CCT Weekly, Jan. 4, 2011

Pats on the Back:

•    Joel Tohline received an award from the Board of Regents through Xavier University titled "Louisiana's Cyber Connectivitity via LONI".  The award is for $20,000 for two years.

•    Jorge Pullin received an award from NSF titled "Participation of US graduate students and postdocs in the school on quantum gravity in Zakopane, Poland”. The award is for $17,600 for one year.

•    Jorge Pullin have been appointed founding editor of Physical Review X. Physical Review is the most important set of journals in physics, published by the American Physical Society, the brand goes back to 1893. Physical Review X is their new, open access, all electronic journal, to be financed by author fees. It will cover all areas of physics. The journal is scheduled to go live Sept 15th.

CCT in the News:

LSU CCT Scientist Identifies Chess Benchmark Parameters for DARPA's UHPC Project
Source:  LSU Office of Communications & University Relations

Joel Tohline Named New Director of LSU Center for Computation & Technology
Source:  LSU Office of Communications & University Relations

LSU Buys Power7-Based HPC Cluster
Source:  HPCwire, Supercomputing Online

Red Stick Animation Festival Draws Fans & Filmmakers
Source:  Filmmaker’s Notebook

LSU CCT Names Honggao Liu New Deputy Director
Source: LSU Office of Communications & University Relations

Eadline’s 2010 HPC Review: Good, Bad, and the Ugly
Source:  Inside HPC


Please Note:

•    This summer, CCT will host its second Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), a nine-week program that gives students an opportunity to join interdisciplinary research groups and use the advanced cyberinfrastructure available on campus to work collaboratively on computational science projects. Each participating student will receive a stipend of $4,500, free housing in University dormitories, and up to $500 in travel expenses. Interested undergraduate students from any academic discipline are welcome to apply. Applications are due February 28, 2011, and students will be notified of whether they have been accepted by March 31. For more information or to see details on how to apply, please visit http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/.

•    SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING AROUND LOUISIANA (SCALA 2011) January 28-29, 2011 Tulane University, New Orleans
o    Tulane University's Center for Computational Science and the LSU Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) will co-sponsor a meeting to highlight cutting-edge topics in scientific computing, showcase the research at Louisiana institutions and promote collaborations across the state of Louisiana.This meeting is open to any faculty, post-doctoral researcher or student from any college in and around Louisiana. The meeting will start Friday at 1:00 p.m. and run through approximately 5 p.m. Saturday. Registration is FREE, but required. Submission deadline is January 5, 2011 (early submissions encouraged). Register here. For more information, please visit:  http://tulane.edu/sse/ccs/news/scala-2011.cfm
•    The University will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

•    The newly released 2010 Components can be found at:  http://www.cct.lsu.edu/home

•    Prior approval is required for Special Meal Requests.  Employees who make meal purchases without prior approvals may find that they must cover the cost of any monies spent for an unapproved event out of pocket, especially now that state funds are under a spending freeze.  Please contact Susie Poskonka (susie@cct.lsu.edu) prior to any special meal with visitor(s) to file the appropriate request for approval.  Prior approval could take up to one week, so please plan accordingly

•    LSU now has an iPhone app that provides news, video, campus maps, athletics updates, and more. This app is a free download from the App Store or at http://lsumobileapps.lsu.edu. The technology coordinators who created this app are adding features, and the app should be available to Blackberry mobile users soon. Please send suggestions for content you would like to see through the LSU app to lsumobile@lsu.edu.

•    Please remember to send your news concerning grants, awards, conferences, or other pertinent information to PR intern Samantha Navarra at snavarra@cct.lsu.edu.

•    Follow CCT with social media to access photos and see news, events or updated information. These pages are public; you do not need an account to view the information.  
o    Facebook group : LSU Center for Computation & Technology
o    Twitter :  LSUCCT
o    YouTube channel : LSUCCT 


Upcoming Grant Deadlines:

Note: Please check the CCT deadline Web site, since it is updated daily.

Cyberlearning: Transforming Education
January 17 2011 10:00 am
At Most $ 2,500,000.00 available

Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI)

January 19 2011 10:00 am
A Portion Of $ 36,000,000.00 available


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