Navigation Links
PNNL's Olympus supercomputer advances science, saves energy
Date:1/17/2012

oop of water that absorbs the heat generated by Olympus as it crunches data.

The system is expected to use about 70 percent less energy than traditional computer cooling with air conditioning, which could save PNNL as much as $61,000 a year on Olympus' cooling costs.

Discovery through computation

Olympus is the heart of the new PNNL Institutional Computing program, which aims to advance scientific discovery through computational science. The cluster became fully operational in mid-October 2011 and it's already working on many PNNL research projects. Olympus is helping analyze how power grids of the future could operate and design better batteries for energy storage.

The system will also be used to improve computer models developed at PNNL, such as the NW Chem computational chemistry suite and STOMP, which simulates the movement of water and contaminants below ground. And PNNL is encouraging its scientists who may not normally use computation as part of their research to consider incorporating it in their next project with the help of the new system.

"High performance computing and simulation will be essential to future scientific discoveries. Olympus allows PNNL to be a player in that future," said Steven Ashby, PNNL's deputy director of science & technology. "It also will help us to nurture a culture of computational science that will enable our scientists and engineers to solve some of the most pressing problems facing the nation."

Olympus Fast Facts:

  • Theoretical peak processing speed of 162 Teraflops, meaning Olympus can complete computations as fast as about 20,000 typical personal computers combined.
  • 80 Gigabytes per second of disk bandwidth, meaning it can read and write information to a disk about 800 times faster than a typical personal computer.
  • 38.7 Terabytes of total memory, equaling the memory of about 10,000 typical personal computers combined.
  • 4 Petabyt
    '/>"/>

Contact: Franny White
franny.white@pnnl.gov
509-375-6904
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UNC and Olympus partner to open advanced imaging center for life science research
2. Olympus introduces the VisiGlide, a single-use guidewire
3. Olympus broadens portfolio with new biliary metallic stent
4. Olympus advances technology for laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery
5. Supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusk shell
6. Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer
7. GNS Healthcare Collaborates with NCI in New Approach to Lung Cancer; Supercomputer Analysis to Aid in Matching Targeted Drugs to Patients
8. GNS Healthcare Collaborates with NCI in New Approach to Lung Cancer; Supercomputer Analysis to Aid in Matching Targeted Drugs to Patients
9. OSC, Nationwide Childrens use supercomputers to speed diagnoses
10. Supercomputer makes it possible to develop a Brazilian Global Climate System Model
11. San Diego Supercomputer Center participates in first Census of Marine Life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
PNNL's Olympus supercomputer advances science, saves energy
(Date:9/18/2014)... ever starts a "frequent flyers" program, fruit flies surely ... laboratory has hosted increasing numbers of fruit fly research ... station in April, and another is scheduled launch to ... to launch in December. , Fruit flies are biomedical ... in space. Model organisms can reveal the basis for ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... have built the first smartphone app that automatically ... trends. In other words, your smartphone knows your ... -- and how that affects you. , The ... and loneliness to their academic performance, also may ... example, to monitor mental health, trigger intervention and ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean ... basin if their distribution continues to expand as the ... an international team of researchers led by Dr Adriana ... the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies in Spain, is ... of the team surveyed more than 1000 kilometres of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 2Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 3Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science 4New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 2New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 3New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior 4Tropical fish a threat to Mediterranean Sea ecosystems 2
... -- Weill Cornell Medical College and the Columbia University ... Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Prize for Distinguished Achievement in ... Dr. Fernando Nottebohm for his seminal work in songbirds ... Dr. Nottebohm is currently the Dorothea L. Leonhardt ...
... but in an infectious disease, it is insidious. Witness tuberculosis, ... before bursting forth into infection. TB,s stealthy nature has made ... to control it. The World Health Organization estimates that a ... a study led by Stanford scientists has provided new insights ...
... sends the human immune system into overdrive it can ... and thrive inside our digestive system. New research suggests ... significant role in triggering the innate immune system to stay ... in the face of an infection. But exactly how ...
Cached Biology News:Sackler Prize awarded to pioneering neuroscientist 2Sackler Prize awarded to pioneering neuroscientist 3Tuberculosis strain spread by the fur trade reveals stealthy approach of epidemics 2Tuberculosis strain spread by the fur trade reveals stealthy approach of epidemics 3Tuberculosis strain spread by the fur trade reveals stealthy approach of epidemics 4Stress wrecks intestinal bacteria, could keep immune system on idle 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... Chinese Stem Cell Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to ... biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and ... Stem cell therapy can be applied to treatment of ... nervous system diseases, damage or lesion of liver, kidney ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... September 18, 2014 Leatherwood Plastics ... listed material, to stay competitive in the semiconductor, ... high-performance materials ultimately impact product quality and productivity, ... owner. , Established in 1980 in Lewisville, TX, ... many fabricators have left the business. Much of ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ... previously announced concurrent but separate underwritten offerings of 10,000,000 ... the public of $2.00 per share, for expected gross ... Series A Convertible Preferred Stock at a price to ... proceeds of $20 million. Each share of Series A ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... SeqLL Inc., the owner of ... today the closing of a $1M Series-A funding ... Diagnostic Technologies, will increase the power of tSMS™ ... in March 2013 by Daniel Jones, a former ... BioSciences, SeqLL has continued to offer Helicos’ sequencing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global and Chinese Stem Cell Industry Report, 2014-2017 2Global and Chinese Stem Cell Industry Report, 2014-2017 3Leatherwood Plastics Selects Vycom’s Flametec PVC-C Material to Stay Competitive in Semiconductor and Lab Equipment Industries 2Oncothyreon Prices $40 Million Concurrent Public Offerings of Common Stock and Preferred Stock 2Oncothyreon Prices $40 Million Concurrent Public Offerings of Common Stock and Preferred Stock 3SeqLL Closes Series-A Funding Round for Expansion of Single Molecule Sequencing 2
... April 7 Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO), ... completed a licensing option with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ... Cold-PCR. This variation of the standard PCR technology ... was invented at Dana-Farber by Dr. Mike Makrigiorgos who ...
... WellGen, Inc. today announced that Dr. Roderick (Roddy) ... Executive Officer. Dr. Carter, 45, takes over ... Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bertoldi will continue in ... Financial Officer of Amphion Innovations plc (LSE: AMP), a ...
... Inc. today announced that it has secured $38 million ... formation in 2004, the company has raised $92 million ... financing round, which consists of two tranches, was led ... pro rata participation of existing investors Apax Partners, Clarus ...
Cached Biology Technology:Transgenomic Completes Licensing Option With Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Cold-PCR for Enrichment of DNA Mutations 2Transgenomic Completes Licensing Option With Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Cold-PCR for Enrichment of DNA Mutations 3Transgenomic Completes Licensing Option With Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Cold-PCR for Enrichment of DNA Mutations 4Dr. Roddy Carter Named President and Chief Executive Officer of WellGen, Inc. 2Dr. Roddy Carter Named President and Chief Executive Officer of WellGen, Inc. 3Aerovance Secures $38 Million in Equity Financing 2Aerovance Secures $38 Million in Equity Financing 3
... The LabChip 3000 drug discovery system ... cell-based assays. Using LabChip technology, ... in a serial, continuous flow fashion. ... quality of results exceeds what is ...
...
...
...
Biology Products: