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Video: How HPC Is Changing Hurricane Season Forecasts

In this Wall Street Journal video, Joe Curley from Intel describes how supercomputing is used for severe weather forecasting.

Video: Building Python-Based Operational Systems for Prediction of Atmospheric Processes

In this video from the UCAR Software Engineering Assembly, Don Morton from ARSC presents: Building Python-Based Operational Systems for Prediction of Atmospheric Processes. In the context of atmospheric models, operational systems are those that dependably provide important, time-critical forecasts for use in decision-support systems. They are characterized by the need for rapid data acquisition and […]

Los Alamos National Laboratory Upgrades Simulation Theatre

Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected visualisation specialist Christie for an upgrade to its Powerwall Theater (PWT), an innovative facility that enables researchers to view the complex models and simulations they have created using some of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The theatre will feature 40 Christie Mirage WU-L WUXGA DLP 3D LED projectors in a […]

LSU Visualization Looks Beyond Deepwater Horizon

Researchers at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology are using high performance visualization to explore the fate of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010. In simple terms, researchers from the LSU’s DOCS, namely Dr. Dubravko Justic, Lixia Wang, Dr. Nan Walker and others, make multiple geoscientific and model simulation data sets […]

Visual Supercomputing – Nvidia Geoint Accelerator Wrangles Geospatial Big Data

Today Nvidia announced the GeoInt Accelerator, a GPU-accelerated geospatial intelligence platform to enable security analysts to find actionable insights quicker and more accurately than ever before from vast quantities of raw data, images and video. Today’s intelligence analyst needs information based on imagery, video, signals intelligence, human intelligence and other sources, in a geospatial context […]

Video: Parallel Volume Rendering in yt

In this video from SciPy 2013, Sam Skillman from the University of Colorado at Boulder presents: Parallel Volume Rendering in yt: User Driven & User Developed. We will describe the development, design, and deployment of the volume rendering framework within yt, an open-source python library for computational astrophysics. In order to accommodate increasingly large datasets, we have developed a […]

Exploring Collaborative HPC Visualization Workflows using VisIt and Python

In this video from SciPy 2013, Harinarayan Krishnan from Lawrence Berkeley National Labs presents: Exploring Collaborative HPC Visualization Workflows using VisIt and Python. Practitioners aiming for reproducibility would benefit from collaboration tools in this space that support the ability to automatically capture multi-user collaborative interactions. For this work, we modified VisIt, an open source scientific […]

CASL Does First Full-scale Simulation of an Operating Nuclear Reactor

This week the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) at ORNL announced that is has completed the first full-scale simulation of an operating nuclear reactor. Using supercomputers, CASL is modeling nuclear reactors to help researchers better understand reactor performance with the goal of ultimately increasing power output, extending reactor life, and reducing […]

Simulating Orbital Impacts with TACC Supercomputers

The sky is getting crowded. According to NASA, there are more than 21,000 pieces of ‘space junk’ roughly the size of a baseball in orbit, and about 500,000 pieces that are golf ball-sized. To help mitigate risk, researchers are using TACC supercomputers to simulate orbital debris impacts on spacecraft. If a spacecraft is hit by […]

Transtec Powers Cloud HPC and Remote Visualization at ISC'13

In this video from ISC’13, Dr. Oliver Tennert from Transtec describes how the company’s HPC Cloud Services and Remote Visualization solutions are empowering customers with flexibility for their computing workloads. We have a lot of customers from the scientific as well as financial or telecommunications areas, where analyzing huge amounts of data in the shortest […]