Dr. Timothy Middelkoop, Director of Research Computing Support and Services, attended the XSEDE16 Conference held in Miami, July 17-21. The fifth annual conference showcased the discoveries, innovations, challenges, and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services. The theme this year was “DIVERSITY, BIG DATA & SCIENCE AT SCALE: Enabling the Next Generation of Science and Technology.”
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a five-year, NSF-funded project that provides the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise.
As a “Campus Champion”, Dr. Middelkoop acts as a conduit between the XSEDE community and the University of Missouri. He facilitates educational and training opportunities for our researchers, faculty, students, and staff and helps them make effective use of local, regional, and national digital resources and services.
The first five years of the XSEDE project has been so successful that the NSF has renewed funding for another five years. XSEDE 2.0 will offer even more services to the community that will provide the backbone to a national cyberinfrastructure for researchers, scientists, and engineers.
— July 29, 2016