Accelerate: Life Sciences: A featured DDN Success Story. IDSC Advanced Computing correlates viruses with gastrointestinal cancers for the cancer genome atlas 400% faster! The University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing maintains one of the largest centralized academic cyber infrastructures in the country, which is integral to addressing major scientific challenges, and solving many of today’s most challenging problems. Working with IDSC, more than 2,000 researchers, faculty, staff, and students across multiple disciplines collaborate on diverse and interdisciplinary projects requiring Advanced Computing resources. Read more “IDSC Accelerates Life Sciences: A DDN Storage Success Story”
The National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of 28 collaborating institutions, led by Clemson University, a $750,000 grant to fund a Research Coordination Network to set up a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of best practices, expertise, and technologies to enable the advancement of campus-based research computing activities. The project, entitled “RCN: Advancing Research and Education Through a National Network of Campus Research Computing Infrastructures – The CaRCC Consortium,” is designed to bring together a wide range of campuses and community stakeholders to form a novel, yet complementary, element of an evolving and expanding national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem. Read more “IDSC joins NSF-funded CaRCC Consortium”
The Next Frontier of Innovation: Big data, advanced computing, and algorithms are rapidly and profoundly changing every sphere of human activity; Airbnb, Uber, and Fitbit are just a few examples. Read more “BIG DATA Conference Wednesday 9/21/2016”
The majority of studies on human cancers published to date focus on coding genes. More recently, however, non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are gaining growing recognition as important regulatory components. Here we characterise the ncRNA landscape in 442 head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCs) from the cancer genome atlas (TCGA). Read more “Non-Coding RNAs Profiling in Head and Neck Cancers”
University of Miami faculty are getting a powerful new resource that will aid their scientific research efforts in a multitude of academic disciplines. The new Center for Computational Science at the University will focus initially on computational science research in five areas: physical science, biology and bioinformatics, chemistry, data mining, and visualization.
“Computation is an essential tool for state-of-the art scientific research,” says Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc. “We envision this center as a resource for the entire University research community, not only in terms of computing cycles but also, and equally important, the inclusion of research and support staff who can assist our faculty in translating their research problems into software that runs efficiently on high-speed computers.”