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Acquisition of a High Performance Computing Instrument for Big Data Research and Education

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Technical Report,10 Mar 2014,09 Sep 2015

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North Carolina A and T State University Greensboro United States

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The objective of this proposal is to fund the purchase of an integrated high performance computing HPC instrument for big data researchand education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University NC A and T. This instrument will promote innovation and translational big data research at NC A and T. It will make NC A and T a land grant HBCU a strong player in big data research and education. The research groups involved in this proposal consist of PI Zhan from the Department of Computer Science and other key personnel from the Departments of Computer Science, Computer Systems Technology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC A and T. They have been actively conducting research on big data analytics that require such an instrument for mass data processing and storage. The HPC instrument will be a critical asset for the research groups involving big data analysis and management. It will advance various big data research and educational projects at NC A and T. The instrument will have a significant and lasting broader impact on basic data science, provide new opportunities at NC A and T, and facilitate the advancement of outstanding next-generation faculty members working across the disciplines.

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