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SUPER-SIZE IT: Rutgers says acquisition of a supercomputer will be good for university research and for the business community

From NJBIZ, August 8, 2016, By Andrew Sheldon

Rutgers University recently announced its acquisition of a supercomputer that puts the university's calculating ability on the international stage.

But the technology goes beyond giving its scientists new power to crush complex calculations.

According to Peggy Brennan, associate vice president of economic development at Rutgers, the new technology could be a benefit to companies of all sizes in all industries.

Rutgers' new supercomputer, Caliburn, ranked no. 8 among US academic institutions, and is live at RDI2

The updated TOP500 ranking of world’s most powerful supercomputers ranks Rutgers’ new academic supercomputer No. 2 among Big Ten universities, No.8 among US academic institutions, No. 49 among academic institutions globally, and No. 165 among all supercomputers worldwide.Read more here.

World’s Richest Source of Oceanographic Data Now Operational at Rutgers

The data center for the pioneering Ocean Observatories Initiative, which collects and shares data from more than 800 sophisticated instruments and a transmission network across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is now operating at Rutgers University.

Dr. Manish Parashar to Co-Lead the Discovery Science section of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub will be one of four NSF-sponsored hubs that will bring together experts in the public and private sector to collaborate on data-driven solutions to problems in health care, energy, finance, urbanization, natural science and education.  Click here to read more. 

The CometCloud team gives a tutorial at ICCAC 2015.

Click here for further information and the slides.

RDI2's Moustafa AbdelBaky is featured in the Fortune article "IBM Takes on Tough Task for Deploying Containers Across Clouds."

The tech world is enamored of containers, new technology exemplified by fast-rising startup Docker that packages up applications in a resource-efficient and portable way. The advantage for businesses is that containers can run applications on less hardware and those applications can pull data from many sources.

Workshop: Advances in Computational and Data Science for Investigative Discovery in Biology and Medicine

Join the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), and Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine at Rutgers (IQB@R) as we co-host this exciting, cross-disciplinary workshop for Rutgers researchers. The workshop will focus on identifying multidisciplinary research opportunities in the areas of computational and data-enabled biology and medicine, and exploring collaborations that can effectively respond to these opportunities.

Dr. Ivan Rodero awarded a Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant from the National Science Foundation

RDI2's Dr. Ivan Rodero was recently awarded a Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal titled "CRII: CI: Exploring Advanced Cyber-infrastructure Co-design for Big Data Analytics".

Professor Parashar is Featured in IEEE's newspaper, The Institute

Professor Parashar, the director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, was recently featured in The Institute, IEEE's news source.  Click here to read the article entitled "Landing a job in Big Data."

Dr. Ivan Rodero wins the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing for Early Career Researchers

RDI2's Dr. Ivan Rodero was recently selected as a 2014 Young Achievers in Scalable Computing and awarded the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers. 

"Bioinformatics: Big Data Versus the Big C" is picked up by Scientific American

The article featured Dr. Manish Parashar, director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and professor of computer science.

Professor Manish Parashar Featured in Nature Article

Professor Manish Parashar, Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, was featured in "Big Data versus the Big C," an article recently published in Nature Magazine. 

RDI2's Jaroslaw Zola quoted in Science Magazine

Dr. Jaroslaw Zola, Associate Research Professor at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, has been quoted in "Big Biological Impacts from Big Data," an article recently published in Science Magazine.

RDI2's Dr. Jaroslaw Zola has been invited to give an REU Tutorial on Metagenomics

Dr. Jaroslaw Zola, Associate Research Professor at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, has been invited by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) to give a tutorial on metagenomics to this year's REU students in computer science.  His workshop, entitled "How to Find Out who Lives on your Belly Botton:  Not too Short Introduction to Metagenomics," will take place on June 4th from 10am - 12pm and from 1pm - 2pm.

NJ Higher Education Institutions Launch the New Jersey Big Data Alliance at Inaugural Symposium

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University hosted the New Jersey Big Data Alliance’s inaugural symposium last Wednesday, April 23. The event marked the official launch of the New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) and attracted about 200 attendees from across the state, including individuals from New Jersey government, industry and academia.  Read more.

Goldman Sachs co-head discusses big data, infrastructure at the lastest RDI2 Distinguished Seminar

Global banking corporation Goldman Sachs has risk management, transparency and accuracy right in its mission statement, said Paul Walker, the company’s co-head of technology.

“How am I going to make sure that every employee knows that mission?” Walker said.

Ph.D. Candidate Melissa Romanus is volunteering with Spy Technology, a Rutgerscience Saturday Program Designed to Spark Youth Interest in Science.

On March 29, 2014 sixty middle school youth and their parents will work with a talented group of graduate students and professors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to learn about topics such as computer password protection, listening like a spy using laser technology, and mapping crime scenes using 3-D computer software.  The program, called Spy Technology, attracted students from all over New Jersey to come to Rutgers Busch campus to learn about computer science.

RDI2's Dr. Javier Diaz-Montes has been Promoted to Assistant Research Professor

To read more about Dr. Diaz-Montes' research and accomplishments, click here.   

RDI2 Professor Jaroslaw Zola Invited to Participate in Yearlong AAAS-FBI Project

Jaroslaw Zola, Associate Research Professor at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, has been invited to participate in a yearlong project on Big Data in the Life Sciences and National Security by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy (CSTSP) and the Biological Countermeasures Unit of the WMD Directorate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Battling Cancer with Big Data

Together, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the RUCDR Infinite Biologics have formed a collective powerhouse with an enhanced capability to unlock the genetic mysteries of cancer.  Read More.