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UTEP’s involvement in HPC also includes the following:

  • UTEP is a member of the IBM Cloud Academy, a collaborative community that is finding new and innovative ways to implement cloud computing in game changing ways within schools and universities globally. Read more - http://www.ibm.com/solutions/education/cloudacademy/us/en/

  • UTEP is a member of XSEDE’s Minority Research Community, led by Linda Akli, Assistant Director, Training & Outreach, SURA (Southeastern Universities Research Association). Through membership in this organization, UTEP hosted a two-day Regional XSEDE Workshop with three tracks on February 19-20, 2013.

  • UTEP is a member of HiPCAT, High Performance Computing Across Texas, a consortium of Texas institutions that use advanced computational technologies to enhance research, development, and educational activities. The last HiPCAT face-2-face meeting was hosted by UTEP on 29 March 2013. The meeting included a presentation about VCL (Virtual Computing Lab) by Eric Sills, North Carolina State University, and a visit to the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation (http://wmkeck.utep.edu/), which was hosted by Raymond (Tipper) Rumpf of the EM Lab (http://www.hipcat.net/), within the center. Read more about HiPCAT - http://www.hipcat.net/

  • UTEP has two XSEDE Campus Champions, Rodrigo Romero, Associate Director of Cyber-ShARE Center of Excellence, and Pat Teller, Director of Research Computing and Professor of Computer Science. The Campus Champions program supports campus representatives as a local source of knowledge about high-performance and high-throughput computing and other digital services, opportunities and resources. This knowledge and assistance empowers campus researchers, educators, and students to advance scientific discovery. Read more about the role of XSEDE Campus Champions - https://www.xsede.org/web/guest/campus-champions

  • UTEP is involved in the leadership of the UTRC, University of Texas Research Cyberinfrastructure. Steve Riter, Vice President of Information Resources and Planning, and Pat Teller are members of the Steering Committee. Steve Riter is the Chair of the Business and Administrative Working Group, while Pat Teller is a member of the Faculty Outreach Working Group and the Ease-of-Use Advisory Committee, and is UTEP’s UTRC Project Support Liaison, i.e., UTeam Member, the first point of contact for (i) UTEP researchers who wish to learn how to access and use UTRC resources and (ii) TACC staff to provide on-site training or other services to UTEP, and the point of contact for UTEP researchers in terms of suggestions and the resolution of issues.

  • Pat Teller, Director of Research Computing and Professor of Computer Science, is a member of the Board of Visitors (BoV) of Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Austin, Texas. The BoV members help the center's director and leadership team pilot the evolution of TACC's vision and strategy, and execute the center's initiatives. Read more – http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/about/board-of-visitors/

  • UTEP is a member of Internet2 Net+ VCL Service.