Researchers selected for Delta External Advisory Committee

08.30.21 -

NCSA is excited to announce the formation of the Delta Project External Advisory Committee. This committee brings together a diverse group of experts to guide the project’s growth and development.

Delta is the newest computing and data resource offering to serve the nation’s science community. Located at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Delta blends cutting-edge graphics processors (GPUs) and traditional CPU architectures with forward-looking user interfaces and file systems to shape the future of advanced research computing and data-intensive analysis. Made possible by the National Science Foundation, and integrated into the XSEDE ecosystem, Delta will be the most performant GPU computing resource in NSF's portfolio when it launches this fall.

The EAC will assist Delta project leadership by making recommendations in several areas, such as aligning science communities with Delta; accessibility; under-served communities, and more.

Delta External Advisory Board members are:

  • Catherine Blake, Professor of Information Sciences and Associate Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Principal Investigator, Midwest Big Data Hub
  • Matthew Hudson, Professor of Bioinformatics and Co-Director, Center for Digital Agriculture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Richard Ladner, Professor Emeritus, computer science, University of Washington
  • Philip Maechling, Associate Director for Information Technology, Southern California Earthquake Center
  • Thomas Cheatham, Professor of Medicinal Research, Director of Research Computing, Director of the Center for High Performance Computing, University of Utah
  • Eliu Huerta, Lead for Translational AI, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Ruth Marinshaw, Chief Technology Officer, Stanford Research Computing Center
  • Wen-mei Hwu, Senior Distinguished Research Scientist, Nvidia
ABOUT DELTA

NCSA combines next-generation processor architectures and NVIDIA graphics processors with forward-looking user interfaces and file systems to create Delta, a powerful computing and data analysis resource, that will become part of the national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem through XSEDE. The project is partners with the Science Gateways Community Institute to empower broad communities of researchers to easily access Delta, and with the University of Illinois' Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services to explore and reduce barriers to access. Delta is funded through NSF National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students and collaborators from around the globe use these resources to address research challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing many of the world's industry giants for over 35 years by bringing industry, researchers and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.

About NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students and collaborators from around the globe use these resources to address research challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing many of the world's industry giants for over 35 years by bringing industry, researchers and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.