Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-06-18

Blog

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) published a video "Big data and climate change". The centre investigates hardware and software for Big Data. It carries out research projects that require large quantities of data. Weather and climate studies are a clear case of large amount of data that are required to make a detailed prediction. Read further...
The magazine iSGTW runs a story by Luca Gammaitoni from the LANDAUER project about "Can we build a computer that consumes little or no energy?" The LANDAUER project , funded by the EC, which will reach its conclusion later this year, investigates the ultimate physical limits associated with the way energy is used during computational activity. Read further...

Applications

Supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped (or cruciform) pieces of DNA and human cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). The UT Austin study found that small DNA cruciforms are mutagenic, altering DNA in a way that can increase risk of cancer in yeast, monkeys, and in humans. Lead researcher was Karen Vazquez said. Vasquez who is the James T. Delucio Regents Professor in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology at The University of Texas at Austin. Read further...