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News and updates from the CRC

UND AI/VR Lab – Motion Capture

Categories: In and Around CRC

The UND AI/VR Lab has an XSENS Awinda Motion Capture system with Manus VR motion capture gloves. This system will be used to track and record the movements of the competitive powwow dancers, digitizing these movements for application onto 3D game avatars using Reallusion iCone. You can see in the background, an animated manikin moving […]

Native Dancer: Working in Marvelous Designer

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist The next step after working in Character Creator | Reallusion is to familiarize myself with and learn the program Marvelous Designer(MD). Marvelous Designer is a program that designers can use to create clothing for 3D characters, design clothing, and even create patterns for the clothing. MD is unique […]

Native Dancer: Working in Character Creator 4

Categories: In and Around CRC

Author: Ariann Rousu – Native Dancer Digital Artist Characters being made for the Native Dancer project are being developed in Character Creator 4(CC4). CC4 is a program that designers can use to fully customize avatars in various styles. Character creator 4 is unique in the way it is compatible with various other 3D programs and […]

David Apostal Becomes Certified NVIDIA DLI University Ambassador

Categories: In and Around CRC

Sr. Research and Education Facilitator for the UND Computational Research Center, David Apostal, was recently certified as an instructor and granted University Ambassadorship status in the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute University Ambassador Program. As a certified instructor, David is able to deliver NVIDIA-designed hands-on workshops that cover a range of topics including GPU-accelerated computing, AI, […]

Ariann Rousu

Native Dancer Project: Meet the Artist

Categories: AI & VR Lab

Ariann Rousu

Ariann Rousu is an enrolled member of the White Earth Ojibwe Nation in Minnesota and grew up on the reservation in Callaway, MN. She works at UND’s CRC in the AI and VR Lab as an artist/designer on the Native Dancer Project. Native Dancer is a project to implement a multi-user computer environment for competitive […]

Learn and Earn Opportunity for Grad Students

Categories: In and Around CRC

Graduate Student – Cyberinfrastructure Assistantship Opportunity ND EPSCoR’s New Discoveries in the Advanced Interface of Computation, Engineering, and Science (ND-ACES) Graduate Student Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Assistantship program is designed to (1) increase student understanding of advanced research computing in hardware and software as it relates to their discipline; (2) provide additional support to faculty in the […]

Protein Interaction

ARISCIENCE Collaboration on SARS-CoV-2 Research

Categories: Collaboration & Outreach

Protein Interaction

On August 6, 2020 ARIScience and the University of North Dakota signed a research collaboration agreement on the use of the UND Computational Research Center’s (UND CRC) high performance computing (HPC) system to further ARIScience’s SARS-CoV-2 protein interruption research. As part of the collaboration ARIScience will used UND CRC’s Talon HPC cluster and exchanged information […]

Midwest Big Data Hub

Big Data Science: UND Collaboration Continues

Categories: Collaboration & Outreach

Midwest Big Data Hub

The University of North Dakota is a founding member of the Midwest Big Data Hub. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $1.5M to help five institutions establish the Midwest Big Data Hub) MBDH. A goal of the award was to accelerate the emerging field of Big Data science. The founding institutions were University of Illinois, […]

What is deep learning?

Deep Learning? Now you know

Categories: Collaboration & Outreach

What is deep learning?

UND’s CRC has helped to create an animated edutainment video to answer the question, “What is Deep Learning?” CRC staff created the original concept and wrote the script for the video. BAM! Studios of Fargo, ND, handled the animation and other production details. The video is part of the educational outreach for a state-wide research […]

Open OnDemand

Improved user experience for Talon supercomputer

Categories: Updates/Changes

Open OnDemand

The Computational Research Center (CRC) recently installed Open OnDemand on UND’s Talon supercomputer. With this upgrade, users can now use a web browser to access Talon computing resources. The Talon web address is https://apps.talon.und.edu. Open OnDemand combines software tools already used by many Talon users and enables new functionality. Using a web browser, a user […]