The Corral large-scale data repository at the Texas Advanced Computing Center now hosts 100 unique scientific research collections. From measurements of Earth’s gravity field to whale songs to mass spectrometry data, Corral’s usage is growing at 10% per month with over one petabyte of data and counting.
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Atoms are in constant motion, making slight position adjustments in timescales that start in femtoseconds. Over at TACC, Monica Kortsha writes that researchers are using supercomputers to investigate molecular movement in the time scale that they actually occur. Milestoning, an algorithm developed by UT researcher Ron Elber, is the ultimate timekeeper. By breaking the movements […]
Over at TACC, Aaron Dubrow writes that while microbes play a critical role in our environment, but much about them remains unknown. Powered by TACC supercomputers, the science of metagenomics makes it possible to investigate microbes in their natural environments and in the complex communities in which they normally live. Functional characterization of Indian Ocean […]
As a river flows around rocks and logs, still spaces form in the fluid flow. Over at TACC, Aaron Dubrow writes that researchers are exploring the phase space of these fluid deformations using supercomputers. Through a better understanding of microfluidics, clinicians may someday be able to separate white blood cells from other cells in a […]
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 […]
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.