Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
December 15, 2008
New capabilities in the areas of mesoscale modeling and quantum mechanics expand Accelrys' multiscale modeling environment to improve research productivity
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15 -- Accelrys, Inc. today announced the release of Materials Studio 4.4, the newest version of its materials modeling and simulation platform. Materials Studio 4.4 extends its multiscale modeling capabilities by introducing new functionality in the areas of mesoscale modeling and quantum mechanics that increase research productivity by extending the range of materials that can be simulated.
Materials Studio includes Mesocite, a new module that further expands mesoscale modeling capabilities. Mesocite enables the simulation of particles incorporating ring structures, electrostatics, and allows users to incorporate more chemical details in mesoscale simulations than previously available. Mesocite provides an intermediate-level of simulation between the fine-grained atomistic models and the more coarse-grained Mesotek models. A coarse-grained forcefield is provided giving the capability to perform simulations of biomolecular models in Materials Studio.
Materials Studio also includes an enhanced version of Mesotek, a next-generation field-based mesoscale application enabling users to model more complex materials in the fields of nanomaterials, polymers and organic chemistry. Mesotek now allows the simulation of nanoparticles in soft materials at length scales up to micrometers thus enabling morphology predictions for nanocomposites, which helps solve a broader range of real-world problems.
Additionally, Materials Studio now includes functionality that improves the ease-of use and accuracy of quantum mechanics tools for predicting optical and electronic properties, such as band gaps and work functions, properties essential for the design of new electronic devices.
"By providing a complete multiscale modeling environment, Materials Studio 4.4 extends our customers' modeling and simulation capabilities to a wider range of materials and properties than ever before," said Accelrys' President and Chief Executive Officer Mark J. Emkjer. "When combined with our advanced analytics and data integration platform, we create flexible, customizable and integrated scientific business intelligence solutions that help our customers improve their research productivity by solving key problems enabling them to remain competitive and keep up with the constant changing demands in their respective industries."
For more information about Materials Studio 4.4 or to download a free trial of the visualization component, Materials Visualizer, visit http://accelrys.com/.
Headquartered in San Diego, Accelrys (NASDAQ:ACCL) develops scientific business intelligence software and solutions for the life sciences, energy, chemicals, aerospace, and consumer products industries. The company's customers include many Fortune 500 companies and other commercial entities as well as academic and government entities. It has a vast portfolio of computer-aided design modeling and simulation offerings which assist its customers in conducting scientific experiments 'in silico' in order to reduce the duration and cost of discovering and developing new drugs and materials. Its scientific business intelligence platform underlies most of our computer-aided design modeling and simulation offerings. Its platform can be used with its products, its competitors' products and its customers' proprietary predictive science products. Its flexibility, ease-of-use and advanced chemical, text and image analysis and reporting capabilities enable its customers to mine, aggregate, analyze and report scientific data from disparate sources, thereby better utilizing scientific data within their organizations. For more information about Accelrys, visit its Web site at http://accelrys.com/.
Source: Accelrys, Inc.
Contributing commentator, Andrew Jones, offers a break in the news cycle with an assessment of what the national "size matters" contest means for the U.S. and other nations...
Today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzing, Germany, Jack Dongarra presented on a proposed benchmark that could carry a bit more weight than its older Linpack companion. The high performance conjugate gradient (HPCG) concept takes into account new architectures for new applications, while shedding the floating point....
Not content to let the Tianhe-2 announcement ride alone, Intel rolled out a series of announcements around its Knights Corner and Xeon Phi products--all of which are aimed at adding some options and variety for a wider base of potential users across the HPC spectrum. Today at the International Supercomputing Conference, the company's Raj....
Jun 18, 2013 |
The world's largest supercomputers, like Tianhe-2, are great at traditional, compute-intensive HPC workloads, such as simulating atomic decay or modeling tornados. But data-intensive applications--such as mining big data sets for connections--is a different sort of workload, and runs best on a different sort of computer.
Jun 18, 2013 |
Researchers are finding innovative uses for Gordon, the 285 teraflop supercomputer housed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) that has a unique Flash-based storage system. Since going online, researchers have put the incredibly fast I/O to use on a wide variety of workloads, ranging from chemistry to political science.
Jun 17, 2013 |
The advent of low-power mobile processors and cloud delivery models is changing the economics of computing. But just as an economy car is good at different things than a full size truck, an HPC workload still has certain computing demands that neither the fastest smartphone nor the most elastic cloud cluster can fulfill.
Jun 14, 2013 |
For all the progress we've made in IT over the last 50 years, there's one area of life that has steadfastly eluded the grasp of computers: understanding human language. Now, researchers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are utilizing a Hadoop cluster on its Longhorn supercomputer to move the state of the art of language processing a little bit further.
Jun 13, 2013 |
Titan, the Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Lab that debuted last fall as the fastest supercomputer in the world with 17.59 petaflops of sustained computing power, will rely on its previous LINPACK test for the upcoming edition of the Top 500 list.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/15/2013 | Bull | “50% of HPC users say their largest jobs scale to 120 cores or less.” How about yours? Are your codes ready to take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s ultra-parallel HPC systems? Download this White Paper by Analysts Intersect360 Research to see what Bull and Intel’s Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming can do for your codes.
Join HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth and Dr. David Bader from Georgia Tech as they take center stage on opening night at Atlanta's first Big Data Kick Off Week, filmed in front of a live audience. Nicole and David look at the evolution of HPC, today's big data challenges, discuss real world solutions, and reveal their predictions. Exactly what does the future holds for HPC?
Join our webinar to learn how IT managers can migrate to a more resilient, flexible and scalable solution that grows with the data center. Mellanox VMS is future-proof, efficient and brings significant CAPEX and OPEX savings. The VMS is available today.