Nechelle Dismer, a Technical Sales Specialist at Numerical Algorithms Group, recently shared with HPC Source some of the things she is most excited and interested in learning about at SC13, after her first experience last year when she participated in the Student Cluster Challenge on the University of the Pacific’s all-women’s supercomputing team...
Teradata, an analytic data platforms, applications and services company, was honored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program on November 12, 2013, for its efforts to build partnerships that transform the use of analytics for the greater good of society.
This 850x image of a live mouse gut organoid — fragments of gut tissue grown in vitro — shows cell nuclei in blue. It was honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. The photo was taken while the tissue fragments were alive in order to study cell motility
The CUDA 6 parallel computing platform and programming model is designed to make programming easier, enabling software developers to dramatically decrease the time and effort required to accelerate scientific, engineering, enterprise and other applications with GPUs.
An international team of European and Japanese scientists led by the University of York has launched a €4.6m collaborative project funded by the European Commission (EC) and the Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST) to develop new materials to replace the scarce metal Iridium commonly used in magnetic storage devices.
Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned underwater vehicles. The vehicles could allow researchers to more efficiently study the mostly unexplored ocean depths, and they could also serve during clean up or rescue...
Replete with letters to budding astronomers, simple to-do lists, scientific notations and journal article drafts, the Library of Congress has received 1,705 boxes of the Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive. The collection was dedicated November 12, 2013.
Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator — similar to a snow leopard — evolved in Asia and spread out. The nearly complete skull dug up in Tibet was estimated at 4.4 million years old — older than the big cat remains recovered from Tanzania dating to about 3.7 million years ago, the team reported.
BioClinica, a global clinical research organization specializing in technology-enhanced solutions for clinical trials, announced the successful completion of the first phase of a big data research project to develop novel algorithms for the automated analysis of medical images in clinical trials.
Beginning Saturday, November 17, the Colorado Convention Center will be home to the fastest computer network anywhere in the world. Called SCinet, the network is built each year to support SC, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
Expedition 37 crew members aboard the International Space Station released Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft from the station's robotic arm at 7:31 a.m. EDT on October 22, 2013. Orbital Sciences engineers then conducted a series of planned burns and maneuvers to move Cygnus toward a destructive re-entry in Earth's atmosphere
Jon Bashor recently took a few minutes to explain to HPC Source why the inaugural SC13 DOE National Labs booth is really cool. Listen in as he talks about this first-ever happening at the SC13 conference...
A famous math problem that has vexed mathematicians for decades has met an elegant solution by Cornell researchers, who presented a geometric solution for the von Neumann-Day problem, first described by mathematician John von Neumann in 1929.
In the quest for fusion energy on earth, researchers use magnetic fields to insulate hot plasma from the walls of the chamber to maintain the reaction and prevent damage to interior surfaces. In the tokamak, a leading contender to achieve a sustained fusion burn, electrical currents flowing in the plasma inside the doughnut-shaped vacuum chamber can become unstable if the plasma current or...
Reconstructing the rise of life during the period of Earth's history when it first evolved is challenging. Earth's oldest sedimentary rocks are not only rare, but also almost always altered by hydrothermal and tectonic activity. A new study revealed the well-preserved remnants of a complex ecosystem in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old sedimentary rock sequence in Australia.