Remembering Kraken

June 5, 2014

In supercomputing, it is often the case that top systems are only around for about half a decade. With the breaking of the petascale barrier now fixed in the r Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Preparing for Solar Storms

August 26, 2013

It may not be possible to prevent devastating space-weather events like solar storms from reaching the earth's surface, but with enough warning, we can prepare for them. Scientists believe that mapping the earth's magnetosphere – the magnetic shield that stops most but not all of these storms – is the first step. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Kraken Chews on Gribble Data for Industrial Enzyme Research

June 25, 2013

A diminutive marine crustacean called the Gribble landed on the biofuel industry's radar for its unique ability to digest wood in salty conditions. Now, researchers in the US and the UK are putting the University of Tennessee's Kraken supercomputer to work modeling an enzyme in the Gribble's gut, which could unlock the key to developing better industrial enzymes in the future. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Revolutionizing Tornado Prediction

April 23, 2013

University of Oklahoma researcher zeros in on why some storms generate tornadoes while others don't. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Releasing the Kraken on Protoplanetary Disks

April 2, 2013

The large-scale classical physics problems that remain unsolved must for the most part be run in parallel by high-performance machines like the Kraken supercomputer. Literally millions of variables culled from billions of particles combine to make this type of research unreasonable for ordinary computational physics. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Kraken, Nautilus Mine for Tornado Clues

July 6, 2011

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma are finding ways to simulate tornado formation using more variables with help from supercomputers. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Week in Review

October 8, 2009

UT's Kraken breaks petascale barrier for academia; and Cyprus Institute partners with University of Illinois. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup. Read more…

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