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May 16, 2012

DOE INCITE Program to Allocate Titan, Mira Compute Resources


HPCwire

2013 promises to be a landmark year for DOE’'s Leadership Computing Program and INCITE. Two new systems, Oak Ridge's Titan and Argonne's Mira, will be available to researchers. These two facilities are preparing to award up to 5 billion core hours next year, a three-fold increase compared to...

May 8, 2012

Why the DOE Thinks Supercomputing Will Change Our Energy Future


Forbes

We sat down for an exclusive interview with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who shared his thoughts on the current state of supercomputing. The Nobel Prize-winning scientist is betting that these super machines will play a key role in designing...

Apr 30, 2012

A 100-gigbit highway for science


Science Codex

Climate researchers are producing some of the fastest growing datasets in science. Five years ago, the amount of information generated for the Nobel Prize-winning United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report was 35 terabytes—equivalent to the amount of...

Apr 27, 2012

Under-the-radar job growth


Chicago Sun-Times

Three Chicago-area science and technology whizzes are busy learning their trades in fast-growing careers. Their work ranges from designing a comedian’s interactive stage set to mapping a health plan for trees to figuring out why the universe is rapidly expanding....

Apr 24, 2012

IT & Network Infrastructure : IBM Supercomputers: 12 Ways HPC Is Leading to Scientific Breakthroughs


eWeek

Earlier this year, IBM announced partnerships with Rice University and Rutgers University to advance supercomputing at their institutions and in their respective home states of Texas and New Jersey. The agreements became the latest of many partnerships IBM has with academic...

Apr 21, 2012

IBM Races Energy Dept. for Electric Car Battery Bragging Rights


Talking Points Memo

Back in 2009, tech giant IBM missed out when the Department of Energy distributed a record $2.9 billion in research grants to develop low cost, high range batteries for electric vehicles. Now the company seems determined to leapfrog over DOE with its own pet project, called the...

Apr 18, 2012

New institute to tackle "data tsunami" challenge



ARGONNE, Ill.—Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have received part of a planned $25 million grant from the...

Apr 17, 2012

How cloud storage could catch up with big data


Federal Computer This Week

Cloud computing has managed to make the world’s already colossal appetite for data storage even more voracious.

Last year, IDC, an IT market research firm, cited public cloud-based service providers, from Amazon Web Services to YouTube, as the most significant drivers of storage...

Apr 10, 2012

The Processors of Petascale


HPCWire

While the supercomputing digerati argue about what an exascale machine will look like at the end of this decade, recent history suggests that there will be a healthy diversity of designs, at least with regard to processor architecture. As of this week, there are 20 known petascale systems...

Apr 6, 2012

Pursuing protons for medical imaging


symmetry

A new kind of detector technology that could lead to discoveries in particle physics may also lead to better 3D images of the human body and help cancer patients.

Continuing a tradition of collaboration between particle physics and medicine, researchers from Northern...

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