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Brad Hittle at Progetto “RIESCO” Challenge GPU4EO 2015

Earlier this month, I traveled to Bari, Italy, to deliver a pair of presentations, including the keynote address, at Progetto “RIESCO” Challenge GPU4EO 2015. The event showcased solutions to improve the performance of software used to process remotely sensed data through the use of GPUs (graphics processing units). In this article, I summarize my talk, “GPU applications for scientific computation, training and visualization.” I focus on several examples of how we’ve leveraged GPU computing in the Interface Laboratory at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).

In today's news we look at Amazon planning to create 2,000 jobs in central Ohio, school districts in Ohio cutting librarian jobs, Ohio offering a tax-free day on school supplies, presidential campaigns using online tracking and a British Navy warship testing a 3-D printed drone at sea..

In today's news we look at Gov. Kasich joining the GOP race, three Dayton colleges sharing $900K to bolster graduation rates, three Columbus education focused groups merging together, Amazon using North Carolina wind power to meet the energy needs of Ohio data centers, and Hudson launching a city-owned fiber-optic broadband plan...

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In today's news we look at Ohio State University research creating new companies, senators asking FCC to investigate cable and broadband prices, University of Akron cutting jobs and baseball program, West Virginia University library creating the first Wikipedian-in-Residence to focus on gender gap and five reasons colleges should invest more in career services...

In today's news we look at Ohio being the first state with 1 gigabit commercial Internet accessible statewide, the Ohio Supercomputer Center's Summer Institute providing a unique STEM experience, the benefits for Ohio college students under the new two-year budget, library maker movements, and a new data-managent tool that will be used to meet the big-data challenge...

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On Thursday and Friday, June 11-12, the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) welcomed 45 technologists representing colleges and universities from Ohio and other states who arrived here to study an important emerging security technology. These systems administrators, identity managers and developers packed the BALE Theater and Conference Room to take part in the InCommon Shibboleth Workshop [https://www.incommon.org/shibtraining/] and learn how to implement federated identity management software.

Summer Institute logo

Over the past five years, I have had the privilege of working with the Summer Institute program at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Summer Institute, SI for short, is “a two-week residential program that gives gifted Ohio high school students project-based, hands-on learning,” and each year is a unique experience for both myself and the students who participate in this program.

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