Future lunar missions may be fueled by gas stations in space, according to MIT engineers: A spacecraft might dock at a propellant depot, somewhere between the Earth and the moon, and pick up extra rocket fuel before making its way to the lunar surface.
Using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes, researchers have tested and improved a model to help...
Particle Fever, an award-winning documentary that has garnered international attention...
This month’s review is a bit off of the usual track, e.g. statistical, mathematical and genomics...
All signs indicate a healthy continuing demand for mobile technology that can support ever-more-demanding eye-candy and apps on very-high-resolution display devices. According to independent high performance computing expert Rob Farber, mobile tech is where the money is right now in computer technology.
On August 3, 2004, NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft began a seven-year journey, spiraling through the inner solar system to Mercury. One year after launch, the spacecraft zipped around Earth, getting an orbit correction from Earth’s gravity and getting a chance to test its instruments by observing its home planet.
How can organizations embrace — instead of brace for v the rapidly intensifying collision of public and private clouds, HPC environments and Big Data? The current go-to solution for many organizations is to run these technology assets in siloed, specialized environments. This approach falls short, however, typically taxing one datacenter area while others remain underutilized, functioning as little more than expensive storage space.
At Cycle Computing we’re seeing several large trends as it relates to Big Data and Analytics. We started talking about this concept of Big Compute back in Oct. 2012. In many ways, it’s the collision of where HPC is meeting the challenges of Big Data. As our technical capabilities continue to expand in the ways we can collect and store data, the problem of how we access and use data is only growing.
Scalable Productivity and the Ever-Increasing Tie between Data Analytics, Data Management and ComputationMarch 7, 2014 3:52 pm | by Barry Bolding | Blogs | Comments
Cray continues to see an increasing trend in the HPC marketplace that we are calling “data-intensive” supercomputing. The dramatic growth in scientific, commercial and social data is resulting in an expanded customer base that is asking for much more complex analysis and simulation.
In 2013, the term big data continued to dominate as a source of technology challenges, experimentation and innovation. It’s no surprise then that many business and IT executives are suffering from big data exhaustion, causing Gartner to deem 2013 as the year the technology entered the “Trough of Disillusionment.”
From the start of the supercomputer era in the 1960s — and even earlier —an important subset of HPC jobs has involved analytics — attempts to uncover useful information and patterns in the data itself. Cryptography, one of the original scientific-technical computing applications, falls predominantly into this category.
Steve Conway, IDC VP HPC explains that, to date, most data-intensive HPC jobs in the government, academic and industrial sectors have involved the modeling and simulation of complex physical and quasi-physical systems. However, he notes that from the start of the supercomputer era in the 1960s — and even earlier — an important subset of HPC jobs has involved analytics, attempts to uncover useful information and patterns in the data itself.
Scientific Computing is excited to be celebrating its 30th year in 2014, and we have a terrific line-up of new things we will be introducing throughout the coming months. This includes a new global cross-platform app that is available across multiple devices and allows you to browse and read each issue anytime, anywhere. In our latest issue, we explore the theme of “Emerging Technologies” ...
Rackform iServ R456 is a server equipped with Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors, formerly named Ivy Bridge-EX. The server features four Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors and up to 96 DDR3 DIMMs, triple the memory of previous products based on Intel Xeon E7-4800 processors.
With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors
The World Digital Library reached a milestone on March 6, 2014, surpassing 10,000 items with the addition of ancient manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Officials said the digital library's collection has grown to include 10,037 digitized manuscripts, maps, books, prints, photographs, films, sound recordings and other cultural items.
An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out to Launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, January 5, 2014, in advance of a planned January 8 launch on Wallops Island, VA. The Antares launched a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life. The space agency set aside $15 million in its 2015 budget proposal to start planning some kind of mission to Europa. No details have been decided yet, but NASA chief financial officer Elizabeth Robinson said March 4, 2014, that it would be launched in the mid-2020s.
This 5x image of peripheral nerves in an E11.5 mouse embryo won 14th place in the 2013 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Mr. Zhong Hua of the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, MD, using confocal microscopy.