Tag: biology

From Quantified Self to Personalized Medicine

Nov 6, 2014 |

The University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Lecture series recently welcomed Calit2 luminary Larry Smarr to speak on a very interesting topic, bringing wellness into the digital age. Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. Smarr was also the Read more…

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Deconstructing the Hummingbird’s Hover

Sep 2, 2014 |

Ever wonder how a hummingbird is able to hover in mid-air, appearing for a moment to defy the laws of gravity? You’re not alone. Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Haoxiang Luo accessed the XSEDE’s Lonestar supercomputer to run 3D simulations of a hummingbird flight in an attempt to deconstruct its mysterious powers. Science Writer Jorge Salazar details Luo’s Read more…

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Watson-based Tool Automates Discovery

Aug 28, 2014 |

The HPC community has been following IBM’s Watson technology since a semi-personified version of the analytics machine became a winning Jeopardy contestant in 2011. Since then Watson has been SaaS-ified, cloud-enabled, and sent to medical school. Most recently the technology popped up in a tool called KnIT (Knowledge Integration Toolkit). Developed by IBM in partnership with Read more…

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Titan Expands on Molecular Dynamics Discovery

Dec 13, 2013 |

Thanks to the power of supercomputing, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee (UT)–ORNL Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) have discovered a molecular “switch” in a receptor that controls cell behavior. To allow for an even more detailed simulation and a better understanding of the primary molecular switch that controls cell behavior, scientists Read more…

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HPC Bolsters Life Sciences

Mar 14, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/DNA_sequencing_image_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”66″ />HPC, cloud and big data are experiencing this rich synergy, and it seems nowhere is this more evident than in life sciences. The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a new state-of-the-art facility in Western Mass., just received more than $4.5 million in funding for a cloud-based system for computational biology that will tap into this union.

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HPC Bolsters Life Sciences

Mar 14, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/DNA_sequencing_image_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”66″ />HPC, cloud and big data are experiencing this rich synergy, and it seems nowhere is this more evident than in life sciences. The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a new state-of-the-art facility in Western Mass., just received more than $4.5 million in funding for a cloud-based system for computational biology that will tap into this union.

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DOE Focuses on Scientific Data Integration

Aug 10, 2011 |

A Department of Energy project has taken aim at shattering isolated silos of biological data via an integrated “knowledgebase” known as Kbase.

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CERN Centers Origin of Life Research

Jun 13, 2011 |

Although usually considered a physics facility, biologists harness the computational resources at CERN to conduct research into the beginnings of life.

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Boosting Biology with High Performance Clouds

Apr 11, 2011 |

Dr. Asoke K. Taukder discusses the range of biological applications that can be run in a cloud environment and provides an overview of how high performance computing in the cloud can reshape the way research in the life science is performed.

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Have Honey, Will Compute: Bees Wax Numeric

Oct 25, 2010 |

When it comes to solving certain complex math problems, bees are, well, the bee’s knees.

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