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NCSA’s Delta Supercomputer to be Allocable by XSEDE this Summer

Delta, a $10 million National Science Foundation-funded advanced computing system housed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, will soon be accessible to researchers across the country via XSEDE allocation. Using a design that leverages graphics processing units (GPUs) in combination with CPU architectures well-suited for scientific computing, Delta will be particularly suited to […]

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data and Machine Learning, April 6-7

XSEDE, the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment virtual organization that shares HPC, supercomputing and other advanced computing resources, will present a Big Data and machine learning workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6-7, 2021. The workshop will focus on Spark and Tensorflow. Registration: https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar, registration deadline is noon Eastern Time on Friday, […]

New Cornell Virtual HPC, Data Science, Machine Learning Workshops at XSEDE

ITHACA, NY – Cornell University announced today that four new Cornell Virtual Workshop training topics are available at the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) User Portal: Getting Started on Frontera Introduction to Advanced Cluster Architectures Using the Jetstream APIs Python for Data Science: Part 2 – Data Modeling and Machine Learning Cornell Virtual Workshop topics are freely available at all times to the entire scientific community – […]

The Case for ‘Center Class’ HPC: Think Tank Calls for $10B Fed Funding over Five Years

The Center for Data Innovation (CDI), a non-profit think tank that studies the intersection of data, technology and public policy, has gone to bat for increased federal funding for ‘center class’ and mid-range HPC systems, contending that “a decade of funding cuts at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has left the United States with an […]

Purdue’s ‘Anvil’ to Be Driven by Dell, AMD ‘Milan’ CPUs, Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs

Another in a series of National Science Foundation supercomputing awards has been announced, this one a $10 million funding for a system to be housed at Purdue University to support HPC and AI workloads and scheduled to enter production next year. The system, dubbed Anvil, will be built in partnership with Dell and AMD and […]

XSEDE Supercomputers Simulate Tsunamis from Volcanic Events

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are using XSEDE supercomputer to show that high-performance computer modeling can accurately simulate tsunamis from volcanic events. Such models could lead to early-warning systems that could save lives and help minimize catastrophic property damage. “As our understanding of the complex physics related to tsunamis grows, access to XSEDE supercomputers such as Comet allows us to improve our models to reflect that, whereas if we did not have access, the amount of time it would take to such run simulations would be prohibitive.”

TACC Powers Galaxy Bioinformatics Platform for COVID-19 Analysis

Researchers are using TACC supercomputers to power the Galaxy Bioinformatics Platform for COVID-19 analysis. More than 30,000 biomedical researchers run approximately 500,000 computing jobs a month on the platform. “Since 2013, TACC has powered the data analyses for a large percentage of Galaxy users, allowing researchers to quickly and seamlessly solve tough problems in cases where their personal computer or campus cluster is not sufficient.”

Jetstream and XSEDE resources available for pandemic research

As part of the worldwide effort to understand and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University’s Jetstream, which offers cloud-based, on-demand computing and data analysis resources within the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), is fast-tracking projects that respond to the crisis. “Through the COVID-19 HPC Consortium, Jetstream will provide vital high-performance computing resources. Specifically, priority use of IU’s Jetstream cloud system for analysis of the virus and searches for cures and vaccines. Jetstream offers cloud-based, on-demand computing and data analysis resources, in support of research related to COVID-19.”

Supercomputing the Expansion of Wind Power

Researchers are using TACC supercomputers to map out a path towards growing wind power as an energy source in the United States. “This research is the first detailed study designed to develop scenarios for how wind energy can expand from the current levels of seven percent of U.S. electricity supply to achieve the 20 percent by 2030 goal outlined by the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2014.”

Supercomputing Ocean Wave Energy

Researchers are using XSEDE supercomputers to help develop ocean waves into a sustainable energy source. “We primarily used our simulation techniques to investigate inertial sea wave energy converters, which are renewable energy devices developed by our collaborators at the Polytechnic University of Turin that convert wave energy from large bodies of water into electrical energy,” explained study co-author Amneet Pal Bhalla from SDSU.