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Intel Collaborates with CERN to Support Upgraded LHC Experiments

Much of the media attention given to the particle accelerator experiments that happen at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, is focused on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It’s no surprise, given the LHC is the world’s largest, most complex machine, unravelling some of the toughest scientific problems by accelerating particles (protons or heavy ions) and making them collide in a gigantic 27-kilometer ring. But the work that happens immediately after particles collide in the LHC is not only critical to science, it’s also quite interesting and important from...

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Facebook's Latest Experiment: Helping you find free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Facebook says it’s not a media company, but it just might be turning into a Wi-Fi finder service. Users of the social network’s iOS app report seeing a new feature in the More section that lets them find nearby public Wi-Fi access points. The feature does not appear to be widely available at the moment, which means this is probably something Facebook is only testing. The social network tests numerous features all the time but this one is particularly notable. As The Next Web points out, helping users find public Wi-Fi could enable more people to use Facebook Live. If your cellular con...

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Weather the storm: Improving Great Lakes Modeling

Up until now, atmospheric models and hydrodynamic models have remained separate to a large extent in the Great Lakes region, with only a few attempts to loosely couple them. In a new study, published online this week in the Journal of Climate, an integrated model brings together climate and water models. The collaborative work is the product of researchers from Michigan Technological University, Loyola Marymount University, LimnoTech and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Pengfei Xue, an assistant professor of civil and env...

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IBM Triples Cloud Datacenter Capacity in the UK

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is adding four new cloud data centers infused with cognitive intelligence in the UK, to keep pace with growing client demand. The investment in the new facilities underscores IBM’s long-standing commitment to providing innovative solutions to the UK market and triples its cloud center capacity in the UK. “We are already among the most digitally connected countries in the world, with a globally successful digital economy worth more than £118 billion a year and strong cyber security defenses to protect consumers and business,” said Matt Hancock...

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ASC17 Student Competitors to Gain Access to #1 Sunway TaihuLight Supercomputer

Today the Asia Supercomputer Community announced that the world’s fastest supercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, will be used by students in the upcoming 2017 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge. The 2017 ASC team registration and proposal application process began during SC16 and is now open to all universities and organizations worldwide. To date, the Sunway TaihuLight is the only supercomputer in the world that has a peak performance of over 100 PFlops. It is housed in the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China, and remains in first place on the Top 500 supercomputers list this mon...

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Call for Papers: Tasks on High Performance Computing (THPC 2017) - Deadline: December 22, 2016

The 3rd International Workshop on Tasks on High Performance Computing (THPC-2017) provides an international forum on the advances in the high performance computing utilization including the wireless networks Techniques that will be held in Madeira, Portugal (May 16-19, 2017) in conjunction with The 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2017). This workshop invites the submission of original work related to but not limited to the following topics. Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 8 pages including all figures, tables and references...

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Call for Papers: High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2017) - Deadline: December 15, 2016

The 2017 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference will feature the 25th High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2017), devoted to the impact of high-performance computing and communications on computer simulations. Advances in multicore and many-core architectures, networking, high-end computers, large data stores, and middleware capabilities are ushering in a new era of high-performance parallel and distributed simulations. Along with these new capabilities come new challenges in computing and system modeling. The goal of HPC 2017 is to encourage innovation in high-performance computing and ...

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Call for Papers: ISC HPC 2017: ISC High Performance 2017 - Deadline: December 2, 2016

Submissions are now open for the ISC 2017 conference Research Paper Sessions, which aim to provide first-class opportunities for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present research that will shape the future of high performance computing. Submissions will be accepted through December 2, 2016. The Research Paper Sessions will be held from Monday, June 19, through Wednesday, June 21, 2017. ISC High Performance (ISC 2017) will once again be held at Forum Messe Frankfurt. Submitted research papers will be reviewed by the ISC 2017 Research Papers Committee, which ...

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Call for Papers: IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Big Data Computing (HPBDC 2017) - Deadline: January 17, 2017

Managing and processing large volumes of data, or “Big Data”, and gaining meaningful insights is a significant challenge facing the distributed computing community. This has significant impact on a wide range of domains including health care, bio-medical research, Internet search, finance and business informatics, and scientific computing. As data-gathering technologies and data-sources witness an explosion in the amount of input data, it is expected that in the future massive quantities of data in the order of hundreds or thousands of petabytes will need to be processed. Internationa...

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How to See Living Machines

It sounds like something out of the Borg in Star Trek. Nano-sized robots self-assemble to form biological machines that do the work that keeps one alive. And yet something like this really does go on. Every cell in our body - be they flesh and blood, brain and everything in between - has identical DNA, the twisted staircase of nucleic acids uniquely coded to each organism. Complex assemblages that resemble molecular machines take pieces of DNA called genes and make a brain cell when needed, instead of, say, a bone cell. These molecular machines are so complex, yet so tiny, that scientists...

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SDSC Announces New Life Sciences Computing Initiative

Spurred by the increasing reliance of life sciences researchers in the academic and private sectors on computational methods and data-enabled science, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has inaugurated a new life sciences computing initiative focused on improving the performance of bioinformatics applications and associated analysis pipelines on current and future advanced computing systems. Dramatic improvements in scientific instruments and techniques, such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Cryo-electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM), are en...

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