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The Faculty Fellows Program:  The Faculty Fellows Program Forming a Community of Educators Around High-Performance Computing Jeff Sale and Kris Stewart NPACI Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering San Diego State University http://www.edcenter.sdsu.edu/ Copyright Notice:  Copyright Notice Copyright, Jeff Sale, 2001. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. Rationale for a Fellows Program:  Rationale for a Fellows Program Lack of a system of rewards encouraging time-consuming curriculum innovations Low awareness of faculty and students about available computational science tools Absence of a support network for computational science and high-performance computing What is …?:  What is …? What is Computational Science? What is High-Performance Computing? What is Modeling and Simulation? What is Visualization? What is Computational Science?:  What is Computational Science? Science Discipline Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc. Computer Science Hardware/Software Applied Mathematics Numerical Analysis, Modeling, Simulation What is Computational Science?:  What is Computational Science? Science Discipline Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc. Computer Science Hardware/Software Applied Mathematics Numerical Analysis, Modeling, Simulation Computational Science Teamwork and Collaboration What is Computational Science?:  What is Computational Science? What is Computational Science?:  What is Computational Science? Usually, Computational Science Involves One or More of...:  Usually, Computational Science Involves One or More of... Modeling Simulation Visualization Large amounts of (different kinds of) data ...Like World-Building:  ...Like World-Building Skyline TerraExplorer http://www.skylinesoft.com/ Virtual Los Angeles http://www.aud.ucla.edu/bill/LA.html The Digital Earth http://www.digitalearth.gov/ Fly San Diego http://flysd.sdsc.edu/ I-cubed http://www.i3.com/products/CityModels/3d_models.htm My Own World:  My Own World What is High-Performance Computing?:  What is High-Performance Computing? Massively parallel systems Commodity Clusters High-speed Communication Data-Intensive Computing Never-ending demand for increasing performance Giga -> Tera -> Peta -> ?? What is Modeling and Simulation?:  What is Modeling and Simulation? Empirical vs. Theoretical Data-driven vs. Equation-driven Rigged Animation Rigorous, Testable, Predictable Slide14:  hat is Visualization? Slide15:  Photic Chauvinism Are we perhaps neglecting something? Perceptualization:  Perceptualization Who is Doing Computational Science?:  Who is Doing Computational Science? NPACI is The ‘National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure’ http://www.npaci.edu/ NPACI is a partnership of over 40 institutions in the US and more worldwide http://www.npaci.edu/Partners/ NPACI/NCSA/Alliance Partnerships are NSF Programs:  NPACI/NCSA/Alliance Partnerships are NSF Programs The EdCenter works closely with: NPACI (http://www.npaci.edu/ San Diego Supercomputer Center (http://www.sdsc.edu/) NCSA Alliance (http://www.ncsa.edu/) NPACI Partnership Organizing Principle: “Thrusts”:  EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AND TRAINING 4 APPLICATIONS Molecular Science Neuroscience Earth Systems Science Engineering 4 TECHNOLOGIES Metasystems Programming Tools and Environments Data-intensive Computing Interaction Environments RESOURCES NPACI Partnership Organizing Principle: “Thrusts” Advancing the Computational Infrastructure:  Resources -- Today’s Digital Laboratory High-performance computing available today to the academic community Develop and Deploy Technology and application collaborations to push the capabilities of tomorrow’s digital laboratory Use and Apply Computational scientists applying enhanced capabilities to achieve new scientific results Disseminate and Incorporate Incorporating technologies into the digital laboratory and disseminating them for use in new communities Advancing the Computational Infrastructure Sources of Information on NPACI:  Sources of Information on NPACI NPACI Partnership Reports enVision quarterly science magazine http://www.npaci.edu/envision/ Online biweekly electronic publication http://www.npaci.edu/online/ Who Is Doing Computational Science In the Undergraduate Curriculum?:  Who Is Doing Computational Science In the Undergraduate Curriculum? Rubin Landau at Oregon State is close to establishing a B.S. in Computational Physics Illinois State - B.S. in either Computational Physics or Chemistry Numerous courses in various undergrad programs Who Is Doing Computational Science In the Undergraduate Curriculum?:  Who Is Doing Computational Science In the Undergraduate Curriculum? The EdCenter is an NPACI/CSU Collaboration:  The EdCenter is an NPACI/CSU Collaboration About the EdCenter:  About the EdCenter 25 Home Page: http://www.edcenter.sdsu.edu Meet the EdCenter Team: http://www.edcenter.sdsu.edu/staff/ Some of our projects: http://www.edcenter.sdsu.edu/projects/ Some of our activities: http://www.edcenter.sdsu.edu/news/ Some resources: http://www.edcenter.sdsu.edu/repository/ The EdCenter is Directed by Kris Stewart:  The EdCenter is Directed by Kris Stewart Director, NPACI EdCenter on Computational Science and Engineering (supported by NSF, SDSU Academic Affairs, CSU Chancellor Office) Computer Science Professor, Math & Computer Sciences Department, SDSU College of Sciences Co-PI for NSF grant “CalREN2-Phase2” – our access to Internet2 (www.abilene.org) Faculty Advisor to Student ACM Club Former Director of the first K-12 Supercomputing Education Outreach program, the Supercomputing Teacher Enhancement Program (STEP) The EdCenter’s Mission:  The EdCenter’s Mission 27 The EdCenter’s Mission is to foster the incorporation of high performance research tools for scientific investigation into the undergraduate curriculum to better prepare learners for post-baccalaureate activities where collaborative, interdisciplinary teams, sophisticated computer tools, and effective communication are used in research and problem solving. The EdCenter is Part of the ‘Education, Outreach, and Training’ Thrust of NPACI:  The EdCenter is Part of the ‘Education, Outreach, and Training’ Thrust of NPACI The mission of EOT-PACI is to develop human resources through the innovative use of emerging information technologies in order to understand and solve problems in education, science, business, government, and society. EdCenter Students and Staff:  EdCenter Students and Staff Kirsten Barber, Lead Programmer, CS graduate Melody Hoolihan, Office Manager Over 20 students hired during past 4 years, mostly undergraduates http://www.edcenter.sdsu.edu/staff/ How does the Fellows Program Work?:  How does the Fellows Program Work? Kris Stewart contacts College Deans and Department Chairs in the summer to identify potential Fellows Release time provided equivalent to 1/4 time (1 course) Bi-weekly hour-long meetings - ‘synergy sessions’ Synergy Sessions Expose Faculty to::  Synergy Sessions Expose Faculty to: NPACI/NCSA/Alliance Resources Cal IT2, HPWREN, Internet 2, Access Grid, EOT-PACI Eachother’s projects, experiences, funding efforts, brainstorms, interests Resources to Promote Access & Inclusion:  Resources to Promote Access & Inclusion Goal: Increase participation and success of women, minorities and people with disabilities in CS&E and in PACI Universal design and disability access trace.wisc.edu The TRACE Center An NPACI Parther:  The TRACE Center An NPACI Parther Universal Accessibility To prevent the barriers and capitalize on the opportunities presented by current and emerging information and telecommunication technologies, in order to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible for as many people as possible. http://www.trace.wisc.edu/ Network Traffic Analysis:  Network Traffic Analysis IEC - Internet Engineering Curriculum Repository http://www.caida.org/outreach/iec/ Internet 2:  Internet 2 CalREN -2...:  CalREN -2... Projects From Past Fellowships:  Projects From Past Fellowships 2001 Fellow Tom Impelluso:  2001 Fellow Tom Impelluso Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Students run physics simulations on SDSC Cray T3E 2001 Fellow Kathleen McGuire:  2001 Fellow Kathleen McGuire Dept. of Biology, College of Sciences Incorporate the Biology WorkBench into undergraduate Molecular Biology course 2001 Fellow Christina Tague:  2001 Fellow Christina Tague Dept. of Geography, College of Arts and Letters Student-Friendly GUI to Ecological Hydrology Model RHESSYss Java Swing interface to OpenDX/RHESSYss Spatial Organization of Hydro-Ecological Interactions RHESSys:  physically-based spatially distributed hydro-geo-ecologic GIS framework RHESSys Time Series Output :  Time Series Output Spatial Output:  Spatial Output RHESyss Visualization in OpenDX:  RHESyss Visualization in OpenDX http://www.opendx.org/ Java Swing GUI:  Java Swing GUI 2001 Fellow Fred Kolkhorst :  2001 Fellow Fred Kolkhorst Department of Exercise and Nutritional Science, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Use the NPACI EdCenter’s own Sociology WorkBench to assess student attitudes towards inquiry-based learning in exercise physiology lab 2001 Fellow Kathy Williams:  2001 Fellow Kathy Williams Dept. of Biology, College of Sciences NSF Funded (DUE-9952816) effort to provide High-Speed Wireless (45 Mb/sec) to stream field data into the classroom and lab Model Prototype: SDSU’s Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve SDSU, SDSC, HPWREN collaboration 2001 Fellow Eric Frost:  2001 Fellow Eric Frost Department of Geological Sciences, College of Sciences Cal-IT2, Larry Smarr, High -speed wireless seismological sensor technology distributed statewide Contact Us:  Contact Us Kris Stewart, Director http://www.edcenter.sdsu.edu stewart@sdsu.edu Jeff Sale jsale@edcenter.sdsu.edu

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