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Geisel Library at UC San DiegoJoin us August 8–11, 2011 for the next workshop on Gordon, SDSC's new NSF-funded (five year, $20 million award) data-intensive supercomputer. Gordon will be open for allocation requests this fall for a January 1, 2012 production start.

The Get Ready for Gordon Summer Institute is targeting users with applications that can potentially take advantage of Gordon’s unique capabilities for high performance data-intensive computing. We encourage applications from researchers engaged in data-intensive science and data mining across a wide range of disciplines, including those that have not typically considered use of supercomputing resources. The range of domains can be broad, say, from astronomy, geosciences and genomics, to economics and linguistics.

Gordon has been especially designed to address data-intensive problems that cannot make effective use of the current generation of massively parallel supercomputers. For example, developers of database applications can benefit from the large amount of flash memory in the system. Applications that serve a wide research community, e.g., through the use of a science gateway, are also encouraged to apply.

Topics covered during the institute include:

NSF funding for the Institute will cover local expenses for all accepted participants from US academic and research institutions (on campus room and board). However, attendees are expected to cover their own travel to the UC San Diego campus. All other interested applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply.