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Creating New Vaccines with Supercomputers

Human Vaccines Project enlists San Diego Supercomputer to help fight Zika, others. A global initiative called the Human Vaccines Project is seeking vaccines for tuberculosis, cancer, Zika and other viruses with the aid of the San Diego Computer Center, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong …

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Supercomputers Simulate Gamma Ray Sources for Science, Medicine, Cargo Scanning

Scientists may have discovered new way to produce controlled gamma ray beams using lasers Hospitals, research scientists and law enforcement may all get a boost from a possible new way to create gamma rays, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong Hospitals currently use gamma rays …

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Hands On with Intel DAAL Part 2: Can Uber Learn from London Taxi Data?

Data Science, Big Data and Machine Learning applied to London’s famous Taxi fleet In the first part of this series, Slashdot Media Contributing Editor David Bolton discussed collection of data from London Taxis to determine if scheduling can be improved. In Part two, he shows us how to use the …

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Supercomputer-Powered Startup Seeks to Accelerate New Drug Discovery

Barcelona-based Supercomputing Center and Biomedicine Institute team up to find more drugs and molecules to aid medicine. With new epidemics like Zika hot on their heels, two Spanish organizations have created a new biotech company to speed time to market for new medicines, according to this brief by Slashdot Media …

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Basics of Parallelization – Part One

Basic tricks for parallelization code to take advantage of multiple cores and processors In today’s multicore systems, many programmers are leaving performance on the table. This multipart series shows how to get the most out of your hardware with multithreading and vectorization. Read on to see how Slashdot Media Contributing …

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Intel IoT Strategy: Become Infrastructure of Everything

Alliances, new chips, fabrics, data center technologies, autonomous transportation designed to get zettabytes of data, world of automation under control Intel has invested billions into the Internet of Things (IoT), shifting strategy from research to deployment of an infrastructure platform they hope will become the underpinnings of the IoT revolution, …

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Hands-On Workshop Shows How To Modernize Code for Todays Systems

Webinar series focuses on adapting code to take advantage of latest Intel architectures Is your code taking advantage of all the feature of Intel Xeon and Knights Landing (Xeon Phi) processors? Ten 2-hour sessions presented by Colfax Research give you a hands-on experience, in this webinar series led by Colfax …

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Can Life Exist Without Water? Supercomputer Says No

Ohio Supercomputer Center simulations show why water is essential for biological reactions to occur Whether life on other worlds is carbon-based or not, researchers at Ohio State say that water is needed to interact with living proteins, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong. Scientists say …

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The Birth of Stars Simulated by NASA Supercomputer

UC Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore Labs using Xeon-based supercomputer to understand star formation For as long as man has looked up to the heavens, we have wondered how the stars were born. Now, astrophysicists at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore Nation Labs are using supercomputer power and Hubble observations to simulate …

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Stephen Hawking to Map Universe With Supercomputer Help

Renowned physicist will use Xeon-based COSMOS to create 3D map of universe  Tracking billions of galaxies in 3D is the lofty goal of physicist Stephen Hawking, who will employ a Cambridge supercomputer and images from several satellites and probes, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong. …

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