Published on December 1, 2016 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
Most of us have heard about the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, based on the "six degrees of separation" concept, which posits that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. Now, there’s a similar game in town: Who knew whom in Renaissance Britain?
Published on November 11, 2016 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
Co-located at SC16, the inaugural Advanced Computing for Social Change program will capture the imagination of millennial and post-millennial students by engaging them in a computing challenge that uses computation, data analysis and visualization to take a data centric view of the police violence and rhetoric surrounding the BlackLivesMatter movement.
Published on November 7, 2016 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
TACC at The University of Texas at Austin announced the availability of Corral 3, a high-performance parallel file system created to store, share, and publish digital data for researchers across The University of Texas System and around the world. Corral enables researchers to undertake both mathematical and visual analyses of the ever growing digital data collections which are enabling the multitude of Big Data driven discoveries today.
Published on November 4, 2016 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) annual conference, most recently held as XSEDE16 in Miami last July, is transforming into an independent entity designed to unite the high-performance computing and advanced digital research community.
Published on October 27, 2016 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
Computational biophysicist Rommie Amaro is using the Stampede supercomputer at TACC to model the largest atomic level system of the tumor suppression protein p53 to date — over 1.5 million atoms. The simulations identify new "pockets" to reactivate p53 which would be a tremendous boost for future anti-cancer drug discovery.
Published on September 26, 2016 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
In the rapidly emerging and flexible computing paradigm of cloud computing, a new system was needed to address the academic research community’s needs to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new applications of cloud computing in customized environments. Chameleon, launched in 2015, was designed to do just that.
Published on September 6, 2016 by Faith Singer-Villalobos
Using a unique computational approach to rapidly sample, in millisecond time intervals, proteins in their natural state of gyrating, bobbing, and weaving, a research team has identified promising drug leads that may selectively combat heart disease, from arrhythmias to cardiac failure.