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Finnish IT Center CSC (Site of LUMI) and TACC in HPC Collaboration

The CSC – the Finnish IT Center for Science – and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote research collaboration using high-performance computing (HPC) applications to address global challenges. The organizations said the collaboration focus on joint use of supercomputing resources […]

@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’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 […]

Univ. of Michigan Researchers Using TACC Frontera HPC for Space Weather Forecasting

“There are only two natural disasters that could impact the entire U.S.,” according to Gabor Toth, professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. “One is a pandemic and the other is an extreme space weather event.” We’re currently seeing the effects of the first in real-time. The last major space […]