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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.