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by Trish Barker Social science researchers tap advanced computing and data techniques and resources to utilize thousands of research documents. Ruby Mendenhall is an associate professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on issues of race and social inequality, … Continued

Women in HPC

Access’ Elizabeth Murray spoke with Toni Collis, applications consultant in HPC Research and Industry at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh, about her work with Women in HPC, a network dedicated to women in the field. What do you do in your role at EPCC? My role involves working with academics … Continued

Access in scientific computing

It’s a delight to be invited to write this editorial, especially as NCSA Access magazine’s name is coincidentally appropriate to this topic. Much of the recent policy discussion around computing and scientific discovery has centered on access: access to methods, code, data, results, and even hardware. Inthis article I’ll argue that access is germane to … Continued

Blue Waters allocations applications due Nov. 13

At least 80 percent of the capacity of Blue Waters—about 150 million node-hours each year—is available to scientists and engineers across the country through the National Science Foundation’s Petascale Computing Resource Allocation program. The next proposal due date is Nov. 13, 2015. Proposal guidelines and requirements are available at the NSF website. All research disciplines … Continued

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