TACC Wrangler Supports Zika Hackathon

May 19, 2016 |

By now most people have heard of Zika, the mosquito-borne disease that can cause fever and birth defects and that threatens to spread to the United States from Latin and South America. Earlier this week more than 50 data scientists, engineers, and University of Texas students gathered for the “Austin Zika Hackathon” at big data Read more…

Wrangler Supercomputer Speeds Through Big Data

Mar 11, 2016 |

Like the old Western cowboys who tamed wild horses, Wrangler tames beasts of big data, such as computing problems that involve analyzing thousands of files that need to be quickly opened, examined and cross-correlated.

White Hat Hackers Press Attack on TACC’s Chameleon

Feb 8, 2016 |

An article in HPCwire’s sister publication, EnterpriseTech, reports on how a group of cybersecurity researchers is utilizing a cloud computing test bed, called Chameleon and funded by the National Science Foundation, at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Computational Institute at the University of Chicago to Read more…

SC15 Video: Mellanox’s Gilad Shainer on Co-design, Exascale, UCX, and More

Dec 21, 2015 |

Smart switches, major deployment wins, HPC Centers of Excellence, NICs with on-board FPGAs, and UCX progress were all part of Mellanox’s hectic agenda at SC15. In mid-December DoD approved Mellanox 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switches for use in defense networks. Then last week, time ran out for acquisition target EZchip to find a higher offer seemingly Read more…

Inside the Fire: TACC Image of Rapidly Spinning Star

Dec 11, 2015 |

A computer generated image of visualized variables from a star simulation dataset generated with Anelastic Spherical Harmonic code on the Ranger supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin. This simulated star is similar to our sun in mass and composition but spinning five times faster. Stars like the Read more…

TACC Talks with Gordon Bell Prize Winners Johann Rudi and Omar Ghattas

Nov 25, 2015 |

One of the undisputed highlights of SC each November is the acclaimed ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing, which since 1987 has recognized the most innovative applications of parallel computing to challenges in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. This year, five outstanding research efforts competed for the honor, which comes with a $10,000 prize, Read more…

SADC: Off the Grid for the Last African Mile?

Nov 17, 2015 |

In rural regions around the world, it’s not only distance that prevents people from accessing goods and services, markets, healthcare, and education. There is often a confluence of geographical, geopolitical and economic factors that further complicate service delivery. Power isn’t perfect anywhere in Africa, but rural regions have unreliable, inadequate or no supply at all. Read more…

TACC Drug Discovery Portal Empowers Researchers Worldwide

Oct 22, 2015 |

Where do you turn if you are a researcher who needs to quickly identify drug candidates for diseases ranging from obesity to tuberculosis to leishmaniasis, a tropical disease caused by the bite of a sand fly? You turn to the DrugDiscovery@TACC portal, which is currently helping more than 100 researchers worldwide model, simulate and generate Read more…

Script for Bioinformatics App Nixes HPC File-System Tangle

Jul 31, 2015 |

Staff in NSF’s XSEDE network have created a script that avoids file-system tangles seen when scaling some common scientific applications for use on HPC systems, according to Antonio Gomez Iglesias of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The fix can be useful to many users employing similar applications, he said Tuesday in a presentation at Read more…

Cray Comes Back to TACC

Jul 20, 2015 |

Last week, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) revealed that it would be continuing the legacy of the Lonestar supercomputer series and reviving its relationship with Cray, the supercomputer maker behind the very first Lonestar system (circa 1997-2002). The original Lonestar was a 50-gigaflops Cray T3E with 88 processsors. With Lonestar 5, TACC is installing Read more…