June 2019

 

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  Frontera Named 5th Fastest Supercomputer in the World

A view between two rows of Frontera servers in the TACC data center. Credit: Jorge Salazar, TACC

 
 

Frontera Named 5th Fastest Supercomputer in the World

The Frontera supercomputer earned the #5 spot on the twice-annual Top500 list, which ranks the most powerful computer systems in the world. Located at The University of Texas at Austin, the National Science Foundation-supported Frontera achieved 23.5 PetaFLOPS on the high-performance LINPACK benchmark, making it the fastest university supercomputer in the world. Stampede2 came in at #19 in the world and is the second fastest academic supercomputer in the U.S.

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  Supercomputing Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models

Scientists are using supercomputers to better predict the behavior of the world's most powerful, multiple-fault earthquakes. Credit: Christodoulos Kyriakopoulos, UC Riverside

 

Supercomputing Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Models

Geophysicists at the University of California, Riverside used supercomputers at TACC and the San Diego Supercomputer Center to simulate complex earthquake ruptures. The simulations allow the researchers to study how seismic waves travel between faults and how one fault influences the stability of other faults. Some of the results point to the possibility of a future, multi-fault earthquake in Southern California, which could have dire consequences.

See what's rumbling

 
 
     
 
 
  DESIGNSAFE, ADCIRC PROVIDE STORM SURGE SIMULATORS FOR NATURAL HAZARDS COMMUNITY

DesignSafe, a National Science Foundation-funded web-based platform that supports research on natural hazards.

 

DESIGNSAFE, ADCIRC PROVIDE STORM SURGE SIMULATORS FOR NATURAL HAZARDS COMMUNITY

In April 2019, approximately 40 engineers and researchers from around the country attended Texas ADCIRC (ADvanced CIRCulation Model) Week, which brought together practitioners from the public and private sector working on coastal modeling, with a particular emphasis on hazards, including hurricanes. Participants learned how to use ADCIRC through DesignSafe, a National Science Foundation-funded, TACC-powered, web-based platform that supports natural hazards research.

Learn how ADCIRC helps save lives and property

 
 
     
 
 
 
TACC RANCH TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE IMPROVES VALUABLE DATA STORAGE

New upgrade to hardware and software brings good news to users of TACC's Ranch long-term mass storage system. Credit: Jorge Salazar, TACC

 

TACC RANCH TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE IMPROVES VALUABLE DATA STORAGE

TACC upgraded the hardware and software of Ranch, its long-term mass storage system, which serves more than 52,000 users. The archives are valuable to scientists who want to use data to reproduce the measurements and results of prior research. Quantum and DataDirect Networks supplied the hardware and software for the Ranch upgrade, which could one day expand to a mind-boggling exabyte, or 1,000 petabytes.

Learn about the upgrade

 
 
     
 
 
  TACC Co-Chairs Deep Learning for Science Workshop at ISC19

The Deep Learning for Science workshops explore the intersection of deep learning and high performance computing, and the applications of deep learning methods in scientific research.

 

TACC Co-Chairs "Deep Learning for Science" Workshop at ISC'19

The Deep Learning for Science workshop at ISC'19 in Frankfurt, Germany, provided a forum for researchers using deep learning for science to present their results and share their experiences. The event was the second workshop in TACC's Deep Learning on Supercomputers series.

See the program

 
 
     
 
 
  Studying the Effects of Space on Pharmaceuticals

Factors limiting the understanding of pharmaceutical stability in the space radiation environment.

 

Studying the Effects of Space on Pharmaceuticals

As human spaceflight expands beyond low-Earth orbit, NASA and its international partners are working to ensure the safety of astronauts, including the need to provide a safe and effective pharmacy for long-duration spaceflight. Writing in Nature Microphysics, a team from Texas A&M, Baylor College of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, and KBR described efforts using TACC supercomputers to model the space environment and apply insights to the storage of pharmaceuticals.

Read more about drugs in space

 
 
     
 
 
  Welcome Chris Ramos, Vera Belcher and Astrid Alcazar to TACC

(Left to right) Chris Ramos, Vera Belcher, and Astrid Alcazar

Welcome Chris Ramos, Vera Belcher and Astrid Alcazar to TACC

TACC welcomes Chris Ramos, Vera Belcher, and Astrid Alcazar to the center! Chris is working as frontline support within the HPC group, troubleshooting issues for users and educating them on best practices for using TACC's machines. Vera and Astrid are new project coordinators in the Advanced Computing Interfaces group.

  TACC Wants to Hear from You!

TACC Wants to Hear from You!

TACC supports researchers, educators, and students across the country. What has TACC helped you achieve? TACC would love to hear about your successes so we can highlight your work in reports, publications, and on social media.

Send your story ideas: communications@tacc.utexas.edu

  Work at TACC!

Work @ TACC

Working at TACC means being part of a dynamic and exciting environment, where talented individuals pursue their interests, engage their imaginations, and work at the forefront of computational research. Working with us also means living in Austin, an exceptional city that thrives on innovation, culture, and creativity.

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