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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year $15 million grant to establish a Science Gateways Community Institute to accelerate the development and application of highly functional, sustainable science gateways that address the needs of researchers across the full spectrum of NSF directorates.
Supercomputer simulations have shown scientists a new way to generate controlled beam of gamma rays from lasers. Nearly one million CPU hours on Stampede and Lonestar HPC systems were needed for the particle-in-cell simulation.
Published on June 29, 2016 by By Carlos Garcia, TWC News
It is called the National Water Model, a program that takes in weather, river and geological data and predicts when and where major floods will happen. Researchers are calling this tool one of the most significant developments in meteorological science.
During a trip to Dell in Austin, Texas this week, little did The Next Platform know that the hardware giant and nearby Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) had major news to share on the supercomputing front.
With a $30 million award from the National Science Foundation announced today, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) will stand up a second-generation Stampede system based on Dell PowerEdge servers equipped with Intel “Knights Landing” processors, next-generation Xeon chips and future 3D XPoint memory.
When a hail storm moved through Fort Worth, Texas, on May 5, 1995, it battered the highly populated area with hail up to 4 inches in diameter, as well as striking a local outdoor festival known as the Fort Worth Mayfest.
Daniel Bodony's love of science began with a love of airplanes. He worked for one of his dad's colleagues on the weekends who had an airplane. "I would mow his grass and he would let me fly," Bodony remembers fondly.
A fresh breeze is blowing across the scientific landscape in 2016. As the cloud-based component in the US cyberinfrastructure, Jetstream promises to sweep thousands of researchers into the world of computationally intense discovery, providing on demand access to NSF-managed computing resources.
Published on December 3, 2015 by The Next Platform
The Next Platform had a chat with Tommy Minyard, director of advanced computing systems at TACC, about the experimental nature of the center and what compute, storage, and networking technologies are being embraced now to run its HPC workloads for the next several years.
Published on November 20, 2015 by The Next Platform
Between 75,000 and 100,000 people in North America receive heart valve implants each year, and several hundred thousand people receive them worldwide. The first such replacement valves were made from synthetic materials. These “mechanical” valves last indefinitely but require lifelong treatment with anticoagulants (blood thinners), which requires monthly blood tests to monitor dosage and has associated medical complications.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today announced it will enable the academic research community to take advantage of the capabilities of Microsoft’s Project Catapult reconfigurable fabric platform. Project Catapult is expected to improve the speed and efficiency of science and engineering calculations using conventional cluster nodes augmented with field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs.