NICS Tackles Big Science with Beacon

June 16, 2014

With support from the National Science Foundation and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the National Institute for Computational Science (NICS) is expandi Read more…

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

NVIDIA Scores Green Victory with Italian Supercomputer

February 5, 2013

Last week, Eurotech and NVIDIA announced they had created the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world, besting the most recent Green500 winner by a margin of 26 percent. NVIDIA credits its new GPU accelerators, along with Eurotech's on-board hot-water cooling system. But Intel has something called the Xeon Phi. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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