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SDSC Feature: SDSC Users Steer Scramjet Design
SDSC Feature: SDSC Awards First Data Allocation
NEWS AND EVENTS

FEATURE: Scramjets, Gas Turbines, and Propellers: SDSC Supercomputer Simulates Complex Real-World Engineering Flows
12.22.05 - With today's advanced technologies, it might seem that engineers design ship propellers, jet turbines, and scramjet engines using precise engineering methods that always yield perfectly efficient designs. But in fact the turbulent flows that occur in these devices are so complex that engineers are still forced to depend on trial and error experience...

FEATURE: SDSC Awards First Data Allocation
12.22.05 - SDSC recently awarded its first data allocation to organizations who collectively requested more than 448 Terabytes of storage space. SDSC currently has more than 3 petabytes in tape and disk storage.

Alternative star formation theory debunked
12.02.05 - Astrophysicist Richard Klein from the University of California, Berkeley and others used simulations run at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to explode one of two competing theories about how stars form inside immense clouds of interstellar gas.

EVENT: Cyberinfrastructure Seminar Series - "GridShib: An Attribute-Based Authorization Framework"
11.30.05 - As grid-based virtual organizations (VOs) have grown, the cost associated with VO-based authentication and authorization infrastructure has also grown...

SDSC Deploys SAM-QFS System Reducing Metadata Backup Time From 21 Hours to Just 30 Minutes
11.21.05 - The explosive growth in data intensive computing has led San Diego Supercomputing (SDSC) to deploy SAM-QFS, a high-performance archival storage system for files requiring frequent or dynamic retrieval. As a result, SDSC’s backup time has decreased by nearly 4000 percent.

SDSC IN THE NEWS: HPSS Collaboration Announces File System with Infinite Capacity
11.17.05 - Today at the SC'05 high performance computing conference, the HPSS Collaboration announced the capability to combine the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) with the HPSS Collaboration's High Performance Storage System (HPSS) to provide a high performance file system with virtually infinite capacity.

SDSC IN THE NEWS: Supercomputing now indispensable
11.16.05 - Jean-Bernard Minster wants to know how a magnitude-7.7 earthquake would affect Southern California. J. Andrew McCammon wants to find a cure for AIDS. Michael Norman wants to learn how the universe began. All of them rely on supercomputers in their quest for answers.

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PROFILE
Profile: Q&A with Reagan Moore

Reagan Moore, Director of the Knowledge & SRB Lab at SDSC, coordinates research efforts in the development of massive data analysis systems, scientific data publication systems, and persistent archives.
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FOCUS
Focus: SRB

SRB is client-server middleware that provides a uniform interface for connecting to heterogeneous data resources over a network and accessing replicated data sets.

Focus: NEESit

NEESit is a service-focused organization that operates and supports the extensive IT infrastructure for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Collaboratory.

Focus: Education at SDSC

SDSC's Education Group offers a wide range of community outreach programs that brings cutting-edge research and science curriculum to students, teachers and parents.