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HPC360: Your Modeling and Simulation Resource HQ Conference

HPC360: Conference on Modeling and Simulation,  University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
October 23-24, 2012
Free Registration

Would you like to know more about the aspects and benefits of Modeling and Simulation and how it relates to business? Get first-hand insight into how your organization can take advantage of this technology by attending R Systems’ HPC360 Annual Conference. HPC360 provides the opportunity for you to meet and listen to leaders in this dynamic field of engineering. See how their organizations have benefited from using the latest HPC hardware and software technology. Tap into knowledge and experience that can translate into improving performance and adding to your bottom line.

Location:  Colonnades Club, Memorial Stadium

Opening reception and expo 5-7pm October 23rd

Keynote Presenter: Rick Jarman, CEO; National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)

HPC User presentations: Caterpillar, Altair, Trek Bicycles, Intel, NICE, John Deere and others

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Tech Cocktail Sept 6, 2012 at Houlihans

Time to mix it up with Tech Cocktail at Houlihans tonight Sept 6, 2012. The startup showcase will include Fitsby, Valkyrie Computer Systems, Smart Structures, StudyCloud and TrakBill. Thanks to our sponsors; Champaign County EDC, Singleton Law Firm, University of Illinois Research Park, ChicagoMicro, Technology Entrepreneur Center – Engineering at Illinois, Illinois Small Business Development Center and McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff LLP 

Yahoo! adds jobs at UI Research Park

Article Source: The News-Gaztte, Don Dodson, June 14, 2012

CHAMPAIGN — Yahoo’s office in the University of Illinois Research Park is adding 15 new software engineering jobs, park director Laura Frerichs said Wednesday.

The expansion comes just two months after Yahoo announced it would cut 2,000 jobs worldwide, or roughly 14 percent of its staff.

Frerichs said the local office, which works on Yahoo’s data-processing infrastructure, did not lose any jobs as the result of those cuts.

It’s the second time in the last half-year the local Yahoo office has sought to fill new positions.

Last December, the office — which employed 80 to 85 software engineers — sought to hire six to nine more and was successful in recruiting them.

Speaking to the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. board, Frerichs also commented on last week’s announcement that Bytemobile agreed to be acquired by Citrix Systems.

Bytemobile, a company that helps mobile networks operate faster and more efficiently, had its origins in the old Technology Commercialization Lab on the UI campus, Frerichs said. Since establishing a research and development facility in the UI park, Bytemobile has expanded twice.

“We’re excited to welcome another publicly traded company with this acquisition,” she said of Citrix, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company whose stock trades on the Nasdaq exchange.

Frerichs was approved Wednesday as the new chair of the EDC’s board of directors, effective in July. She will succeed Gary Burgett, who is completing a one-year term as chair. Chris Shroyer will continue as the board’s treasurer.

The economic development group is in the last stages of a search to replace its chief executive officer, John Dimit, who plans to retire this year.

On Wednesday, Dimit outlined a $656,339 budget for the fiscal year that begins in July.

The budget includes $398,060 in salaries for the eight-person staff — which includes three people assigned to the local Small Business Development Center, as well as compensation for the Urbana Champaign Angel Network’s executive director.

In compiling the budget, Dimit said, he anticipated a 3 percent across-the-board increase for staff, as well as increased compensation for the new CEO.

Public-sector agencies contribute about $285,000 toward the group’s budget, with the city of Champaign the largest of those at $115,815 and the University of Illinois second-largest at $75,000.

The private sector — which includes utilities, area companies and the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce — is expected to contribute about $84,000.

The economic development group also expects to get about $220,000 in state and federal grants, primarily for operating the Small Business Development Center.

Yahoo Adding 15 New Engineering Positions in the Research Park

Article Source: Research Park, University of Illinois, June 8, 2012

Yahoo!’s Champaign, Ill., office in the Research Park announced an expansion of their current workforce to include 15 new software engineering positions. The positions will work on the Yahoo! data processing infrastructure.  The positions including challneging responsibilities in designing and implementing high-performance algorithms that can scale to handle petabytes of data. Their environment runs within the Yahoo!’s Hadoop Grid using both Java Map/Reduce and PIG languages as well as Perl scripting.  Yahoo! impacts one out of every two people online through advertising and content delivery.

For more information on the available jobs, see the Research Park Job Board listing.

ByteMobile Acquired by Citrix

Article Source: University of Illinois Research Park, June 7, 2012

Citrix today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Bytemobile, a leading provider of data and video optimization solutions for mobile network operators. This acquisition gives Citrix a key strategic foothold in the core infrastructure of more than 130 mobile operators in 60 countries around the world, significantly extending the company’s market reach, and enhancing the broader Citrix strategy of powering mobile workstyles and cloud services. (read the entire news release).

Bytemobile has deep University of Illinois roots. University of Illinois Electrical Engineering professor Constantine Polychronopoulos’s research in multithreading computer architectures and wireless network performance optimization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) formed the core of Bytemobile technology. The company was founded in 2000, and it is a graduate of the Technology Commercialization Lab, the incubator facility that was the predecessor to EnterpriseWorks.  It opened a research and development facility in the Research Park in 2006.

Citrix is publicly traded on the NASDAQ, and becomes the 14th publicly traded company to have an operation in the Research Park.

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