October 2020

 

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  Texascale Days at TACC: Labor Day Edition

An extremely large simulation of the Universe charting dark matter density, gas temperature, and metallicity. [Credit: Yueying Ni, Carnegie Mellon University]

 
 

Texascale Days at TACC: Labor Day Edition

The latest Texascale Days event provided an opportunity for eight research groups to use large sections of Frontera, from 100,000 processors to the entire system — a scale at which very few simulations have been performed. Research topics ranged from astrophysics to COVID-19 simulations, and from fundamental studies of turbulence to experiments with new community HPC libraries.

All-access computing

 
 
     
 
 
  Preserving Brain Tissues with Stem Cells

Corpus callosum reconstructed from Diffusion Tensor Imaging data using TACC resources. Image credit: Jenifer Juranek, UT Health.

 

Preserving Brain Tissues with Stem Cells

Clinical trials at UTHealth are exploring whether stem cell therapies can prevent the deterioration of brain matter near a traumatic brain injury. The project uses a variety of brain imaging technologies to assess changes to the brain post-injury with and without treatment. The imaging produces large quantities of data which require TACC supercomputers for analysis.

A medical problem with an HPC solution

 
 
     
 
 
  Predictive Science Gets Major Boost Thanks to the Department of Energy

Predictive Science is used to design space capsules robust enough to reenter the Earth's atmosphere. [Credit: Jo Wozniak, TACC]

 

Predictive Science Gets Major Boost Thanks to the Department of Energy

UT Austin will lead a major initiative to advance predictive science and exascale computing. The new PSAAP III Center is supported by a $16.5 million Department of Energy cooperative agreement over five years and will fund dozens of scientists, post-docs and students from six UT departments. The project will be enabled by supercomputing power and expertise from TACC.

To the exascale and beyond

 
 
     
 
 
 
Texas Researchers Pivot to COVID-19
 

Texas Researchers Pivot to COVID-19

More than 270 computational scientists, engineers, scholars, and students from across Texas gathered virtually to hear presentations spanning black hole physics, environmental biology, neuroscience, quantum computing, and more. This year's TACCSTER conference had a focus on COVID-19, including among researchers who were working on very different problems one year ago.

Computational science snapshot

 
 
     
 
 
  Pulling the Plug on the Coronavirus Copy Machine

The Cisneros research group of The University of North Texas.

 

Pulling the Plug on the Coronavirus Copy Machine

In May 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency treatment of COVID-19. The Cisneros research group at the University of North Texas uses TACC supercomputers to investigate how remdesivir and other available drugs inhibit the coronavirus' ability to replicate.

Improving COVID-19 therapeutics

 
 
     
 
 
  Mysterious Cellular Droplets Come into Focus

Coarse-grained model of a biological condensate. [Image credit: Han-Yi Chou, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.]

 

Mysterious Cellular Droplets Come into Focus

Research is shedding light on a type of membrane-less organelle within cells, known as a biological condensate, that plays a role in DNA repair and aging. Using Frontera, researchers reproduced properties of a condensate, including its critical concentration and susceptibility to mutations.

Role of new biological structure becomes clearer

 
 
     
 
 
  EPIC Cyber Range Pilot Launches to 17 Schools in Texas

EPIC Cyber Range Pilot Launches to 17 Schools in Texas

TACC's EPIC Cyber Range is designed to help schools develop and support rigorous pathways in cybersecurity and computer science that will lead to industry certifications and post-secondary success. The Cyber Range pilot launched at 17 secondary schools throughout Texas and will help students gain hands-on cybersecurity skills.

Becoming a leader in cybersecurity education

  Legacy High Performance System Seeds Supercomputing Excellence at UT Dallas

Legacy High Performance System Seeds Supercomputing Excellence at UT Dallas

TACC's Stampede1 was one of the most powerful supercomputers in the U.S. for open science research from 2013 to 2017. 20 Stampede1 racks were donated to UT Dallas and became a key resource for campus researchers. Through efforts by campus facilitators, the number of HPC users at UT Dallas grew from a few dozen to 500 in only a few years.

Legacy supercomputing

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