Geoffrey Fox

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BACKGROUND Clouds and MapReduce have shown themselves to be a broadly useful approach to scientific computing especially for parallel data intensive applications. However they have limited applicability to some areas such as data mining because MapReduce has poor performance on problems with an iterative structure present in the linear algebra that(More)
Modern pyrosequencing techniques make it possible to study complex bacterial populations, such as 16S rRNA, directly from environmental or clinical samples without the need for laboratory purification. Alignment of sequences across the resultant large data sets (100,000+ sequences) is of particular interest for the purpose of identifying potential gene(More)
Clustering is an important research topic of data mining. Information bottleneck theory-based clustering method is suitable for dealing with complicated clustering problems because that its information loss metric can measure arbitrary statistical relationships between samples. It has been widely applied to many kinds of areas. With the development of(More)
  • Richard Alo, Karl Barnes, Diane Baxter, Geoffrey Fox, Al Kuslikis, Calvin Lowe +2 others
  • 2007
We discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) with the emergence of Cyberinfrastructure for science and engineering. We discuss the approach of MSI-CIEC (Cyberinfrastructure Empowerment Coalition) and pay particular attention to the TeraGrid. Introduction Cyberinfrastructure (CI) is enormously promising for the(More)
We are in the era of data deluge and future success in science depends on the ability to leverage and utilize large-scale data. This proposal follows up our successful first meetings in this series of " MapReduce application and environments " at TeraGrid 2011. Further we will use it to kick start an XSEDE forum. It aligns directly with several NSF goals(More)
Workflows have recently emerged as a paradigm for representing and managing complex distributed scientific computations and therefore accelerate the pace of scientific progress. A recent workshop on the Challenges of Scientific Workflows, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and held on May 1-2, 2006, brought together domain scientists, computer(More)
Institutions within the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions lack sufficient resources and knowledge to take significant advantage of national and international computational resources available to advance computational science research and education. Such institutions, just like the USA " s Minority Serving Institutions(More)
Many Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in the United States lack sufficient resources and knowledge to take significant advantage of the national and international computational resources available to advance computational science research and education. National challenges have focused US government attention on the critical yet untapped human resource(More)