Who’s about to become the biggest beast in the Big Data forest? Math and computing experts have arrived at what they say is a clear answer. It’s not YouTube or Twitter, social media sites that gobble up awesome quantities of bandwidth. And it’s not astronomy or particle physics, two of the highest-tech sciences. No, the alpha beast in the Big Data forest, the experts say, turns out to be genomics.
Two global trends — bigger cities and more data — converged at MIT, where an international...
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The mathematician John Nash, who died in a taxi accident at the weekend, is probably best known...
COMSOL announced three featured customers who have been invited as keynote speakers for the 11th Annual COMSOL Conference event for multiphysics simulation and application design. The 2015 COMSOL Conference world tour begins on October 7 in Boston. The event focuses on advancing cross-discipline and multiphysics simulation and application design through hands-on sessions, networking opportunities, keynote talks and over 700 presentations.
The HPC User Forum has announced the preliminary agendas for two same-week meetings taking place in Paris from October 12-13 and in Munich from October 15-16, 2015. The meetings are hosted by GENCI and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), respectively.
The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said on September 1, 2015. The El Nino event involves a shift in winds in the Pacific Ocean along the equator every few years, warming the water more than usual and triggering a change in global weather patterns. The Geneva-based U.N. body says ocean and atmospheric conditions ...
This 3000X photograph shows actin meshwork of an identical growth cone imaged with confocal and super resolution microscopy. It was designated an Image of Distinction in the 2014 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, which recognizes excellence in photography with the optical microscope.
NVIDIA has invited researchers worldwide to submit their innovations for the 2016 NVIDIA Global Impact Award — an annual grant of $150,000 for groundbreaking work that addresses the world’s most important social and humanitarian problems. The award will go to a researcher or institution “using NVIDIA technology to achieve breakthrough results with broad impact.”
Researchers are using imaging technologies normally applied to automotive engines and sprays to image thousands of mosquitoes in order to help develop better netting and physical protection against the malaria-spreading insect. They are exploring the best insecticide treatment and physical design of protection for sleeping people. For every hour of operation, 360,000 images are captured, each at 1.4 TB in total size.
The ISC High Performance conference is now open to research paper submissions. The ISC Research Paper sessions are an integral part of the 31st supercomputing conference series and will be held Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The ISC 2016 Research Paper Committee, chaired by Professor Dr. Jack Dongarra, is welcoming proposals reporting original work in theoretical, experimental and industrial research and development.
Texas Instruments, Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind unveiled the Orion TI-30XS MultiView Talking Scientific Calculator, the world's first fully accessible multi-line scientific calculator, created for students who are visually impaired. Based on the TI-30XS Multiview scientific calculator from Texas Instruments, the Orion TI-30XS represents a breakthrough in STEM education for students with vision impairment.
The sandy and rocky terrain of the Sahara desert in central Algeria was captured in this image by the Sentinel-2A satellite. The largest country in Africa, more than 90 percent of Algeria is covered by the Sahara desert. Major oil and natural gas deposits lie beneath the Sahara, contributing to Algeria’s position as one of the wealthiest African nations.
After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they've determined that the "God particle" behaves just as predicted. CERN said two experiments that previously helped confirm the particle have produced the most precise measurements yet of its decay and interaction with other particles. The results largely match with the predictions of the Standard Model.
With growing adoption of container-based computing, new tools to create and manage containers have emerged — notably Docker, an open-source, automated container deployment service. While Docker has taken the general computing world by storm, like container-based computing, it has yet to be fully recognized in HPC. NERSC is enabling Docker-like container technology on its systems through a customized software package known as Shifter.
Player safety is always a top priority when playing any sport — especially those that are high-contact. More than half of all concussions in high school and college happen in practice. Luckily, researchers developed a mobile device that allows players to practice at full contact without high risk of injury. Mobile Virtual Player looks like a standard tackling dummy, but replicates the size, weight, agility and speed of another player.
A new international study is the first to use a high-resolution, large-scale computer model to estimate how much ice the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could lose over the next couple of centuries, and how much that could add to sea-level rise. The results paint a clearer picture of West Antarctica’s future than was previously possible. West Antarctica is one of the fastest warming regions on Earth.
Science is swimming in data. And, the already daunting task of managing and analyzing this information will only become more difficult as scientific instruments — especially those capable of delivering more than a petabyte of information per day — come online. Tackling these extreme data challenges will require a system easy enough for any scientist to use, that can effectively harness the power of ever-more-powerful supercomputers...
Started in 1993, The TOP500 project was developed to provide a reliable basis for tracking and detecting trends in high-performance computing. Twice a year, a list of the sites operating the 500 most powerful computer systems is assembled and released. The best performance on the Linpack benchmark is used as performance measure for ranking the computer systems. The list contains a variety of information, including system specifications...