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Supercomputers Boost Jet Engine Design

Jun 11, 2014 |

The United States is home to many of the world’s top supercomputers, powerful machines that enable a wide-range of research efforts, from exploring the outer reaches of the universe to enabling faster, quieter and more efficient jet engines. As revealed in a recent report, a group of GE engineers are working with researchers from Arizona Read more…

Mega-Simulations Resolve Starburst Puzzle

May 19, 2014 |

Astrophysicists at the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research) have achieved a major breakthrough. Thanks to a set of highly precise supercomputer simulations, the scientists have a much keener understanding of the turbulence that is generated when two galaxies collide. The study used Read more…

Graphene Faces Real-World Limitations

May 5, 2014 |

Graphene is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has been hailed as a potential silicon replacement capable of extending the exponential computing advances that modern society has come to depend on. Despite the material’s profile of being strong, flexible, light-weight and a good conductor, there are still a number of challenges that must addressed before Read more…

Virtual Earthquakes Predict Real Risk

Jan 28, 2014 |

Scientists at Stanford devised a “virtual earthquake” technique capable of predicting the effects of a major quake occurring along the southern San Andreas Fault. The remarkable thing about the new technique is that it relies on weak vibrations generated by the Earth’s oceans to create these ‘virtual earthquakes’ in order to forecast resultant ground movement Read more…

Big Rig Redesign Still Going Strong

Aug 26, 2013 |

In 2011, South Carolina-based BMI Corp. worked with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop a technology that improves the aerodynamics of long haul tractor trailers, thereby boosting fuel efficiency. Two years later, the company and the partnership are still going strong.

Sequoia Hits Warp Speed

May 6, 2013 |

Chalk up another win for Sequoia and high-performance computing. The IBM Blue Gene breaks two more records.

CUDA-Designed Robot: It’s a Hit!

Apr 30, 2013 |

Japanese project marries brain research and robotics for big-time implications.

Revolutionizing Tornado Prediction

Apr 23, 2013 |

University of Oklahoma researcher zeros in on why some storms generate tornadoes while others don’t.

Simulation Lab Gets Pushback on Chinese-Made Computer Parts

Aug 18, 2011 |

Huawei falls under scrutiny for deal with National Center for Computational Engineering.

A Dark Matter for Astrophysics Research

May 31, 2011 |

Projects like the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have provided a wealth of cosmological data for scientists to explore in detail. However, making use of those terabytes — and generating far more data in the process of simulating and analyzing new concepts — is highlighting the bottlenecks for scientific computing at massive scale.