programs, research centers,
Northwest Alliance for Computational
Science and Engineering (NACSE)
- A coalition of Pacific Northwest
institutions and individuals that provides scientists, engineers, and
students with Web-based training materials and tools for learning about
computational techniques and parallel programming.
SUNY Brockport's Guide to Computational
Science and Engineering Programs and Societies
- Comprehensive listing of degree-granting
programs in the United States, Canada, and other nations, as well as
professional societies active in computational research.
Biology and Medicine:
- Search many popular protein and nucleic
acid sequence databases. Database searching is integrated with access to
a wide variety of analysis and modeling tools, all within a point and
Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN)
- Originally the "Brain Imaging Research
Network,"this huge national initiative has been broadened to encompass
biomedical informatics generally. Allows researchers nationwide to share
high-resolution animal and human brain images to enable analysis and
comparison at many different scales.
- Comprehensive, annotated information
portal and links to modeling and simulation software, major
laboratories, researchers, conferences, education, and funding for
National Center for Biotechnology
- Since 1988, NCBI has been a crucial
national resource for molecular biology information, producing public
databases, conducting research, and developing software tools for
analyzing genome data. This site includes links to molecular and genomic
databases, literature, books, software, and tutorials.
Protein Data Bank (PDB)
- The single worldwide repository
for macromolecular structure data, operated by University of California
San Diego and the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics.
Australian Computational Chemistry via
the Internet Project (ACCVIP)
- Aimed at developing educational modules
in computational chemistry for use in undergraduate and postgraduate
teaching, this joint effort by faculty at several Australian
universities includes a list of Web links to computational chemistry
- A chemistry visualization program, using a Web interface
to generate images of atoms, molecules, and atomic orbitals.
GAMESS: General Atomic and Molecular
Electronic Structure System
supports computational research in quantum chemistry.
DIGITAL LEARNING OBJECTS:
COMPUTING SCIENCE -
(Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education)
- Collection of teaching and
learning materials for preschool through college
Computational Fluid Dynamics Online
- A comprehensive information portal with
links to academic sites, organizations, newsgroups, projects, software,
hardware, jobs, and introductions to the field.
Environment and Geosciences:
portal at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, consisting of links to
research efforts such as the Parallel Climate Model.
Federal agencies and research centers:
Federal National Laboratories
- Comprehensive directory by laboratory
name to all U.S. federal labs.
National Energy Research Scientific
- Funded by the Department of Energy, and
home of the "world's largest unclassified supercomputer," this center
supports research in astrophysics, climate research, and materials
NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division
- Located at NASA Ames Research Center, the
mission of NAS is to "develop, demonstrate, and deliver innovative,
distributed heterogeneous computing capabilities to enable NASA projects
and missions." Also publishes Gridpoints magazine.
Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSM)
- ORNL's premier source of basic and applied research in
high-performance computing, applied mathematics, and intelligent
systems. Basic and applied research programs are focused on
computational sciences, intelligent systems, and information
The Alliance (National Computational
-Based in Illinois at the National Center
for Supercomputing Applications, the Alliance is a partnership of more
than 50 academic, government, and business organizations. Their site
features an excellent newsletter (Access) and educational and research
events (including Web casts).
Hardware and software:
- Personal parallel
computing on a cluster of computers running Mac operating systems.
IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing
links to newsletters, conferences, educational materials, e-print
repositories in cluster computing (click on "CC archive"), and other
parallel computing information portals, such as Beowulf.
Parallel COMputing Portal (PCOMP)
Peer-reviewed archive of essential hyperlinks for high-performance
parallel computing and lists of HPC newsletters and journals, meetings,
tutorials, conferences, software, and benchmarks.
a comprehensive list of supercom-puting and parallel computing centers,
journals and conferences, HPC vendors, and federal agencies involved in
HPC. Also lists the top 500 supercomputer sites and
the "World's Most
Powerful Computing Sites."
Tera Grid (Distributed Terascale
- Joint effort of supercomputing centers in
Illinois and California, offering more than 13.6 teraflops (trillions of
calculations per second) of computing power and managing and storing
more than 450 terabytes (trillion of bytes) of data.
Computing System (TCS) -
capable of six teraflops per second, funded by the National Science
Foundation and housed at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.
of mathematical software, papers, and databases relevant to
computational mathematics, hosted by the University of Tennessee and Oak
Ridge National Laboratories.
Physics and astronomy:
GriPhyN: Grid Physics Network
Plans to implement the first Petabyte-scale7
computational environment for data intensive science in the 21st
century, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Particle Physics Data Grid
- Collaboration of U.S. federal
laboratories and several U.S. universities, enabling a worldwide
distributed computing model of current and future high-energy and
nuclear physics experiments.
Digital Sky Survey
- Effort to federate data from multiple
large-scale sky surveys to provide a perspective of the universe that is
statistical and data-focused, in contrast to traditional work with
individual stellar objects.
points, tutorials, and online courses:
Partnership for Advanced Computational
Infrastructure (PACI) Education, Outreach and Training
to education, outreach, and training, including online lesson plans,
courses, tutorials, and educational simulations.
Science Education Project (CSEP)
- Aimed at advanced undergraduates and
higher-level students in science and engineering, this site includes an
online textbook and tutorials for freely available networking and
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