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IMPACT August 2016

Probing DNA for cancer therapies

Intercalators can change the structure of DNA and lead to genetic abnormalities that cause cell death. They also play an important role in anti-cancer drugs. A group of researchers are investigating intercalators and their effect on DNA using computational simulations and experiments. Through XSEDE, the researchers can perform molecular dynamics to capture details that can't be seen with experimentation, using advanced computing resources like Stampede, Comet, and Bridges. The researchers are now extending their research to another cancer drug to better understand the fundamental mechanisms of a cancer drug on DNA structure and cell death. Read more

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Wild Things

The tropical Sumatran rhino almost certainly has a lot to tell us about evolutionary survival. Its closest relative is the Ice Age wooly rhinoceros of Eurasia. Almost certainly, its ancestors started out as a cool-weather grassland species that adapted to a warmer and wetter climate. The Narcissus flycatcher, meanwhile, is a bird with multiple personalities—part of its population would migrate, the rest wouldn't. A team led by Herman Mays and Jim Denvir of Marshall University decided to apply advanced sequencing techniques on XSEDE resources to create the first genetic sequence for both species. Their aim is to understand how climate changes, evolutionary bottlenecks and genes interact to make profound changes in behavior and habitat. Read more

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XSEDE helps researcher read echoes

Meers Oppenheim's research team discovered that "radar echoes" appear at an altitude of about 150 kilometers, and fall to about 20 km during the day, before going back up again. Oppenheim used XSEDE's Stampede—one of the fastest supercomputers in the world housed at Texas Advanced Computing Center. And he also used Extended Collaborative Support Service (ECSS), a help service within XSEDE that partners researchers with computational science experts for periods of time ranging from a few months to a year. Read more

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'Hurricane hunter' data improves hurricane intensity predictions

Yonghui Weng used XSEDE and convection-permitting ensemble data assimilation to understand "hurricane hunter" data to improve hurricane intensity forecasts. Some of the techniques have already been adopted by NOAA and other federal agencies. Read more

'Hurricane hunter' data improves hurricane intensity predictions
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Achieving innovation through collaboration – and diversity

Dr. Pamela McCauley, an internationally recognized ergonomics and biomechanics expert and tenured professor who leads the Ergonomics Laboratory at the University of Central Florida, has one message for today's scientists and engineers: innovation is the key to our collective future but it cannot be done without collaboration that truly embraces diversity. Read more

Achieving innovation through collaboration – and diversity
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NSF awards $15M to create SGCI

The NSF has awarded a five-year $15 million grant to establish a Science Gateways Community Institute. The institute will accelerate the development and application of highly functional, sustainable science gateways that address the needs of researchers across the full spectrum of NSF directorates. "We see the services offered by SGCI dovetailing nicely with those offered by XSEDE," said XSEDE co-PI Nancy Wilkins-Diehr. Read more

NSF awards $15M to create SGCI
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Diversity shines at XSEDE16 conference

The first five years of the NSF-funded XSEDE project culminated in an exciting and enlightening week's worth of technical talks and presentations about high-performance computing (HPC) services and resources. The XSEDE16 conference where these were showcased also gave underrepresented groups an opportunity to be exposed to HPC and a plethora of experts in nearly every field of research. Read more

Diversity shines at XSEDE16 conference
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Events

SC16 - Nov. 14-17, 2016 | Booth #3631

 


Here you will find links to What's New in XSEDE, the project's monthly newsletter. Each month brings news of science breakthroughs, educational opportunities and updates on the people of XSEDE.
  • January 2014
    XSEDE aids in overcoming limitations in studying energy, proving the impossible is possible in chemistry research as well as uncovering new information about DNA structures. HPCwire names XSEDE's project director a "Person to Watch" for 2014 and XSEDE-allocated Stampede supercomputer celebrates a successful first year.
    Go to the January newsletter

  • December 2013
    XSEDE aids in improving wind energy technology as well as advancing the study of the human impact of digital images. A new XSEDE-allocated resource for interactive, remote visualization and data analysis is announced along with a call for projects for the XSEDE Student Engagement program. 
    Go to the December newsletter

  • October-November 2013
    Research done with XSEDE-allocated resources are helping to bring the "customers who bought this item, also bought," way of online shopping to university libraries across the country as well as providing a physical explanation for star formation. XSEDE enables another stride in biofuels research and teams up with I-CHASS to improve STEM curriculum. Also, XSEDE prepares to head to SC13 in Denver, CO. 
    Go to the October-November newsletter 

  • September 2013
    Research done with XSEDE-allocated resources are helping improve forecasting superstores and the efficiency of genome assembly. XSEDE has announced a new initiative aimed at making it easier to manage computing clusters and improve the ease with which researchers and students can use local and national cyberinfrastructure. Also, XSEDE and NSF release cloud survey results.
    Go to the September newsletter 

  • August 2013

    Research done with XSEDE-allocated resources are enabling simulations that investigate molecular movement in real-time, and the use of large-scale image analysis to understand diseases. XSEDE is hosting Nicholas Berente, as well as expanding access to the Open Science Grid through UC San Diego. Also, XSEDE13 was a huge success, see all the conference coverage.
    Go to the August newsletter

  • July 2013
    XSEDE13 is coming up, be on the look out for exciting coverage from the conference. Also, research done with XSEDE-allocated resources are enabling a wide-variety of discoveries… helping NASA protect future spacecraft from space junk, finding the connection between a marine crustacean and biofuels development, creating a "smart" search engine for biologists, and changing the rules on Wall Street.
    Go to the July newsletter
  • June 2013
    XSEDE-allocated resources at NICS and TACC as well as Extended Collaborative Support Services help researchers tackle some of the most important physics problems, SDSC's non-conventional supercomputer fosters some discoveries in non-traditional areas of research, Hadoop-optimized cluster on the XSEDE-allocated Longhorn supercomputer at TACC is enabling dozens of discoveries, XSEDE13 announces a Biosciences Day
    Go to the June newsletter
  • May 2013

    XSEDE-allocated resources at SDSC assist in crunching Large Hadron Collider data and developing a highly scalable computer code for simulating seismic hazards, while the Kraken supercomputer at ORNL aides in the Understanding of the turbulence of gases in planet-forming protoplanetary disks. Plus, the schedule is now available online for XSEDE13, the annual conference focused on science, education, outreach, software, and technology related to XSEDE. 
    Go to the newsletter

  • March 2013

    Simulations on XSEDE systems aid in determining protein's role in the dynamics of disease and how a better understanding could lead to new cancer treatments, while other XSEDE-allocated resources are helping building a better a more accurate energy model and tracing the emergence of a new evolution of E. coli. Also, XSEDE13 get two corporate sponsors for the summer conference. 
    Go to the newsletter

  • February 2013
    XSEDE-allocated Kraken at Oak Ridge National Laboratory assists in harnesses fusion energy, a Berkeley research team turns to XSEDE resources at NICS to study changing vegetation and effects on the food chain, confirmation of the existence of a tissue that has historically been overlooked, XSEDE13 biosciences panel announced, XSEDE improves the efficiency of computational methods used to study genomes.
    Go to the February newsletter

  • January 2013
    XSEDE consulting and computing resources at PSC help in developing individualized care through computational modeling,  new petascale supercomputer at TACC open to research community, first official software service on XSEDE, award-winning art project created with open-source script, brain mapping through grid computing …
    Go to the January newsletter

  • November 2012
    Simulations on XSEDE systems aid in studying cancer behavior at TACC and design of future medicines at NICS, new PSC system for handling Big Data, NCSA's Private Sector Program earns co-award from HPCwire, wrapup from Supercomputing Conference ...
    Go to the November newsletter

  • October 2012
    XSEDE Project Director Towns named to Compute Canada board, new genome studies on frog species and geranium evolution, bridging models of climate change and hydrology, and XSEDE's wide representation at Supercomputing Conference ...
    Go to the October newsletter

  • September 2012
    Speeding up the drug discovery process at TACC, planning for a Science Gateways Institute, saving time in genetics research at PSC, tracking evolutionary changes via study of mouse monogamy, XSEDE's new Campus Champions Fellows ...
    Go to the September newsletter

  • July-August 2012
    XSEDE Scholars take first place in cluster competition at annual conference, Science Gateway helps clarify "Tree of Life," PSC program encourages minority students to pursue bioinformatics degrees, TACC helps further investigations of dark matter ...
    Go to the July-August newsletter

  • June 2012
    Improved breast cancer detection method, tracking disease lethal to bats, new file system to aid in data-intensive computing, upgraded link to XSEDE resources, new tool for testing scientific code ...
    Go to the June newsletter

  • May 2012
    Photosynthesis research; direct link from Galaxy genome database to XSEDE backbone; study of movement and formation of massive planets; search for fast, low-cost DNA sequencing device; study of next-generation reactors; cloaking research; August summer institute workshop at SDSC ...
    Go to the May newsletter

  • April 2012
    More effective drug delivery and disease treatment, lots of clean energy-related research including improving photovoltaics and making them more affordable, XSEDE's new Novel and Innovative Projects initiative, XSEDE Scholars ...
    Go to the April newsletter

  • March 2012
    PSC research shaping planning and policy related to flu outbreaks, "big data" at SDSC and NCSA, refining evolutionary history and delving further into the study of chemical reactions at TACC, searching for renewable fuel options and helping safely move explosives at NICS ...
    Go to the March newsletter

  • February 2012
    Awards, determining source of lava formations in Western U.S., predicting hurricane intensity, connecting PSC and Drexel, and HPC summer school in Ireland accepting applications ...
    Go to the February newsletter

  • January 2012
    Call For Participation in XSEDE12 conference, podcast about XSEDE, computers submerged in liquid, 'space junk,' shared-memory enhancement, Gordon makes a big splash, renewable fuels research, HPC summer school ...
    Go to the January newsletter

  • November/December 2011
    Two new supercomputers -- Gordon and Stampede; PSC award; research on drug-processing protein, aerosols, natural language processing ...
    Go to the November/December newsletter

  • October 2011
    Richard Tapia and the National Medal of Science, shockwave research, tracking bird migration, new genome institute at Indiana, supermassive black holes ...
    Go to the October newsletter