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Simulating the World’s Smallest Integrated Switch

This visualization from CSCS in Switzerland shows the world’s smallest integrated switch. “Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications at ETH Zurich, have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off. ETH Professor Mathieu Luisier, who participated in this study, simulated the system using Piz Daint Supercomputer. The component operates at the level of individual atoms. “

PASC16 Announces Keynote Speakers

Today PASC16 announced a lineup of world-class keynote speakers for its third annual conference. The event will feature keynotes from academic and industry leaders with a special emphasis on high-performance computing, and simulation and data sciences. Building on the successful format of the last two years’ conferences, PASC16 will offer an even broader and deeper selection of technical sessions, paper tracks, information stands, and presentations from industry and academia.

GPUs & Liquid-Cooling Speed APEXX 5 Advanced Computer Workstation

Apexx5_hero_web_smallToday BOXX Technologies introduced the redesigned APEXX 5, the “world’s most advanced professional workstation.” Built to accommodate demanding engineering, architectural, VFX, and animation workflows, the newly upgraded and highly configurable APEXX 5 is designed to maximize I/O expandability with up to 5 dual-width GPUs with a sync card, a single-width GPU, or any combination of seven, full-length expansion cards while reaching new levels of rendering and simulation performance.

Bright Computing & BitNet Manage Simulation Infrastructure at FNSS in Turkey

Today Bright Computing announced that it has collaborated with BitNet in Turkey to provide an infrastructure management solution to FNSS. As is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles, FNSS provides weapon systems for the Turkish and Allied Armed Forces.

Podcast: Simulating how Lasers can Transform Materials

Researchers are using XSEDE compute resources to study how lasers can be used to make useful materials. In this podcast, Dr. Zhigilei discusses the practical applications of zapping surfaces with short laser pulses. Laser ablation, which refers to the ejection of materials from the irradiated target, generates chemical-free nanoparticles that can be used in medical applications, for example.

COMSOL Multiphysics Comes to Rescale Cloud Simulation Platform

Today Comsol announced the availability of COMSOL Multiphysics software on the Rescale Cloud simulation platform. “For customers seeking HPC resources for bigger analyses, this important initiative with Rescale allows our users to take full advantage of both the COMSOL Multiphysics software and Rescale’s secure and flexible simulation environments,” said Phil Kinnane, COMSOL’s VP of Business Development.

Video: How Argonne Simulated the Evolution of the Universe

In this Chigago Tonight video, Katrin Heitmann from Argonne National Lab describes one of the most complex simulations of the evolution of the universe ever created. “What we want to do now with these simulations is exactly create this universe in our lab. So we build this model and we put it on a computer and evolve it forward, and now we have created a universe that we can look at and compare it to the real data.”

Building A Real-Time, Closed Loop fMRI Data Analysis System for Neuroscience Experiments

Prof. Kai Li from Princeton presented this talk at the Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC15. “Full correlation matrix analysis (FCMA) is an unbiased approach for exhaustively studying interactions among brain regions in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from human participants. In order to answer neuro-scientific questions efficiently, we are developing a closed-loop analysis system with FCMA on a cluster of nodes with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. In this talk, we will discuss our current results and future plans.”

JYU Sets World Record for Pore-scale Flow Simulations

An interdisciplinary research team from JYU in Finland has set a new world record in the field of fluid flow simulations through porous materials. The team, coordinated by Dr. Keijo Mattila from the University of Jyväskylä, used the world’s largest 3D images of a porous material–synthetic X-ray tomography images of the microstructure of Fontainebleau sandstone, and successfully simulated fluid flow through a sample of the size of 1.5 cubic centimeters with a submicron resolution.

Visualizing Biomolecular Complexes on x86 and KNL Platforms: Integrating VMD and OSPRay

John Stone from the University of Illinois presented this talk at the Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC15. “VMD is designed for modeling, visualization, and analysis of biological systems such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipid bilayer assemblies, etc. It may be used to view more general molecules, as VMD can read standard Protein Data Bank (PDB) files and display the contained structure.”