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TACC Simulations Investigate Molecular Movement in Real-time

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 […]

Powering Metagenomic Research with TACC Supercomputers

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 […]

Sculpting Flow with TACC Supercomputers

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 […]

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 […]

TACC to Deploy 20 Petabyte Global File System from DDN

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 […]

TACC's Hadoop Cluster Makes Big Data Research More Accessible

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 […]

Video: HPC Drives Life Science Research at TACC

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.

Enriching Future Food Supplies with TACC Supercomputing Know-how

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, […]

Video: Experiences from the Deployment of TACC's Stampede System

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 […]