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 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…
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…
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.
Chalk up another win for Sequoia and high-performance computing. The IBM Blue Gene breaks two more records.
Japanese project marries brain research and robotics for big-time implications.
University of Oklahoma researcher zeros in on why some storms generate tornadoes while others don’t.
Huawei falls under scrutiny for deal with National Center for Computational Engineering.
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.
Advanced computing resources optimize the site selection of wind farms.