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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 October 12, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Supercomputing Coral's Race to Beat Heat Corals can genetically adapt to warmer waters from climate change, scientists say in a study that relied on bioinformatic analysis with supercomputers. Reef-building corals can withstand a small degree of warming. This study with polyps of staghorn coral Acropora millepora across the Great...
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Technology Reshapes Education, 'Making Thinking Visible'

Jeannette Jones, dean of education at Schaumburg-based for-profit American InterContinental University, told of a time she sat in on a middle school class and a student asked the teacher a question. She said the teacher didn't know the answer — but on the spot posed the question to her Twitter followers. The teacher in seconds received responses from several experts in the field, Jones said....
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Europe Wants a Supercomputer Made From Smartphones

IEEE Spectrum Mont-Blanc, a European public-private consortium, aims to make exaflop supercomputers based on the central-processing units (CPUs) used in smartphones and tablet computers. The Mont-Blanc project, which was launched at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in 2011, currently has 14 partners and is set to run through September 2016. The researchers recently unveiled a...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of June 16, 2014 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Skilled Foreign Workers a Boon to Pay, Study Finds The Wall Street Journal Three academic economists recently conducted a study examining wage data and immigration in 219 U.S. metropolitan areas from 1990 to 2010 and found that cities seeing the biggest gains of foreign-born workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) saw wages climb...
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UIUC Research Shows Smartphone Sensors Leave Trackable Fingerprints

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have demonstrated that fingerprints exist within smartphone sensors because of imperfections during the hardware manufacturing process. The researchers focused on the accelerometer, which tracks three-dimensional movements of the phone, but the findings suggest other sensors could leave equally unique fingerprints. When...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of February 10, 2014 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC Happenings Cray Captures $43 Million in Military Contracts HPCwire The U.S Department of Defense has just revealed eight new major contracts for a diverse range of agencies, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Defense Logistics Agency. All told, the DoD laid down word on over $212 million in new investments. In the midst of large equipment contracts for Lockheed Martin,...
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Caltech is Predicting Earthquakes and Saving Lives--With Smartphones

BBC News California Institute of Technology researchers have created an app called CrowdShake that provides early earthquake warnings by converting a smartphone's accelerometer into a seismometer. "In the Pasadena area, which is a relatively small community--it's hardly 10km across--we have hundreds and hundreds of volunteers that we give a very small low-cost accelerometer to, it's...
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