Tag: computer simulation
Computational neuroscientists at the University of Waterloo construct a rather human-like visual recognition system.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Cardioid_code_image_LLNL_IBM_180x.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”90″ />The world’s fastest computer has created the fastest computer simulation of the human heart. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia supercomputer, a TOP500 chart topper, was built to handle top secret nuclear weapons simulations, but before it goes behind the classified curtain, it is generating sophisticated cardiac simulations.
If so, who wrote the software?
Tianhe-1A enters the CGI rendering business.
Researchers develop computer simulation that knits fabrics one stitch at a time.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Hot_Earth_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”98″ />Although serious scientists believe we’re past the point of debating the validity of climate change, the computer models that support this research are not perfect. Fortunately, the latest improvements to high-resolution climate simulations are not only improving the fidelity of the models, but are also deepening our understanding of climate dynamics, both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Scientists use latest Cray supercomputer to figure out how to make better ice cream.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/eASIC_logo_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”108″ height=”34″ />With the fastest supercomputers on the planet sporting multi-megawatt appetites, green HPC has become all the rage. The IBM Blue Gene/Q machine is currently number one in energy-efficient flops, but a new FPGA-like technology brought to market by semiconductor startup eASIC is providing an even greener computing solution. And one HPC project in Japan, known as GRAPE, is using the chips to power its newest supercomputer.
Supercomputer simulation shows an Earth-bound asteroid can be rendered harmless with a nuclear blast.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Guus_Dekkers_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”107″ height=”89″ />Designing an aircraft is one of the more expensive endeavors in the manufacturing business. It’s no surprise that large manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus have turned to computing, and especially high performance computing, to streamline the effort. To get a sense of the current state of the art, we asked Guus Dekkers, CIO of EADS and Airbus, to shed some light on the computational challenges involved.