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Newswise: New Leader of San Diego Supercomputer Center Named
Released: 3-Dec-2021 2:35 PM EST
New Leader of San Diego Supercomputer Center Named
University of California San Diego

The lead of SDSC’s Distributed High-Throughput Computing Group, executive director of the Open Science Grid, a physics professor and a founding faculty member of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego becomes SDSC's new director.

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24-Nov-2021 2:05 PM EST
Team Builds First Living Robots That Can Reproduce
University of Vermont

Scientists at UVM, Tufts, and Harvard discovered a new form of biological reproduction—and created self-replicating living robots. Made from frog cells, these computer-designed organisms gather single cells inside a Pac-Man-shaped “mouth”—and release Xenobot “babies” that look and move like themselves.

Newswise: Meet Gina Tourassi, Director of the National Center for Computational Sciences
Released: 22-Nov-2021 11:05 AM EST
Meet Gina Tourassi, Director of the National Center for Computational Sciences
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Gina Tourassi is the director of the National Center for Computational Sciences, leading world-class computing infrastructure programs and projects. This is one in a series of profiles on the directors of the SC-stewarded user facilities.

Newswise: Designing Microbe Factories for Sustainable Chemicals
Released: 19-Nov-2021 6:15 PM EST
Designing Microbe Factories for Sustainable Chemicals
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Scientists have devised a way to engineer yeast to produce sustainable, eco-friendly commodity chemicals using computing power as a guide.

Newswise: LLNL Team Wins SC21 Reproducibility Advancement Award for Approximation Framework
Released: 18-Nov-2021 2:30 PM EST
LLNL Team Wins SC21 Reproducibility Advancement Award for Approximation Framework
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A suite developed by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team to simplify evaluation of approximation techniques for scientific applications has won the first-ever Best Reproducibility Advancement Award at the 2021 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC21).

Newswise: Team Earns Gordon Bell Prize Finalist Nomination for Simulating Carbon at Extreme Pressures and Temperatures
Released: 17-Nov-2021 12:20 PM EST
Team Earns Gordon Bell Prize Finalist Nomination for Simulating Carbon at Extreme Pressures and Temperatures
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team used machine-learned descriptions of interatomic interactions on the 200-petaflop Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to model more than a billion carbon atoms at quantum accuracy and observe how diamonds behave under extreme pressures and temperatures.

Newswise: Darwin on Fast Forward: ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination
Released: 17-Nov-2021 10:30 AM EST
Darwin on Fast Forward: ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to streamline the search for potential treatments for COVID-19.

Newswise: Waltzing the virus: Study on COVID-19 reproduction earns Gordon Bell Special Prize nomination
Released: 17-Nov-2021 10:15 AM EST
Waltzing the virus: Study on COVID-19 reproduction earns Gordon Bell Special Prize nomination
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to peer inside the intricacies of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus reproduces itself.

Newswise: We Know #COVIDisAirborne—Now We Have the First Ever Model of an Aerosolized Viral Particle
Released: 17-Nov-2021 5:25 AM EST
We Know #COVIDisAirborne—Now We Have the First Ever Model of an Aerosolized Viral Particle
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team led by Rommie Amaro of the University of California San Diego has used ORNL’s Summit supercomputer to model an aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 viral particle for the first time. The 1.05-billion-atom system is among the largest biochemical system ever simulated at the atomic level.

Released: 16-Nov-2021 11:00 AM EST
Leading Research Institutions Receive HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award
Globus

A broad coalition of collaborators received the HPCwire Readers' Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration across Academia, Government, and Industry at the 2021 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC21).

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Released: 15-Nov-2021 11:50 AM EST
The age of exascale and the future of supercomputing
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne leaders discuss the advent of exascale computing and what lies ahead, including the challenges for developers and expectations of researchers. They also provide some insight on AI’s potential to forge new frontiers in automation and real-time analysis.

Newswise: Simulations provide clue to missing planets mystery
Released: 14-Nov-2021 1:05 AM EST
Simulations provide clue to missing planets mystery
National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)

Forming planets are one possible explanation for the rings and gaps observed in disks of gas and dust around young stars.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy to Showcase National Lab Expertise at SC21
Released: 11-Nov-2021 6:05 AM EST
U.S. Department of Energy to Showcase National Lab Expertise at SC21
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The scientific computing and networking leadership of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories will be on display at SC21, the International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. The conference takes place Nov. 14-19 in St. Louis via a combination of on-site and online resources.

Released: 10-Nov-2021 11:00 AM EST
$5M grant will tackle pangenomics computing challenge
Cornell University

As scientists continue to catalog genomic variations in everything from plants to people, today’s computers are struggling to provide the power needed to find the secrets hidden within mass amounts of genomic data.

Released: 2-Nov-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Antibiotic resistance outwitted by supercomputers
University of Portsmouth

Scientists may have made a giant leap in fighting the biggest threat to human health by using supercomputing to keep pace with the impressive ability of diseases to evolve. A new study by an international team, co-led by Dr Gerhard Koenig from the University of Portsmouth, tackled the problem of antibiotic resistance by redesigning existing antibiotics to overcome bacterial resistance mechanisms.

Released: 18-Oct-2021 4:40 PM EDT
$1.2 million award helps Argonne steer manufacturers toward supercomputing
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory received nearly $1.2 million in funding from the Department of Energy to support four manufacturing and materials development projects that have the potential to improve energy efficiency.

Newswise: First-Person Science: Jacqueline Chen on Modeling Combustion Engines
Released: 18-Oct-2021 10:40 AM EDT
First-Person Science: Jacqueline Chen on Modeling Combustion Engines
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Jacqueline Chen harnesses some of the nation’s most powerful computers to model the complex interactions in combustion engines. Her research illustrates how much our computing power and understanding of these processes has evolved over decades of work.

Newswise: Internet Security Doesn’t Measure Up; a Team of Experts Is Working to Change This
Released: 14-Oct-2021 3:00 PM EDT
Internet Security Doesn’t Measure Up; a Team of Experts Is Working to Change This
University of California San Diego

The National Science Foundation funds more than $11M to CAIDA at UC San Diego, CSAIL at MIT and NSRC at the University of Oregon for two projects aimed at improving internet infrastructure security.

Newswise: Supercomputers reveal how X chromosomes fold, deactivate
Released: 14-Oct-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Supercomputers reveal how X chromosomes fold, deactivate
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Using supercomputer-driven dynamic modeling based on experimental data, researchers can now probe the process that turns off one X chromosome in female mammal embryos.

Newswise: Sandia researcher awarded Early-Career Research Program grant
Released: 11-Oct-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Sandia researcher awarded Early-Career Research Program grant
Sandia National Laboratories

Working to solve a problem, supercomputing researchers may encounter incomplete data or flawed programs.

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Released: 1-Oct-2021 2:00 PM EDT
The latest research news in Archaeology and Anthropology
Newswise

“Throw me the idol; I’ll throw you the whip!” - From Raiders of the Lost Ark

Newswise: Connecting the Dots Between Material Properties and Qubit Performance
Released: 30-Sep-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Connecting the Dots Between Material Properties and Qubit Performance
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists identified structural and chemical defects that may be causing quantum information loss—an obstacle to practical quantum computation.

Newswise: For the love of high performance computing: Attendees worldwide learn supercomputing skills at annual Argonne training program
Released: 30-Sep-2021 8:40 AM EDT
For the love of high performance computing: Attendees worldwide learn supercomputing skills at annual Argonne training program
Argonne National Laboratory

Early career scientists from around the world got intensive, hands-on training using supercomputers at the coveted Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing.

Newswise: Fighting Fire with Data Science
Released: 24-Sep-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Fighting Fire with Data Science
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego has announced a joint appointment with Los Alamos National Laboratory with the appointment of Senior Scientist Rodman Linn to a three-year position with the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI). This is the first joint appointment program between Los Alamos and a UC campus.

Released: 23-Sep-2021 5:40 PM EDT
Preparing for exascale: Argonne’s Aurora supercomputer to drive brain map construction
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers are mapping the complex tangle of the brain’s connections — a connectome — by developing applications that will find their stride in the advent of exascale computing.

Newswise: A Simple Way to Get Complex Semiconductors to Assemble Themselves
Released: 16-Sep-2021 8:00 AM EDT
A Simple Way to Get Complex Semiconductors to Assemble Themselves
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

A new way to make complex, layered semiconductors is like making rock candy: They assemble themselves from chemicals in water. The method will aid design and large-scale production of these materials.

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Released: 7-Sep-2021 9:35 AM EDT
What if the secret to your brain’s elusive computing power is its randomness?
Sandia National Laboratories

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are creating a concept for a new kind of computer for solving complex probability problems that involve random chance.

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Released: 2-Sep-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Look who’s turning 25
Sandia National Laboratories

Z machine celebrates its colorful history at Sandia

Newswise: Paving the Path to Electrically Pumped Lasers From Colloidal-Quantum-Dot Solutions
Released: 1-Sep-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Paving the Path to Electrically Pumped Lasers From Colloidal-Quantum-Dot Solutions
Los Alamos National Laboratory

In a new review article in Nature Photonics, scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory assess the status of research into colloidal quantum dot lasers with a focus on prospective electrically pumped devices, or laser diodes.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Hewlett Packard Enterprise prepare for exascale era with new testbed supercomputer
Released: 25-Aug-2021 6:05 AM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Hewlett Packard Enterprise prepare for exascale era with new testbed supercomputer
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne and HPE unveiled a new testbed supercomputer that will enable scientists and developers to test and optimize software codes and applications for the forthcoming exascale supercomputer, Aurora.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Newswise: FSU Researcher Nets $4.4M Grant to Advance Quantum Systems
Released: 18-Aug-2021 3:30 PM EDT
FSU Researcher Nets $4.4M Grant to Advance Quantum Systems
Florida State University

A Florida State University researcher is leading a $4.4 million Department of Energy project to help create software that can take advantage of supercomputer capabilities and advance quantum information science. 

Newswise: Argonne, New York Power Authority Plan for the Future in a Changing Climate
Released: 6-Aug-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Argonne, New York Power Authority Plan for the Future in a Changing Climate
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne and the New York Power Authority are collaborating to determine how the utility’s infrastructure may be affected by extreme weather and other hazards.

Newswise: San Diego Supercomputer Center Plays a Role in NSF’s New ICICLE Institute
Released: 30-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
San Diego Supercomputer Center Plays a Role in NSF’s New ICICLE Institute
University of California San Diego

The AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment, or ICICLE, will focus on next-generation intelligent cyberinfrastructure that makes using AI as easy as plugging an appliance into an electrical outlet.

Newswise: New Research on the Brain’s Relay Processes Could Guide Treatment for Certain Brain Disorders
Released: 30-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
New Research on the Brain’s Relay Processes Could Guide Treatment for Certain Brain Disorders
Argonne National Laboratory

New research shows cells gather more data than once believed inside the thal-amus, a relay station of sensory and motor abilities in the brain. That could change how medicine treats schizophrenia, epilepsy and other brain disorders.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $7.7 Million for Earth & Environmental Systems Modeling
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $7.7 million in funding for 11 studies to improve understanding of Earth system predictability and DOE’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), a state-of-the-science climate model.

Released: 21-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
DOE Invests $13 Million in Research on Adapting Scientific Software to Run on Next-Generation Supercomputers
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $13 million for five advanced-computing projects across nine states, including $4.4 million to U.S. universities.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 3:25 PM EDT
DOE Provides $28 Million To Advance Scientific Discovery Using Supercomputers
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $28 million in funding for five research projects to develop software that will fully unleash the potential of DOE supercomputers to make new leaps in fields such as quantum information science and chemical reactions for clean energy applications.

Newswise: Accelerating Science from Idea to Publication with Bold National Research Platform
Released: 15-Jul-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Accelerating Science from Idea to Publication with Bold National Research Platform
University of California San Diego

National Science Foundation supports first-of-its-kind cyberinfrastructure ecosystem that meets the needs of today’s data-intensive science.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Advancing Future Energy Technologies With More Accurate Electrochemical Simulations
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With the support of a $2.6 million grant from the Department of Energy, Ravishankar Sundararaman, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in collaboration with a multi-institution team of researchers, is taking on the challenge of developing accurate, cost-effective, and highly accessible computational electrochemistry tools.

Newswise: Computational Modeling Results in New Findings for Preeclampsia Patients
Released: 13-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Computational Modeling Results in New Findings for Preeclampsia Patients
University of California San Diego

Researchers used Comet at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to conduct cellular modeling to detail the differences between normal and preeclampsia placental tissue.

Newswise: NUS researchers bring attack-proof quantum communication two steps forward
Released: 8-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
NUS researchers bring attack-proof quantum communication two steps forward
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have come up with two new ways to protect quantum communications from attacks - the first is an ultra-secure cryptography protocol, and the other is a first-of-its-kind quantum power limiter device. These two approaches hold promise to ensure information systems used for critical services such as banking and healthcare can hold up any potential future attacks.

Newswise: Unlocking Radiation-Free Quantum Technology with Graphene
Released: 8-Jul-2021 2:05 AM EDT
Unlocking Radiation-Free Quantum Technology with Graphene
Aalto University

New research shows how it is possible to create heavy fermions with cheap, non-radioactive materials. To do this, the researchers used graphene.

Released: 1-Jul-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Department of Energy Awards 22 Million Node-Hours of Computing Time to Support Cutting-Edge Research
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science today announced that 22 million node-hours for 41 scientific projects under the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program.

Newswise: UAH-led space weather prediction research could be critical to Space Force Command
Released: 25-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT
UAH-led space weather prediction research could be critical to Space Force Command
University of Alabama Huntsville

Research to improve space weather predictions by Dr. Nikolai Pogorelov at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, will boost abilities crucial to the success of the defense mission of the Space Force Command that’s set to be located in Huntsville, Ala.

Released: 22-Jun-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $28.9 Million for Research to Develop Advanced Chemical Sciences Software
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $28.9 million in funding for nine research projects to advance the development of sophisticated software for the chemical sciences.

Newswise: Argonne’s turning 75: Join the celebration!
Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Argonne’s turning 75: Join the celebration!
Argonne National Laboratory

Three virtual public events during the week of June 28 will mark Argonne’s 75th anniversary. Events will spotlight U.S. Department of Energy national user facilities; the next 75 years; the road to decarbonization; and a lighthearted look at the lab.

16-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories Award Codeplay Software to Further Strengthen SYCL™ Support Extending the Open Standard Software for AMD GPUs
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has awarded Codeplay a contract implementing the oneAPI DPC++ compiler, an implementation of the SYCL open standard software, to support AMD GPU-based high-performance compute (HPC) supercomputers.

Newswise: Computers Help Researchers Find Materials to Turn Solar Power Into Hydrogen
Released: 16-Jun-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Computers Help Researchers Find Materials to Turn Solar Power Into Hydrogen
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

A Penn State-led team of researchers report they have taken a step toward overcoming the challenge of inexpensive hydrogen production by using supercomputers to find materials that could help accelerate hydrogen separation when water is exposed to light, a process called photocatalysis.

Newswise: New Integration of Cloud Technology with Los Alamos High-Performance Computing Systems Leads to More Streamlined, Productive Research Efforts
Released: 14-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
New Integration of Cloud Technology with Los Alamos High-Performance Computing Systems Leads to More Streamlined, Productive Research Efforts
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Through ongoing collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), laboratory researchers are now able to use the power of cloud technologies to more efficiently conduct complex scientific research using high-performance computing applications.


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