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Take the Guesswork Out of Parallelizing Your Code

It’s a given that faster, more efficient code is the goal of any programmer. And among the ways that you can reduce execution time is to add threading, but first you must know where to put it. If it’s your code then it may be obvious, but in my experience, …

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Intel, Cray to Build World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

The $200 million ‘Aurora’ is to be five to seven times more powerful than today’s top supercomputers and aims to push the U.S. to the edge of exascale-era computing.  The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the last of three new supercomputer deals with the biggest of the bunch: An …

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Charting Cancer’s Genetic Code

University of Olso researchers hope to find better treatments for specific cancers by using a supercomputer to detect which genes are found in cancer cells. Associate professor Rolf Skotheim, affiliated with the Centre for Cancer Biomedicine and the research group for biomedical informatics at the University of Oslo, is leading …

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Breakthrough Proves the Magnetic Powers of Heat and Sound

Ohio State University researchers have discovered that magnets can control heat and bend sound. Their study, published in March by the journal Nature Materials, proves for the first time that acoustic phonons, which are tiny particles of heat and sound, have magnetic properties, according to a university press release. Ohio …

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Scientists Tap Supercomputers to Be Drought Detectives

Academic, state and federal researchers have embarked on a new study on California’s climate to better understand and manage its water supply and better predict precipitation in the drought-stricken state — and they’re relying on the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) to store and analyze all the data. Scientists at …

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‘Virtual’ Human Clones Pave Way for Better Medical Care

Russian scientists have used a supercomputer to create “virtual” human clones, which they say will allow physicians to better diagnose and treat their patients. More specifically, researchers at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) have used the university’s supercomputer to turn a collection of tomograms into three-dimensional models of …

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Supercomputing Power Translates Into Academic Edge

A new study shows that supercomputers do give universities a competitive advantage in producing scientific research. Clemson University researchers found that universities that invested in their own supercomputers were more efficient in producing research in critical fields, such as chemistry, civil engineering, physics and evolutionary biology, than universities that lacked …

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