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May 6, 2015

You may think XSEDE is nothing more than access to high-performance computing resources. But did you know XSEDE offers a full range of training opportunities to teach your scientists and engineers how to work with supercomputers?  

April 1, 2015

Renowned computational biologist Klaus Schulten used the supercomputers at the Texas Advance Computing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to model the binding force of proteins found in cow stomachs. What he discovered may lead us to cheaper biofuel production.

March 4, 2015

Kelly Gaither, co-principal investigator on the XSEDE project and director of visualization at Texas Advanced Computing Center, offers further thoughts on the topic of gender diversity following our 28 January article 'Why aren’t there more women in HPC?' by Toni Collis.



February 11, 2015

Scientists at the University of Rochester, in New York, US, have enlisted XSEDE supercomputers in quest to conquer breast cancer. Their analyses will improve diagnostic equipment and point the way to quicker diagnoses.

January 28, 2015

Austin is a booming city experiencing traffic woes commensurate with its expansion. To model and visualize solutions, city planners look to TACC to help corral the stampede of visitors.

September 10, 2014

The financial services and medical insurance industries in the US account for 6-8% (more than a trillion dollars) of the gross domestic product annually, according to the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis. Read about XSEDE-supported research that considers unobservable market phenomena and how both industries could be improved.

May 8, 2013

Niall Gaffney has managed some of the richest astronomical data ever recorded in terms of scientific and public impact. In his new role at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Gaffney will oversee the center's big data strategy, and will help TACC address challenges with core techniques and technologies.

- Amber Harmon

April 10, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin and TACC competed against the top supercomputing centers and universities to claim one of the most advanced systems in the world — and won. The prize, an estimated $50 million-plus investment over a four-year period.

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.

February 27, 2013

Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine use supercomputers to simulate important proteins and investigate how they interact with medication on a molecular level.

January 9, 2013

As exponentally expanding sets of digitized text, audio, and image resources create new opportunities for research and scholarship in the humanities, the ability to visualize and explore these large data sets is critical to research. Find out about one open source tool advancing visualization for the humanities and revealing resolutions and scales never before seen.

November 14, 2012

Researchers have discovered the mechanism of how a dangerous class of carcinogen stabilizes the very DNA it damages. This finding could lead to better preventative medicine and cancer treatment.

October 31, 2012

I love dragonflies: This video summarizes the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership. A nice example of how the project works can be seen in citizen scientist Greg Lasley's and researcher John Abbott's relationship. They're both friends and colleagues contributing to migratory dragonfly research. Image courtesy TACC.
October 24, 2012

Researchers are using the latest next-gen sequencing and a supercomputer to analyze unusual Geranium genomes, which are natural mutants, evolving many times faster than their plant peers. This could impact research on genetically-modified foods.

October 24, 2012

River flow in the Mississippi River Basin. Image courtesy Cédric David.

October 10, 2012

Artist by trade, Francesca Samsel, uses the highest resolution visualization system in the world, at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, US, to showcase scientific data in a highly accessible, but accurate way.

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.

September 5, 2012

Data from mice that sing combined with powerful high-performance computers may help researchers understand genes related to speech disorders in humans, especially those with autism.

August 8, 2012

There is no consensus on Alzheimer's disease underlying mechanism. Now, new simulations may lead to better diagnostic and treatment options to stop the disease.

August 8, 2012

During XSEDE'12, the Texas Advanced Computing Center presented their new high-performance computer that will replace both its Ranger system and Kraken at the National Institute for Computational Sciences.

February 29, 2012

As computer chips get smaller and faster, they’re getting hotter and hotter. Typically, almost 40% of a data center’s electricity bill is because of its cooling equipment.

To help reach the exaflop barrier and beyond, some data centers are investing in better cooling than current standard technology. We’ve taken a look at seven promising methods that will help scientific e-infrastructures stay cool.