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Cornell Levies Blue Waters to Curb Flooding

Feb 18, 2015 |

With the steady progression of climate change, the rate of flooding across the globe is only expected to rise. But according to a new study from Cornell University, our first line of defense ­– a series of weather satellites situated hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface – are in need of some serious overhaul. Read more…

Brainy IBM Chip Packs One Million Neuron Punch

Aug 7, 2014 |

IBM researchers have developed a super-efficient chip inspired by the functioning of the human brain. Named TrueNorth, the chip features 5.4 billion transistors arranged in a network of 4,096 neurosynaptic cores, yielding the equivalent of one million neurons and 256 million synapses. Despite being one of the largest CMOS chips ever built, TrueNorth consumes just 70mW during Read more…

Research Described at XSEDE13 Promises Fast Analysis of Markets

Aug 7, 2013 |

Thanks to a number of high-performance computing resources in the NSF’s XSEDE network, research by investigators at Cornell University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is profoundly changing how regulatory authorities and researchers monitor the major U.S. stock exchanges.

Virtual Knitting

Aug 23, 2012 |

Researchers develop computer simulation that knits fabrics one stitch at a time.

Supercomputing for the Birds

Jul 11, 2011 |

A recent ornithology research endeavor harnessed the Teragrid for 70,000 hours of compute time.