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SUU to Host First-ever High Performance Computing Seminar

August 06, 2008
Category: Academics


Southern Utah University’s College of Computing, Integrated Engineering and Technology (CIET) is hosting its first ever Utah Advanced Computing Summer Institute (UACSI) August 12-15, giving educators, industry and students access to the University’s powerful Dell 128-node parallel cluster.

The four-day high performance computing (HPC) seminar is open to the public and is appropriate for all levels of users – from new users of advanced computing technologies to those who have projects needing powerful computing.

According to CIET’s Dean Mikhail Bouniaev, “This seminar will help incorporate supercomputing to the undergraduate/graduate curriculum and will contribute to the economic development of the region.”

The seminar will help educators, students and industry representatives start using HPC in their research, teaching, design and production. In addition, it will facilitate cooperation between different institutions and fields of study while bringing together the talent and ideas of academia and industry.

Bouniaev views the institute as “a milestone in cooperation between the Utah System of Higher Education and Utah industries in areas requiring state-of-the-art technologies.”

In addition to such professional collaborations, conference attendees will also get an opportunity to learn systems administration techniques and take part in problem-solving networking sessions.

The UACSI is organized by the Utah Cyber Infrastructure Committee, Southern Utah University, Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR), Utah State University, University of Utah, Utah Valley State College and Weber State University.

Anyone interested in knowing what supercomputing is and what it can do for you is encouraged to attend this four-day conference. Registration fee is $35. For more information about UASCI or to register, call 586-5413 or go to www.utahci.org.

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