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Quantum Computing Collaboration Between Microsoft and Rambus

Jan 6, 2016 | Rambus Inc., the chip technology intellectual property vendor, is working with Microsoft Research on future memory requirements for quantum computing. Rambus (NASDAQ: RMBS), Sunnyvale, Calif., confirmed just before the holidays it is collaborating with the software giant (NASDAQ: MSFT) on memory systems for next-generation quantum computing. The promising but largely untested technology is slowly gaining traction as current computing architectures run out of steam. Rambus noted that Read more…

Fighting Fire With FireFOAM

Jan 5, 2016 | Roughly 40 percent of all industrial property loss in the United States comes from fire, and fire is the leading cause of commercial property damage. For insurance companies, understanding how fires spread can help save their industrial clients from massive property and business interruption losses, ultimately saving both insurer and insured millions of dollars. Businesses with large warehouses are at particular risk, because as storage warehouses get bigger, providing adequate protection Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 17, 2015 | Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated Read more…

Inside the Fire: TACC Image of Rapidly Spinning Star

Dec 11, 2015 | A computer generated image of visualized variables from a star simulation dataset generated with Anelastic Spherical Harmonic code on the Ranger supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin. This simulated star is similar to our sun in mass and composition but spinning five times faster. Stars like the sun harbor vigorous regions of intense turbulence below their seemingly calm surfaces. The turbulent motions are known as convection and they Read more…

GPU-Accelerated Deep Neural Nets Look for Cures that Already Exist

Dec 11, 2015 | Discovering cures for cancer, for Alzheimer’s, for multiple sclerosis, for Parkinson’s, for the halting and reversing of aging itself, may not require the development of new drugs. It may mean discovering properties and therapies in drugs already developed and used for other diseases. That’s the principle driving bioinformatics start-up Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based company utilizing GPU-accelerated Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 10, 2015 | Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated Read more…

Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star Scenarios

Dec 8, 2015 | A team led by Michael Zingale of Stony Brook University is exploring the physics of Type Ia supernovas using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Titan is the flagship machine of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at ORNL. The team’s latest research Read more…

ORNL Celebrates Women at Grace Hopper Conference

Dec 8, 2015 | Twelve women from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) joined thousands of colleagues at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC), presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. GHC, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, is designed Read more…

OpenPOWER Academic Discussion Group Holds First Workshop

Dec 7, 2015 | Since its founding in 2013, OpenPOWER Foundation membership has grown to more than 170 including roughly 40 academic members; the latter have formed an Academic Discussion Group and held their first workshop in Austin coinciding with SC15 last month. During a packed 1.5-day agenda, presenters from academia and industry examined progress and opportunities to leverage OpenPOWER technology. The workshop’s primary goals, say organizers, were to facilitate networking and improve technical Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 3, 2015 | Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated Read more…