September 2020

 

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  International Project to Delve Into the Mysteries of Brain Connections

New research has found brain synapses to be far more varied and nuanced than neuroscientists believed even five years ago. Credit: NeuroNex Project.

 
 

International Project to Delve Into the Mysteries of Brain Connections

Researchers at UT Austin will lead a new international project that has significant implications for human brain health. With a $17.5 million grant from the NSF NeuroNex program, the team will examine newly discovered complexities related to synapses. TACC will provide the computational hardware and web-based data management tools to facilitate large-scale data analyses.

Unlocking mysteries of how the brain works

 
 
     
 
 
  Supercomputers Provide New Insights into Heart Valve Behavior

Blood flow vortices generated from bioprosthetic aortic valve implants of different tissue thicknesses. The thinner-tissue cases induce leaflet flutter that generates blood flow disruption near the valve leaflets. Credit: Emily L. Johnson.

 

Supercomputers Provide New Insights into Heart Valve Behavior

Researchers from the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT Austin and Iowa State University for the first time used computational modeling to enable a better understanding of replacement heart valve behavior. Writing in PNAS, they determined that thinner valve leaflets 'flutter' and may produce unintended negative effects.

TACC's Stampede2 powers first-of-their-kind simulations

 
 
     
 
 
  Deep Learning Will Help Future Mars Rovers Go Farther, Faster, and Do More Science

Machine-generated image captions by a prototype Drive-By-Science algorithm using a Convolutional Neural Network with Long Short-Term Memory. Credit: NASA/JPL Caltech.

 

Deep Learning Will Help Future Mars Rovers Go Farther, Faster, and Do More Science

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers used Maverick2 at TACC to train machine learning models that will enable two new capabilities for future Mars rovers — Drive-By Science and Energy-Optimal Autonomous Navigation. The research was a finalist for NASA Software Award.

Building autonomous rovers

 
 
     
 
 
 
Calling All Texas Researchers

Photos from TACCSTER 2019.

 

Calling All Texas Researchers

The 2020 TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) will take place September 17-18 virtually via Zoom and Slack. Scientists, engineers, scholars, and students from across the state will have the opportunity to present their computational research and learn from TACC experts. Speakers include COVID-19 experts, computational engineers, and digital humanities scholars.

RSVP to attend for free

 
 
     
 
 
  Supercomputers Create World's Most Detailed Simulations of Tornadoes

The Streamwise Vorticity Current is evident as the diffuse yellow field that tilts from a horizontal orientation upwards behind and around the tornado. Credit: Leigh Orf, UW-Madison.

 

Supercomputers Create World's Most Detailed Simulations of Tornadoes

Atmospheric scientist Leigh Orf is using TACC's Frontera supercomputer to simulate the largest, most realistic supercell thunderstorms to date. His research has identified important features that determine whether a tornado will form and could help meteorologists forecast events with more advanced warning.

New features in massive twisters

 
 
     
 
 
  TACC Institute 2020 Recap

TACC Institute 2020 Recap

This year's TACC Institutes featured 100% online instruction, more than 130 attendees (including 50 students sponsored by NSF), and lessons on Jupyter, Parallel Vis, Color Theory, machine learning, Tensorflow, and OpenVINO.

Using VMs and containers to develop scientific workflows on the cloud

  Calling All Texas Researchers

Chameleon Launches Third Phase with Focus on IoT, Reproducibility

Since 2015, Chameleon has enabled thousands of computer scientists to test new cloud computing approaches. Under a new four-year, $10 million grant from NSF, Chameleon will add features for Internet of Things (IoT), reproducibility, networking experimentation, and GPU computation.

$10 million NSF grant funds cloud systems for next four years

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Working from Home in 2020

TACC staff are making the most of working from home in 2020. Technology, furry friends, nature, and music are a key part of quarantine for many.

Explore opportunities to work at the forefront of computational research

 
 
     
 
 
 

 

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