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nanoHUB.org: Advancing Education and Research in Nanotechnology
September/October 2008 (vol. 10 no. 5)
pp. 17-23
Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University
Michael McLennan, Purdue University
Sean P. Brophy, Purdue University
George B. Adams III, Purdue University
Mark S. Lundstrom, Purdue University
In 2002, the National Science Foundation established the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), a network of universities supporting the National Nanotechnology Initiative by bringing computational tools online, making the tools easy to use, and supporting the tools with educational materials. Along the way, NCN created a unique cyberinfrastructure to support its Web site, nanoHUB.org, where researchers, educators, and professionals collaborate, share resources, and solve real nanotechnology problems. In 2007, nanoHUB.org served more than 56,000 users from 172 countries. In this article, the authors share their experiences in developing this cyberinfrastructure and using it, particularly in an educational context.

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Index Terms:
user interfaces, human factors in software design, software engineering, evolving Internet applications, distribution, maintenance, and enhancement, Web-based services, online information services, information storage and retrieval, information technology and systems, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, computer applications, remote systems, graphics systems, computer graphics, volumetric, image representation, image processing and computer vision, computing methodologies, sciences, pattern recognition, environments, simulation support systems, simulation, modeling, and visualization, volume visualization, physical sciences and engineering, high-performance computing, HPC, education
Citation:
Gerhard Klimeck, Michael McLennan, Sean P. Brophy, George B. Adams III, Mark S. Lundstrom, "nanoHUB.org: Advancing Education and Research in Nanotechnology," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 17-23, Sept.-Oct. 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.120
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