March 2018


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  Artificial Intelligence: A Special Report

The Ross Ice Shelf. Credit: Oceanwide Expeditions


TACC, Lamont Observatory Host One of the Largest Earth Sciences Data Collections

TACC is partnering with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University to host one of the largest data collections for Earth sciences in the country. The data relates to the Ross Ice Shelf, a massive slab of floating ice that is about the same size as France. Researchers are using TACC's Stampede2 for data processing; Corral for data storage; and Ranch for long-term archiving.


  Talking Parallel AI with TACC's Zhao Zhang

A snapshot showing red blood cells deforming as they flow through a microvascular network. Credit: Peter Balogh, Rutgers University


The Complex Journey of Red Blood Cells through Microvascular Networks

To better understand the individual cellular-scale events that give rise to blood behavior in microvascular networks, Rutgers University researchers Peter Balogh and Prosenjit Bagchi simulated red blood cells flowing in physiologically realistic microvascular networks using TACC's Stampede1. The research captured both the highly complex vascular architecture as well as the 3D deformation and dynamics of each individual red blood cell. The results were published in the Biophysical Journal.


  TACC, DOD Work Together to Transform U.S. Manufacturing  

Get Ready: The TACC Institute Series

Get ready to learn from the experts at TACC! The TACC Institute Series offers attendees intense, immersive training in advanced computation with topics ranging from developing parallel applications for modern high performance computers to visualizing and analyzing large data sets to executing reproducible experiments in the cloud. Attendees to TACC Institutes will receive a certificate of attendance with their name, the title of the institute, and the dates of the program. Registration coming soon!


  TACC, DOD Work Together to Transform U.S. Manufacturing

Suzanne Pierce, Research Scientist, Data Management and Collections Group, TACC


Podcast: Advanced Computing and Water Management

Artificial intelligence - or AI - is enabling experts to make better decisions about how to manage water resources. That's because scientists are taking the best tools of advanced computing to help make science-based decisions about complex and pressing problems in how to manage Earth's resources, including water. As part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) 2018 meeting, TACC's Suzanne Pierce moderated and co-organized a panel on AI and water management and discussed the work TACC is doing to bridge advanced computing and Earth science.


  Science Gateways Bootcamp, May 14-18, 2018 at TACC -- Now accepting applications!

A proof-of-concept demonstration transformed fusion simulation data into an augmented reality visualization. Credit: Greg Foss, TACC, and Wendell Horton, College of Natural Sciences


More than Virtual Fun and Games

TACC — already a leader in scientific visualization — is working to develop virtual reality and augmented reality technologies that can help researchers develop new insights. Efforts include collaborations with literature professors, neuroscientists, journalists, biologists and atmospheric scientists. The effort extends VR and AR beyond video games and entertainment into the realm of research and knowledge representation, expanding our understanding of the world and presenting new perspectives.


  South African Student Cluster Challenge Team Visits TACC

Antia Lamas-Linares, Research Associate, High Performance Computing Tools, TACC

Podcast: Spotlight on Quantum Computing at SXSW 2018

This month, TACC's Antia Lamas-Linares participated in a panel at South by Southwest 2018 called Quantum Computing: Science Fiction to Science Fact. Experts on quantum computing, including Jerry Chow of IBM; Bo Ewald of D-Wave Systems; Andrew Fursman of 1QBit; and Lamas-Linares discussed how quantum computers work and how they will be used in the future. Lamas-Linares joined podcast host Jorge Salazar to talk about the panel and about some of her latest research on quantum information.


  Welcome Alex Hsu and Albert Lu to TACC!

Keith Strimska (left) and Jake Rosenberg (right)

Welcome Keith Strimska and Jake Rosenberg to TACC!

TACC welcomes two new staff members to its Web and Mobile Applications (WMA) team – Keith Strimska and Jake Rosenberg. Keith is a UT Dallas graduate and comes to us from a coding boot camp for machine learning. Being new to the industry, he completed TACC's professional internship program. He will initially focus on DesignSafe, a web-based platform for the natural hazards community. Jake is a graduate student in Analytical Chemistry at UT Austin whose research interests include proteomics and bioinformatics. He will work as a developer on various portal projects. Welcome to them both!

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