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Supermicro Deploys 30,000+ MicroBlade Servers to Enable One of the World’s Highest Efficiency Datacenters

Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies including green computing, has announced deployment of its disaggregated MicroBlade systems at one of the world’s highest density and energy efficient data centers. A technology-leading Fortune 100 company has deployed over 30,000 Supermicro MicroBlade servers, at its Silicon Valley data center...
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Supercomputers, XSEDE Resources Help Reduce Jet Engine Noise

A researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is reducing sound from jet engines for his NASA- and Navy-funded research. He’s using resources provided through an organization based partly at NCSA: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). The National Science Foundation-funded project links supercomputers and code experts to academics who need them. Daniel...
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How to See Living Machines

It sounds like something out of the Borg in Star Trek. Nano-sized robots self-assemble to form biological machines that do the work that keeps one alive. And yet something like this really does go on. Every cell in our body - be they flesh and blood, brain and everything in between - has identical DNA, the twisted staircase of nucleic acids uniquely coded to each organism. Complex...
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SDSC Announces New Life Sciences Computing Initiative

Spurred by the increasing reliance of life sciences researchers in the academic and private sectors on computational methods and data-enabled science, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has inaugurated a new life sciences computing initiative focused on improving the performance of bioinformatics applications and associated analysis pipelines...
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Supercomputing the P53 Protein as a Promising Anticancer Therapy

Even though it's almost impossible to see, computational biophysicist Rommie Amaro is using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin to model the largest atomic level system of the tumor suppression protein p53 to date — over 1.5 million atoms. The simulations identify new "pockets" to reactivate p53 which would be a tremendous...
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Promising Drug Leads Identified to Combat Heart Disease

Using a unique computational approach to rapidly sample, in millisecond time intervals, proteins in their natural state of gyrating, bobbing, and weaving, a research team from UC San Diego and Monash University in Australia has identified promising drug leads that may selectively combat heart disease, from arrhythmias to cardiac failure. Reported in the September 5, 2016 Proceedings of the...
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Bridges Supercomputer Enters Production

The Bridges system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) entered production operations last month, in support of advances in science, research, engineering, and education. Following approval by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this status change marks the transition to completing integration with other Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) compute...
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Grable Grant Will Fund BEST, PSC’s STEM Secondary Education Program

High school teachers in southwest Pennsylvania will get training in advanced computing technologies in the biological sciences—bioinformatics—thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Grable Foundation to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). The grant will fund PSC’s BEST (Bioinformatics Education for STudents) program, including a summer workshop for regional science teachers. “The Grable...
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SDSC/UCSD Team Uncovers Signaling Links to Glioblastoma Factor

Glioblastoma is a highly aggressive form of brain cancer with a survival rate generally less than 16 months. With no effective treatments available, a team including researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center sought to uncover several underlying molecular networks that may yield...
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Supercomputers Fire Lasers to Shoot Gamma Ray Beam

Comic book readers might know about gamma rays. The Incredible Hulk was transformed from mild scientist into wild superhero by gamma rays from a nuclear explosion. The real gamma rays form in nature from radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus. Besides hazardous materials, you'd have to look in exotic places like near a black hole or closer to home at lightning in the upper atmosphere to...
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