Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.


Tamara Bidone scaledAssistant Professor Tamara Bidone, Ph.D. has been named a 2024 National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow and was recently honored at the Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia on March 7-9th in Irvine, California. 

By Matt Hazenbush, Director of Communications

1607352443 1The Computing Research Association (CRA) has selected Dr. Manish Parashar as the recipient of the 2024 CRA Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his multi-faceted and highly impactful service to the computing research community. 

Parashar is the Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, Chair in Computational Science and Engineering, and Presidential Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. He recently completed an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment as the Office Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. 

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steve parker 385x385Steven G. Parker has a long list of “firsts” and “bests” in the field of computer science, where he is celebrated as one of the most talented researchers in the world. Today, he is the vice president of professional graphics at NVIDIA, a semiconductor company that makes high-end graphics processors used in video games, editing, 3-D rendering and artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

PR20240305 NDPThe San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and the University of Utah (Utah) have announced a national-scale pilot project, called the National Data Platform (NDP), aimed at a service ecosystem to make access to and use of scientific data open and equitable across a broad range of communities, including traditionally underrepresented researchers.

While AI poses risk against the upcoming election, the Responsible AI Initiative believes AI can do more good to counteract the bad.

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We are delighted to partner with the Leonardo on this important and timely exhibit. A new, cutting-edge immersive exhibit coming to The Leonardo, “Into the Mind of Artificial Intelligence,” offers guests a unique glimpse into the realm of artificial intelligence. Guests are challenged to look closely, and to question everything. Where might this incredible technology take us in the future?

tpcOn Friday, 10-November TPC released the announcement below. The community continues to grow–with now over 500 participants in the Slack workspace, from nearly 70 organizations around the world. We expect to announce additional partners in the coming weeks and months, as we develop governance functions and membership processes.

New International Consortium Formed to Create Trustworthy and Reliable Generative AI Models for Science

Trillion Parameter Consortium launches with dozens of founding partners from around the world

A global consortium of scientists from federal laboratories, research institutes, academia, and industry has formed to address the challenges of building large-scale artificial intelligence (AI) systems and advancing trustworthy and reliable AI for scientific discovery.

Read the full article on the Intel website

The National Ecology Observatory Network (NEON) periodically collects data from various locations nationwide using Airborne Observation Platforms (AOPs). It is designed to collect long-term open-access ecological data to understand better how U.S. ecosystems are changing. Regarding data management and processing, NEON's biggest challenge is acquiring, processing, and distributing the AOP data collected periodically from key locations across the nation and contributing to a data collection of hundreds of TBs, which continues to grow exponentially.

This data is processed using a combination of cloud-based and on-premises computational resources and then shared with the larger scientific community. Researchers at the University of Utah have supported this effort, providing streaming visualization solutions to make this data interactively accessible online (see an example on the NEON data portal).

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top row: Heberth Martinez; middle row: Darren Petty Jr, Zhimin Li, Chuntida Harinnitisuk; bottom row: Aashish Panta, Kaleb Gibson, Keara Soloway
The NSDF (National Science Data Fabric) Pilot is delighted to introduce the winners of its inaugural SC travel awards. Aligned with the NSDF’s mission of democratizing data delivery, these travel awards will enable a diverse cohort of students, early career researchers, and faculty/staff at Minority-Serving Institutions to attend SC23 in Denver, November 12-17.

ee5da0eb6c07f878f2a0e7d8The University of Utah is launching a new research initiative focused on artificial intelligence (AI) that aims to responsibly use advanced AI technology to tackle societal issues. President Taylor Randall announced a $100 million investment in the newly created Responsible AI Initiative that will advance AI and its applications in ways that achieve societal good while also protecting privacy, civil rights and liberties, and promoting principles of accountability, transparency and equity. The initiative will be led by the U’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute as part of a concerted effort to conduct research at the U that improves the lives of Utah’s 3.4 million residents.

1607352443 1University of Utah professor and SCI director Manish Parashar has receiced the 2023 Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award “For application-aware design of HPC algorithms, systems and architectures, and transformative impact on scientific computing and industry.”