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UCAR Update

December 2006

 

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In brief
Geosciences collaboratory: AGU town hall and workshop report
NCAR installs 12-teraflop IBM supercomputer
Application deadline approaching for ASP postdoctoral fellowships
NCAR Annual Report is on the Web
Catch up on CISL services at the AMS annual meeting
Reminders from last issue

 
 
 
 

Geosciences collaboratory: AGU town hall and workshop report
A final report on the High Performance Computing in the Geosciences Workshop, held at NCAR in September, is available online at the URL below.

To discuss the concept of a geosciences collaboratory, a town-hall session will take place on Monday, 11 December, at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.   The session will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the San Francisco Marriott's Nob Hill Room.   Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the outcomes of the September workshop and to engage in open discussion about plans for implementation of the collaboratory.  

Contact: Krista Laursen, NCAR Directorate, 303-497-2003
Geoscience collaboratory workshop report (PDF)

 
 

NCAR installs 12-teraflop IBM supercomputer
NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory is installing a new IBM supercomputer, blueice, which has a peak speed of 12 teraflops (12 trillion floating-point operations per second). Available to the university user community on 1 February 2007, blueice will nearly triple NCAR's sustained computing capacity.

Blueice is the first phase of a planned upgrade to NCAR's computational resources for the university and NCAR communities. An even more powerful computer will be installed in 2008, providing computing support for the geosciences until mid-2011.

Contact: Tom Bettge, NCAR/CISL, 303-497-1371
Blueice acquisition (news release)

 
 

Application deadline approaching for ASP postdoctoral fellowships
NCAR's Advanced Study Program is recruiting up to seven new postdoctoral fellows. The postdoctoral program provides an opportunity for recent Ph.D. scientists to pursue their research interests in atmospheric and related science. Applications and reference letters must be received no later than 5 January 2007 in order to be considered for fellowship awards beginning in 2007.

Contact: Paula Fisher, NCAR/SERE/ASP, 303-497-1328
ASP postdoctoral fellowships

 
 

NCAR Annual Report is on the Web
The 2006 NCAR Annual Report is now online.   This illustrated, in-depth report covers the full spectrum of NCAR's research and community support, including recent accomplishments, strategic goals, and priorities for the future. The report also includes metrics that assess NCAR's contributions to the broader research community.

Contact: Catherine Shea, NCAR Directorate, 303-497-1112
NCAR Annual Report

 
 

Catch up on CISL services at the AMS annual meeting
NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) invites you to join them on Tuesday evening, 16 January, in San Antonio at the American Meteorological Society's annual meeting. CISL will give a series of short presentations on NCAR's newest high performance computer and other resources and services available to universities. See the link below for more information.

Contact: Janie Young, NCAR/CISL, 303-497-1288
Update on CISL's Services to Universities

 
 

Reminders from last issue

Openings for HAO postdocs
Application deadline: 5 January 2007

Apply now for 2007-08 AMS/UCAR Congressional Science Fellowship
Application deadline: 1 February 2007

New round of COMET Cooperative and Partners Projects

 
 

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