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"From NCSA to the National Research Platform" with Dr. Larry Smarr

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National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NCSA Auditorium (Room 1122)
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May 9, 2024   12:00 pm  
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Join the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in welcoming NCSA Founding Director Dr. Larry Smarr back to campus for a special seminar:

Thursday, May 9 
12 p.m. 
NCSA Auditorium (Room 1122) 
1205 W Clark St, Urbana, IL 61801
and on Zoom.

"From NCSA to the National Research Platform"
Dr. Larry Smarr
Honorary doctorate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

The National Research Platform (NRP) currently supports over 4,000 users on 135 campuses, accessing 1300 GPUs, 24,000 CPU cores, and over 10,000 TB of data storage – the largest distributed compute and storage platform supported by the NSF today. In the seminar, Smarr will trace the technological roots of the NRP back to NCSA, the Alliance and I-Wire over 25 years ago. These early NCSA experiences led to Smarr's last 22 years of NSF cyberinfrastructure grants, which built the OptIPuter and then the Pacific Research Platform, which has now evolved into the NRP. Applications in Machine Learning as well as diverse applications from neutrino observatories to wildfire prediction are currently empowered by the NRP.

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