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New Carter cluster research supercomputer makes list of greenest, as well as fastest, systems
Purdue’s new Carter cluster supercomputer ranks 38th on the Green500 list of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world, making it one of the greenest systems as well as one of the world’s most powerful.
Carter placed 54th on the latest TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The cluster, the fastest on a U.S. campus where the research computing facilities are not part of a federally funded laboratory, will be available for use by Purdue faculty and their students in the spring of 2012. Testing so far shows it may increase application performance up to 70 percent.
Carter is part of Purdue’s award-winning Community Cluster Program, a cooperative in which faculty members pool research funds to purchase computing resources in partnership with ITaP and its Rosen Center for Advanced Computing. Faculty members interested in the Carter cluster should contact email@example.com.
Many plusses in using wikis say researchers and instructors alike
Confluence, ITaP-supported wiki creator software, helps scientists, instructors and their students store information, as well as make it readily accessible, and collaborate with others. Purdue lab scientist Daniel Leaird and professors Timothy Newby and Keith Cherkauer share how they use wikis.
Professor enjoyed redesigning aviation technology course for online delivery
Professor John Young worked with ITaP’s skilled instructional technology professionals to redesign a master’s level aviation technology course for full online delivery as part of the College of Technology’s ProSTAR program, which offers graduate level degrees, certificates, courses and workshops to professionals in business and technology fields.
Retirement reception will honor IT security chief for 25 years of service
Purdue’s Chief Information Security Officer Scott Ksander will retire effective Jan. 6, after 25 years. A retirement reception marking Ksander’s service will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (with remarks at 4 p.m.) on Jan. 4 in the West Faculty Lounge of the Purdue Memorial Union. Those who would like to attend may RSVP by sending an email with their name to Rita Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating accessible PDFs training for faculty and staff set for late January
Terrill Thompson, a Purdue alumnus and a nationally recognized trainer in web accessibility, will lead a series of sessions on creating accessible PDFs. The sessions Jan. 23-26 are open to any Purdue faculty or staff member. Seating is limited and registration is required.