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NASA’s Develops SAFEGUARD Safety Net Technology for Drones

Flying drone aircraft are no longer rare sightings these day. In fact, their may be one above you somewhere taking pictures at this very moment. This begs the question: how do we keep our skies safe? “Scientists at NASA Langley Research Center have developed a breakthrough technology called Safeguard that can alleviate hazards with unmanned aircrafts (UA) flying beyond their authorized perimeters and into no-fly zones. Safeguard works by continuously detecting a UAs proximity to virtual perimeters established around no-fly-zones taking action to guarantee the perimeters are not breached.

Analytics for Massive Datasets Using High Density GPU Accelerators

Cloud computing providers are now allowing users to rent GPU power in the cloud for big data analytics instead of building or buying their own hardware. In this week’s Sponsored Post, Katie Rivera, of One Stop Systems, explains the technology behind analytics for massive datasets using high density GPU accelerators.

Call for Participation: ISAV 2017 Workshop at SC17 in Denver

The ISAV 2017 Workshop has issued their Call for Participation. Held in conjunction with SC17, the In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-scale Analysis and Visualization Workshop takes place, Sunday, November 12 in Denver.

Multicore Performance Challenges for Game Developers

Game developers face a unique challenge – how to make their graphics-heavy applications perform well across a very wide spectrum of hardware devices, not just high-end systems. So while an early version of a game might have been developed on some high-end system with 10 teraflops of CPU potential in a discrete graphics card, how do you scale it down to smaller consumer devices where optimization options are more limited?

Video: PRACE Powers HPC for European Industry

“Supercomputers are key to industrial and societal progress. The overarching goal of PRACE is to provide a federated Europe with a science-driven supercomputing infrastructure, and support European industries in becoming globally competitive.” In fact, 97% of industrial companies that employ HPC consider it indispensable for their ability to innovate, compete, and survive and it is said today that “To out-compute is to out-compete.”

Video: Optimizing HPC Service Delivery at Boeing

Jim Glidewell from Boeing presented this talk at the PBS Works User Group. “There are multiple elements to providing an effective and efficient HPC service. This presentation will share some of our strategies for extracting maximal value from our HPC hardware and providing a service that meets the needs of our engineering customers.”

Supercomputing More Efficient Paper Production with HPC4MFG

Industry is collaborating with researchers at LBNL to significantly reduce paper production costs and increase energy efficiencies. “The major purpose is to leverage our advanced simulation capabilities, high performance computing resources and industry paper press data to help develop integrated models to accurately simulate the water papering process.”

Evolving Storage and Cyber Infrastructure at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation

Ellen Salmon from NASA gave this talk at the 2017 MSST conference. “This talk will describe recent developments at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation, which is funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, and supports the specialized data storage and computational needs of weather, ocean, and climate researchers, as well as astrophysicists, heliophysicists, and planetary scientists.”

Supermicro Showcases Powerful GPU Solutions at GTC 2017

In this video from GTC 2017, Rodolfo Campos from Supermicro describes the company’s innovative solutions for GPU-accelerated computing. “Leveraging our extensive portfolio of GPU solutions, customers can massively scale their compute clusters to accelerate their most demanding deep learning, scientific and hyperscale workloads with fastest time-to-results, while achieving maximum performance per watt, per square foot, and per dollar.”

Supercomputing High Energy Cancer Treatments

Over at TACC, Aaron Dubrow writes that researchers are using TACC supercomputers to improve, plan, and understand the basic science of radiation therapy. “The science of calculating and assessing the radiation dose received by the human body is known as dosimetry – and here, as in many areas of science, advanced computing plays an important role.”