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Gordon Supercomputer Advances Fight Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Feb 23, 2015 |

A collaboration between San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Moores Cancer Center, and Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, is shedding light on the underlying genetic mechanisms responsible for glioblastomas (GBM), highly aggressive and infiltrative brain tumors. Using SDSC’s data-intensive Gordon supercomputer, the partners were able to identify a pyramid hierarchical network of “coherent Read more…

Wind Farm Simulation Reveals Important Design Clues

Jan 14, 2015 |

With renewable energy sources like solar and wind power set to become much more cost-effective over the next ten years according to recent studies out of Finland and the EU, interest in the space is building. As experts and pundits address the respective merits of the renewables, scientists continue to study and advance the enabling Read more…

Study Points to Big Bang of Bird Evolution

Dec 15, 2014 |

An international consortium comprised of hundreds of scientists from around the world has successfully decoded the avian genome. The multi-year project harnessed the power of nine supercomputers and 400 years of computing time to sequence, assemble and compare the full genomes of 48 bird species, shedding light on a wide range of avian evolutionary diversity. The Read more…

Supercomputing Adds Depth to Animal Conservation Efforts

Jul 14, 2014 |

A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research holds new promise for wildlife conservation efforts. The new approach developed by the researchers combines 3D supercomputing and advanced range estimator technologies to track terrestrial, avian, and aquatic wildlife. A paper detailing the project, called Movement-based Estimation and Read more…

SDSC Launches Workflows for Data Science Center

Jul 10, 2014 |

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has created a new “center of excellence” focused on helping researchers more effectively manage research data. Called Workflows for Data Science Center of Excellence, or WorDS Center for short, the goal is to provide a common resource for the developing and validating Read more…

San Diego Supercomputer Center “Seeds” HPC Clouds

Jun 18, 2014 |

All sectors of the high-performance computing community – academia, industry, and government – have long been in need of an infrastructure that allows researchers to easily share their findings with other scientists or organizations in an efficient and secure manner. Sharing these results are of vital importance because they form the basis for validation and Read more…

Is the ECC Performance Price Worth it for GPUs?

Mar 13, 2014 |

Listen to the podcast followup on this story. One of several elements that separates high performance computing GPUs from their gaming and graphics brethren is the addition of ECC codes, which target critical bit-flip errors in memory, which can lead to invalid results or system problems. While ECC is often deemed a necessary component for Read more…

How HPC is Hacking Hadoop

Feb 11, 2014 |

Although the trend may be quiet and distributed across only a relative few supercomputing sites, Hadoop and HPC are hopping hand-in-hand more frequently. These two technology areas aren’t necessarily made for another—there are limitations in what Hadoop can do. But a stretch of recent research has been pushing the possibilities, especially when it comes to Read more…

NCGAS Makes HPC a Mainstay Tool for Biologists

Aug 22, 2013 |

The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) at Indiana University has expanded its services to help biologists use high-performance computing, NCGAS’ manager announced at a July 23 presentation at the XSEDE13 conference in San Diego.

‘Sherlock’ Applies Problem Solving to Complex Challenges

Aug 21, 2013 |

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is announcing a bold new cloud and analytics-based initiative, called Sherlock. Established by SDSC with the assistance of SD Technology and Chickasaw Nation Industries, the Sherlock-branded project represents an “extensive portfolio of information technology services for healthcare and government.”