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  TACC 20th Anniversary – Time Flies When You're Powering Discoveries

(Left to Right) Dan Jaffe, Sharon Wood, Jay Hartzell, UT Austin; Michael Dell, Dell Technologies; Dan Stanzione, TACC.

 
 

TACC 20th Anniversary – Time Flies When You're Powering Discoveries

On September 30, TACC celebrated our 20th anniversary with some of our closest friends and champions. From a hand-me down Cray system to the pinnacle of academic supercomputing, time flies when you're powering discoveries! Visit our microsite for full coverage of the event.

 
     
 
 
  Frontera-Enabled Research Featured on Cover of Science

The Sept. 10, 2021, cover of Science featured research describing how supercell storms inject water vapor into the lower stratosphere. An enhanced understanding of this feature has the potential to improve severe weather forecasts. Photo credit: Santiago Borja.

 

Frontera-Enabled Research Featured on Cover of Science

New findings using TACC's Frontera supercomputer were featured on the cover of Science magazine. Leigh Orf with the University of Wisconsin-Madison used computer simulations to gain a better understanding of icy plumes associated with violent tornadoes.

 
 
     
 
 
  Computing at the Frontiers of Nanomedicine

Lela Vukovic (left), Assistant Professor of Chemistry at UT El Paso, and graduate students Payam Kelich (middle) and Huanhuan Zhao (right).

 

Computing at the Frontiers of Nanomedicine

UT El Paso computational chemist Lela Vukovic and her team used TACC supercomputers to explore the dynamics of broad spectrum antiviral nanomedicines and nanosensors for detecting neurotransmitters. Originally employing molecular dynamics, Vukovic pivoted to machine learning to allow her to investigate a larger number of potential candidate sensors.

 
 
     
 
 
  Texascale Days: Pushing Scientific Software to New Heights

During TACC's Texascale Days, researchers scaled up the gravitational wave software, Dendro-GR, to 4,096 Frontera nodes with excellent parallel efficiency. Here, a visualization derived from the simulations. Credit: Milinda Fernando, Oden Institute.

 

Texascale Days: Pushing Scientific Software to New Heights

As part of the quarterly TACC Texascale Days event, six teams benchmarked a variety of codes on Frontera, from packages for black hole physics to software for quantum computer simulations, using up to 8,192 nodes or 458,752 processors. The experiences helped researchers prepare their software for full system science runs on Frontera and other future large-scale systems.

 
 
     
 
 
  Cell's Energy Secrets Revealed with Supercomputers

Artistic depiction of membrane binding of the cytosolic enzyme Hexokinase (light blue), followed by its formation with the integral membrane protein VDAC (dark blue), at the surface of the outer membrane of mitochondria. ATP (red) are phosphorylated by HKII. Credit: Haloi, N., Wen, PC., Cheng, Q. et al.

 

Cell's Energy Secrets Revealed with Supercomputers

Stampede2 supercomputer simulations revealed for the first time how two proteins, the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) and the enzyme hexokinase-II (HKII), bind to each other outside the cell's 'powerhouse' mitochondria. This basic research will help scientists understand the molecular basis of cancer.

 
 
     
 
 
  Trailblazing Supercomputer to Support Groundbreaking Research

Trailblazing Supercomputer to Support Groundbreaking Research

TACC will partner with Texas A&M University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to build a $5 million prototype computing system for the National Science Foundation. The Accelerating Computing for Emerging Sciences (ACES) system will allow scientists and engineers to configure its processors, accelerators, memory, and other hardware components to best serve their needs.

  Texas Computational Scientists Convene at TACCster ‘21 Conference

Texas Computational Scientists Convene at TACCSTER ‘21 Conference

Thanks to everyone who attended, presented, and helped organize TACCSTER '21. The event was a huge success with more than 300 attendees, 30 posters, 14 lightning talks, 4 tutorials, and 6 invited talks.

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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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