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.
Robert Roe reports on developments in AI that are helping to shape the future of high performance computing technology at the International Supercomputing Conference
James Reinders is a parallel programming and HPC expert with more than 27 years’ experience working for Intel until his retirement in 2017. In this article Reinders gives his take on the use of roofline estimation as a tool for code optimisation in HPC
Sophia Ktori concludes her two-part series exploring the use of laboratory informatics software in regulated industries.
As storage technology adapts to changing HPC workloads, Robert Roe looks at the technologies that could help to enhance performance and accessibility of
storage in HPC
By using simulation software, road bike manufacturers can deliver higher performance products in less time and at a lower cost than previously achievable, as Keely Portway discovers