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Distance Learning for the Next Generation of Computational Scientists

James Osborne

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Dr. James Osborne from HPC Wales writes that distance learning techniques may help train the next generation of computational scientists. Simulation and modelling are now widely seen as the third pillar of science, alongside theory and experimentation. The ability to harness today’s high performance computers is […]

Computational Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Paul Messina, Director of Science at Argonne

Paul Messina from Argonne presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “ALCF’s most powerful computer — Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q system has nearly one million cores. The good news is that many scientific and engineering applications are able to utilize such levels of parallelism, as will be shown by presenting a sampling of projects from varied scientific and engineering domains that are using ALCF systems.”

IBM to Drive Computational Sciences at Texas A&M

Today Texas A&M University and IBM began a broad research collaboration dedicated to advances in agriculture, geosciences, and engineering. The collaboration will leverage the power of big data analytics and high performance computing (HPC) systems for innovative solutions across a spectrum of challenges, such as improving extraction of Earth-based energy resources, facilitating the smart energy […]

The $1000 Genome from a Computational Perspective


Glenn Lockwood from SDSC writes that Illumina’s new high-throughput sequencer will be able to sequence human genomes at a cost of $1000 each. But what it serves up will require computational resources on a grand scale.

INCITE Grants to Spur Computational Research Projects


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects that will share nearly 6 billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation.

Lustre at the Australian National Computational Infrastructure


Joseph Antony from NCI presents: Lustre at the Australian National Computational Infrastructure.

Big Data for Computational Science and Engineering


David Bader and Tamara Kolda discuss the significance of Big Data and the importance of mathematical modeling to make sense of the information.

Job of the Week: Asst. Director, Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is seeking an Assistant Director for the Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering. The newly created Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) is the focal point for the development and innovative use of mathematical algorithms and models on high performance computers to support basic scientific research, […]

Good Science is Repeatable – The Recomputation Manifesto

Over at the Software Sustainability Institute, Ian Gent from the University of St Andrews writes that computational experiments should be recomputable for all time. Although every scientific primer says that replication of scientific experiments is key, to quote this tweet, you’ll need luck if you wish to replicate experiments in computational science. There has been […]

Job of the Week: Senior Research Scientist for Computational Biology in Victoria

The Department of Primary Industries in Victoria is seeking a Senior Research Scientist for Computational Biology in our Job of the Week. This role requires advanced skills in system and network administration and scripting, clustered computer systems, security, virtualisation and Petabyte-scale storage. It is highly desirable that you have acquired these skills in a Life […]