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 […]
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This week TACC announced it will deploy 20 Petabyte, scalable global file system (GFS) from DDN that will be accessible to all of TACC’s computing and visualization systems. The rate of data growth during the last decade has been exponential,” said Tommy Minyard, TACC’s director of Advanced Computing Systems. “This new global file system will […]
Over at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, Aaron Dubrow writes that researchers are using a specialized cluster at TACC to do experimental Hadoop-style studies on a current production system. This system offers researchers a total of 48, eight-processor nodes on TACC’s Longhorn cluster to run Hadoop in a coordinated way with accompanying large-memory processors. A […]
In this video, from Joe Maglitta from Go Parallel sits down with Oscar Jiao from TACC. Jiao is the center’s life science computing specialist, and he describes how researchers are using the nine-petaflop Stampede supercomputer to pursue new discoveries in their fields.
Over at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, writes that researchers from Iowa State University are using TACC supercomputing resources to better understand bovine DNA. Harnessing information from DNA sequences in buffalo and cattle is an important step in meeting the growing world’s demand for food. As the world’s population approaches nine billion people in 2050, […]
In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Karl Schulz from the Texas Advanced Computing Center presents: Experiences from the Deployment of TACC’s Stampede System. Stampede is one of the largest computing systems in the world for open science research. Stampede system components are connected via a fat-tree, FDR InfiniBand interconnect. One hundred and sixty compute […]
Can scientists enlist bacteria to help save the planet? University of Texas professor Jeffrey Barrick is using TACC supercomputers to understand radical mutations and design artificial organisms. As described in the September 2012 issue of Nature, Barrick’s research studied the rapid evolution of E. coli to trace key changes that lead to an evolutionary innovation. […]
In the supercomputing world, we often think of things in tens. Over at TACC, Aaron Dubrow has posted a series of interviews with ten of the top HPC minds in Texas. With a focus what on what terascale, petascale, and exascale means to them and their field, the interviews cover a broad base of application […]
There is no doubt that the Sequester is putting extreme pressure on critical R&D in this country. As members of the HPC community, how can we help to ensure that we continue to fund important supercomputing research? In this video from February 15, 2013, the House Subcommittee on Research holds a hearing on Applications for […]
In this video from the Mellanox booth at SC12, Tommy Minyard from the Texas Advanced Computing Center presents: InfiniBand at TACC: From Terascale to Petascale.