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NSF Center of Excellence in Cyberinfrastructure Awarded $7.5M

Sept. 6, 2022 — Since 2016, the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) has brought together software developers to improve access to essential resources and services with a “community center” approach. By offering development assistance, usability engagements, sustainability training and more, SGCI has helped more than 150 science gateways reach their goals. Through a combination of […]

@HPCpodcast: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategies – A How-to Guide for HPC Managers

While it’s safe to assume that most senior managers in the HPC community are in favor of hiring and promoting more women and people of color within their organizations, many don’t know how to make it happen. At last week’s annual meeting of the Dell Technologies HPC Community, Melyssa Fratkin of the Texas Advanced Computing Center offered this piece of advice: using same-old-same-old hiring practices won’t work.

TACC Announces Frontera Fellows Cohort for 2022-2023

The Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) has welcomed its Frontera Computational Science Fellowship awardees for 2022-2023. The program provides a year-long opportunity for talented graduate students to compute on the Frontera supercomputer world and collaborate with experts at TACC. TACC released the following profiles and Q&A with the new cohort of fellows: Alma Carolina Escobosa, […]

TACC: Frontera HPC Helps Reveal Weaknesses in HIV-1 ‘Armor’

The Frontera supercomputer at TACC has furthered scientists’ understanding of how the HIV-1 virus infects and helped generate the first realistic simulations of its capsid, complete with its proteins, water, genetic material, and a key cofactor called IP6 recently discovered to stabilize and help form the capsid. “The vulnerabilities in the armor of the HIV-1 virus capsid were revealed by these very big simulations and the analysis we did,” said Gregory Voth, the Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Voth is the lead author on the HIV-1 capsid study published in March 2022 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

NSF Extends TACC’S Stampede2 HPC System through mid-2023

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has extended operational funding for the Stampede2 supercomputer through June 2023. Prior to the extension, the life of the system was expected to end in September 2022. As part of the extension, 448 of the oldest Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi […]

TACC Using GRC Liquid Cooling in Lonestar6 Supercomputer

GRC (Green Revolution Cooling), a single-phase liquid immersion cooling company for data centers, today announced that it is providing the cooling infrastructure for the Lonestar6 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The company’s ICEraQ Series 10 will cool the Dell C6525 servers, which contain AMD EPYC “Milan” CPUs, used within TACC’s Lonestar6 supercomputer, a […]

TACC Deploys Dell HPC System ‘Lonestar6’

Lonestar6, a Dell Technologies HPC system designed and deployed by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, is intended to perform about 3 quadrillion mathematical operations per second — or, in high-performance terminology, 3 petaflops. Lonestar6 is comprised of more than 800 Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 servers with 3rd […]

TACC Adopts Intel oneAPI for Remote Visual Analysis

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin reports it is using the Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit for remote analysis capabilities on the center’s supercomputers, “providing high-fidelity visualization tools for all scales of computing.” TACC, which operates the Frontera and Stampede2 supercomputer along with more than a dozen HPC systems, […]

TACC’s Stampede2 HPC Simulations Reveal How Cells Regulate Themselves

Supercomputer simulations run on the Stampede2 system of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) have helped scientists studying how cells work understand the way in which protein molecules in a sense dance with a partner to respond to signals and regulate each other’s activities. Crucial to giving cells energy for life is the migration of […]

TACC’s Longhorn GPU Subsystem Helps Researchers Detect Potential COVID-19 Virus Vulnerability

Despite more than a year and a half of research, there are still many unknowns about how the virus that causes COVID-19 infects human cells. A deeper understanding could lead to new treatment approaches. Using supercomputer simulations, a team from the University of California San Diego, the University of Pittsburgh, The University of Texas at […]