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Press Release

Data analysis training at Cornell

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: October 6, 2008

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) will present a two-day training class on how to effectively perform data analyses on the “Ranger” supercomputer. The “Data Analysis on Ranger” class will be offered on October 23-24, 2008 at the Ithaca, New York campus of Cornell University.

Class attendees will be introduced to large-scale data analyses case studies, remote visualization, and the use of Science Gateways as a tool for sharing and accessing scientific data sets. Practical concerns about data movement, interoperability, and data formats will be presented as well. To register for the class, please visit

As a member of the winning Ranger team selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing develops and delivers Ranger classroom training as well as the online Ranger Virtual Workshop. To access the Ranger Virtual Workshop, log into the TeraGrid User Portal at and select the training tab.

The 579-teraflop Ranger supercomputer, located at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, was funded by the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure as the first Track2 HPC acquisition. It is an integral part of TeraGrid, the world’s largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research.

Researchers at Cornell and nationwide may apply for Ranger allocations by visiting

The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing is a leader in high-performance computing system, application, and data solutions that enable research success. CAC receives funding from Cornell and its supporters, including the National Science Foundation, DOD, the USDA, and members of the Corporate Program.