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UC San Diego To Build Cyberinfrastructure for NASA Research

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have been awarded a NASA grant to build the cyber-infrastructure that will house NASA satellite data that tracks changes in the Earth’s ice sheets. The cyberinfrastucture platform will be used for discovery, access and visualization of …

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Old Supercomputers Never Die, They Just Get Repurposed

Instead of retiring its five-year-old Gordon supercomputer, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has struck a deal with a New York-based research institute that will use the aging, but still fast system for scientific research. SDSC has reached a two-year agreement to allow the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute to use …

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Intel Fuels Wave Of Training To Stave Off Data Scientist Shortage

Focus on AI, Machine Learning application development yields base for next generation of data scientists The shortage of data scientists that was “becoming a serious constraint” according to a 2012 article in Harvard Business Review, never became a major crisis largely due to the explosive growth in data-science training during …

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New Intel Hybrid Cloud Datacenter Security Aims at “Shadow IT” Users

The increasing complexity of datacenter infrastructures and the challenge of protecting them is shifting InfoSec professionals away from best-of-breed tools in favor of more automation and integration, according to new research from Intel. An Intel survey published Feb. 12 found that 93 percent of companies use cloud services of some …

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Supercomputing Expected To Help Increase Life Expectancy By A Decade

Supercomputers will give rise to advances in personalized medicine, which will improve healthcare and potentially increase people’s life expectancy by five to ten years, says the head of an Ireland’s national high-performance computing center. Jean-Christophe Desplat, director of the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), made the prediction in a …

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Stanene is softer and consequently much more rippled than its cousins graphene and silicene. Image: Mathew Cherukara, Badri Narayanan and Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Argonne National Laboratory.

Supercomputer Models Speed New Materials Discovery

Machine Learning helps confirm properties of new “nanomaterials” 10x+ faster Researchers using supercomputers are taking advantage of machine-learning algorithms to accurately predict the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials, which could accelerate the discovery and development of new materials. The supercomputer simulations reduce the time it takes to produce …

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San Diego Supercomputer Center, Intel Collaborate on Earthquake Research

New software, 10+ teraflops to better predict earthquake paths in southern California Researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and Intel have developed new software that has resulted in the fastest seismic simulations ever, which will better predict ground motions during earthquakes. The collaboration, which helps researchers better predict …

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Supercomputing Enables Real-Time, In-Depth MRI Analysis

MRI results that used to take days or hours can now be ready in minutes – thanks to technology powered by a supercomputer. Researchers from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Philips Healthcare have built a new automated system that can …

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Google Cloud Platform offers Next-Gen Intel Xeon “Skylake” for HPC Instances

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has announced it is the first cloud provider to offer users access to the next-generation Intel Xeon “Skylake” processor. Google’s new cloud instances for HPC, which run on the Skylake processor, are targeted at healthcare, media and entertainment, financial services and other industries, according to …

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Building housing new supercomputer also shows storage, CPU/GPU, and networking configs

NSF Funds New Penn State Supercomputer Cluster

Astrophysics and materials sciences are just two disciplines at Penn State that will benefit from a new million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation The Penn State Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials and Physics (CyberLAMP) has acquired a new hybrid high-performance computer (HPC) cluster through a $920,000 grant from the …

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