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Gene Network Sciences Announces Brain Cancer Collaboration With M.D. Anderson

...eaking genetic data and clinical oncology expertise from M.D. Anderson with supercomputers and advanced machine-learning software from GNS. Financial terms of the ag...he first examples of applying next-generation machine-learning software and supercomputers to begin to realize the promise of personalized medicine." About Gene ...

UCSF Researchers Use New Tools to Move in on Cancer Susceptibility Genes

...icantly, the UCSF researchers used only a personal computer to map out the relevant gene networks. Previous studies using this technique have required supercomputers or other forms of high-powered computing. Reducing computing requirements should allow many more laboratories to use genetic network analysis techniqu...

Gene Network Sciences Announces Creation of Spin-off Entity Focused on Quantitative Finance and E-Commerce

...loped their proprietary REFS(TM) technology over the past eight years, uses supercomputers to rapidly accelerate the processing of raw data into meaningful biomedical... raw data and rapidly performs billions upon billions of calculations using supercomputers to determine how the individual components in the system interact with one ...

Gene Network Sciences Announces Drug Development Collaboration with Biogen Idec

...ll be licensed to Biogen Idec at the conclusion of this project. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. GNS employs massively parallel supercomputers to probe vast amounts of raw human biological data to discover new insights into the biological causes of human disease, and new opportunities for dia...

DOE awards supercomputing time to UCSD, SDSC researchers

... and economic competitiveness, said DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond L. Orbach. Once considered the domain of only small groups of researchers, supercomputers today are tools for discovery, driving scientific advancement across a wide range of disciplines. Were proud to provide these resources to help resear...

Argonne's Blue Gene/P to host large cadre of INCITE researchers

...nd economic competitiveness," DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond L. Orbach said. "Once considered the domain of only small groups of researchers, supercomputers today are tools for discovery, driving scientific advancement across a wide range of disciplines. We're proud to provide these resources to help resea...
Supercomputers in Biological News

KAUST and IBM to build 1 of the fastest and most powerful supercomputers

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Armonk, N.Y (September 22, 2008) - IBM and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) today announced a joint project to build and conduct research on the most complex, high-performance computing (HPC) system ...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

...slurry can save lives Turn matter into energy See how science is helping to restore sight to the blind Find out how Sudoku, science and supercomputers work together in solving logic puzzles Learn about the science of toys Walk through an accelerator Glimpse nanoparticles changing color...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

...model was unusual because it included breaking waves on the surface, while most other river models use flat "lids" at the water surface. One of PNNL's supercomputers processed the model, while commercially available software helped create the model. 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Wednesday July 29, Session 3H: Improving...

MacArthur Foundation awards planning grant to improve decision-making in energy policy

...tions of complex economic interactions. They can solve the models, but do not address the uncertainties inherent in the parameter estimates." Using supercomputers housed at Argonne, the CIM-EARTH group will combine the best of modern computational, physical and economic science to construct the most sophisticate...

New open-source software permits faster desktop computer simulations of molecular motion

... bases of certain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, that result from molecular motion gone awry. In the past, researchers needed either supercomputers or large computer clusters to run simulations. Or they had to be content to run only a tiny fraction of the process on their desktop computers. But a ...

Study: Excessive use of antiviral drugs could aid deadly flu

...the National Institutes of Health, as of June 2007. They then used powerful supercomputers to analyze these genomes and their various mutations. Adamantanes fight ...ry as a warning." A critical part of any genome comparison is assembling supercomputers that allow researchers to put complex data into context. "Genomes are re...

Argonne advancing DOE INCITE scientific research projects

...y of life here on earth, the computational science now possible using DOE's supercomputers touches all of our lives," said DOE Under Secretary for Science Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, who launched INCITE in 2003. "By dedicating time on these supercomputers to carefully selected projects, we are advancing scientific research in way...

2009 DOE INCITE projects allocated at ORNL

...y of life here on earth, the computational science now possible using DOE's supercomputers touches all of our lives," said DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond Orbach, who launched INCITE in 2003. "By dedicating time on these supercomputers to carefully selected projects, we are advancing scientific research in way...

Researchers compile 'molecular manual' for 100s of inherited diseases

...atories. Co-lead author Niclas Tue Hansen, MSc, from the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark, adds, "We let supercomputers model biological processes in tissues across the human organism, based on the knowledge from millions of already published articles. In this way we w...

Oak Ridge supercomputer is the world's fastest for science

... petaflops XT5 and 266 teraflops XT4 systems. Each component of the Jaguar system is separately ranked second and eighth on the current list of Top500 supercomputers in the world. "This accomplishment is the culmination of our vision to regain leadership in high performance computing and harness its potential fo...
Supercomputers in Biological Technology

Using supercomputers to make safer nuclear reactors

Troy, N.Y. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is leading a $3 million research project that will pair two of the worlds most powerful supercomputers to boost the safety and reliability of next-generation nuclear power reactors. The three-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, wil...

Scientists publish complete genetic blueprint of key biofuels crop

...uencing first pioneered in the Human Genome Project. In this method, short random DNA fragments are partially sequenced and then analyzed by powerful supercomputers to reconstruct the original genome sequence. The repetitive sections and the length of the sorghum genome made assembling this "puzzle" a highly chal...

Michigan Company Founded upon What Could Be History's Most Important Breakthrough in AI and Robotics

..., his response was this. "To the person on the street, this patent represents the AI depicted in science fiction, truly intelligent and inventive supercomputers with a mind of their own, Machiavellian military robots, vehicles for life extension, and unlimited virtual pleasure. The difference between the scena...

Purdue leads center to simulate behavior of micro-electromechanical systems

...gineering, aeronautics and astronautics, mathematics, computer science, and computer architecture. The researchers will have access to unclassified supercomputers at the three NNSA national labs to run the large-scale simulations. These systems will be at the petascale computing level. "Petascale computing is...

Oak Ridge leads DOE INCITE effort in 2008

...are among the 30 projects awarded more than 145 million processing hours on supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory through the Department of Energys Innovati...bach said. "Once considered the domain of only small groups of researchers, supercomputers today are tools for discovery, driving scientific advancement across a wide...

Rice, Nanyang Tech collaborate on sustainable nanoelectronics

...ie Keller-McNulty, dean of Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering. "Ken was passionate about optimization, about making all computers -- be they supercomputers or smart devices more efficient and easier to use. We're proud that Krishna is continuing the tradition of international excellence that Ken fostered...

Corona Optical Systems continues to excite investors

...that many [people there] who know, either. But were certainly aware of it, and we really enjoy working with people from Wisconsin. The genesis was supercomputers [from Cray Research], and then it branched out from there; but they specialized in exotic packaging, Gregory said. You know, have it smaller and dense...

Chippewa Valley Draws Defense Dollars

...ften prohibit good communication between traditional radios. Cray Inc. , based in Seattle with facilities in Chippewa Falls $15 million to develop supercomputers for the National Security Agency. Pliant Corp. , based in Schaumburg, Ill., with a film manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls $7 million for de...

Cray Rides Again

...with a twinkle in its corporate eye that, just a few years ago, had nearly been snuffed out. After prospering throughout the 1980s, the market for supercomputers dwindled and the company was purchased by Silicon Graphics Corp . (SGI) in 1996. A variety of factors led SGI to sell Cray in 2000, about three years...

Leaders Rally from The Valley

...alley region is home to some of the worlds leading technologies used in the development and manufacturing of semiconductors to mass storage devices to supercomputers used by NASA and the federal government. The areas companies have a world-class reputation among computer scientists and engineers. However there are ...
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