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XSEDE Powers Polymer Research at MIT

Researchers at MIT are using XSEDE resources to study polymers, the chemical compounds used to make plastic, rubber, and more. Details of the project are contained in the paper “ Tube Curvature Slows the Motion of Rod–Coil Block Copolymers through Activated Reptation .” Wang and Brad Olsen, project principal investigator and assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at...
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MIT Team Genetically Engineers a Quantum Virus for Efficient Energy Transport

ExtremeTech When MIT phenoms Seth Lloyd and Angela Belcher put their heads together to create the perfect peanut butter cup, you know we are going to be there to take a bite. Lloyd, of quantum computer fame, realized that certain features of the kinds of viruses which Belcher builds are ideally dimensioned for trying increase the efficiency of photosynthetic energy transport via...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 26, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Nominations Closing Soon for NVIDIA Global Impact Award Nomination Deadline – October 30, 2015 Researchers worldwide are invited to submit their innovations for the 2016 NVIDIA Global Impact Award – an annual grant of $150,000 for groundbreaking work that addresses the world’s most important social and humanitarian problems. The award will go to an institution...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of September 28, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News        \   Blue Waters Seeking Partner Institutions to Offer Course on Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systems The Blue Waters project and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana are offering an online course on Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systems for...
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A Supercomputer in the Palm of Your Hand

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are examining the possibility of using smartphone processors as energy-efficient alternatives to current supercomputer components. The team led by professor Gaurav Khanna, associate director of the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research, has a background in finding creative alternatives to standard supercomputers....
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of May 25, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   PRACE Women in HPC Magazine Debuts   The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) today published the first edition of PRACE Women in HPC Magazine 2015 , part of PRACE’s ongoing effort to advance gender and diversity issues within the HPC community. The opening editorial by Dr Sylvie Joussaume, the...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of April 6, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   NSF CISE Posts Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs Program to Spur the Development of New Big Data Partnerships Among Government, University, and Industry CCCBlog Last Friday, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) announced the Big Data Regional Innovation...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of March 30, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Summer Training Workshop in Bimolecular Simulations for Undergraduate and First-Year Graduate Students June 21-26, 2015 – Caltech, Pasadena, California Application Deadline - May 13, 2015. The 2015 Summer Training Workshop in Bimolecular Simulations is an NSF-funded workshop that provides a hands-on opportunity for...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of March 23, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   PRACE Completes First Phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement   PRACE is pleased to announce that Phase I of its Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) was completed on March 9, 2015. PRACE started this pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to obtain R&D services, which should result in future PRACE HPC systems to become more energy...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of March 16, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   NCSA’S Merle Giles Co-Edits Book on Industrial Impact of HPC Merle E. Giles, director of Private Sector Programs and Economic Impact at NCSA, and Anwar Osseyran, director of the Dutch HPC and e-cience center SURFsara, are co-editors of a new book on the impact high-performance computing in industry. The book,  Industrial Applications of...
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