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  Why Are Supercomputers So Important for COVID-19 Research?

As NSF's leadership-class computing system, Frontera will support academic researchers nationwide at the largest scale.

 
 

Why Are Supercomputers So Important for COVID-19 Research?

In the midst of the current pandemic, researchers across the country are turning to the most powerful computing resources available to gain a better understanding of COVID-19. The National Science Foundation is playing an important role in facilitating much-needed COVID-19 research. Learn how the agency is marshaling its computing resources, many located at TACC, to contribute to COVID-19 research.

NSF blog on COVID-19 and supercomputing

 
 
     
 
 
  Frontera Sets Sights on Transformative Research

Research combining machine learning with physics-based modeling on Frontera will help make complex cosmological problems tractable. [Credit: Tiziana DiMatteo, Carnegie Mellon University]

 

Frontera Sets Sights on Transformative Research

The most powerful supercomputer in the world for academic research has established its mission for the coming year. TACC announced that Frontera will support 49 science projects for 2020-2021. The research ranges from modeling the global climate, to simulating tornadoes over the lifetime of a storm, to designing aircraft for hypersonic flight.

An important scientific instrument for the nation

 
 
     
 
 
  COVID-19 Analysis Performed with Galaxy Bioinformatics Platform

Galaxy uses open source tools and public cyberinfrastructure for transparent, reproducible analyses of viral datasets.

 

COVID-19 Analysis Performed with Galaxy Bioinformatics Platform

Galaxy is one of the world's largest, most successful, web-based bioinformatics platforms. Since 2013, TACC has powered data analyses for a large percentage of Galaxy users. Researchers are currently using Galaxy to decipher large amounts of genomics data to understand in real-time what's unique about the COVID-19 virus before it impacts the course of the pandemic.

James Taylor, one of the original developers of Galaxy, passed away on April 2, 2020, at the age of 40. The official eulogy from the Galaxy Project is published here.

Providing predictive analysis of data for researchers worldwide

 
 
     
 
 
 
Fighting COVID-19 with Supercomputers
 

Fighting COVID-19 with Supercomputers

TACC's Executive Director Dan Stanzione talked with Bloomberg News about the work TACC is doing to combat the pandemic. To see a complete list of "TACC in the News," please visit our website.

Bloomberg News interview

 
 
     
 
 
  How At Risk Are You of Getting a Virus on an Airplane?

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How At Risk Are You of Getting a Virus on an Airplane?

Researchers at the University of West Florida applied pedestrian dynamics to find ways to reduce the risk of disease transmission on airplanes. The work relied on a new model called CALM that performs almost 60 times faster than previous models. The researchers used TACC's Frontera supercomputer, especially the GPU subsystem, to run their simulations.

Passenger movement on airplanes

 
 
     
 
 
  Supercomputing Future Wind Power Rise

Supercomputing Future Wind Power Rise

Researchers at Cornell University conducted the first detailed study that developed scenarios for how wind energy can expand to 20% of total U.S. electrical supply by 2030. The simulations were analyzed on TACC's Jetstream and Wrangler systems. Improved calculations of U.S. wind resources can ensure better decision making and a better, more robust energy supply.

WIND POWER SURGED WORLDWIDE IN 2019, BUT WILL IT SUSTAIN?

  Presenting the 2019 Texascale Magazine

Presenting the 2019 Texascale Magazine

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