MSI hosted two courses for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers during Summer 2010 in association with the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE). The VSCSE is a national virtual organization whose goal is to develop and deliver a computational science curriculum that accelerates the ability of faculty, staff, and students to use emerging computational resources to advance science and engineering. The Petascale Programming Environments and Tools course was held July 6-9. Graduate students Jagan Jayaraj and Pei-Hung Lin presented their experience scaling a gas-dynamics code up to 100,000 cores (picture above) during this course. The Big Data for Science course was held July 26-30.
MSI celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 30 with a Research Exhibition. Over 40 MSI research groups presented posters about their work using MSI resources. A panel of distinguished MSI PIs judged the posters and selected four First Prize winners and one Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize went to Pierre Carrier of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for his poster, "Optical Response and Curvature Effects in Si Nanocrystals Embedded in SiO2 Using PARSEC." You can see pictures of all the finalists here. The image is from Dr. Carrier's winning poster.