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$100 million supercomputing program boosts Australian medical research capacity

Under a new Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative, The University of Melbourne in Melbourne Australia will host a $100 million supercomputing program and facility dedicated to life sciences. The initiative will develop the most powerful supercomputer and leading computational biology f...

DOE awards supercomputing time to UCSD, SDSC researchers

Scientists from the San Diego Supercomputer Center and other parts of the University of California, San Diego - conducting research in Parkinsons Disease, fusion energy and climate change - were awarded supercomputing time by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its 2008 Innovative and N...

Itanium Solutions Alliance Selects Sweden's Kiwok as the 2009 Innovation Awards Winner for Humanitarian Impact

...ations and understanding the impact of respirable dust. Finalists - Computationally Intensive Applications CESGA , the supercomputing Center of Galicia, Spain, is using the Finis Terrae Supercomputer to analyze massive computational electromagnetics problems, the largest with more th...

IBM Award for Innovative Solution to Tackling World's Most Critical Social and Environmental Problems

...ter embedded intelligence. According to Larry Hirst of IBM, "A lot of important scientific research isn't happening. It lacks the funding for the supercomputing capacity that is needed to execute large and complex calculations. World Community Grid changes the rules. It's free and available to both public and ...

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to develop petascale computer modeling capabilities

... to map the networks on petascale computing environments that are in the process of being built and deployed at places such as the National Center for supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This environment will be used to test simultaneously multiple theories of social inter...

IU School of Optometry named national vision research center

... This award will also allow for a new level of coordinated activity among laboratories and groups and support sustained interaction with sophisticated supercomputing and 3D visualization resources, including collaboration with University Information Technology Services. The school already has active collaborations ...

Elsevier's "ScienceDirect" Articles Surpass Nine-Million Mark

...ne millionth article added to ScienceDirect was On the Origin of a Double Oblique Impact of Mars by J. E. Chappelow and R. R. Herrick of Arctic Region supercomputing Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks. The study, which appears in the journal Icarus, explores how Mars' Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the ...

The Quantum Group & IBM Sign Research Collaboration Agreement for the LA Grid University Consortium

...ulti-national computer grid, is already active in four universities in the United States, four in Mexico, two in Argentina, one in Puerto Rico and the supercomputing Centers in Barcelona, Spain and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Advanced research in Hurricane and Weather Modeling, Bio-Tech and Bio-Information has already...

KISTI Selects ANSYS as a Key Supplier in Engineering Simulation

... Korean supercomputing Center to Provide Increased High-Performance ...gy Information (KISTI), one of the world's largest supercomputing centers, has selected software from ANSYS to stren...emia and industry in Korea. KISTI has driven its supercomputing Project for more than a year to develop a high-qua...

U of M researchers discover a pathway to turn off immune system cells

...ssociate professor of computer science, and his colleagues at the Minnesota supercomputing Institute, using complex computer programs to identify a sequence present i...oratory, who received training in computational biology through a Minnesota supercomputing Institute fellowship. ...
Supercomputing in Biological News

PNNL researchers earn top honors at Supercomputing conference

Richland, Wash. -- DNA sequencing is easier than ever, but the amount of data to be analyzed is piling up. An award-winning computer program now shows that genome sequence analysis can be made interactive and intuitive, helping researchers find hidden relationships in massive amounts of data. ...

Georgia Tech accelerates drug discovery with new IBM supercomputing cluster

The Center will use IBM technologies to advance research into new drugs for the treatment of some of today's most life-threatening diseases, including cancer. The Center's research will be headed by one of the world's leading systems biologists, Dr. Jeffrey Skolnick, the Georgia Research Alliance E...

DOE funds bio-inspired solar fuel center at Arizona State

...archers at the newly formed EFRCs will take advantage of new capabilities in nanotechnology, high-intensity light sources, neutron-scattering sources, supercomputing and other advanced instrumentation in an effort to lay the scientific groundwork for fundamental advances in solar energy, biofuels, transportation, e...

Collaboration leads to success: Most powerful computer of its kind in western N.Y. available worldwide

...rking in tandem with multi-core CPUs." "The Tesla GPU-based clusters used by the Cyberinfrastructure Laboratory are enabling its researchers to get supercomputing performance from smaller clusters at 1/100th the cost, significantly improving the scope and size of the research problems that they can solve. More i...

IRB Barcelona to coordinate two European projects on biomedicine

...from diabetes and coronary disease. To develop the project, Zorzano is supported by two expert groups in systems biology. One is from the Barcelona supercomputing Center, a facility that hosts the MareNostrum supercomputer, one of the most powerful in the world. This group will work on designing a computational ...

Argonne advancing DOE INCITE scientific research projects

...gy challenges. Over the past 30 years, the Department of Energy's (DOE) supercomputing program has played an increasingly important role in scientific research by...mputing facilities and has allocated nearly 900 million processor-hours for supercomputing and data storage resources located at Argonne, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest...

ORNL supercomputer simulation wins prize for fastest-running science application

...Prize Thursday after attaining the fastest performance ever in a scientific supercomputing application. Schulthess is group leader of ORNL's Computational Material...ce Group and recently accepted a position as director of the Swiss National supercomputing Center at Manno, an institution of ETH Zurich. He and colleagues Thomas Mai...

Oak Ridge supercomputer is the world's fastest for science

...uter for science. The annual ranking of the world's top 500 computers ( www.top500.org ) will be released Tuesday in Austin at an annual international supercomputing conference. The Cray XT, called Jaguar, has a peak performance of 1.64 petaflops, (quadrillion floating point operations, or calculations) per sec...

GUMC and Oak Ridge National Labs announce unique research partnership

...ive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the school of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. "ORNL brings to the table supercomputing capabilities that will allow us to analyze, manage, and visualize complex molecular data that is collected at Georgetown. This collaboration brings us...

NSF funds new 'Center for the Physics of Living Cells' at Illinois

...imulation that is feasible today." This achievement was realized through the combined efforts of physicists and researchers at the National Center for supercomputing Applications, he said. Computational microscopy, when combined with laboratory experiments, can offer new insight into mechanisms that cannot be st...
Supercomputing in Biological Technology

UMass Boston Opens Venture Development Center to Expand R&D Activity

...ted in a career in venture capital. Symmetric Computing is a Massachusetts-based high-performance computing start-up company developing advanced supercomputing at breakthrough performance and price for the life sciences industry. The firm seeks collaborations with UMass Boston scientists and will offer intern...

Chromosome breakpoints contribute to genetic variation

... facilitated by Evolution Highway, a powerful software tool developed in collaboration with Michael Welge and Loretta Auvil at the National Center for supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.) The researchers also found that different classes of genes appear in the breakpoint and break-resistan...

Fina Technologies Names Spotfire Founder Christopher Ahlberg to Board of Directors

...er machine-learning tools to large-data problems in the worlds of finance and other non-biomedical areas. Fina Technologies applies massively parallel supercomputing technology combined with cutting edge machine learning techniques to create quantitative trading algorithms and deliver business solutions for a new c...

Latest issue of Science: Nanosonar uses electrons to measure under the surface

...en atomic lattices," explained Lounis. For his simulations of the scanning tunnelling experiment, he used the supercomputer known as JUMP in the Jlich supercomputing Centre. In a related article in the "Perspectives" section of " Science ", the innovative approach is praised. A scanning tunnelling microscope is...

Latest issue of Science: Nano-sonar uses electrons to measure under the surface

...en atomic lattices," explained Lounis. For his simulations of the scanning tunnelling experiment, he used the supercomputer known as JUMP in the Jlich supercomputing Centre. In a related article in the "Perspectives" section of " Science ", the innovative approach is praised. A scanning tunnelling microscope is...

NVIDIA CUDA Technology Dramatically Advances the Pace of Scientific Research

...dical imaging, and many other areas." BOINC is a unique approach to supercomputing in which multiple consumer computers are joined together over the Internet ..."Running GPUGRID on NVIDIA GPUs innovates volunteer computing by delivering supercomputing class applications on a cost effective infrastructure which will greatly im...

Penguin Computing Announces Niveus HTX Personal Supercomputer

...8, 2008 -- Penguin Computing has announced the new flagship of its personal supercomputing and technical workstation line, the Niveus HTX, code-named "Bumble Bee...mputational researchers," said Andrew Walsh, general manager, personal supercomputing at NVIDIA. Penguin Computing is also refreshing their entire line Tech...

BOXX Personal Supercomputer for Research Scientists Featured at SC08

...ngineers and researchers with a GPU-based personal supercomputing capability. The BOXX Personal Supercomputer (PSC),...ngineers and researchers with a GPU-based personal supercomputing capability. The BOXX Personal Supercomputer (PSC),...quot; said Andrew Walsh, general manager, personal supercomputing at NVIDIA. "We are delighted to have them as ...

UT Knoxville Wins $16M Mathematics and Biology Center

...entists nationwide. UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory experts in high-performance computing will work with NIMBioS scientists to apply the power of supercomputing to the difficult problems NIMBioS will answer. ...

Study reveals principles behind stability and electronic properties of gold nanoclusters

...he electronic principles underlying the 102-atom gold compound and others like it. The team conducted large-scale electronic structure calculations in supercomputing centers in Espoo, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; and Juelich, Germany. The researchers found that the 102-atom gold cluster was a "superatom...
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