Using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes, researchers have tested and improved a model to help forecast what's happening in the radiation environment of near-Earth space -- a place seething with fast-moving particles and a space weather system that varies in response to incoming energy and particles...
How can organizations embrace — instead of brace for v the rapidly intensifying collision of...
At Cycle Computing we’re seeing several large trends as it relates to Big Data and Analytics. We...
Scalable Productivity and the Ever-Increasing Tie between Data Analytics, Data Management and ComputationMarch 7, 2014 3:52 pm | by Barry Bolding | Blogs | Comments
Cray continues to see an increasing trend in the HPC marketplace that we are calling “data-...
In 2013, the term big data continued to dominate as a source of technology challenges, experimentation and innovation. It’s no surprise then that many business and IT executives are suffering from big data exhaustion, causing Gartner to deem 2013 as the year the technology entered the “Trough of Disillusionment.”
From the start of the supercomputer era in the 1960s — and even earlier —an important subset of HPC jobs has involved analytics — attempts to uncover useful information and patterns in the data itself. Cryptography, one of the original scientific-technical computing applications, falls predominantly into this category.
Steve Conway, IDC VP HPC explains that, to date, most data-intensive HPC jobs in the government, academic and industrial sectors have involved the modeling and simulation of complex physical and quasi-physical systems. However, he notes that from the start of the supercomputer era in the 1960s — and even earlier — an important subset of HPC jobs has involved analytics, attempts to uncover useful information and patterns in the data itself.
Scientific Computing is excited to be celebrating its 30th year in 2014, and we have a terrific line-up of new things we will be introducing throughout the coming months. This includes a new global cross-platform app that is available across multiple devices and allows you to browse and read each issue anytime, anywhere. In our latest issue, we explore the theme of “Emerging Technologies” ...
The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, with more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Yet until recently, scientists knew far more about the history of finches, tortoises, and iguanas than of the volcanoes on which these unusual fauna had evolved.
Astronomers at the University of Washington have developed a new method of gauging the atmospheric pressure of exoplanets, or worlds beyond the solar system, by looking for a certain type of molecule. And if there is life out in space, scientists may one day use this same technique to detect its biosignature — the telltale chemical signs of its presence — in the atmosphere of an alien world.
Big Data tools such as Grok and IBM Watson are enabling large organizations to behave more like agile startups. Of the transformative technology developments that have ushered in the current frenzy of activity along the information superhighway, the 1994 invention of the “Wiki” by Ward Cunningham is among the most disruptive.
The 10-day tour of Europe was not your typical itinerary — Garching, Karlsruhe, Villigen, Hamburg and Oxford. In January. But David Brown and Craig Tull of the Computational Research Division and Alex Hexemer of the Advanced Light Source weren’t touring to see the sights — they more interested in seeing the lights — powerful scientific instruments known as light sources that use intense X-rays to study materials
The Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced the winners of its second annual High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards on February 4, 2014, during the annual NERSC User Group meeting at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Size alone does not define big data — it is best defined as a combination of volume, velocity, variety and value.Kevin Geraghty, head of Analytics 360i defined the goal of big data analytics well when he said: “We are trying to listen to what the customer is telling us through their behavior.” The goal of big data analytics is to make the best business decisions possible.
Scientists at EPFL have analyzed data from the Large Hadron Collider that offer a first-time observation of an unexpected photon polarization. When emitted in a bottom-quark particle decay, photons behave unlike the predictions of the Standard Model. Elementary particles, like photons, have a...
Antarctica's Ross Sea is one of the few polar regions where summer sea-ice coverage has increased during the last few decades, bucking a global trend of drastic declines in summer sea ice across the Arctic Ocean and in two adjacent embayments of the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.
Lawrence Livermore has joined forces with two other national labs to deliver next generation supercomputers able to perform up to 200 peak petaflops (quadrillions of floating point operations per second), about 10 times faster than today's most powerful high performance computing (HPC) systems.
NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state's record drought and better manage it, officials said February 25, 2104. The California Department of Water Resources has partnered with NASA to use the space agency's satellite data and other airborne technology to better measure the snowpack, groundwater levels and predict storms.
Scientists on the CDF and DZero experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced that they have found the final predicted way of creating a top quark, completing a picture of this particle nearly 20 years in the making.
Placing animated characters live in feature films — a method by computer scientists from Saarbruecken has made this possible for quite some time. The researchers have now managed to improve their technology: people who were filmed outdoors, can immediately be embedded into a film scene as a virtual character. Until now, this had not been possible outside of a film studio. Physicians and athletes...
AT&T and IBM have announced a new global alliance agreement to develop solutions that help support the "Internet of Things." The companies will combine their analytic platforms, cloud and security technologies with privacy in mind to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries.
A large number of neglected diseases exist in which each disease has only a small number of patients in the world, yet the number is still significant. Kun-Yi Hsin is working on precisely this problem. In a recent article, he describes his work identifying potential drugs and targets for those drugs using a computational approach that has the potential to bring the cost of drug development down while increasing the speed of drug discovery.
Multi-scale Simulation Software for Chemistry Research Developed Using Trestles and Gordon SupercomputersFebruary 19, 2014 6:48 pm | by San Diego Supercomputer Center | News | Comments
Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have developed software that greatly expands the types of multi-scale QM%2FMM (mixed quantum and molecular mechanical) simulations of complex chemical systems that scientists can use to design new drugs, better chemicals, or improved enzymes for biofuels production.
The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family delivers capabilities to process and analyze large, diverse amounts of data to unlock information that was previously inaccessible. The processor family has triple the memory capacity of the previous generation processor family, allowing much faster and thorough data analysis.
Black holes may be dark, but the areas around them definitely are not. These dense, spinning behemoths twist up gas and matter just outside their event horizon, and generate heat and energy that gets radiated, in part, as light. And when black holes merge, they produce a bright intergalactic burst that may act as a beacon for their collision.
The scientists and inventors who make big-screen superheroes, spectacular explosions and other only-in-the-movies effects possible have their own Oscar ceremony. Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan hosted the film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards February 15, 2014, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, recognizing more than 50 of the most creative scientists and engineers in the movie business.
People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty. There are many different sources of beauty — a beautiful face and a great symphony are examples of beauty derived from sensory experiences. But there are other, highly intellectual sources of beauty.
It is now possible to sense scientific data as a means to deal with the mountains of information we face in our environment by applying subconscious processing to big data analysis. Imagine that data could be transposed into a tactile experience.
First Commercial GPU-Accelerated Fluid Dynamics Solver Dramatically Speeds Simulation of Large Multiphysics ModelsFebruary 12, 2014 4:25 pm | by ANSYS | News | Comments
ANSYS users can now leverage NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) to speed up fluid dynamics simulation and quickly handle large, complex simulation models. Available for the first time with ANSYS Fluent 15.0, the jointly developed GPU-accelerated commercial computational fluid dynamics solver broadens support for NVIDIA GPUs across the ANSYS simulation portfolio, building upon the previous success with GPU support in ANSYS Mechanical.
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