Lasers are an integral part of modern life—from supermarket checkout scanners to tools for cosmetic surgery. Researchers from the University of Virginia used Kraken (now decommissioned) to better understand how lasers interact with materials. The work is aimed at enabling intelligent design of new laser applications.
The tenth and concluding week for the 2014 Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CSURE) program is Aug. 4–8, when the students give their final project slide and poster presentations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Resources from the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) provided support that laid the foundation for the most ambitious simulation of galaxy formation ever done.
Using the Darter supercomputer at the National Institute for Computational Sciences, a team of researchers is modeling the biophysics of red blood cells to understand their behavior in the spleen, with the aim of finding cures to diseases.
Eighty graduate students and post-docs representing 28 nationalities and five continents participated in the Fifth Annual International Summer School on High-performance Computing, June 1–6, in Budapest, Hungary. The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) was a joint sponsor.
The National Institute for Computational Sciences has embarked on its second year as host to an SC14 Student Cluster Competition team.
Research supported by high-performance computing resources from the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) has provided insight into the behavior of air pollutants.
A team of scientists from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is using supercomputing to develop technologies for the virtual high-throughput screening of potential medicines. This type of work could lead to a dramatic paradigm shift in the pharmaceutical industry.
The 2014 Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CSURE) summer internship program is underway. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin using computational methods.
The list and schedule of speakers for the XSEDE14 Conference from the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, July 13–18, in Atlanta, has been finalized and made available. Experts from a variety of fields of science, technology, education, and cyberinfrastructure are slated to speak.
High-performance computing is assisting research to make carbon fiber commercial production sustainable and cost-effective.
Kraken enabled a research team from Temple University to apply quantum mechanics in the study of water.
Since we're viewing our galaxy from the inside and thus can't get the entire picture from observation, knowledge of its formation history has been elusive, but supercomputer simulations such as the ones done using Kraken and Nautilus at NICS could help overcome our limitations and unravel the mysteries.
Simulations performed using the Kraken supercomputer took into account how rocks in the earth's surface would absorb energy and affect ground motion speed during a severe earthquake in Southern California. The research broke ground in a path to more-accurate earthquake planning scenarios.
The NICS-managed Kraken supercomputer is one of the resources that researchers are using to simulate cosmic events known as tidal disruptions, in which a black hole devours a star and emits a beacon to the far reaches of the universe.