Today the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit genomics and genetics research institute, has been awarded a four-year, $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the next phase of the Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project, a fundamental genomics resource used by many scientists to study human health and disease.
In a recent editorial, Nature Geoscience has highlighted the work of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center on a simulation code called CALIOPE, which provides 48-hour air quality forecasts for Spain and Europe. The piece, published at the begging of February, highlights the health problems associated with air pollution which not only affects developing countries but many of the world's major cities.
The GW4 Alliance, together with Cray and the UK Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 HPC service for UK-based scientists
Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron, has recently appointed Dr Andrew Richards as its new head of scientific computing. He joins Ulrik Pedersen, who became head of Diamond’s Beamline Controls Group in September. Alongside the Data Analysis and Data Acquisition Groups, they are responsible for delivering the computing capability to underpin the science facility’s cutting edge research and operational activities.
The Mont-Blanc project which aims to define and build a new HPC architecture for exascale-class computing based on ARM technology has selected Cavium’s ThunderX2 ARM server processor to power its new high performance computing (HPC) prototype
The Canada Foundation for Innovation has announced that it will award $69 million through its Major Science Initiative Fund for the Compute Canada project
Supercomputing company Cray has announced the appointment of Stathis Papaefstathiou to the position of senior vice president of research and development. Papaefstathiou will be responsible for leading the software and hardware engineering efforts for all of Cray’s research and development projects.
Bright Computing, a provider of cluster and cloud infrastructure automation software, has announced the launch of a tiered partner program for value-added reseller partners in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Sophia Ktori highlights the role of the laboratory software in the use of medical diagnostics
Gemma Church explores the use of modelling and simulation to predict weather and climate patterns
Robert Roe reviews the latest in accelerator technology and finds that GPUs and coprocessors will be key fixtures in the future of deep learning
Robert Roe finds that commoditisation of flash and SSD technology and the uptake of machine learning and AI applications are driving new paradigms in storage technology.