify a field with such far reaching influences is imperative. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for networking and mentoring among underrepresented groups in the field of visualization. Clemson University (CU) not only hosts the Palmetto Cluster, utilized by CU faculty to run large scale simulations that are later used in visualization, but also features a number of visualization labs and centers that participants will have an opportunity to visit. The workshop, scheduled for February 10-11 2014 at Clemson U in Clemson SC, is designed to inform, inspire and encourage participants to engage in the multidisciplinary dynamics of visualization.Who should apply: Undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs and research scientists with an interest in visualization. Travel expenses (flight or mileage), meals and lodging costs will be provided for workshop participants. The application process begins Tue Oct 1 2013. All application materials must be submitted electronically by Fri Nov 29 2013. All interested persons are encouraged to apply at: http://citi.clemson.edu/bpviz2014/

Send questions to: BPViz2014@gmail.com

Applications due Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 9:00pm EST
The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program is a new and unique program funded by the National Science Foundation. This prestigious program will select graduate students from across the country to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) research. The fellowships will empower these talented graduate students to advance their HPC knowledge while also providing them with time and support to accelerate their research. The fellowship is designed to support PhD students who are engaged in a program of study and research that is directly relevant to the use of the Blue Waters supercomputer. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics and computational science applications. Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $38,000 for the one year of the fellowship. They will also receive up to a $12,000 tuition allowance. During the fellowship year, the fellow’s academic institution is asked to exempt the recipient of any other tuition and fee charges normally charged to students of comparable academic standing. Recipients will receive travel funds to attend a Blue Waters symposium and may also receive funding to present a paper at another scientific meeting. The fellowship provides up to 100,000 node-hours on the Blue Waters system to support the fellow’s research. For complete information on the fellowships, visit: https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/fellowships/ . Questions? Contact: bwgf@ncsa.illinois.edu
January 21, 2014, 11:00 a.m. EST
HOOMD-blue is a general-purpose Molecular Dynamics simulation code accelerated on GPUs. This live interactive webinar will offer an introduction to HOOMD-blue, a description of what it does, how to download and install it as well as example simulations of the Lennard-Jones fluid. The target audience is all individuals interested in MD simulation, but prior knowledge is not required.
To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1534605225959203329
December 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m. EST
HOOMD-blue is a general-purpose Molecular Dynamics simulation code accelerated on GPUs. This live interactive webinar will offer an introduction to HOOMD-blue, a description of what it does, how to download and install it as well as example simulations of the Lennard-Jones fluid. The target audience is all individuals interested in MD simulation, but prior knowledge is not required.
To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7757317671635859970
The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce an open call for participation in the Beacon Project, an ongoing research project partially funded by the National Science Foundation that explores the impact of emerging computer architectures on computational science and engineering.For detailed information regarding this opportunity, visit: http://www.jics.tennessee.edu/aace/beacon/open-call