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Users can now view live-spectral, chromatographic and curve data in their notebook entries for deeper insight, more accurate knowledge capture and data analysis. Users can also transition directly into ACD/Labs’ Spectrus Platform to manipulate the analyti

ACD/Labs and IDBS Partnership Delivers Live Analytical Data to ELN Interface

July 9, 2015 12:05 pm | by IDBS | News | Comments

ACD/Labs and IDBS announced a new partnership to deliver an enhanced analytical sciences environment for IDBS Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) users in the chemistry and biology space. The collaborative effort has begun with an integration of ACD/Labs’ Spectrus and IDBS’ E‑WorkBook 10 web technologies to bring live analytical data into the scientists’ ELN interfaces.

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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology faculty members Saurabh Sinha, a professor of computer science, left; and Gene Robinson, a professor of entomology and IGB director; and their colleagues warn that genomics data will likely surpass other Big Dat

Genomics to Lead in Data Acquisition, Storage, Distribution and Analysis Needs

July 9, 2015 10:36 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University Of Illinois | News | Comments

Each cell in the body contains a whole genome, yet the data packed into a few DNA molecules could fill a hard drive. As more people have their DNA sequenced, that data will require massive computational and storage capabilities beyond anything previously anticipated. Computational biologists and computer scientists compared data needs of genomics with three of the biggest players in big data: astronomy, Twitter and YouTube.

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From agricultural disruptions in Illinois to rising sea levels on the East Coast, changing climate conditions have far-reaching impacts that require local and regional attention.  Armed with more accurate regional climate projections, policymakers and sta

Zooming In: From Global to Regional Climate Models

July 9, 2015 9:43 am | by Jim Collins, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility | News | Comments

From agricultural disruptions to rising sea levels, changing climate conditions have far-reaching impacts that require local and regional attention. With dynamical downscaling, researchers can use outputs from coarse-resolution global models to drive higher-resolution regional climate models. The enhanced resolution allows models to better account for topographic details, while also improving simulation of surface variables.

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ActiveStor 18 Hybrid Scale-out NAS Appliance

July 9, 2015 9:02 am | Panasas | Product Releases | Comments

The ActiveStor 18 hybrid scale-out NAS appliance increases scalability to more than 20 petabytes (PB) and 200 gigabytes per second (GB/s) by adopting 8 terabyte (TB) drive technology. It also offers increased CPU power and twice the storage cache capacity to further accelerate mixed workload performance.

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Flaring, Active Regions of our Sun -- Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/JAXA – Click to enlarge

Flaring, Active Regions of our Sun

July 9, 2015 8:46 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Flaring, active regions of our sun are highlighted in this new image combining observations from several telescopes. High-energy X-rays from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) are shown in blue; low-energy X-rays from Japan's Hinode spacecraft are green; and extreme ultraviolet light from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is yellow and red. All three telescopes captured their solar images around the same time.

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Ran Almog is Director, Product Management, at Mellanox Technologies.

Open Ethernet: Network of the Future

July 8, 2015 2:44 pm | by Ran Almog, Mellanox Technologies | Blogs | Comments

While attending an Ethernet alliance event some months back, I heard the following statement: “Ethernet is anything but open. It is as closed as it gets.” The speaker was one Robert “Bob” Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet. So, what is “Open Ethernet” you ask? Well, as the title states, it’s an evolution process that networks have been going through in recent years and is now reaching the point of critical mass...

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Suction-cup Hairs on Whirligig Beetle Leg -- Courtesy of Nikon Small World -- 2014 Nikon Small World Honorable Mention -- Click to enlarge

Suction-cup Hairs on Whirligig Beetle Leg

July 8, 2015 2:24 pm | News | Comments

The 10X image shows suction-cup hairs on the foreleg tarsus of a male whirligig beetle (Dineutus mellyi). The photograph received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope. It was taken using focus stacking, image stitching and reflected light.

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Advantage Business Media’s R&D Magazine, sponsor of the R&D 100 Awards, has announced the full conference agenda for the R&D 100 Technology Conference to be held November 12-13, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The R&D 100 Awards & Technolog

Full Program Announced for 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference

July 8, 2015 1:59 pm | by Advantage Business Media | News | Comments

Advantage Business Media’s R&D Magazine, sponsor of the R&D 100 Awards, has announced the full conference agenda for the R&D 100 Technology Conference to be held November 12-13, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will feature a line-up of 28 educational sessions to be presented by high-profile speakers, two keynote addresses, and panel discussions devoted to the future of R&D.

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Optimization of workflows in a modern HPC environment is a complex task that requires significant software support.

Optimizing Workflows in Globally Distributed, Heterogeneous HPC Computing Environments

July 8, 2015 1:56 pm | by Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

Optimization of workflows in a modern HPC environment is now a globally distributed, heterogeneous-hardware-challenged task for users and systems administrators. Not only is this a mouthful to say, it is also a complex task that requires significant software support.

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Steve Conway is Research VP, HPC at IDC.

Thoughts on the Exascale Race: HPC has become a mature market

July 8, 2015 12:57 pm | by Steve Conway | Articles | Comments

As the HPC community hurtles toward the exascale era, it’s good to pause and reflect. Here are a few thoughts… The DOE CORAL procurement signaled that extreme-performance supercomputers from the U.S., Japan, China and Europe should reach the 100-300PF range in 2017-2018. That’s well short of DOE’s erstwhile stretch goal of deploying a trim, energy-efficient peak exaflop system in 2018 or so, but still impressive. It would appear...

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There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by MSU. Courtesy of NASA/CXC/STSci/DSS/Magellan

New Simulations predict our Universe to be Less Crowded than Expected

July 8, 2015 12:14 pm | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe than expected. Over the years, Hubble Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to look deep into the universe. The long view stirred theories of untold thousands of distant, faint galaxies. Blue Waters was used to run simulations to examine the formation of galaxies in the early universe, and the new research offers a theory that reduces the estimated number by 10 to 100 times.

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Astronomers and computer scientists at the University of Hertfordshire have taught a machine to 'see' astronomical images. The technique, which uses a form of artificial intelligence called unsupervised machine learning, allows galaxies to be automaticall

AI: Machine Learning Algorithm Intuitively Classifies Astronomical Images

July 8, 2015 12:05 pm | by Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) | News | Comments

Astronomers and computer scientists at the University of Hertfordshire have taught a machine to 'see' astronomical images. The technique, which uses a form of artificial intelligence called unsupervised machine learning, allows galaxies to be automatically classified at high speed, something previously done by thousands of human volunteers in projects like Galaxy Zoo.

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This summer, visitors to the Museum of Science, Boston will be able to explore the science and technology behind some of the most successful animated films of all time, with the world premiere of The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive 10,000-square-fo

Building Computational Thinkers: Exhibit offers Unique Look at the Science behind Pixar

July 8, 2015 11:12 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | News | Comments

This summer, visitors to the Museum of Science, Boston will be able to explore the science and technology behind some of the most successful animated films of all time, with the world premiere of The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive 10,000-square-foot exhibition showcases science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

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A demonstration of the omnidirectional wireless-charging system (clockwise from top of the left, robust charging despite the presence of metal obstacles, omnidirectional charging, long distance charging, and multiple devices charging). Courtesy of KAIST

Omnidirectional Free Space Wireless Charging Now Possible

July 7, 2015 4:31 pm | by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a wireless-power transfer (WPT) technology that allows mobile devices to be charged at any location and in any direction, even if the devices are away from the power source, just as Wi-Fi works for Internet connections. With this technology, so long as mobile users stay in a designated area where the charging is available, the device will pick up power automatically as needed without being tethered to a charger.

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Survival analysis is a method where a time to an event, such as death or equipment failure, is measured and modeled.

Survival Models: An important technique employed in medical and engineering sciences

July 7, 2015 3:59 pm | by Mark A. Anawis | Blogs | Comments

Carl Sagan once said: “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” In either case, survival analysis is a method where a time to an event, such as death or equipment failure, is measured and modeled. The determination of whether the event has occurred or not, the event status, is also noted. Observations in a study are prone to censoring...

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