The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) $3 million to continue to provide advanced computing resources for researchers in science and engineering across the country through July 2016. This extension brings the total award for the Kraken project to more than $84.5 million since its inception in 2007.
Research supported by compute allocations from the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered that nanoparticles called fullerenes block a key function of the human immunodeficiency virus.
Unanticipated firestorms can take lives and destroy property, equipment, and other resources. With help from the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), researchers are working to improve wildfire forecasts and give firefighting professionals a more powerful tool.
A recent tutorial on the popular open-source statistics tool R garnered hundreds of people from across the globe, breaking training participation records for the event's organizers.
A research team led by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor aims to discover how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has affected microbial communities in coastal environments in the Gulf of Mexico. Support from NICS and XSEDE has taken the project to a new level.
The Call for Participation in XSEDE15, covering all aspects of participation in the conference, is now open. XSEDE15 will be held in St. Louis on July 26–30 at the Marriott Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel.
Swirling weather systems of the ocean known as eddies might play a major role in climate change. Using the Kraken supercomputer (now decommissioned), researchers discovered that eddies behave differently than scientists had thought.
Compute allocations on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) supercomputers have enabled researchers to effectively simulate ultrasound propagation through breast models, which will provide reference data for improving breast cancer diagnostics.
Simulations done on the Kraken supercomputer (decommissioned earlier this year) illustrate the traits of hydrophobic ("water-fearing") cancer drugs and can pave the way for the design of more-efficient ways of delivering the drugs to the cells in the body.
The combination of experimentation and computer simulation is providing an understanding of the structure and dynamics of lignin, an abundant, renewable resource found in wood and plants that could improve lithium-ion batteries.
Supercomputing resources support research that is shedding some light on abnormal protein deposits associated with Parkinson's disease.
The XSEDE Industry Relations team has created a survey to better identify the training needs of industry with respect to computational modeling and high-performance computing skills.
The Darter supercomputer at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) is making it possible for a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researcher to clarify phenomena and features of macromolecules that are of great importance in the development of sustainable energy technologies.
A research team based at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences collaborated with the Seattle Children's Research Institute to develop and perfect a high-throughput workflow for the update of a proteins database and the robust interpretation of the genetic makeup of organisms. The project contributes to the effort to describe biological processes on a molecular level.
The financial services and medical insurance industries powerfully influence the lives of people. Resources from the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) are supporting research that's exploring the dynamics of competition in those industries.