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.
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.
IBM Watson Health has announced a research initiative with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aimed at defining a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology.
A new study that is investigating bacterial movement, behaviour, and colony formation could help researchers to develop a better understanding of infections – paving the way to new antimicrobial treatments.
Scientists have developed an improved method for capturing longer DNA fragments - doubling the size up to 7000 DNA bases that can be analysed for novel genes
Agilent Technologies and Transcriptic have announced a collaboration to combine their technologies in order to provide a solution for convenient, broad scale synthetic and discovery biology research.
Transcriptic's automated discovery biology platform enables scalable life science research through a convenient and simple web interface. Biologists who use the platform can control their science and generate data remotely via the cloud.
The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalised Medicine (SCGPM) has adopted the DNAnexus Platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud in order to bring enterprise-ready genomic analysis, data management, and collaborative research solutions to the centre.
Intersect360 Research, a market research company specialising in the high-performance computing industry, has released a market forecast detailing the expected compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) predicted for the HPC industry over the next five years
Xilinx has announced that Baidu, a Chinese language Internet search provider, is utilising Xilinx FPGAs to accelerate machine learning applications in its data centres in China.
Earlham Institute has created a dedicated HPC cluster for international data portal ‘CyVerse’ that will provide free open-source genome analysis for big data research
Robert Roe looks at research from the University of Alaska that is using HPC to change the way we look at the movement of ice sheets
Robert Roe talks to cooling experts to find out what innovation lies ahead for HPC users