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Primeur weekly 2019-08-19

Focus

Close to 800 million funding allocated to 119 HPC related research projects in European H2020 programme ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray announces Shasta software to power the exascale era ...

DOE/NNSA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announce partnership with Cray to develop NNSA's first exascale supercomputer ...

Focus on Europe

GW4 supercomputer Isambard can compete with Intel ...

Middleware

Taashee Linux Services joins Bright Partner Programme to bring clustered infrastructure management to Indian customer base ...

Hardware

Huntsville Center programme procures mobile, containerized supercomputer for Defense Department ...

Blue Waters computational resources available through 2020 ...

E4 Computer Engineering delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

ScaleMP delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

Grant and gift totaling more than $11 million will accelerate high-performance computing at IACS ...

Tachyum joins PCI-SIG in support of mission to satisfy performance needs of data centre, AI and HPC workloads ...

GRC launches the ICEraQ Micro, an immersion cooled micro-modular data centre solution ...

Applications

Predicting the risk of cancer with computational electrodynamics ...

Virtual 'Universe Machine' sheds light on galaxy evolution ...

Simulating blood flow at the cellular level ...

CANDLE illuminates new pathways in fight against cancer ...

Breathe in, breathe out? It's complicated ...

Brookhaven Lab and University of Delaware begin joint initiative ...

US Department of Energy to offer a sneak peek of tomorrow's Artificial Intelligent technologies ...

Subaru Corporation and ANSYS power the future of hybrid electric vehicle design ...

Supercomputing prodigies win prestigious honours ...

The Cloud

Nimbix launches HyperHub to enable point-and-click supercomputing across public, hybrid, and multiple Clouds ...

Simulating blood flow at the cellular level

6 Aug 2019 Durham - Amanda Randles, the Alfred Winborne Mordecai and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, is developing a massively parallel fluid dynamics simulation called HARVEY capable of modelling the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution. The visionary programme is already fostering discoveries that could improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human diseases.

With a long history of developing and applying high-performance computing to biomedical problems, HARVEY combined Amanda Randles's knowledge of applied physics, computational methods and parallel computing to develop a physiologically accurate model of the movement of red blood cells throughout the body. One of her recent successes mapped 500 billion fluid points using a supercomputer with 1,6 million cores (individual processors), marking the first time a researcher had been able to effectively model the flow of blood at the cellular level.

Former Duke undergraduate turned research associate Harvey Shi is working to create a Graphical User Interface for the programme. Once completed, physicians will be able to use virtual reality or augmented reality systems to better understand an individual's blood flow to make more informed decisions about treatment options such as where to place a stent. Amanda Randles is also working to simulate how circulating tumour cells move through the vascular system to predict where they're likely to end up and begin forming a new tumour.

For this latter project, Amanda Randles was selected to be one of 10 researchers to get an early crack at using Aurora - the United States' newest and largest supercomputer. Housed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Aurora will be the United States' first exascale supercomputer, capable of performing a quintillion calculations per second upon its expected 2021 completion.

Amanda Randles ambitious projects have previously also made her one of five finalists for the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize, the top honour in the field of supercomputing; the recipient of the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Grace Murray Hopper Award; and one of the MIT Technology Review's top "Innovators Under 35" in 2017.

Source: Duke University - Pratt School of Engineering

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-08-19

Focus

Close to 800 million funding allocated to 119 HPC related research projects in European H2020 programme ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray announces Shasta software to power the exascale era ...

DOE/NNSA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announce partnership with Cray to develop NNSA's first exascale supercomputer ...

Focus on Europe

GW4 supercomputer Isambard can compete with Intel ...

Middleware

Taashee Linux Services joins Bright Partner Programme to bring clustered infrastructure management to Indian customer base ...

Hardware

Huntsville Center programme procures mobile, containerized supercomputer for Defense Department ...

Blue Waters computational resources available through 2020 ...

E4 Computer Engineering delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

ScaleMP delivers AMD EPYC 7002 series processor solutions to customers, setting a new standard for the modern data centre ...

Grant and gift totaling more than $11 million will accelerate high-performance computing at IACS ...

Tachyum joins PCI-SIG in support of mission to satisfy performance needs of data centre, AI and HPC workloads ...

GRC launches the ICEraQ Micro, an immersion cooled micro-modular data centre solution ...

Applications

Predicting the risk of cancer with computational electrodynamics ...

Virtual 'Universe Machine' sheds light on galaxy evolution ...

Simulating blood flow at the cellular level ...

CANDLE illuminates new pathways in fight against cancer ...

Breathe in, breathe out? It's complicated ...

Brookhaven Lab and University of Delaware begin joint initiative ...

US Department of Energy to offer a sneak peek of tomorrow's Artificial Intelligent technologies ...

Subaru Corporation and ANSYS power the future of hybrid electric vehicle design ...

Supercomputing prodigies win prestigious honours ...

The Cloud

Nimbix launches HyperHub to enable point-and-click supercomputing across public, hybrid, and multiple Clouds ...