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Primeur weekly 2016-02-08

Focus

Reaching towards fully-integrated 3D tomography using new generation of algorithms and high performant scanning equipment and GPU clusters ...

Whole genome sequencing using HPC clusters in project MinE to find a cure for ALS ...

Exascale supercomputing

How to fit ten million computers into a single Supercomputer? The ExaNeSt project paves the way. European consortium becomes the trailblazer in the development of the most challenging architectures ...

Focus on Europe

Europe and Brazil join forces to improve the efficiency of the energy sector with HPC ...

Upcoming e-IRG Workshop will focus on the Progress of the e-Infrastructure Commons ...

CCRT boosts industrial innovation with a petascale supercomputer from Bull ...

Middleware

Ellexus launches tool to load balance shared storage called Mistral ...

Frame unveils powerful new visual supercomputer in the Cloud ...

Hardware

Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center and Huawei launch HPC cluster, liquid cooled by CoolIT Systems ...

DDN WOS object storage software wins 2016 Storage Visions Award for secure, collaborative Cloud storage ...

Auburn University unveils $1 million supercomputer and initiates new technology acquisition plan ...

AMD reveals world's first hardware-virtualized GPU product line ...

High Performance Computing (HPC) market worth 36.62 billion USD by 2020 ...

Mellanox promotes Amit Katz to Vice President of Ethernet Switch Sales ...

Applications

Ofiice of Naval Research-sponsored technology simulates how legs bleed ...

Anton 2 supercomputer at PSC will increase speed and size of molecular simulations ...

NCSA awarded grant to examine effective practices in industrial HPC ...

A stellar collaboration: Supercomputing and NASA's IRIS Observatory ...

Carnegie Mellon joins IARPA project to reverse-engineer brain algorithms ...

Bionik Laboratories to utilize machine learning and analytics to improve neurological rehabilitation ...

IBM Watson Ecosystem opens for business in India ...

American Heart Association, IBM Watson Health and Welltok team up to transform heart health ...

The Cloud

Nimbix addresses enterprise call for high-performance computing with executive sales hire ...

IBM launches Cloud data and analytics marketplace for developers ...

IBM closes deal to acquire The Weather Company's product and technology businesses ...

A stellar collaboration: Supercomputing and NASA's IRIS Observatory

27 Jan 2016 Ames - The Sun's atmosphere is a powerful, dynamic environment, with distinct layers characterized by complex physical processes that are not yet well understood. Over the past few years, technological advances have made it possible for scientists to study the solar atmosphere more closely than ever before by using space-based observatories, such as NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), together with high-performance computer modeling, simulation, and analysis back on Earth.

IRIS was built by Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, which leads the science investigation and has operated the spacecraft since its launch in 2013. Researchers on the IRIS science team are running high-fidelity 3D simulations on NASA's Pleiades supercomputer at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility, located at Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Astrophysicist Mats Carlsson and his team at the University of Oslo, Norway are simulating a small portion of the Sun and comparing the results with the spacecraft's observations to learn more about how the solar atmosphere is shaped and heated.

By combining numerical modelling with direct observation, the researchers are learning how magnetic fields generated in the Sun's interior affect its lower atmosphere, or chromosphere, which is the primary source of ultraviolet radiation that reaches Earth. The simulations also show how friction between ionized and neutral particles dissipates magnetic energy and helps heat the chromosphere. These findings may help solve several longstanding mysteries, such as why the outer atmosphere of the Sun - the corona - is millions of degrees hotter than its surface.

The team is now working to improve their solar simulations by studying discrepancies between the IRIS observations and the simulated images. With higher resolution and increasing complexity, made possible by Pleiades' massively parallel processing capability, future simulations will even more closely match the spacecraft's data - continuing the successful partnership that has revealed so much about the inner workings of the Sun's atmosphere and ultimately helping us learn how it affects Earth.

Source: NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-02-08

Focus

Reaching towards fully-integrated 3D tomography using new generation of algorithms and high performant scanning equipment and GPU clusters ...

Whole genome sequencing using HPC clusters in project MinE to find a cure for ALS ...

Exascale supercomputing

How to fit ten million computers into a single Supercomputer? The ExaNeSt project paves the way. European consortium becomes the trailblazer in the development of the most challenging architectures ...

Focus on Europe

Europe and Brazil join forces to improve the efficiency of the energy sector with HPC ...

Upcoming e-IRG Workshop will focus on the Progress of the e-Infrastructure Commons ...

CCRT boosts industrial innovation with a petascale supercomputer from Bull ...

Middleware

Ellexus launches tool to load balance shared storage called Mistral ...

Frame unveils powerful new visual supercomputer in the Cloud ...

Hardware

Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center and Huawei launch HPC cluster, liquid cooled by CoolIT Systems ...

DDN WOS object storage software wins 2016 Storage Visions Award for secure, collaborative Cloud storage ...

Auburn University unveils $1 million supercomputer and initiates new technology acquisition plan ...

AMD reveals world's first hardware-virtualized GPU product line ...

High Performance Computing (HPC) market worth 36.62 billion USD by 2020 ...

Mellanox promotes Amit Katz to Vice President of Ethernet Switch Sales ...

Applications

Ofiice of Naval Research-sponsored technology simulates how legs bleed ...

Anton 2 supercomputer at PSC will increase speed and size of molecular simulations ...

NCSA awarded grant to examine effective practices in industrial HPC ...

A stellar collaboration: Supercomputing and NASA's IRIS Observatory ...

Carnegie Mellon joins IARPA project to reverse-engineer brain algorithms ...

Bionik Laboratories to utilize machine learning and analytics to improve neurological rehabilitation ...

IBM Watson Ecosystem opens for business in India ...

American Heart Association, IBM Watson Health and Welltok team up to transform heart health ...

The Cloud

Nimbix addresses enterprise call for high-performance computing with executive sales hire ...

IBM launches Cloud data and analytics marketplace for developers ...

IBM closes deal to acquire The Weather Company's product and technology businesses ...