The LONI Institute
The LONI Institute staff form a partnership funded with the assistance from the Board of Regents of $7 million and six institutions collective funding $8 million conducting research primarily in materials science, biology and computational sciences. The six institutions are Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, University of New Orleans, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Tulane University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Xavier University of Louisiana. In cooperation with the Board of Regents, LONI provides over 50-teraflops of computational and network capacity allowing greater collaboration on research that produces results faster and with greater accuracy.
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Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA)
LA-SiGMA is a five-year project funded by $20 million from NSF EPSCoR program to create a statewide research and education program focusing on (1) electronic materials, (2) energy materials, and (3) biomolecular materials. The Alliance members are: Louisiana State University (lead institution), Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, University of New Orleans, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Tulane University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. In cooperation with the Board of Regents, LONI provided additional funding for the HD Video technology of the project. In addition, LONI provides over 50-teraflops of computational and network capacity allowing greater collaboration on research that produces results faster and with greater accuracy.
For more information, see LA-SiGMA
“This is an award to acquire a compute cluster at LSU. The computer is a heterogeneous HPC cluster named SuperMIC containing both Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA Kepler K20X GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerators. The intent is to conduct research on programming such clusters while advancing projects that are dependent on HPC.”
“The NIH Institutional Development Award Program for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) grant will fund the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center whose goal is to increase the critical mass of and to support the next generation of clinician scientists. The LA CaTS Center will provide an infrastructure across the academic institutions of Louisiana to facilitate research in chronic disease prevention and improved health care in underserved populations.”
Big Data Project
“This NSF CC-NIE project develops a cyber-infrastructure integrating six different big data science and engineering research projects with high performance computing (HPC) clusters at LSU by deploying 10Gbps software defined networks and developing distributed software frameworks with Hadoop and MPI (Massage Passing Interface) for big data research.
The cyber-infrastructure accelerates the current Big Data research projects spanning a wide range of research areas including gene sequencing research at Biology and Vet School, computational chemistry, big data mining at Computer Science, coastal hazard simulation research at civil and environmental engineering. In the end, the project will establish a methodology to build integrated cyber-infrastructures consisting of high-speed networks, high performance computing, and high-speed storage for the Big Data Science and Engineering projects.”