University of Kentucky SC20 Exhibit

Center for Computational Sciences

The University of Kentucky (UK) Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) has supported high-performance computing for scientific research and teaching since 1987. The CCS supercomputing facilities are available to the faculty at the UK and to research institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. CCS supports more than 75 research groups in a variety of disciplines. (For information about Aggregate.org, see below).

The Center for Computational Sciences at the University of Kentucky’s purpose is to enable and enhance the success of the University of Kentucky faculty and staff in their pursuit of computational research and education by providing access to leading computational resources and the necessary support services to utilize them effectively. Our Goals are to:

  • Enhance our research competitiveness – increase publications and research funding linked to research computing;
  • Increase access to specialized computational resources (hardware, software applications, computational methodologies, collaborative relationships, and people/expertise);
  • Enhance the skill sets of the support staff; and
  • Broaden the types of research supported, expand the computational user base, enhance collaboration and information sharing through outreach and education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

For further information or inquiries regarding the Center, please see https://www.ccs.uky.edu/about-ccs/ or
contact Tony Elam, Associate Director, CCS at tony.elam@uky.edu

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Aggregate.org

The University of Kentucky is also home to Aggregate.org focused on making the components of a computing system work better together. The consortium is led by Professor and Hardymon Chair in Networking Dr. Hank Dietz. For more information please visit http://aggregate.org

Our 27th major research exhibit at the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing conference… which is not really a thing this year. Yes, the University of Kentucky / Aggregate.Org officially is participating, but it’s all virtual and not very interactive.

Aggregate.org 27th Exhibit — via Zoom

Well, the pandemic has pretty much made 2020 the year that wasn’t. However, with lots of care, the University of Kentucky has managed to continue as a residential campus and everything sort-of still works. A majority of classes and meetings, in general, are now via Zoom, which has both good and bad aspects. We’ve also been trying to do our part to make things better; for example, we’ll have a paper at Electronic Imaging 2021 on Mask Recognition in the Covered Safe Entry Scanner. The one supercomputing thing we’re talking about this year is Parallel Bit Pattern Computing.