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Computational Record on SuperMUC: Earthquake Simulation Tops One Quadrillion Flops

April 15, 2014 2:50 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) | News | Comments

A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have optimized the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC high performance computer to push its performance beyond the “magical” one petaflop/s mark — one quadrillion floating point operations per second.

Cosmic Slurp: Using Supercomputers to Predict Black Holes Swallowing Stars

April 14, 2014 2:33 pm | by Aaron Dubrow, NSF | News | Comments

Somewhere out in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly at slumber. Then all of a sudden...

Altair Engineering Found to have Misappropriated MSC Adams Trade Secrets

April 14, 2014 2:11 pm | by MSC Software Corporation | News | Comments

MSC Software Corporation, a company that specializes in helping product manufacturers to advance...

Math App Helps Whittle Away Jet Lag

April 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones...

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Andreas Wierse, Managing Director, SICOS BW

Andreas Wierse

April 16, 2014 3:06 pm | Biographies

Mr. Wierse studied Mathematics at Bonn University and briefly worked at the Institute for Applied Mathematics, before he 1991 moved to Stuttgart, to work on his PhD in the visualization department at the Computing Centre of the University. In 1997 he founded together with his colleagues the start-up VirCinity (later Visenso) and co-ordinated as managing director the commercialization of the COVISE visualization software

Muniyappa Manjunathaiah, Lecturer, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading

Muniyappa Manjunathaiah

April 16, 2014 10:10 am | Biographies

Muniyappa Manjunathaiah's research in computational science includes novel and emergent systems and architectures, parallel and distributed computing, cloud computing, mathematical modelling, scalable algorithms, middleware to support parallel and distributed applications.

Kengo Nakajima, Professor, Supercomputing Division, University of Tokyo

Kengo Nakajima

April 16, 2014 9:51 am | Biographies

Kengo Nakajima describes his mission as "to be a bridge between HPC and ... I like it." His research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Methods (FEM), Parallel Computing, Preconditioned Iterative Linear Solvers, Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR), and Solid Earth Simulation.

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Jed Brown, Assistant Computational Mathematician, Argonne National Laboratory

Jed Brown

April 16, 2014 9:42 am | Biographies

Jed Brown  received his doctor of science degree from ETH, Zurich, in 2011. He was a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne from 2011 to 2012 and was named an Argonne Scholar in 2012. The following year, he was promoted to assistant computational mathematician. He also is an assistant professor adjunct at the University of Colorado Boulder

Thomas Poulet, Mathematical Geoscientist, CSIRO, Australia

Thomas Poulet

April 16, 2014 8:53 am | Biographies

Thimas Poulet is using his expertise in computer programming and algorithmics to improve tools used for the three-dimensional modelling of geological processes with the CSIRO Exploration & Mining Division.

Huynh Phung Huynh, Scientist and Capability Group Manager, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing

Huynh Phung Huynh

April 16, 2014 8:45 am | Biographies

Huynh Phung Huynh's research interests include high performance computing (HPC): compiler optimization for GPU, many cores and other accelerators; Parallel computing: framework for parallel programming or scheduling; and HPC for data mining and machine learning algorithms.

Wolfgang Schröder

April 15, 2014 7:23 pm | Biographies

Wolfgang Schröder is Director of the Institute of Aerodynamics and holds the Chair of Fluid Dynamics at RWTH Aachen University. He received his doctorate degree 1987 from RWTH Aachen University. After his postdoc time at the California Institute of Technology from 1987 through 1989 he was in charge of the Aerothermodynamics Department, Space Infrastructure at the German Aerospace AG.

Richard Kenway, Professor, University of Edinburgh

Richard Kenway

April 15, 2014 7:10 pm | Biographies

Professor Kenway was appointed to the Tait Chair of Mathematical Physics at the University of Edinburgh in 1994. His research explores non-perturbative aspects of theories of elementary particles using computer simulation of lattice gauge theories, particularly the strong interactions of quarks and gluons described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

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Olivier Pironneau, Professor, University Paris VI

Olivier Pironneau

April 15, 2014 7:02 pm | Biographies

Prof. Olivier Pironneau's research interests include fluid mechanics, mathematical finance, optimal design, numerical analysis and partial differential equations. He is author of 8 books and 693 papers and advisor of more than 30 Ph. D. Students. He is a member of French Academy of Sciences since 2002.

Computational Record on SuperMUC: Earthquake Simulation Tops One Quadrillion Flops

April 15, 2014 2:50 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) | News | Comments

A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have optimized the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC high performance computer to push its performance beyond the “magical” one petaflop/s mark — one quadrillion floating point operations per second.

Cosmic Slurp: Using Supercomputers to Predict Black Holes Swallowing Stars

April 14, 2014 2:33 pm | by Aaron Dubrow, NSF | News | Comments

Somewhere out in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly at slumber. Then all of a sudden, WHAM! A flash of light explodes from the galaxy's center. A star orbiting too close to the event horizon of the galaxy's central supermassive black hole has been torn apart by the force of gravity, heating up its gas and sending out a beacon to the far reaches of the universe.

Altair Engineering Found to have Misappropriated MSC Adams Trade Secrets

April 14, 2014 2:11 pm | by MSC Software Corporation | News | Comments

MSC Software Corporation, a company that specializes in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services, announced on April 14, 2014, that a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan found that Altair Engineering willfully and maliciously took MSC Software trade secrets to use in its MotionSolve  product.

Math App Helps Whittle Away Jet Lag

April 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. In a study partly funded by the Air Force, the team used two equations proven to predict someone's circadian rhythm, and with computer modeling calculated different schedules of light exposure for more than 1,000 possible trips.

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Accelrys Insight

April 10, 2014 2:37 pm | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

Accelrys Insight and Accelrys Insight for Excel are designed to enhance scientific data analysis with capabilities that include the ability to run database searches directly from the Excel spreadsheet environment. The Web-based life science, discovery and innovation support environment speeds decisions by simplifying access to complex hierarchical data and implementing data-rich tooltips for scatterplots...

Orienteering for Robots: Algorithm Could Aid Navigation, Scene Understanding

April 10, 2014 2:22 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

Suppose you’re trying to navigate an unfamiliar section of a big city, and you’re using a particular cluster of skyscrapers as a reference point. Traffic and one-way streets force you to take some odd turns and, for a while, you lose sight of your landmarks. When they reappear, in order to use them for navigation, you have to be able to identify them as the same buildings you were tracking before — as well as your orientation...

Unbreakable Security Codes Inspired by Nature

April 10, 2014 2:10 pm | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

A revolutionary new method of encrypting confidential information has been patented by scientists who were inspired by discoveries from human biology, which model how the heart and lungs coordinate their rhythms by passing information between each other.

Computer Model Helps Breed Better Crops

April 3, 2014 3:52 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Crops that produce more while using less water seem like a dream for a world with a burgeoning population and already strained food and water resources. This dream is coming closer to reality for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers who have developed a new computer model that can help plant scientists breed better soybean crops.

NASA Launches Its Third Global Codeathon with New Coastal Flooding Challenge

April 2, 2014 4:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA, along with space agencies around the world, is preparing for the third annual International Space Apps Challenge, which will be held April 12 to 13, 2014. Participants will develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.

Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions

March 31, 2014 5:35 pm | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions - even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as “happily disgusted” or “sadly angry.”               

Earth's Dynamic Interior

March 31, 2014 5:11 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Seeking to better understand the composition of the lowermost part of Earth’s mantle, located nearly 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) below the surface, a team of  researchers has developed new simulations that depict the dynamics of deep Earth. 

Northern and Southern Hemisphere Climates Follow the Beat of Different Drummers

March 31, 2014 3:13 pm | by University of Bern | News | Comments

Over the last 1000 years, temperature differences between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres were larger than previously thought. Using new data from the Southern Hemisphere, climate model simulations overestimate the links between the climate variations across the Earth with implications for regional predictions.

Non-specialists can Create and Print 3-D Models

March 31, 2014 11:36 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Personal fabrication machines, such as 3-D printers and laser cutters, are becoming increasingly ubiquitous.  But designing objects for fabrication still requires 3-D modelling skills, making them inaccessible without specialist training. The MixFab environment enables users to design objects in an immersive augmented reality environment, interact with virtual objects in a direct gestural manner...

Data Mining Disaster

March 28, 2014 4:33 pm | News | Comments

Computer technology that can mine data from social media during times of natural or other disaster could provide invaluable insights for rescue workers and decision makers. Advances in information technology have had a profound impact on disaster management.

Solar Flare Phenomena Confirm 3D Models of Space Weather

March 28, 2014 4:27 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time witnessed the mechanism behind explosive energy releases in the Sun's atmosphere, confirming new theories about how solar flares are created.                     

iVEC and Pawsey Centre Taking Advantage of Cray Systems

March 27, 2014 5:18 pm | by Jane Perederey, Cray | News | Comments

The Pawsey Centre in Perth is one of the preeminent supercomputing facilities in Australia. The center was built with the specific purpose to host supercomputing systems and support the advanced scientific research that these technological powerhouses can accomplish.

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