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Supercomputer Simulations help fight Dengue Virus

Researchers are using supercomputers to combat the Dengue virus and related diseases spread by mosquitos. “Advanced software and the rapid calculation speeds of both Comet and Bridges made the current simulations possible. In particular, the graphics processing units (GPUs) on Comet enabled the team to simulate the motion more efficiently than possible if they had used only the central processing units (CPUs) present on most supercomputers.”

Supercomputing the Zika Virus at Purdue

Researchers at Purdue University are using HPC to help fight the Zika virus. “Purdue’s award-winning Community Cluster Program played a significant role in enabling the research team to create the first detailed, 3-D structural map of the Zika virus, a key step toward developing treatments. The technique the team used to map the virus structure combined cryo-electron microscopy and high-performance computing. With the microscope, the Purdue researchers capture images of many Zika virusDetailed image of the Zika virus structure. particles, or individual instances of the virus.”