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Newswise: Supercomputer Simulations Help Researchers Predict Solar Wind Storms
Released: 7-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Supercomputer Simulations Help Researchers Predict Solar Wind Storms
University of California San Diego

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire used SDSC's Comet supercomputer to validate a model using a machine learning technique called Dynamic Time Lag Regression (DTLR) to help predict the solar wind arrival near the Earth’s orbit from physical parameters of the Sun.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Geoscientists Create Deeper Look at Processes Below Earth’s Surface with 3D Images
University of Texas at Dallas

Geoscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas recently used supercomputers to analyze massive amounts of earthquake data to generate high-resolution, 3D images of the dynamic geological processes taking place far below the Earth’s surface.

Newswise: Summit Helps Predict Molecular Breakups
Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Summit Helps Predict Molecular Breakups
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team used the Summit supercomputer to simulate transition metal systems—such as copper bound to molecules of nitrogen, dihydrogen, or water—and correctly predicted the amount of energy required to break apart dozens of molecular systems, paving the way for a greater understanding of these materials.

Newswise: National Science Foundation Awards $5 Million to Develop Innovative AI Resource
Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:15 PM EDT
National Science Foundation Awards $5 Million to Develop Innovative AI Resource
University of California San Diego

The NSF has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego a $5 million grant to develop a high-performance resource for conducting artificial intelligence (AI) research across a wide swath of science and engineering domains.

Newswise: X-rays size up protein structure at the ‘heart’ of COVID-19 virus
Released: 25-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
X-rays size up protein structure at the ‘heart’ of COVID-19 virus
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Researchers have performed the first room temperature X-ray measurements on the SARS-CoV-2 main protease—the enzyme that enables the virus to reproduce. It marks an important first step in the ultimate goal of building a comprehensive 3D model of the enzymatic protein that will be used to advance supercomputing simulations aimed at finding drug inhibitors to block the virus’s replication mechanism and help end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Supercomputer Simulations Show How DNA Prepares Itself for Repair
Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Supercomputer Simulations Show How DNA Prepares Itself for Repair
University of California San Diego

Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently used the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego to uncover the novel ways in which DNA prepares itself for repair.

Newswise: Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices
Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Researchers have demonstrated that an advanced computer code could help design stellarators confine the essential heat from plasma fusion more effectively.

Newswise: SDSC’s Sherlock Cloud Announces 'Skylab' Cloud Solution
Released: 23-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
SDSC’s Sherlock Cloud Announces 'Skylab' Cloud Solution
University of California San Diego

The Sherlock Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has broadened its secure Cloud solutions portfolio to offer Skylab, an innovative customer-owned Cloud platform solution that provides a self-standing, compliant environment for secure workloads in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Newswise: Preparing for exascale: LLNL breaks ground on computing facility upgrades
Released: 22-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Preparing for exascale: LLNL breaks ground on computing facility upgrades
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

To meet the needs of tomorrow’s supercomputers, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has broken ground on its Exascale Computing Facility Modernization (ECFM) project, which will substantially upgrade the mechanical and electrical capabilities of the Livermore Computing Center.

Newswise: Georgia Tech Engineers Simulate Solar Cell Work Using Supercomputers
Released: 22-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Georgia Tech Engineers Simulate Solar Cell Work Using Supercomputers
University of California San Diego

Because of silicon’s relatively high cost, hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) have emerged as a lower-cost and highly efficient option for solar power, according to a recent study by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) researchers.

Newswise: SDSC Sherlock Cloud adds Google Cloud Platform to Extend its Multi-Cloud Service
Released: 16-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
SDSC Sherlock Cloud adds Google Cloud Platform to Extend its Multi-Cloud Service
University of California San Diego

The Sherlock Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego has expanded its multi-Cloud solution, Sherlock Cloud, to include the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Newswise: Pioneering Scientist and Innovator Larry Smarr Retires
Released: 15-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Pioneering Scientist and Innovator Larry Smarr Retires
University of California San Diego

After 20 years at UC San Diego, Larry Smarr will step down as the director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and retire as a distinguished professor from the Jacobs School of Engineering’s Computer Science and Engineering Department at the end of this month.

Newswise: Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Knocking Out Drug Side Effects with Supercomputing
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team at Stanford University used the OLCF’s Summit supercomputer to compare simulations of a G protein-coupled receptor with different molecules attached to gain an understanding of how to minimize or eliminate side effects in drugs that target these receptors.

Newswise: Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data
Released: 29-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Largely unaffected by the pandemic, the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment in Shenzen, China, has continued to pump data to remote supercomputers for analyses.

Newswise: Researchers use ALCF resources to model the spread of COVID-19
Released: 27-May-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Researchers use ALCF resources to model the spread of COVID-19
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers lead highly detailed COVID-19 modeling efforts to understand how the virus spreads through populations.

Released: 26-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Sandia to receive Fujitsu green processor
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia anticipates being one of the first DOE labs to receive the newest A64FX Fujitsu processor, a Japanese Arm-based processor optimized for high-performance computing.Arm-based processors are used widely in small electronic devices like cell phones.

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Released: 20-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Supercomputer model simulations reveal cause of Neanderthal extinction
Institute for Basic Science

Climate scientists from the IBS Center for Climate Physics discover that, contrary to previously held beliefs, Neanderthal extinction was neither caused by abrupt glacial climate shifts, nor by interbreeding with Homo sapiens.

Newswise: Penn State's supercomputer takes on COVID-19 — and its aftermath
Released: 20-May-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Penn State's supercomputer takes on COVID-19 — and its aftermath
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Penn State researchers will need the power of supercomputers not just to investigate possible treatments and therapies for the novel coronavirus, but also to explore ways to help the world recover socially, economically and psychologically.

Newswise: Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
Released: 20-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Supercomputing Aids Scientists Seeking Therapies for Deadly Bacterial Disease
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by Abhishek Singharoy at Arizona State University used the Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to simulate the structure of a possible drug target for the bacterium that causes rabbit fever.

Newswise: Aurora workshop helps researchers ramp up preparations for exascale computing
Released: 19-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Aurora workshop helps researchers ramp up preparations for exascale computing
Argonne National Laboratory

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility recently hosted a workshop to help researchers advance code development efforts for Argonne’s upcoming exascale system, Aurora.

Newswise: Supercomputers Reveal True Strengths of Some Zirconia Ceramics
Released: 18-May-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Supercomputers Reveal True Strengths of Some Zirconia Ceramics
University of California San Diego

Researchers from the Colorado School of Mines have been using multiple supercomputers to study certain characteristics of zirconia. The team recently published their findings in the Journal of the European Ceramic Society.

Newswise: Story Tips: Mining for COVID, rules to grow by and the 3D connection
Released: 18-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Story Tips: Mining for COVID, rules to grow by and the 3D connection
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story Tips: Mining for COVID, rules to grow by and the 3D connection

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Released: 15-May-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Meet the Intern Using Quantum Computing to Study the Early Universe
Brookhaven National Laboratory

During an internship at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Juliette Stecenko is using modern supercomputers and quantum computing platforms to perform astronomy simulations that may help us better understand where we came from.

Newswise: Masks On, Ready to Work: Meet the People Supporting COVID-19 Science
Released: 15-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Masks On, Ready to Work: Meet the People Supporting COVID-19 Science
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

David Richardson’s job is literally to make sure the light stays on. But it’s not just any light – it’s a very special X-ray light that could play a crucial role in an eventual treatment for COVID-19. Richardson is an operator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s synchrotron light source facility, the Advanced Light Source (ALS), and is one of a handful of workers providing essential services to scientists working on COVID-19-related research.

Newswise: Supercomputing Drug Screening For Deadly Heart Arrhythmias
Released: 14-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Supercomputing Drug Screening For Deadly Heart Arrhythmias
University of California San Diego

Using supercomputers, scientists have developed for the first time a way to screen drugs through their chemical structures for induced arrhythmias.

Released: 11-May-2020 6:15 PM EDT
Supercomputer Simulations Help Advance Electrochemical Reaction Research
University of California San Diego

University of Texas at Austin researchers recently simulated the catalytic mechanism and atomic structure of nickel-doped graphene using Comet at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and Stampede2 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. The simulations showed how the catalyst converts carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, an important feedstock for chemical engineering.

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Released: 5-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Using ORNL’s now-decommissioned Titan supercomputer, a team of researchers estimated the combined consequences of many different extreme climate events at the county level, a unique approach that provided unprecedented regional and national climate projections that identified the areas most likely to face climate-related challenges.

Newswise: Four Years of Calculations Lead to New Insights Into Muon Anomaly
Released: 5-May-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Four Years of Calculations Lead to New Insights Into Muon Anomaly
Argonne National Laboratory

For two decades, physicists have been trying to reconcile a gap between theoretical and experimental data on a particle called the muon. A new study, powered by Argonne's supercomputer Mira, sharpens one piece of the puzzle.

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Released: 5-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Four Years of Calculations Lead to New Insights into Muon Anomaly
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Two decades ago, an experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory pinpointed a mysterious mismatch between established particle physics theory and actual lab measurements. A multi-institutional research team (including Brookhaven, Columbia University, and the universities of Connecticut, Nagoya and Regensburg, RIKEN) have used Argonne National Laboratory’s Mira supercomputer to help narrow down the possible explanations for the discrepancy, delivering a newly precise theoretical calculation that refines one piece of this very complex puzzle.

Newswise: UAH boosts search for COVID-19 drugs using HPE Cray Sentinel supercomputer
4-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT
UAH boosts search for COVID-19 drugs using HPE Cray Sentinel supercomputer
University of Alabama Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) professor of biological science Dr. Jerome Baudry is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to use HPE’s Cray Sentinel supercomputer to search for natural products that are effective against the COVID-19 virus.

Newswise: Researchers Explore Quantum Computing to Discover Possible COVID-19 treatments
Released: 5-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Researchers Explore Quantum Computing to Discover Possible COVID-19 treatments
Penn State College of Engineering

Quantum machine learning, an emerging field that combines machine learning and quantum physics, is the focus of research to discover possible treatments for COVID-19, according to Penn State researchers led by Swaroop Ghosh, the Joseph R. and Janice M. Monkowski Career Development Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. The researchers believe that this method could be faster and more economical than the current methods used for drug discovery.

Newswise: Major Upgrades of Particle Detectors and Electronics Prepare CERN Experiment to Stream a Data Tsunami
Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Major Upgrades of Particle Detectors and Electronics Prepare CERN Experiment to Stream a Data Tsunami
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For an experiment that will generate big data at unprecedented rates, physicists led design, development, mass production and delivery of an upgrade of novel particle detectors and state-of-the art electronics.

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Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Fighting COVID with computing: Fermilab, Brookhaven, Open Science Grid dedicate computational power to COVID-19 research
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists and engineers at Fermilab and Brookhaven are uniting with other organizations in the Open Science Grid to help fight COVID-19 by dedicating considerable computational power to researchers studying how they can help combat the virus-borne disease.

Newswise: Advanced software framework expedites quantum-classical programming
Released: 24-Apr-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Advanced software framework expedites quantum-classical programming
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An ORNL team developed the XACC software framework to help researchers harness the potential power of quantum processing units, or QPUs. XACC offloads portions of quantum-classical computing workloads from the host CPU to an attached quantum accelerator, which calculates results and sends them back to the original system.

Newswise: Meet the Director: Michael E. Papka
Released: 23-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Meet the Director: Michael E. Papka
Department of Energy, Office of Science

This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities. Michael E. Papka is the director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

Newswise: Upgrades for LLNL supercomputer from AMD, Penguin Computing aid COVID-19 research
Released: 21-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Upgrades for LLNL supercomputer from AMD, Penguin Computing aid COVID-19 research
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

To assist in the COVID-19 research effort, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Penguin Computing and AMD have reached an agreement to upgrade the Lab’s unclassified, Penguin Computing-built Corona high performance computing (HPC) cluster with an in-kind contribution of cutting-edge AMD Instinct™ accelerators, expected to nearly double the peak performance of the machine.

Newswise: Mitch Allmond: Shaping a better fundamental understanding of matter
Released: 20-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Mitch Allmond: Shaping a better fundamental understanding of matter
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Profiled is Mitch Allmond of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who conducts experiments and uses theoretical models to advance our understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei.

Newswise: UC San Diego Researchers Optimize Microbiome Tool for Computer GPUs
Released: 17-Apr-2020 4:15 PM EDT
UC San Diego Researchers Optimize Microbiome Tool for Computer GPUs
University of California San Diego

University of California San Diego researchers have ported the popular UniFrac microbiome tool to graphic processing units (GPUs) in a bid to increase the acceleration and accuracy of scientific discovery, including urgently needed COVID-19 research.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021
Released: 15-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021
Argonne National Laboratory

The INCITE program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research projects that require the power and scale of DOE’s leadership-class supercomputers.

Newswise: ORNL is in the fight against COVID-19
Released: 15-Apr-2020 3:30 PM EDT
ORNL is in the fight against COVID-19
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In the race to identify solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are joining the fight by applying expertise in computational science, advanced manufacturing, data science and neutron science.

Newswise: Researchers Develop Potential COVID-19 Protease Inhibitors
15-Apr-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Researchers Develop Potential COVID-19 Protease Inhibitors
University of California San Diego

Researchers at UC San Diego recently created a pharmacophore model and conducted data mining of the conformational database of FDA-approved drugs that identifies 64 compounds as potential inhibitors of the COVID-19 protease. Among the selected compounds are two HIV protease inhibitors, two hepatitis C protease inhibitors, and three drugs that have already shown positive results in testing with COVID-19.

Released: 10-Apr-2020 8:05 PM EDT
US approaching peak of ‘active’ COVID-19 cases, strain on medical resources, new modeling shows
University of Washington

A new data-driven mathematical model of the coronavirus pandemic predicts that the United States will peak in the number of “active” COVID-19 cases on or around April 20, marking a critical milestone on the demand for medical resources.

Newswise: South Africa’s National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System joins Los Alamos’ Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium
Released: 10-Apr-2020 8:15 AM EDT
South Africa’s National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System joins Los Alamos’ Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) recently welcomed its first international partner, the South African National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS).

Newswise: UTEP School of Pharmacy Developing COVID-19 Vaccine, Drug Treatments Using Supercomputing
Released: 9-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
UTEP School of Pharmacy Developing COVID-19 Vaccine, Drug Treatments Using Supercomputing
University of Texas at El Paso

Research is underway at The University of Texas at El Paso’s School of Pharmacy to develop vaccines and antiviral drugs to combat the novel coronavirus within 15 months to two years.

Newswise: SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer, TSCC Available for COVID-19 Research
Released: 8-Apr-2020 5:35 PM EDT
SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer, TSCC Available for COVID-19 Research
University of California San Diego

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego is providing priority access to its high-performance computer systems and other resources to researchers advancing our understanding of the virus and efforts to develop an effective vaccine in as short a time as possible.

Newswise: Supercomputers Assist International Engineering Team on Wave Energy Project
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Supercomputers Assist International Engineering Team on Wave Energy Project
University of California San Diego

Researchers at Sand Diego State University and the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy used supercomputer simulations to study how ocean wave energy converters can harness energy and turn it into into electricity, offering the potential to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

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Released: 7-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Working on Computational Models to Design Ways to Treat COVID-19
Brookhaven National Laboratory

A team of Stony Brook University (SBU) researchers is working on computer models that could help speed the discovery of drugs to combat the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. They are doing this work in collaboration with scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, and will be leveraging those laboratories’ computational resources and expertise.

Newswise: IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory’s Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) High School Internship Program has this year’s exceptionally bright high school students working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)’s world-changing research.

Newswise: Preparing for exascale: Eliminating disruptions on the path to sustainable fusion energy
Released: 2-Apr-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Preparing for exascale: Eliminating disruptions on the path to sustainable fusion energy
Argonne National Laboratory

With the world’s most powerful path-to-exascale supercomputing resources at their disposal, William Tang and colleagues are combining computer muscle and AI to eliminate disruption of fusion reactions in the production of sustainable clean energy.

Newswise: Supercomputer Helps Benchmark Cancer Immunotherapy Tool
Released: 24-Mar-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Supercomputer Helps Benchmark Cancer Immunotherapy Tool
University of California San Diego

With an estimated 1.7 million new cases and 600,000 deaths during 2017 in the U.S. alone, cancer remains a critical healthcare challenge. Researchers used the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to evaluate their new molecular docking tool which aims to improve immunotherapy outcomes by identifying more effective personalized treatments.


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