Supercomputing Award

Apr 18, 2012

News release courtesy of I-CHASS:

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library in collaboration with the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science (I-CHASS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded a 30,000 Service Units (SU) start-up allocation grant on the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Blacklight shared memory system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). In addition to the award of supercomputing time, the project was allocated 12 months of XSEDE technical support to assist them with optimizing their code and visualizing the results. The project team of principal investigator Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and assistant professor of library administration; Kirk Hess, Digital Humanities Specialist; and Economics Ph.D. candidate Richard Hislop also will be supported by XSEDE database experts and other consultants.

The project, entitled "Bandits and Browsing: Data Mining and Network Analysis for Library Collections,” will build a scalable system for library collection analysis and recommender system development.  More...

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