January 2021

 

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  TACC Supports Groundbreaking Research in Desalination to Maximize Flow, Clean More Water

The cover image of the January 1, 2021 edition of Science was created by Greg Foss, a visualization expert and artist at TACC, in collaboration with the Iowa State researchers. Reprinted with permission from AAAS.

 

TACC Supports Groundbreaking Research in Desalination to Maximize Flow, Clean More Water

The January 1 cover of Science features new research that used Stampede2 to improve water desalinization membranes. Iowa State researchers found that creating a uniform membrane density down to a billionth of a meter is crucial for maximizing the performance of reverse osmosis, water filtration membranes. TACC's Greg Foss worked with Iowa State researchers to visualize the research.

Solving a fundamental yet practical problem

 
 
     
 
 
  TACC by the Numbers  

TACC by the Numbers

2020 was a challenging year, but a productive one in terms of scientific computing accomplishments. Here, we collate data on what scientists accomplished using TACC resources last year.

At-a-glance overview of TACC in 2020

 
 
     
 
 
 
Targeting the Deadly Coils of Ebola

Juan Perilla's lab completed all-atom simulations of the nucleocapsid with (right) and without (left) RNA, showing that the RNA confers stability vs. disorder without. Credit: University of Delaware.

 

Targeting the Deadly Coils of Ebola

Simulations by a University of Delaware team are helping to crack the defenses of the Ebola virus's coiled genetic material. This new research could help lead to breakthroughs in treatment and improved vaccines for Ebola and other deadly viral diseases such as COVID-19. Allocations on TACC's Stampede2 and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's Bridges systems supported the research.

Simulations show weak spots in virus nucleocapsid

 
 
     
 
 
  Powering COVID-19 Collaborations and Communicating Risks to the Public

The UT Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium site has received more than 600,000 visitors to date.

 

Powering COVID-19 Collaborations and Communicating Risks to the Public

The UT Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium has developed some of the leading epidemiological models of how the disease spreads, incorporating the latest science on virus transmission and real-time data on social distancing. The COVID-19 Portal, and the models it communicates, reflect state-of-the-art parallel computing, software engineering, data visualization, and portal design, enabled in part by staff at TACC.

Lending expertise to leading national epidemiological modeling effort

 
 
     
 
 
  2021 Frontera Fellowship Program

2021 Frontera Fellowship Program

Do you know a U.S. graduate student who would like to get paid to compute on the fastest academic supercomputer in the world? They can apply for TACC's Frontera Fellowship Program. Nominations close on February 12.

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  Frontera Allocation Submissions now Open

Frontera Allocation Submissions Now Open

The submission period for Pathways and Large-Scale Community Partnership allocations on the Frontera supercomputer is currently open. If you're a U.S. research who would like to run petascale scientific computations on TACC's fastest system, applications are due on February 15th.

Getting an Allocation on Frontera

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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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