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Modern Alchemy and the Quest for ‘Cheapium’

Jan 27, 2014 |

In a move reminiscent of medieval times – when alchemists attempted to synthesize noble metals like gold and silver from base metals such as lead and iron – modern engineers are on the hunt for less expensive alternatives to platinum. The search has Duke University engineers using brute force computing to uncover new materials that Read more…

Research Roundup: Expanding the Science Cloud

Jul 7, 2013 |

This week’s hand-picked assortment focuses on advancements made to improve the performance of scientific applications in the cloud, touching on issues such as fault tolerance, workflow management, and 2D and 3D cellular simulation.

Duke University anticipates $100,000 or more per year in energy savings, while increasing processing power.

Nov 1, 2010 |

Crunching large quantities of data is a crucial component of modern academic life. On university campuses, everyone from chemists and engineers to researchers in sociology, economics and even literature needs access to high-performance computing (HPC). At Duke University, the Duke Shared Cluster Resource (DSCR) supports these needs for professors across the spectrum.