Once considered a top priority, supercomputers today are often overlooked, as they aren't considered mainstream anymore. The IT industry is now more concerned with hyperscale, big data and the commoditization of hardware and, as a result, applications that process big data and cloud-hosted web frameworks are garnering the majority of media headlines. That is, until President Obama recently delivered an “HPC moon shot.”
Intelligence analysts working to identify national security threats in warzones or airports often flip through multiple images to create a video-like effect. They also may toggle between images at lightning speed, pan across images, zoom in and out or view videos or other moving records. These dynamic images demand tools that help analyze the images more effectively and efficiently extract useful information from quickly changing data.
For any computer, being able to manipulate information is essential, but for quantum computing, singling out one data location without influencing any of the surrounding locations is difficult. Now, physicists have a method for addressing individual neutral atoms without changing surrounding atoms.
A computer science team has found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters, such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond its implications for artificial intelligence, the research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.
The FDA has formally announced that it is interested in supporting the use of electronic health records used in conjunction with electronic data capture technology in clinical trials to streamline the drug discovery process. After posting a notice in the Federal Registry, the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research commented that a standards-based, integrated solution could not only facilitate quicker study starts, ...
This 100X photo shows the underside of brown dog tick and lonestar tick mouthparts. It received an honorable mention in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope, and was taken using confocal microscopy.
Advances in statistics are helping unlock mysteries of the human microbiome — the vast collection of microorganisms living in and on the bodies of humans. It is important to determine not only the types of microbes present in a given sample, but also the genetic makeup of each strain. This presents a considerable big data challenge, requiring advances in statistical methodology and new software for accurate analysis of metagenomics data.
A powerful new computer security tool called XDet can detect malicious files being uploaded to a cloud computing service. The software is placed between the cloud server and distributed file storage rather than on the perimeter of the cloud network as might be the case with other security measures. This has three main advantages.
DIAdem is software specifically designed to help engineers and scientists quickly locate, inspect, analyze, and report on measurement data collected during data acquisition and/or generated during simulations using one software tool. It is designed to meet the demands of testing environments.
Nytro XF1440 2.5”and Nytro XM1440 M.2 non-volatile memory express solid state drives are power efficient, high performance NVMe SSDs available in ultra-small form factors. Offering a balance of power and performance, these drives are engineered to increase storage density, while reducing the storage footprint and power use in data centers.
Figshare is online digital repository designed for academic researchers. The research data management platform was developed to address the specific needs of academic institutions to store research data securely. Functionality includes portals that showcase research of an institution or department, ability to group content into collections, data curation and administrative workflows and flexible storage options.
The high-density 1U 4x GPU SuperServer (SYS-1028GQ-TR/-TRT) maximizes performance and density through pioneering non-preheat GPU architecture and PCIe direct connect (no extension cables, re-drivers, or bridge chips) for lowest latency. It supports up to four NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators.
BeeGFS 2015.03-r1 parallel file system — the new name for the parallel file system FhGFS — features high availability for storage servers as an enterprise feature. Based on data replication across different storage servers, automatic failovers will happen in case of storage server failures and self-healing will resynchronize the server when it comes back. It includes BeeOND (BeeGFS on demand), a stand-alone package that can create complete BeeGFS...
Some of the most breathtaking views in the Universe are created by nebulae — hot, glowing clouds of gas. This image shows the center of the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name, in the constellation of Sagittarius. The region is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.
It’s an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away — and always will be. But now, finally, the joke may no longer be true: Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor — and it’s one that might be realized in as little as a decade, they say.