Grant: $7,000,000 - National Science Foundation - Jul. 25, 2009
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Award Description: Visualization is one of the most important and commonly used methods of analyzing and interpreting digital assets. For many types of computational research, it is the only viable means of extracting information and developing understanding from data. However, non-visual data analysis techniques, statistical analysis, data mining, data reduction, etc. also play integral roles in many areas of knowledge discovery. This award will, for the first time, provide a comprehensive suite of large-scale visualization and data analysis (VDA) services to the open science community. By leveraging existing tools and techniques, integrating state-of-the-art research products, and providing exceptional user support, we will deploy a national, general-purpose visualization and data analysis discovery environment. The deliverables include: o a remote visualization resource of extreme capability (Longhorn): o 256 nodes (2048 processor cores, 24 Tflops peak) with 512 GPUs, 12 terabytes of aggregate memory, 200 terabytes of local system storage o tightly integrated with Ranger (the TeraGrid's inaugural Track2 system) to handle digital assets at the largest scale (and potentially future TACC HPC systems); 1. a comprehensive collection of open source and commercial end-user VDA software tools; 2. expert visualization support, including advanced interactive user support and training, from a team comprising many of the leading visualization researchers in the US; and 3. a framework for rapidly integrating new visualization technologies from leading research teams (including our own) to increase user capabilities throughout the project. aborative Visualization and Data Analysis for the National User Community
Project Description: A description of the overall purpose and expected outputs and outcomes or results of the award and first-tier Subawards(s) including significant deliverables and, if appropriate, units of measure. [Limit 2000 characters] Our goals for Q1 2009 focused primarily on the procurement of the remote interactive visualization and data analysis resource, Longhorn. We have purchased all of the hardware components and have begun construction of the resource itself. The project is considered less than 50% complete and the budget will reflect that approximately 50% of the award has been spent. This is attributed to the procurement of the large-scale hardware resource. Q1 2009 milestones are focused on procuring and deploying a large-scale resource to the national open science community as quickly as possible to maximize the science impact over the life of the three year award. Longhorn is scheduled to be in friendly user mode November 2, 2009 and will be in full production by January 4, 2010. We have completed the documentation necessary to list Longhorn in the POPS system. Additionally, we have begun contacting the national open science user community to make them aware of Longhorn and its tremendous capabilities. We are working on a document that will guide both TRAC writers and reviewers for the allocations of such a new and different resource. We have begun working on the development of a visualization and data analysis (VDA) portal that will provide a lower barrier to entry front-end interface for the national open science user community. This portal will leverage existing work that we have been doing with EnVision software and will integrate relevant capabilities from the TeraGrid user portal. The VDA portal will be deployed in Q2 when Longhorn is in friendly user mode. The partner?s subcontracts are all in place and the partners have just recently been awarded their funds. There is no substantial activity to report for Q1 for the partner?s activities..
Jobs Summary: The following appointments were made to this award: RESEARCH SCIENTIST (0.44 FTE); SR OPER SYS SPEC (0.19 FTE); RES ENGR/SCI ASSOC IV (0.12 FTE); RESEARCH SCIENTIST (0.12 FTE); RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (0.39 FTE); and RES ENGR/SCI ASSOC IV . Calculations of Number of Jobs were made using OMB guidance. Subcontractor Number of Jobs included in total FTE: Purdue University reported .5 FTE graduate student appointed. UCAR and the University of Utah did not report any FTE for this quarter. (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|PURDUE UNIVERSITY||$207,007||WEST LAFAYETTE||IN|
|UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH||$124,964||BOULDER||CO|
|The University of Utah||$278,481||SALT LAKE CITY||UT|