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https://energy.gov/articles/department-energy-awards-six-research-contracts-totaling-258-million-accelerate-us

Department of Energy Awards Six Research Contracts Totaling $258 Million to Accelerate U.S. Supercomputing Technology

JUNE 15, 2017

"WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that six leading U.S. technology companies will receive funding from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) as part of its new PathForward program, accelerating the research necessary to deploy the nation’s first exascale supercomputers.

The awardees will receive funding for research and development to maximize the energy efficiency and overall performance of future large-scale supercomputers, which are critical for U.S. leadership in areas such as national security, manufacturing, industrial competitiveness, and energy and earth sciences. The $258 million in funding will be allocated over a three-year contract period, with companies providing additional funding amounting to at least 40 percent of their total project cost, bringing the total investment to at least $430 million."

Read more: https://energy.gov/articles/department-energy-awards-six-research-contracts-totaling-258-million-accelerate-us

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http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/170614/

NSF Data Science Series
"A View of the Cloud enabling broad Data Science Education"
June 14, 2017 / Room 110 / 11am ET
Speaker:David E. Culler, University of California, Berkeley
webcast: http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/170614/

Abstract: Two years ago, UC Berkeley launched a Data Science education program with a goal of bringing computational and inferential thinking in the context of real-world questions and data to the entire undergraduate community, as well as developing depth in the emerging discipline and an undergraduate major. The program has grown from zero to two thousand students in two years, starting from a freshman-level Foundations of Data Science course and growing out into a network of two dozen 'connector' and advanced courses. A key technological component of this effort is the use of the cloud reduce the barrier to entry for students, especially those not pursuing computer science related studies, and for faculty seeking to stand up a course or a data science module in an existing course. This view of the cloud as enabler extends through several aspects of the data science learning experience. The student need no more than a browser to open this domain of learning. All lectures, labs, assignments take place as a hosted Jupyter notebook. Each unfolds as a kind of computational narrative, starting from a question and relevant raw data, evolving through various visualizations and analyses to reach an observation or conclusion - a very different introductory programming experience. The infrastructure behind is sophisticated and designed to scale, but a new instructor need to do little more than populate a github repository. Other tools and services, including authentication, storage, auto-grading, assisted learning, become part of the learning environment. Advanced courses expose students to more of the technology they have been utilizing and out in the world. But, equally important is the social networks among faculty, researchers, and students that cross institutional boundaries and serve to disseminate experiences, methods and understandings.

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Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force: "REPORT ON IMPROVING #CYBERSECURITY IN THE #HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY" @PHEgov

https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/CyberTF/Documents/report2017.pdf
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https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=Robert_Bohn_SLA

Dr. Robert Bohn on "High Quality Metric-Based SLAs for Cloud Computing" @NITRDgov FASTER CoP, 06/22/2017.

Abstract: The ecosystem of cloud computing is surrounded by a flurry of technical issues (availability, performance, data management) which in turn create challenges for procurement of cloud services. Moreover, to embrace the cloud model, the ability to measure the aspects of the service is crucial. A generic Service Level Agreement from a cloud provider cannot be directly compared to another since many times, there are differences in the vocabulary, the meanings and other terms. The community needs to have a standard dictionary of terms, reusable components and a series of metrics that can be validated. This talk will encompass the work that NIST has performed in collaboration with ISO/IEC to create SLA standards and metrics. In addition, the NIST team is working to leverage these standards to create a USG SLA base model that agencies can use for their procurements.

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2017 #CyberSecurity R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop, @dhsscitech, 07/11-13/2017 #DC #cybershowcase #dhscyber

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https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/30/2017-11072/health-information-technology-research-and-development-hitrd-interagency-working-group-iwg

AGENCY:
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, National Coordination Office, National Science Foundation.

ACTION:
Request for public comment.

SUMMARY:
With this notice, the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) requests comments from the public regarding the draft Federal Health Information Technology Research and Development Strategic Framework. The draft Strategic Framework is posted at:
https://www.nitrd.gov/​drafts/​HITRD_​StrategicFramework_​Draft.pdf


Read more: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/30/2017-11072/health-information-technology-research-and-development-hitrd-interagency-working-group-iwg


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https://healthit.ahrq.gov/events/national-web-conference-optimizing-presentation-and-visualization-health-data-patients-and

"The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a Web conference Tuesday, May 30 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET, to discuss methods for optimizing the presentation of health data for both providers and patients. Presenters will discuss methods for presenting meaningful displays of medical test result data to patients for improved understanding and describe two EHR usability studies around navigators and clinical note organization to improve the efficiency of provider documentation. The Web conference is free and CE/CME is available at no charge to eligible professionals."

more information: https://healthit.ahrq.gov/events/national-web-conference-optimizing-presentation-and-visualization-health-data-patients-and

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https://sites.google.com/view/pmes17/home

2nd International Workshop on Post Moore's Era Supercomputing (PMES)

Held in conjunction with SC17: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Monday, 13 November 2017
Denver, CO

"This interdisciplinary workshop is organized to explore the scientific issues, challenges, and opportunities for supercomputing beyond the scaling limits of Moore's Law, with the ultimate goal of keeping supercomputing at the forefront of computing technologies beyond the physical and conceptual limits of current systems."





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