Tag: grid computing

Charity Engine Debuts Million-Core Challenge

Feb 9, 2015 |

Charity Engine, the volunteer computing grid operated by the Worldwide Computer Company, announced it will donate three million core-hours of computing to three worthy computing projects. Each will receive one million core-hours. Like other volunteer computing projects, such as SETI@home and Folding@home, Charity Engine harnesses the distributed computing power of thousands of Internet-connected devices, using Read more…

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Volunteers Contribute Spare Cycles to Ebola Research

Dec 4, 2014 |

IBM announced that its World Community Grid, now “powered by its SoftLayer cloud,” will provide free virtual supercomputing power to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to accelerate the screening of chemical compounds critical to stopping the deadly Ebola virus. Some treatments have been shown effective against Ebola, but scientists have not yet discovered its ultimate achilles Read more…

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Community Grid Fosters Microbial Discovery

Oct 22, 2014 |

An international team of volunteers is putting their spare computing power to work unlocking the secrets of microbes from around the world. By plugging in to IBM’s World Community Grid, contributors are creating a supercomputer that can carry out genetic comparisons of a wide variety of tiny organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye. Read more…

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Free Market HPC Cloud In Development

Aug 18, 2014 |

Distributed computing has undergone many permutations, from its roots in grid computing to support large scientific endeavors to Sun-style utility computing, to the kind of public cloud computing popularized by Amazon Web Services. One of the newest projects of this type combines cycle sharing, think SETI@home, with cryptocurrency principles. Zennet, as it’s called, is being presented Read more…

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A Heterogeneous Approach to Molecular Dynamics

May 22, 2014 |

As director of the biophysics program at Stanford University, Vijay Pande understands that cloud is no replacement for supercomputers like the petascale Blue Waters machine, but the scientist is having success using loosely-coupled cloudy cores for molecular dynamics research. Pande has been using the Blue Waters system at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Read more…

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Powering Global Climate Science

Apr 10, 2014 |

With the much-talked-about upcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), titled “Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change,” scheduled to be released on Sunday, we thought it fitting to highlight the community that makes this large-scale climate research possible, the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF). The ESGF is an international collaboration for Read more…

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The Week in HPC Research

Apr 11, 2013 |

The top research stories of the week include an evaluation of multi-stage programming with Terra; a look at parallel I/O for multicore architectures; a survey of on-chip monitoring approaches used in multicore SoCs; a review of grid security protocols and architectures; and a discussion of the finer distinctions between HPC and cloud computing.

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HTC, Big Data and the God Particle

Mar 29, 2013 |

Contributor Miha Ahronovitz traces the history of high throughput computing (HTC), noting the particularly enthusiastic response from the high energy physics world and the role of HTC in such important discoveries as the Higgs boson. As one of the biggest generators of data, this community has been dealing with the “big data” deluge long before “big data” assumed its position as the buzzword du jour.

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HTC, Big Data and the God Particle

Mar 29, 2013 |

Contributor Miha Ahronovitz traces the history of high throughput computing (HTC), noting the particularly enthusiastic response from the high energy physics world and the role of HTC in such important discoveries as the Higgs boson. As one of the biggest generators of data, this community has been dealing with the “big data” deluge long before “big data” assumed its position as the buzzword du jour.

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Stories from the Grid: Main Belt Comets

Mar 1, 2013 |

EGI Astronomer Bojan Novakovic, from the Institute of Physics Belgrade, talks about Main Belt Comets.

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