FutureGrid Project Challenge Deadline

The deadline for the FutureGrid Project Challenge has been extended to June 1, 2012.

The FPC is open to both students and non-students and provides an opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge by utilizing FutureGrid computing resources in the execution of applications. The award will be based on FutureGrid work and its analysis or on ideas and software developed with major use of FutureGrid.

Send email to to indicate your interest in joining the challenge.

ACIS welcomes back Benjamin Woodruff!

Ben initially came to the ACIS lab in the summer of 2010 as a high school student participant in the Student Science Training Program (SSTP). In April of this year, Ben was one of 41 UF undergraduate students awarded the 2012 Engineering University Scholar Award. It's great to have you back at ACIS, Ben!

To learn more about the Student Science Training Program (SSTP) go to

PonD : Dynamic Creation of HTC Pool on Demand Using a Decentralized Resource Discovery System

The Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC) Center invites you to attend:

Title: PonD : Dynamic Creation of HTC Pool on Demand Using a Decentralized Resource Discovery System
Presented by: Kyungyong Lee

Date: Friday, May 25th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 335 Benton Hall

Benjamin Woodruff awarded 2012 Engineering University Scholar Award

Benjamin Woodruff was one of 41 undergraduate students selected to receive the 2012 Engineering University Scholars Award. Congratulations Ben!

Wow: Self-organizing Wide Area Overlay Networks Of Virtual Workstations, selected as one of top papers in 20 years of HPDC publications

Special Congratulations to Arijit Ganguly, Abhishedk Agrawal, P. Oscar Boykin, Renato Figueiredo. Their paper "Wow: Self-organizing Wide Area Overlay Networks of Virtual Workstations", was selected as one of the top papers in the 20 years of HPDC publications. The reviewing process began with paper nominations by the HPDC community-at-large. A committee then looked more carefully at the nominated papers and nominator recommendations to select the top group of 20 papers.

Social VPN - Litter project

During the summer of 2011, Benjamin Englard, a junior in high school, conducted research in our lab (ACIS) as part of the SSTP program and contributed to the Litter project (a decentralized Twitter alternative). Ben implemented several features in Litter from finding gaps in a user’s timeline to enhancing the web interface. In January 2012, Ben competed in the Miami-Dade County Science Fair and won first place. Congratulations Ben, and good luck as you continue on to the state fair.


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