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Larry Smarr
Works at Calit2-UCSD/UCI
Attended Harvard University
Lived in La Jolla, CA
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+David Glazer -you were the first person to alert me to the front page nature of the article. Thanks for helping build G+ so I could figure this out in time to go find a print version of the NYT. Somehow this seems ironic...
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For a different Xmas Eve, watch live NASA video now of the International Space Station spacewalk.

The two American astronauts have been outside the ISS since 4am EST, with an hour or so to go...

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4497331
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Tell her the ISS had a plumbing problem that needed to be fixed, sort of like your new house.
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Calit2's Directors and Advisory Board remember our late colleague Duane Roth.

www.calit2.net/newsroom/release.php?id=2202

San Diego and the nation have lost a wonderful leader.  He is deeply missed...
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Help us gather data from all of you self-trackers out there!

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working with Calit2 to carry out a broad survey of self-tracking behavior.  The survey should only take 20 minutes or so to complete, but it will be very helpful to get a quantitative view of the self-tracking community.

Please go to:

www.calit2.net/newsroom/release.php?id=2198

and use its live link to the survey.  You can be a person measuring their steps, food, health, etc. or a researcher or company.  We need all of you to join in.

Thanks for helping us out!
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I put in my data (metadata, I guess). Can't grow the future without data seeds!
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I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and mentor Duane Roth.  

http://connect.org/duane-roth/

I worked with Duane since coming to San Diego 13 years ago.  His public service in actively building up CONNECT to act as a hub for transferring innovation from academia to the marketplace, was exceptional.  He also built a new presence in Washington DC to advocate for regulations and legislation that would enhance the innovation economy.  Duane served on the Calit2 Advisory Board and was a voice that everyone listened to.

He is irreplaceable...
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Very proud of Ed Seidel, once my postdoc at NCSA, now incoming director of NCSA--home of Blue Waters, the most powerful NSF supercomputer in American universities.

www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-07-29/qa-new-director-ncsa.html
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That's great to hear! Definitely "keeping it in the family"!
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Watch the 2 American astronaut spacewalk NOW-so awesome!

I am watching it on my Moto X...
 
Live Video of NASA’s Christmas Eve Spacewalk to Repair International Space Station

"The Christmas Eve spacewalk by astronauts, Col. Michael S. Hopkins of the Air Force and Richard A. Mastracchio, is expected to allow them to complete the repair to the cooling system."
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Congrats to our great friends and colleagues at the Electronic Visualization Lab at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago for the coverage they received in the NSF's on-line magazine Science Nation:

www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Virtual reality - the next step...
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Curiosity has been busy during its first year on Mars. Lots of drilling and scooping!

Time lapse of Year One on Mars In 2 Minutes - http://huff.to/1ekNDCT
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Amazing!
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Our new research paper, explaining how we use supercomputers to analyze my gut microbiome and compare it to those of healthy people and those with IBD, is out on the ACM Digital Library:

http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2484762.2484828

Our UCSD team used 25 CPU-Years of computing on SDSC's Gordon supercomputer to analyze 1.2 Trillion DNA bases of sequences--Big Data and Big Compute!
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I'll read it on a bigger screen but I'm curious if you have thoughts on DRAM vs. NVRAM/Flash vs. HMC vs. etc. as storage hardware for these workloads. Or do the details not matter, only capacity? How does the performance vary with access granularity? 
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I am the founding director of Calit2 (www.calit2.net), a UCSD/UCI partnership, and hold the Harry E. Gruber professorship in Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD’s Jacobs School.
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  • Calit2-UCSD/UCI
    Director, 2000 - present
  • UC San Diego
    Professor, 2000 - 2011
  • NCSA at UIUC
    Director, 1985 - 2000
  • UIUC
    Professor, 1979 - 2000
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La Jolla, CA - Cambridge, MA - Austin, TX - Stanford, CA - Livermore, CA - Urbana, IL - Princeton, NJ - Columbia, MO
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Introduction
I was a mathematician, then physicist, then astrophysicist, then supercomputer director, now computer scientist. 
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Member, Nat. Acad. Engineering; Fellow Amer. Phys. Soc and Amer. Acad. Arts & Sciences
Education
  • Harvard University
    Junior Fellow, 1977 - 1979
  • Princeton University
    Postdoc, 1975 - 1977
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Graduate Student, 1972 - 1975
  • Stanford University
    Graduate Student, 1970 - 1972
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Undergrad/Grad., 1966 - 1970
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