Preparing for the Arrival of Aurora with CPU-based Interactive Visualization

In preparation for the arrival of Aurora, slated to be the first U.S. exascale supercomputer, Argonne National Laboratory is actively working to make techniques such as in situ and in transit vis

By Rob Farber

Extreme Scale HPC: How Western Digital Corporation leveraged the virtually unlimited HPC capacity on AWS in their quest to speed up innovation and build better products

Recently, AWS and Western Digital embarked on a very fun, challenging project of evaluating the impact of running their electro-magnetic simulations on a massive HPC cluster built on AWS using Am

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HPE, EPFL Launch Blue Brain 5 Supercomputer

HPE and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausannne (EPFL) Blue Brain Project yesterday introduced Blue Brain 5, a new supercomputer built by HPE, which displaces a long line of IBM Blue Gene s

By John Russell

University of Stuttgart Advances MegaMol Cross-Platform Visualization Framework

The MegaMol team at the Visualization Research Center of the University of Stuttgart (VISUS) works each day to empower discoveries in fields like biochemistry, thermodynamics, medicine, and physi

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SKA Assembles First Prototype 15-meter Dish in China

February 7, 2018

Marking an impressive milestone, the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project has assembled its first prototype dish, a state-of-the-art 15- Read more…

By John Russell

Glimpses of Today’s Total Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Here are a few arresting images posted by NASA of today’s total solar eclipse. Such astronomical events have always captured our imagination and it’s not ha Read more…

By John Russell

Researchers Recreate ‘El Reno’ Tornado on Blue Waters Supercomputer

March 16, 2017

The United States experiences more tornadoes than any other country. About 1,200 tornadoes touch down each each year in the U.S. with most occurring during torn Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

CPU-based Visualization Positions for Exascale Supercomputing

March 16, 2017

In this contributed perspective piece, Intel’s Jim Jeffers makes the case that CPU-based visualization is now widely adopted and as such is no longer a contrarian view, but is rather an exascale requirement. Read more…

By Jim Jeffers, Principal Engineer and Engineering Leader, Intel

New File System from PSC Tackles Image Processing on the Fly

July 25, 2016

Processing the high-volume datasets, particularly image data, generated by modern scientific instruments is a huge challenge. Last week, a team of researchers f Read more…

By John Russell

Inside the Fire: TACC Image of Rapidly Spinning Star

December 11, 2015

A computer generated image of visualized variables from a star simulation dataset generated with Anelastic Spherical Harmonic code on the Ranger supercomputer a Read more…

Contrary View: CPUs Sometimes Best for Big Data Visualization

December 1, 2015

Contrary to conventional thinking, GPUs are often not the best vehicles for big data visualization. In this commentary, I discuss several key technical reasons Read more…

By Jim Jeffers, Intel

Big Data Reveals Glorious Animation of Antarctic Bottom Water

November 30, 2015

A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Austra Read more…

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