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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...