Project Proposed: This project, developing Melete, a new genre of interaction-oriented compute cluster instrument integrated with advanced interaction technologies, servicing research collaboration and training in computational science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), aims to advance the capabilities of batch processing systems. In decades past, batch processing meant turning over computation to a remote dispatcher, retrieving only the results of the isolated and distant computational process. As users have evolved to expect greater interactivity with their copious mobile devices and other forms of mobile computation, the evolution of the ?cloud? as a computational paradigm ha become much more interactive. Melete promises to extend this interactive paradigm to cluster computing in new and innovative ways. The developed instrument will enable research in biology, visualization of computational materials, displaying configuration space for computational mathematics, mapping and displaying data from robot mapped locations (e.g. archeology sites, urban environments, etc), and architecture visualization. Broader Impacts: This proposal promises benefits to society by balancing activities between research and research training contexts. This approach is aligned with NSF priorities in cyberlearning, cyberinfrastructure, and beyond. The proposal's partnership with Southern University (an HBCU) in both research and classroom impacts, building upon five years of successful collaboration in "Cybertools," provides further potential and promise for broader impact.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1126739
Program Officer
Richard Voyles
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-09-01
Budget End
2015-08-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$900,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Louisiana State University & Agricultural and Mechanical College
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Baton Rouge
State
LA
Country
United States
Zip Code
70803