Presentation on theme: "1 Mark Lundstrom, Director Network for Computational Nanotechnology Discovery Park, Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Cyberinfrastructure for Discovery,"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mark Lundstrom, Director Network for Computational Nanotechnology Discovery Park, Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Cyberinfrastructure for Discovery, Learning, and Engagement: the nanoHUB experience Association of Research Libraries and the Coalition for Networked Information Washington, D.C., October 17, 2008
2 objectives in this talk, I would like to: 1)Tell you who we are, what we do, and why we needed cyberinfrastructure. 2)Describe nanoHUB.org - explain what is it is and how we are using it. 3)Identify a few challenges and opportunities.
3 thanks Michael McLennan (Chief Architect, HUBzero) Gerhard Klimeck (Associate Director for Technology, NCN) George Adams (Associate Director for Programs, NCN) Gerry McCartney (CIO, Purdue University)
4 Network for Computational Nanotechnology NCN NCN@UIUC NCN@NU NCN@UTEP NCN@Norfolk State NCN@Purdue NCN@Berkeley an ‘infrastructure and research network’ Mission: connect those who develop simulations with those who use them in research bridge disciplines enable new modes of research, education, and collaboration Key strategy: “cyberinfrastructure”
5 nanoscience and technology 1 meter (1 billion nm) people things 1 millimeter (1 million nm) ants dust 1 micrometer (1 thousand nm) cells 1 nanometer molecules (e.g. DNA)
7 “bottom-up” nanoelectronics Samuelson group Lund, Sweden nanowirescarbon nanotubes bio-sensors flexible electronics
8 computational science and engineering Three reasons to simulate: 1) to explore uncharted territory 2) to resolve well-posed questions 3) to make good design choices -Leo Kadanov, Computing in Science and Engineering, 2004 Three reasons to simulate: 1) to explore uncharted territory 2) to resolve well-posed questions 3) to make good design choices -Leo Kadanov, Computing in Science and Engineering, 2004 Two kinds of results: 1) answers and understanding 2) software -Brian Hayes, on “inquisitive computing” in American Scientist, 2008 Two kinds of results: 1) answers and understanding 2) software -Brian Hayes, on “inquisitive computing” in American Scientist, 2008 Two types of scientists/engineers: 1) builders 2) analysts Eugene Fergason, in Engineering and the Mind’s Eye, 1994 Two types of scientists/engineers: 1) builders 2) analysts Eugene Fergason, in Engineering and the Mind’s Eye, 1994
9 cyber-services for research, education, collaboration www.nanoHUB.org signature service: online simulation to connect simulation tool developers and users
11 nanoHUB tool page user statistics reviews and citations getting started how to cite launch!
12 cyber-enabled research Arvind Raman ME, Purdue
13 cyber-enabled education Gerhard Klimeck ECE, Purdue with Dragica Vasileska, ASU (nanoHUB.org)
14 more than simulation tutorials and seminars research seminars learning modules + online meetings, Q and A, reviews, SW development tools, statistics, etc.… online courses
15 Supriyo Datta Concepts in Quantum Transport From Atom to Transistor Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics Electronics from the Bottom Up … 15,511 nanoHUB users last year ‘datta’ is the most popular search term on the nanoHUB
19 HUBzero.org Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP LDAP authentication Joomla Content Mgmt Hub website components -tool development framework -web publishing systems -statistics collection / analysis -online meetings -topic pages -recommendation engine -Questions and Answers -incentive system -citations and DOO Maxwell’s Daemon Rappture Toolkit
20 outcomes 1)promote the diffusion of knowledge 2)give a researcher impact 3)provide a new avenue for “publication” 4)facilitate the use of simulation in the classroom 5)promote collaboration across disciplines
21 issues and challenges 1)finding content in a growing collection 2)permanence of content 3)quality of content 4)handling data (in addition to simulation tools and educational / training resources) 5)intellectual property 6)financial model for sustainability 7)people issues
22 to learn more…. visit www.HUBzero.orgwww.HUBzero.org see a demo, view a lecture on the infrastructure, or visit one of seven different hubs.
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