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April 10, 2013

Blue Waters, entering full deployment, is now crunching numbers around the clock at the National Petascale Computing Facility at the University of Illinois, US. Led by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Blue Waters is funded by the US National Science Foundation to address the most challenging compute-, memory-, and data-intensive problems in science and engineering.

March 13, 2013

How do scientists use supercomputers to predict complex things like weather, climate, earthquakes, and the formation of galaxies? Watch this video to see how supercomputers handle mathematical modeling.

October 3, 2012

With the IEEE International Conference on eScience 2012 under a week away, iSGTW caught up with Ian Foster, general chair and moderator of the event. We get his opinions on the key areas of focus of the program, the challenges being addressed, and what attendees should watch out for.

September 19, 2012

Today, biology is a data-driven science, intrinsically linked to computing.  However, dialogue between researchers and computer scientists about the analysis of genomic data is still far from 'organic'. The HPCBio group and the Texas Advanced Computing Center are addressing this issue with a distributed approach to computing resources, new software, and tailored customer services.

January 18, 2012

A CGI snapshot of the space junk orbiting high above our heads in low-Earth orbit. Image courtesy Space Junk 3D website.