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Staff Spotlight: Patrick Bembry

Mar. 19, 2018—Patrick Bembry is ACCRE’s Business Manager, responsible for the administrative functions of the department. These include Core billing, equipment purchases, HR, budget forecasting, unit pricing and making sure the candy dish stays stocked. Patrick is a long-time Vanderbilt employee who will be celebrating his twenty-fifth year with VU in 2019. When he’s not at work...

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Staff Spotlight: Warren Eckstein

Mar. 19, 2018—Warren has been active in Information Technology since his first experience with the mainframe in Ames Ia. in the mid 1970’s. He served in the United States Navy as a Sonar Technician, worked in Geo-seismic exploration across the eastern United States, and attended The University of Alabama where he studied Television and Film Communications, Graphic...

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Staff Spotlight: Dan Burger

Mar. 19, 2018—Dan works on web and mobile development projects for three different groups at Vanderbilt: ACCRE, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Vanderbilt Initiative for Autism, Innovation and the Workforce. He was in charge of putting together the new version of the ACCRE website as well as the accompanying “ACCRE Cheat Sheet” with common...

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3/19/2018: Easy as Pi: A General Overview of ACCRE, Vanderbilt’s High-Performance Computing Center with Dan Burger

Mar. 13, 2018—Dan Burger, who is an Associate Application Developer at ACCRE and the Department of Physics & Astronomy, will be presenting. Dan’s abstract for the seminar is shown below. Since joining ACCRE a year ago, many people have told me that they would like to use ACCRE but find it difficult to use. Others were unaware...

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Welcome to the new ACCRE website!

Mar. 2, 2018—It is my pleasure to introduce you to the new version of the ACCRE website. We have worked on this for a year to make sure that our site is helpful and easy to use for both newcomers and experienced users alike. ACCRE’s website has developed tremendously throughout the years. For context, here’s what the...

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3/2/2018: Accelerating AI with GPUs (hosted by NVIDIA)

Feb. 23, 2018—We have a few more speakers lined up for this semester, but would love to hear from current ACCRE users this summer! Please email Will if you are even remotely interested and we can chat about it. Abstract Data scientists in both industry and academia have been using GPUs for AI and machine learning to...

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Research Spotlight: Prof. Jens Meiler

Dec. 12, 2017—Jens Meiler is a professor at the Vanderbilt Institute for Chemical Biology whose research spans over 50 projects in protein structure and folding, computer aided drug discovery, and protein therapeutics, all of whom rely on the ACCRE cluster. For Professor Meiler, the experimental research is driven by using ACCRE to simulate the interactions between tens...

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Research Spotlight: Prof. Keivan Stassun

Dec. 12, 2017—Keivan Stassun is a professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt and uses ACCRE to process data for the Kilodegree Extremely Large Telescope (KELT), a multi-university collaboration to look for planets outside of our solar system. KELT made news recently because of the discovery of KELT-9b, the hottest planet ever found. Professor Stassun uses ACCRE for its...

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Research Spotlight: Prof. Antonis Rokas

Dec. 12, 2017—As a professor of biological sciences & biomedical informatics, Antonis Rokas has a wide variety of research interests: evolutionary relationships between animals, human pregnancy, and fungi. All of these fields depend on ACCRE’s computational capabilities. One of the reasons Professor Rokas uses ACCRE is the availability of support staff: “I don’t have to manage it; this is...

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Research Spotlight: Prof. Brett Byram

Dec. 12, 2017—“Ultrasound images are notoriously terrible.” That’s Professor Brett Byram, an assistant professor in biomedical engineering, and his work focuses on improving ultrasound images using big data analysis techniques. He depends on ACCRE for its file storage, access to GPUs, ability to process large jobs, and pre-installed access to Matlab. When he buys laptops for graduate...

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