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Supercomputers Help Study How Bird Beaks, Shark Skin Can Lead to Faster Cars

Researchers are studying skimmer bird beaks, sharks’ skin to see how those surfaces reduce drag.

Faster planes and cars may be enabled by a supercomputer study of how drag is naturally reduced on the surfaces of certain animals and birds, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie…

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New Fuel Cell Technology Research Powered by Supercomputer

International team using Xeon-based systems make exciting findings

Fuel cells have promised super-efficient energy, but have been very limited in application. Now, supercomputers are fine-tuning the materials used to boost power and efficiency while saving costs, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong

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Intel Xeon-Powered Supercomputers Top Green500 List

Japanese research institution’s Shoubu supercomputer world’s most energy efficient

Japanese efficiency landed the 7700+ megaflop/watt Xeon-based Shoubu supercomputer at top of the list of most energy-efficient HPC systems, according to this brief from Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong

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NSF Creates a Science Gateways Community Institute

Award to San Diego Supercomputer Center-led consortium will provide portal for researchers to access supercomputing resources

Access to supercomputing resrouces and tools for a broad group of researchers and scientists will be eased thanks to a grant from the NSF, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie…

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U. MD, US Army Lend Supercomputer to Civilian Research

Higher Ed, research institutions and private sector to benefit from Xeon-based HPC resource.

US Army Research Lab (ARL) in partnership with U. Maryland is making their Xeon-based Harold supercomputer available to outside parties, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong

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Supercomputer-powered Cybersecurity Service to Debut

Deloitte partners with Cray to craft novel offering

Bringing in the big guns to help thwart the bad guys, Cray and Deloitte are bringing supercomputer power to bear against cyber threats, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong

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Forecasting Disease Spread with Supercomputers

Miami University computer model similar to weather forecasting With parts of Miami Florida now off-limits to pregnant women due to Zika, a Miami University (Ohio) professor has enlisted their Oakley supercomputer to forecast disease spread in a similar manner to the way weather patterns are forecast, according to this brief …

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Cray Sees Strong Adoption of Latest Intel Xeon Phi

Knights Landing-based HPC systems increasing in demand Supercomputer maker Cray is seeing a strong demand for systems based on the new Xeon Phi (Knights Landing) processor, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong Supercomputer maker Cray is seeing strong interest in the second-generation Intel Xeon Phi …

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NSF Set To Launch First Cloud-based HPC System

“Jetstream” set to go live on September 1 after 1000+ user beta Three dispersed Intel Xeon supercomputer clusters in Indiana, Texas, and Arizona will be part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) new cloud-based Jetstream, offering preconfigured VMs to a variety of academics and researchers, according to this brief by …

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NASA Launches More Supercomputing Power for Space Research

Broadwell upgrades will push peak performance to over 7 petaflops/second NASA’s Pleiades supercomputer just got a boost thanks to an upgrade to the latest Xeon E5 (Broadwell) processors. This is the 12th upgrade, according to Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong NASA recently upgraded its flagship supercomputer Pleiades with the …

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