Jensen Huang’s SC19 – Fast Cars, a Strong Arm, and Aiming for the Cloud(s)

We’ve come to expect Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s annual SC keynote to contain stunning graphics and lively bravado (with plenty of examples) in support of GPU-accelerated computing. In recent y

By John Russell

At SC19: What Is UrgentHPC and Why Is It Needed?

The UrgentHPC workshop, taking place Sunday (Nov. 17) at SC19, is focused on using HPC and real-time data for urgent decision making in response to disasters such as wildfires, flooding, health e

By Tiffany Trader

AI-based Cancer Protein Simulation is Finalist for SC19 Best Paper

Accurate simulation of cancer-implicated proteins holds enormous promise for basic biomedical science and development of effective therapies, but the high computational cost required has long slo

By John Russell

Simulating Car Crashes with Supercomputers – and Lego

It’s an experiment many of us have carried out at home: crashing two Lego creations into each other, bricks flying everywhere. But for the researchers at the General German Automobile Club (ADA

By Oliver Peckham

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Are Printed Circuit Boards on Their Way Out?

September 25, 2019

Has the time come to say goodbye to printed circuit boards? Maybe not today, but soon, say two researchers from UCLA. Puneet Gupta and Subramanian Iyer make t Read more…

By John Russell

Eyes on the Prize: TACC’s Frontera Quickly Ramps up Science Agenda

September 9, 2019

Announced a year ago and officially launched a week ago, the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s Frontera – now the fastest academic supercomputer (~25 petefl Read more…

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Baidu Embraces Intel Optane for In-Memory Databases

August 29, 2019

Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu is building a new platform based on Intel Corp.’s Optane DC persistent memory as a means of upgrading search engine results del Read more…

By George Leopold

Researchers Tap Microsoft Brainwave FPGAs to Speed Physics Research

August 26, 2019

The rise of machine learning bolstered by heterogeneous computing as an important tool in science seems to gather more evidence daily. Recently a group of scien Read more…

By John Russell

Argonne Supercomputer Accelerates Cancer Prediction Research

August 13, 2019

In the fight against cancer, early prediction, which drastically improves prognoses, is critical. Now, new research by a team from Northwestern University – a Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

AI is the Next Exascale – Rick Stevens on What that Means and Why It’s Important

August 13, 2019

Twelve years ago the Department of Energy (DOE) was just beginning to explore what an exascale computing program might look like and what it might accomplish. Today, DOE is repeating that process for AI, once again starting with science community town halls to gather input and stimulate conversation. The town hall program... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader and John Russell

Rise of NIH’s Biowulf Mirrors the Rise of Computational Biology

July 29, 2019

The story of NIH’s supercomputer Biowulf is fascinating, important, and in many ways representative of the transformation of life sciences and biomedical res Read more…

By John Russell

How Fast is Your Rubik Solver; This One’s Probably Faster

July 18, 2019

In the race to solve Rubik’s Cube, the time-to-finish keeps shrinking. This year Philipp Weyer from Germany won the 10th World Cube Association (WCA) Champio Read more…

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