Jack Dongarra, University Distinguished Professor at UT Knoxville and 2013 Ken Kennedy Award honoree, will deliver the keynote talk on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the UT booth (#836) at the SC13 supercomputing conference in Denver, beginning what promises to be an enlightening speaker series and an exciting week. The conference runs Nov. 17–22.
Researchers at the University of Utah are taking advantage of high-performance computing and NICS-managed resources to study how the risks associated with the transport of explosives can be mitigated. Using a computational framework called Uintah, the team is modeling accidents to determine the safest way to pack and ship explosive materials.
A recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers details of a surprising discovery about cellulases, the enzymes that are used to industrially break down plant biomass for biofuels production. Compute allocations on supercomputers of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) are providing crucial support to the research aimed at addressing the multifaceted challenges of understanding cellulases.
Jack Dongarra will receive the Association for Computing Machinery–Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award on Nov. 19 in Denver at SC13 for his leadership in high-performance computing.
Researchers employed the Nautilus supercomputer to explore how to help university library users see the broadest selection of relevant resources in their searches of a 14-million-item collection.
Resources from the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) are integral to research focused on building and analyzing a set of computer simulations of the most powerful, long-lived thunderstorms, called supercells. Of primary interest is the identification of an atmospheric feature or features signaling that a monster tornado is imminent.
The University of Tennessee–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Computational Sciences—and UT’s Office of Information Technology—have announced final plans to upgrade the bandwidth of UT’s wide area network for research and education to 100 gigabit per second (100G) capability by July 2014.
The unofficial end of summer is a nice time to consider some of the accomplishments of the season that just ended. The award for Best Poster at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, was among the successes for the staff of the National Institute for Computational Sciences.
The high-performance-computing resources of the National Institute for Computational Sciences support researchers as they investigate the interaction between space weather and the magnetosphere, the protective region that surrounds Earth. A clearer understanding of how the magnetosphere responds to space-weather events will aid in the development of the proper tools to forecast the intensity of incoming solar storms.
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