NEES Cyberinfrastructure Center (NEESit)

The George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Cyberinfrastructure Center (NEESit), based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is a service-focused organization funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to deliver information technology tools and infrastructure to enable earthquake engineers to remotely participate in experiments, perform hybrid simulations, organize and share data, and collaborate with colleagues. NEESit's mission is to advance earthquake engineering research, education, and practice through the use, development, and support of cutting-edge computing resources and information technology.

NEESit software allows researchers to:

*Securely store, organize, and share data within a standardized framework in a central location.
*Remotely observe and participate in experiments through the use of synchronized real-time data and video.
*Collaborate with colleagues to facilitate the planning, performance, analysis, and publication of research experiments.
*Conduct hybrid simulations that combine the results of multiple distributed experiments and link physical experiments with computer simulations to enable the investigation of overall system performance.

What is Cyberinfrastructure

Cyberinfrastructure is an infrastructure based on computer networks and application-specific software, tools, and data repositories that support research in a particular discipline. The term "cyberinfrastructure" was coined by the National Science Foundation to answer the question: how can NSF, as the nation's premier agency funding basic research, remove existing barriers to the rapid evolution of high performance computing, making it truly usable by all the nation's scientists and engineers?

About NEES

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) is a nationwide network of resources funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance earthquake engineering research and education. Fifteen geographically distributed experimental equipment sites and a central data repository are connected to the global earthquake engineering community via software tools that facilitate the translation of experimental knowledge to improved real-world seismic design, construction, and performance.

The San Diego Supercomputer Center, an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is a world leader in science and engineering disciplines that include data management, grid computing, bioinformatics, geoinformatics, and high-end computing. SDSC extends the reach of scientific discovery by providing researchers throughout the United States and around the globe with the tools necessary to successfully support increasingly complex, large-scale, and cooperative endeavors.

External links

* [http://it.nees.org/ NEESit Official Website]
* [http://www.youtube.com/neesit NEESit YouTube Channel]

Earthquake Engineering Community
* [http://nees.org/ NEES Official Website]
* [http://nsf.gov/ National Science Foundation]
* [http://www.sdsc.edu/ San Diego Supercomputer Center]
* [http://ucsd.edu/ University of California, San Diego]
* [http://www.calit2.net/ Calit2]


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