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Video: Massive Galaxies and Black Holes at the Cosmic Dawn

Tiziana DiMatteo from Carnegie Melon University gave this talk at the 2018 Blue Waters Symposium. “The first billion years is a pivotal time for cosmic structure formation. The galaxies and black holes that form then shape and influence all future generations of stars and black holes. Understanding and detecting the the first galaxies and black holes is therefore one of the main observational and theoretical challenges in galaxy formation.”

Podcast: Bringing Complex Data To Life with Intel Select Solutions

In this Chip Chat podcast, Jim Jeffers from Intel describes his team’s three important open source libraries for data center rendering that deliver rasterization and ray tracing with high performance on Intel Xeon processors. Jim discusses the new Intel Select Solutions for Professional Visualization that package up key software capabilities with the power of high performance computing to provide stunning visualizations.

Extreme Computing for Extreme Adaptive Optics: The Key to Finding Life Outside our Solar System

Hatem Ltaief from KAUST gave this talk at PASC18. “The real-time correction of telescopic images in the search for exoplanets is highly sensitive to atmospheric aberrations. The pseudo-inverse algorithm is an efficient mathematical method to filter out these turbulences. We introduce a new partial singular value decomposition (SVD) algorithm based on QR-based Diagonally Weighted Halley (QDWH) iteration for the pseudo-inverse method of adaptive optics. The pseudo-inverse simulation code will be deployed on-sky for the Subaru telescope during observation nights scheduled early 2018.”

Video: NVIDIA Announces Turing GPUs and CUDA Toolkit 10

Today at SIGGRPAH, NVIDIA announced its newest GPUs based on the new Turing architecture. ”
This fundamentally changes how computer graphics will be done, it’s a step change in realism,” Huang told an audience of more than 1,200 graphics pros gathered at the sleek glass and steel Vancouver Convention Center, which sits across a waterway criss-crossed by cruise ships and seaplanes from the stunning North Shore mountains.

One Stop Systems rolls out Magma ExpressBox eGPU with Thunderbolt 3

Today One Stop Systems introduced the Magma ExpressBox 3T-V3-eGPU, a new external graphics card solution with Thunderbolt 3. The ExpressBox 3T-V3-eGPU can transform both computers and laptops with Thunderbolt 3 connections into powerful workstations. “We’re committed to providing mobile professionals with the latest technologies for performing AI, CAE and rendering applications,” said Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. “Our new ExpressBox 3T-V3-eGPU, like all of our Magma ExpressBox expansion products, enables professionals to remain mobile without sacrificing office workstation performance, but now takes it to a whole new level with NVIDIA technology.”

Supercomputing Cardiac Arrhythmias

A team of researchers led by Mark Potse from Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest research centre are using high performance computing to study heart arrhythmias. It is hoped that this research will lead to better treatment and diagnosis of this condition. “HPC offers enormous potential to advance healthcare through the advances in new therapies and treatments. From understanding the nature of diseases to discovering new drugs and even paradigm shifts in the way that healthcare is delivered such as the development of precision medicine.”

Supercomputing HIV-1 Replication at TACC

Researchers are using TACC supercomputers in the fight against HIV. In a new study published in Nature, a team led by Cornell researcher found the naturally-occurring compound IP6 promotes both assembly and maturation of HIV-1. “We discovered, in collaboration with other researchers, that HIV uses this small molecule to complete its function,” said Juan R. Perilla, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware. “This is a molecule that’s extremely available in human cells and in other mammalian cells. HIV has evolved to make use of these small molecules present in our cells to essentially be infectious.”

Dell EMC Powers High Performance Computing at HPC Wales

In this video from ISC 2018, Biagio Lucini from Swansea University describes how Dell EMC is working with Supercomputing Wales on advanced computing projects including the Bloodhound Supersonic car. “Bloodhound is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Get into HPC with the Altair Global Startup Program

Today Altair announced the immediate availability of its simulation-driven innovation software to qualified startup companies through its newly formed Altair Startup Program. Tailored specifically to the unique needs of the startup community, the global program offers preferential pricing for its simulation-driven design, computer-aided engineering, cloud computing and Internet of Things software solutions. The program also provides no-cost expert consulting to quickly ramp-up startup organizations with the industry’s leading multi-physics optimization platform, Altair HyperWorks, used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide.

The Search for Gravitational Waves

In this video from PASC18, Alexander Nitz from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Germany presents: The Search for Gravitational Waves. “The LIGO and Virgo detectors have completed a prolific observation run. We are now observing gravitational waves from both the mergers of binary black holes and neutron stars. We’ll discuss how these discoveries were made and look into what the near future of searching for gravitational waves from compact binary mergers will look like.”