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Posted: Jun 30, 2011

Leveraging supercomputing in nanotechnology/nanobiotechnology research

(Nanowerk News) The Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) are proud to co-sponsor an informational seminar "Leveraging Supercomputing in Nano/NanoBio Research" on Wednesday July 20, 2011 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at 2901 E Lee Street, Suite 2200, Greensboro, NC27401.
Continuing rapid advances in computing hardware and software have made computational approaches to re-search and product development one of the major drivers for innovation across a wide range of disciplines. COIN and JSSN are proud to co-sponsor an informational seminar designed to provide academic and industry nanotechnology researchers interested in leveraging supercomputing with a rapid introduction to the state of the field and practical guidance in moving forward.
Computational Innovation: Harnessing Supercomputing for Academic and Industrial Research
Dr. James Myers: Director of CCNI and Clinical Professor of Computer Science at RPI. With over two decades of experience in the development and application of advanced Cyberinfrastructure across multiple scientific communities and a long-term research focus on enhancing overall scientific productivity, Myers has a uniquely broad perspective on the transformative potential of massively parallel supercomputing and of the growing importance of integrated compute, data, and visualization services to scientific innovation.
Realizing Potential: Computational Capabilities and Innovations Enabled by CCNI
Dr. Mark Shephard: Samuel A. and Elisabeth C. Johnson, Jr. Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer and the Director of Rensselaer's Scientific Computation Research Center. Dr. Shephard has made well-recognized contributions to the areas of automatic mesh generation, automated and adaptive analysis methods, and parallel adaptive simulation technologies, publishing over 250 papers. His research has been and continues to be supported by government agencies (12 different agencies) and industry (funding from 44 companies).
Navigating a Supercomputer Center: From Inquiry to Innovation
Cameron Smith: Computational Scientist with joint appointments in CCNI and Scientific Computation Research Center. With multiple projects developing next-generation modeling and simulation capabilities for academic and industrial collaborators, Cameron is an expert in computational scaling and well-versed in the day-to-day mechanics of supercomputer use as well as the suite of support, training, and consulting capabilities provided by modern supercomputing centers.
Talks will be informal and the agenda will include significant time for questions and discussion. To register for the event, go to
About JSNN
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) was formed as a collaborative project of North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The JSNN's research and educational pro-grams focus on the most exciting scientific fields: Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The strengths of the two universi-ties in the basic sciences and in engineering make them ideal partners for this new interdisciplinary school. For more information visit .
About COIN
COIN is a nonprofit organization that accelerates commercialization of nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine to enable economic growth and improve human life. North Carolina is a leader in these fields and in related new product innova-tion and entrepreneurship. Established with funding from the NC Biotechnology Center, COIN represents a targeted state resource to encourage development of commercial applications of nanobiotechnology in key life science and medical product sectors. COIN provides a framework to boost the profile, funding, and management of the important work occurring in nanobiotechnology in the state, with the ultimate goal being commercialization. COIN's programs and services address key issues of its clients such as early-stage funding, preclinical testing, technology scouting, and industry partnering. For more information, visit
About CCNI
Founded in 2007, the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations hosts one of the world's most powerful university-based high performance supercomputers and provides an array of resources and services for academic and industrial researchers to rapidly accelerate discovery in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and material science. Supported jointly by RPI, New York State, and IBM, CCNI represents a unique public-private Cyberin-frastructure partnership supporting innovative research and the development of sustainable competitive advantage by its academic users and industrial members. For more information, visit
Source: COIN
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