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Student Teams Race to Set 1000 mph Land Speed Record

Jan 30, 2015 |

Increasingly, making cars go faster falls under the purview of high-performance computing. This is especially true in the case of supersonic cars, vehicles capable of traveling faster than the speed of sound. With its undeniable cool factor and a close relationship to advanced computing, supersonic racing is getting school-age children interested in science, engineering, math Read more…

MIT Spinoff Speeds 3D Engineering Simulations

Aug 28, 2014 |

Even the most powerful supercomputers cannot be productive without suitable operating software and applications. In engineering, finite element analysis (FEA) is used to create 3D digital models of large structures to simulate how they perform under different real-world conditions (stress, vibration, heat, etc.). The challenge of modeling large-scale structures, such as mining equipment, buildings, and oil Read more…

Engineering Codes to Meet the Exascale Era

May 8, 2014 |

As we look to the future applications for exascale-class computers, the grand science challenges are often first on the list. From modeling the climate to the underpinnings of the universe, the problems most often associated with exascale computing are epic in scope. However, the range of complex, multidisciplinary engineering problems that can be solved with Read more…

India Touts Entry-Level ‘Supercomputer’

Nov 26, 2013 |

It is widely accepted that HPC provides countries with critical scientific advantages and increased economic standing, yet not everyone signs off on this idea. Supercomputing can be a tough strategy to sell when the expenditures that are required – for hardware, software, expertise and operating expenses – are substantial. India, with a burgeoning HPC ecosystem, Read more…

Mind the Gap: Bridging the Gender Divide

May 1, 2013 |

What can be done to address gender inequality in computer science?

Bringing Buildings to the Cloud

Mar 4, 2013 |

Could cloud help the multi-trillion dollar building industry become more profitable?

Uber-Cloud Experiment Posts Half-Time Report

Sep 21, 2012 |

With Round One of the Uber-Cloud experiment wrapping up, the organizers report on the progress to date.

US Science and Engineering Graduate Enrollment Surges

Jun 6, 2012 |

Biomed engineering shows biggest gains; population becomes more diverse.

IBM Tunes Clouds for HPC Verticals

Jun 9, 2011 |

IBM announced the first of its industry-specific HPC cloud offerings today with its Engineering Cloud, which is provided without virtualization performance overhead and a host of tools to cater to EDA, manufacturing and beyond.

Google Donates One Billion Core-Hours to Science

Apr 8, 2011 |

The ‘Google Exacycle for Visiting Faculty’ program aims to advance science with massive computer allocations.