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Getting to Exascale

Jul 24, 2014 |

As the exascale barrier draws ever closer, experts around the world turn their attention to enabling this major advance. Providing a truly deep dive into the subject matter is the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. The institution’s summer 2014 issue of “Topics” takes a hard look at the way that supercomputing is progressing. In Read more…

Research Advances on Key Quantum Computing Elements

Apr 11, 2014 |

Equal parts fascinating and confounding, the field of quantum computing keeps making headway. Two exciting developments are described in the current issue of Nature, one from a collaboration between Harvard University and MIT researchers and the other from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany. Their work concerns the fundamental building blocks that Read more…

Floating Genomics to the Cloud with AWS

Jun 5, 2013 |

David Pellerin and Jafar Shameen, both of HPC Business Development at Amazon Web Services, gave a presentation at AWS Summit 2013 to discuss which industries and companies are using the cloud service to run HPC applications. The talk mostly centered on applications in genomics and the life sciences, as highlighted by a third speaker in Alex Dickinson, SVP of Cloud Genomics at Illumina.

Harvard to Present “Hands On” Cloud Course

Oct 27, 2010 |

Several universities have been launching continuing education programs on cloud and virtualization and Harvard is another to join those ranks. To learn more about what such a course involves, we spoke with the instructor, David Malan about EC2 hands-on use and class goals.