ISC 2020 Keynote: Hope for the Future, Praise for Fugaku and HPC’s Pandemic Response

In stark contrast to past years Thomas Sterling’s ISC20 keynote today struck a more somber note with the COVID-19 pandemic as the central character in Sterling’s annual review of worldwide tr

By John Russell

Intel, UPenn Launch Massive Multi-center AI Effort to Refine Brain Cancer Models

Intel and the University of Pennsylvania today announced a collaboration involving 29 international medical centers to train models to recognize brain tumors. The project is part of the Informati

By John Russell

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

The story of NIH’s supercomputer Biowulf is fascinating, important, and in many ways representative of the transformation of life sciences and biomedical research into a hybrid discipline that

By John Russell

HPC in Life Sciences Part 2: Penetrating AI’s Hype and the Cloud’s Haze

Weary of the constant din of AI hype. So is Ari Berman, vice president and general manager of consulting services for BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences. “E

By John Russell

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Google is First Partner in NIH’s STRIDES Effort to Speed Discovery in the Cloud

July 31, 2018

The National Institutes of Health, with the help of Google, last week launched STRIDES - Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimen Read more…

Pattern Computer – Startup Claims Breakthrough in ‘Pattern Discovery’ Technology

May 23, 2018

If it weren’t for the heavy-hitter technology team behind start-up Pattern Computer, which emerged from stealth today in a live-streamed event from San Franci Read more…

Allen Institute Releases AI-based Model of Human Cell

May 14, 2018

Productive use of AI in bioresearch, still in its early stages, took a step forward last week with the release the Allen Integrated Cell – a predictive 3D mod Read more…

Google I/O 2018: AI Everywhere; TPU 3.0 Delivers 100+ Petaflops but Requires Liquid Cooling

May 9, 2018

All things AI dominated discussion at yesterday’s opening of Google’s I/O 2018 developers meeting covering much of Google's near-term product roadmap. The e Read more…

D-Wave Launches Machine Learning Services Business

May 8, 2018

Quantum computing pioneer D-Wave Systems today announced a new business unit – Quadrant – to provide machine learning services based on lessons from its qua Read more…

Part One: Deep Dive into 2018 Trends in Life Sciences HPC

March 1, 2018

Life sciences is an interesting lens through which to see HPC. It is perhaps not an obvious choice, given life sciences’ relative newness as a heavy user of H Read more…

TGAC Unleashes DRAGEN to Accelerate Genomics Workflows

October 28, 2015

Accelerating genomics analysis remains one of the toughest challenges in life science research. All manner of optimizations are in use – disk streaming, optim Read more…

Matching the Use Case to Architecture is Critical in Life Science

October 21, 2015

Getting useful information from life sciences laboratory data in a timely manner requires selecting a suitable architecture that brings together complementary c Read more…

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