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Supercomputing Superluminous Supernovae

First 2-dimension simulations shed new light on superluminous stellar explosions, which are up to 100 times brighter than regular supernovae Scientists recently used a supercomputer to run two-dimensional simulations of superluminous supernovae – which are explosion of stars that are up to 100 times brighter than normal – in hopes …

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Artificial Intelligence Trounces Humans in Poker Tournament

Ability for program to bluff crucial in big AI tournament win An artificial intelligence (AI) computer program developed by Carnegie Mellon University has soundly defeated four of the world’s top poker players in a 20-day poker competition in Pittsburgh. The AI program, named Libratus, beat the professional poker players by …

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Your Valentine Is A Lot Like You, Study Shows

High Performance Computing Research show your mate likely has similar height, weight, and education profile Do you already have a Valentine or still looking for love? New research using high-performance computing (HPC) shows that you are most likely married to or will marry someone who is the same height and has …

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Supercomputer To Study Climate Change In US Corn Belt

While many scientists are studying the impact of global warming on the earth’s poles, Purdue researchers are modelling its impact right in their home state of Indiana Researchers are using Purdue University’s new Intel Xeon-based Halstead supercomputer to develop high-resolution models of the climate and potential extreme weather events that …

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Supercomputer Powers Research In Cookstove Pollution

Study Confirms indoor cookstoves cause outdoor pollution, add to climate change About 40 percent of the world’s population use cookstoves that burn solid fuels, such as wood, according to a recent Voice of America article. Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, recently …

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New Supercomputer Boosts Gravity Wave Detection

Ripples in space-time first predicted by Einstein over a century ago The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) has launched a new Intel Xeon-based supercomputer, named Minerva, which will allow researchers to calculate gravitational waves six times faster than before. Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric …

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Supercomputing Yields Cleaner, More Efficient Engines

Researchers using advanced electron microscopes and supercomputer models have discovered a way to potentially develop more powerful, environmentally friendly engines for transportation and power generation. More specifically, Ohio State University researchers have found a way to prevent defects called “nano twins” from forming in superalloys that are used in jet …

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Tom Brady Super Bowl Ad Shows Off Immersive Sports Service

Intel 360 Replay gives fans control over distance and angle they use to watch the Big Game Viewers of this week’s Super Bowl LI will get more than a good view of Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady throwing and scrambling. They’ll get a look at his morning routine via a commercial …

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Intel Releases BigDL Deep Learning Framework

Accelerated Big Data code development, performance for Apache Spark Intel has unveiled BigDL, an open-source deep learning library for Apache Spark. It allows users to write their deep learning applications as standard Spark programs, which can run on top of existing Spark or Hadoop clusters, the company says. The BigDL …

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Supercomputers Learn to Recognize Unhealthy Guts

What’s in your belly? Researchers say your genetic makeup tells the story Researchers from UC San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute have successfully taught an Intel Xeon-based supercomputer to identify what is a healthy or unhealthy gut based on its genetic makeup. The proof-of-concept study shows the potential …

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