Registration open for December research and teaching technologies showcase

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October 20, 2010

Registration is open for Purdue CI Days 2010, an event showcasing technology available at Purdue to enhance research, teaching and research funding.

Purdue CI Days 2010 is scheduled for Dec. 8-9 at Fowler Hall in Stewart Center on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus and the Purdue Memorial Union. The program will focus on how just about any faculty member, research staffer, or graduate student can benefit from cyberinfrastructure, or CI. Participants in all fields are welcome.

For more information on CI Days 2010 and to register, visit cidays@purdue.edu The registration deadline is Nov. 29.

Purdue’s cyberinfrastructure ranges from cutting-edge supercomputers for the most demanding computational research to tools of potential benefit in the classroom, such as Hotsea and Signals. Hotseat integrates student Twitter and Facebook posts into classroom discussions, while Signals is a system for tracking a student’s progress in a class and getting those who need assistance help before they reach a point of no return.

Featured speakers at Purdue CI Days 2010 include University of Illinois Professor Donna Cox, an internationally known scientific-visualization expert at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and an Academy Award nominee; Arden Bement Jr., former director of the National Science Foundation and now head of Purdue’s Global Policy Research Institute; and Russ Hobby, an Internet pioneer and program manager for Internet2.

In addition, CI Days 2010 will include presentations from other CI experts and from faculty members already taking advantage of Purdue’s CI, including:

  • HUBzero, an easy-to-use system for building online research and teaching partnerships and communities with real computational research tools accessible through any Web browser.

  • DiaGrid, a distributed computing system with 30,000 processors available to any campus researcher.

  • Data visualization service; real-time satellite and remote sensing data acquisition and processing; and virtual reality and motion capture facilities, among other things.

Originally posted: October 20, 2010