Researchers are using the Stampede supercomputer to design novel, fuel-efficient, wing designs for jets, and to develop tools that can help the industry build more efficient aircraft. The researchers are exploring wings with longer spans, made of complex composites and that morph during flight.
Dan Stanzione, executive director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center, shares his insight on the future of high performance computing and the challenges faced by institutions as the demand for HPC, cloud and big data analysis grows.
Published on February 16, 2017 by by National Science Foundation
Researchers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center and Philips Healthcare have developed a new, automated platform capable of returning in-depth analyses of MRI scans in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or days.
In the next 10 years you are going to see some form of autonomous or connected vehicles on the streets. Natalia Ruiz-Juri, a research associate with The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) is fairly certain of this.
Much of the data of the World Wide Web hides like an iceberg below the surface. The so-called 'deep web' has been estimated to be 500 times bigger than the 'surface web' seen through search engines like Google.
In research reported in the International Journal of Cardiology this month, scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University presented a new method for predicting those most at risk for thrombus, or blood clots, in the heart.
Published on January 17, 2017 by by National Science Foundation
New study results help answer a longstanding mystery about why the thermal conductivity of amorphous silicon dioxide, commonly known as glass, rises with temperature. The research--done using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center--shows how heat transport works at the smallest scales.
One of the most talked about biological breakthroughs in the past decade was the discovery of the genome editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, which can alter DNA and potentially remove the root causes of many hereditary diseases.
To model social networks, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Georgetown University researchers created the digital humanities project to look at big historical data and see how often names are mentioned together in the history of scholarship.
Using a unique computational approach to rapidly sample proteins in their natural state of gyrating, bobbing, and weaving, a research team from UC San Diego and Monash University in Australia has identified promising drug leads that may selectively combat heart disease, from arrhythmias to cardiac failure.
Things that happen on the surface are often given short shrift compared to what goes on inside. But when it comes to chemical reactions, what occurs on the surface can mean the difference between a working material and one that refuses to perform its duty.
A team of researchers led by Jiajun Cao, a PhD candidate in the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) at Northeastern University, recently completed what appears to be the largest known instance of transparent checkpointing.
Amaro, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, has been studying this important molecule for years. She is motivated by the fact that the p53 protein somehow helps prevent the formation of cancerous cells.
Even though it’s almost impossible to see, computational biophysicist Rommie Amaro is using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin to model the largest atomic level system of the tumor suppression protein p53 to date — over 1.5 million atoms.
Amy McGovern, a computer scientist at the University of Oklahoma, has been studying tornadoes, nature’s most violent storms for eight years. She uses computational thinking to help understand and solve these scientific problems.
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 from UC San Diego and Monash University in Australia has identified promising drug leads that may selectively combat heart disease, from arrhythmias to cardiac failure.
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), first established in 2011, has been awarded a $110 million, five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) award to continue expanding access of advanced cyberinfrastructure resources to the nation’s scientist and engineers.
Today, an ambitious project called Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB) developed at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) aims to find and share comprehensive knowledge from within the soybean, its genetic and genomic data, all publicly available and achieved through the use of high-performance computing.