I-CHASS Begins Scalable Research Challenge (SRC) for Illinois Campuses

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 | No Comments

Imagine a research project could take on a scale previously unheard of. Instead of studying a handful of images, what about studying hundreds? Instead of three texts, what if you had the ability to consider information from 40, 50, 100 or 1,000,000? Is there any software you would like to use but lack the computational power to run it?

What if individual works of art could be visualized and organized by their images and data? What if these works could be viewed in full detail, along with a collection of hundreds or millions of others? How would the interaction between art and viewer change or enhance the experience?

Have you ever thought about scaling up your research using computer resources? How could the use of advanced computing help you collect, analyze, or visualize your object of study?

Through the SRC12, I-CHASS will connect Illinois researchers in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science to high performance computing specialists within the University of Illinois communities at Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign so that new questions about research may emerge, and standing research projects may be amplified. Participants will collaborate with computing specialists at I-CHASS, NCSA and possibly other U of I faculty to further research topics using cutting-edge technology in areas such as imaging, visualization, text mining, data modeling, and analysis.

Beginning Tuesday October 18, I-CHASS will host a three-part series of workshops that will help develop proposals for work that can begin as small-scale projects with potential to grow into bigger objects of study that consider large and multiple collections.
For additional information contact: Michael Vila, Project Manager, I-CHASS, Michael Vila.

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