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‘Sailfish’ Accelerates Gene Expression Analysis

Apr 24, 2014 |

“Sailfish” is a new computational method out of Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Maryland that speeds up RNA sequencing analysis by a factor of 20 or greater. The method – dubbed Sailfish after the super-speedy fish – provides quantification estimates of gene expression much faster than previous methods such that a job that once Read more…

Supercomputing Targets Cleaner Combustion

Oct 1, 2013 |

A team of scientists and mathematicians at the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are using powerful NERSC supercomputers together with sophisticated algorithms to create cleaner combustion technologies.

Wall Street Soaks Up Software Talent

Sep 3, 2012 |

New book talks about how financial institutions have taken the best and the brightest out of circulation.

Maxeler Carves High-End Niche with HPC Acceleration Business

Mar 10, 2011 |

Acceleration technology is all the rage these days in high performance computing. With the emergence of GPGPUs into the mainstream, a whole new sub-industry has coalesced around acceleration solutions based on the latest GPUs. Maxeler Technologies, however, has made a nice living delivering FPGA acceleration to a rather elite customer base.

Must See TV: IBM Watson Heads for Jeopardy Showdown

Feb 9, 2011 |

Next week the IBM supercomputer known as “Watson” will take on two of the most accomplished Jeopardy players of all time, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in a three-game match starting on February 14. If Watson manages to best the humans, it will represent the most important advance in machine intelligence since IBM’s “Deep Blue” beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1997. But this time around, the company also plans to make a business case for the technology. Trivial pursuit this is not.

Algorithms Engulf Wall Street

Jan 19, 2011 |

Automated trading software runs amok.

The Week in Review

Oct 21, 2010 |

Carnegie Mellon University researchers develop a powerful algorithm for solving systems of linear equations faster than ever before; and the University of Queensland deploys SGI half-rack server to advance a wide variety of technical computing applications. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

The iTunes of Algorithms

Sep 30, 2010 |

Massively Parallel Technologies takes aim at the software business model.

John Shalf Talks Parallel Programming Languages

Jun 23, 2010 |

The lead of the Advanced Technologies Group at NERSC talks about the state of parallel programming.

Graphics Card Maker Turns to High-Performance Bioinformatics

Mar 9, 2010 |

Tahoe Informatics founder eyes GPUs, CUDA software.

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