Congratulations to Nina McCurdy on receiving an NSF Graduate Fellowship. Nina's current research focus is on developing visualization tools for the humanities.
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.
SIAM CSE15: Record Attendance
The SIAM CSE15 Co-Chairs: Hans De Sterck (University of Waterloo), Chris Johnson (University of Utah), and Lois Curfman McInnes (Argonne National Laboratory) are happy to report the conclusion of a successful SIAM Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) 2015 Conference.
We were happy to see many of you at the 2015 SIAM Conference on CSE which took place in Salt Lake City during the past week. With 1,700 registered participants, the conference set a new attendance record for a SIAM conference.
There were 9 invited talks, 300 minisymposium sessions, 6 featured minisymposia, 100 contributed presentations, 4 panel discussions, two minitutorials, and 300 posters.
We are pleased to announce the 2.15.2 release of FluoRender. It mainly fixed several issues from the previous versions. Please see the release notes for more details. You can download FluoRender at www.fluorender.org.
It sounds like something straight from a scene in a science fiction film: Surgery that places a set of wires under the skull so that electrical signals can be transmitted to different areas of the brain. It's called DBS, or deep brain stimulation. And if the idea of it seems a bit wince-inducing or scary, then understanding the power of what it can do - quiet the tremors associated with Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders - will likely wash away any patient's fears.
The Uintah software suite is a set of libraries and applications for simulating and analyzing complex chemical and physical reactions. These reactions are modeled by solving partial differential equations on structured adaptive grids using hundreds to thousands of processors (though smaller simulations may also be run on a scientist's desktop computer). Key software applications have been developed for exploring the fine details of metal containers (encompassing energetic materials) embedded in large hydrocarbon fires. Uintah's underlying technologies have led to novel techniques for understanding large pool eddy fires as well as new methods for simulating fluid-structure interactions. The software is general purpose in nature and the breadth of simulation domains continues to grow beyond the original focus of the C-SAFE initiative.
The NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual computing technologies has renewed the University of Utah's recognition as a CUDA Center of Excellence, a milestone that marks the continuing of a significant partnership, starting in 2008, between the two organizations.
NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology is an award-winning C-compiler and software development kit (SDK) for developing computing applications on GPUs. Its inclusion in the University of Utah's curriculum is a clear indicator of the ground-swell that parallel computing using a many-core architecture is having on the high-performance computing industry. One of twenty-two centers, the University of Utah was the second school to be recognized as a CUDA Center of Excellence along with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Over 50 other schools and universities now include CUDA technology as part of their Computer Science curriculum or in their research.