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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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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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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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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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Personalized Medicine, Treatments Driven By Supercomputing

World’s fastest machines tasked to help doctors keep you in better health A team of European supercomputers from the UK and Germany are tasked with helping doctors prescribe the right treatment based on your particular genome, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong. Researchers are taking …

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Nuclear Fuel Recycling Improvements Driven By Supercomputer

Materials modeling seeks substances that will trap, remove radioactive gases Re-using uranium and plutonium may be eased thanks to research driven by Xeon-based computers at the National Energey Research Scientific Computing Center, as outlined in this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong. Scientists have used supercomputer models to …

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Intel’s Threading Building Blocks Turn 10: New Advances Follow

Most important contribution to parallel programming continues to evolve This month marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Intel Threading Building Blocks, along with a special issue of Intel’s Parallel Universe Magazine to laud the progress, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong. Author Wylie …

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New Intel Xeon Phi, aka Knights Landing Now Shipping

Host of HPC platforms demonstrate Knights Landing at Supercomputing Conference Intel’s new Xeon Phil processors bring long awaited functionality, power boost, HPC OS stack and scalable fabric, according to this blog by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor John O’Donnell Intel Corp. announced this month a new generation of its Xeon Phi …

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