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CCR remains a leader in university HPC

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Cutting edge research done at CCR every day!

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Research & Innovation

  • ACCESS Metrics
    NSF ACCESS Metrics: ACCESS Monitoring and Measurement Service (MMS) is responsible for monitoring and measurement of the ACCESS Cyberinfrastructure (CI) facilities.
  • CheKiPEUQ Software Helps Identify the Right Choice
    Dr. Eric Walker of UB's Institute for Computational and Data Sciences developed software for making the difficult decision of which experiments to run a little easier
  • Roswell Park Research Computing Highlights
    UB CCR provides high performance computing and storage resources to support researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Many of these researchers hold dual appointments at UB or are actively collaborating with UB faculty members.  Collaborations and support for RPCI research dates back more than 15 years.  More recently, CCR system administrators began providing maintenance for RPCI compute nodes in the faculty cluster as they begin to migrate their HPC workloads from their on-site cluster to CCR.  Below is a subset of highlights of some of the exciting and ground breaking work done by RPCI researchers at CCR.
  • Chess and AI: The Role of Transparency
    Kenneth Regan, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UB and an avid chess player, is known for his predictive analytic models in the world of chess. His algorithms utilize tens of thousands of chess game datasets, along with the high-performance computing resources from the Center for Computational Research, to help determine if a chess opponent is making moves like a human or more like a computer.
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Kleinhans Music Hall
    A collaboration with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra was pursued to assess the risk of infection and develop strategies to mitigate the spread of respiratory particles using computational fluid dynamics.
  • Simulations of indoor space with the SteriSpaceTM Air Sterilization System
    The air sterilization technology SteriSpaceTM, developed by a local company You First Services, destroys airborne biological pathogens and can be a stand-alone unit for a room or integrated into a building air handling system and can be customized for different configurations.
  • National Football League - Professor Mark Karwan
    For Professor Mark Karwan, working with the Center for Computational Research (CCR) has been instrumental in facilitating his work with the National Football League (NFL).  Since 2018, Dr. Karwan has used up to 100 machines per night on CCR’s industry cluster to help solve one of the NFL’s more computationally challenging problems.
  • Garwood Medical Devices
    Garwood Medical Devices is based in downtown Buffalo and is developing “smart bandage” medical devices. The devices will contain integrated sensor and communications technologies to enable unprecedented outpatient treatment for implant infections and chronic wounds.
  • GHub
    Collaboration and analysis space for ice sheet scientists
    CHREST leverages UB's faculty and students in engineering, CS, and math, with industry & government partners, to better describe turbulent reacting flows.
  • Combustion
    Professor Paul DesJardin of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and CCR user, employs computational fluid dynamics to develop a better understanding of the turbulent flow for improved predictions of fire intensity and growth.
  • Bioinformatics - miRdSNP
    Software and a website developed at CCR, miRdSNP, aim to enable researchers to further explore the effects of SNPs on micro-RNA binding in relation to human diseases by providing a database of manually curated disease-associated SNPs from the available literature
  • Fostering Economic Development
    Sentient Science uses CCR cluster to advance its ability to create computational simulations of mechanical devices
  • Magnetic Moments
    Chemistry professor and CCR user, Jochen Autschbach, is a co-author of a paper that reports a major breakthrough regarding the properties of a catalyst that chemists have been seeking for decades.
  • High School Workshop
    CCR in collaboration with Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hauptman-Woodward Institute, and others offer a 2 week intensive workshop for high school students every summer.
  • National Prominence
    NSF has awarded a 5 yr grant renewal to CCR to continue development of tools & services to monitor and audit XSEDE cyberinfrastructure.
  • REDFly
    REDfly seeks to include all experimentally verified fly regulatory elements along with their DNA sequence, their associated genes, and the expression patterns they direct. Dr. Marc Halfon (Biochemistry) and CCR have built a valuable tool for the research community.
  • VHub
    The goal of VHub is to provide a mechanism for globally collaborative research and development of computational models of volcanic processes and their integration with complex geospatial, observational, and experimental data.
  • xTuition
    CCR is collaborating with researchers at the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) to develop an expert crystallization knowledge system built upon the vast library of historical data from crystallization experiments.
  • Bioinformatics - Retinal Development
    This project seeks to understand how retinal ganglion cells are generated and maintained. The knowledge obtained from this study will serve as guidance in future endeavors to develop preventive and therapeutic measures for diseases such as glaucoma & optic neuritis.
  • Virtual Infrastructure for Data Intensive Analysis (VIDIA)
    SUNY Oneonta and CCR unite to support the analysis of large datasets by social science students. Using the VIDIA platform, Oneonta has integrated the analysis of large datasets into coursework in Sociology, Poli Sci and Philosophy.
  • HPC for Groundwater Remediation
    High performance computing was used to design cost-effective systems to safeguard the nation’s groundwater supplies from contaminated sites. The search procedures and tools that come from this research can be tailored to a wide variety of geoscience challenges.
  • Geochemical Heterogeneity
    Dr. Richelle Allen-Kin (Department of Geology) is working to systematically evaluate the relative impacts of soil and sorption heterogeneity on contaminant storage and removal in sedimentary aquifers.

Welcome to CCR!  Our support staff is comprised of HPC specialists, computational scientists, system administrators, programmers, software developers, and database experts.  Staff are available to help users of all levels.  The CCR support pages offer a wide range of documentation, presentations, and examples to aid in the utilization of CCR resources to facilitate your research.  Our searchable knowledgebase provides users with answers to frequently asked questions, how-to articles on using the clusters & research cloud, and detailed step-by-step instructions for many of the tasks most users desire.  Contact us any time you need assistance!