supercomputing News

UT Team Heads to Supercomputing Competition

A team of four UT students along with a student from Hardin Valley Academy and Oak Ridge High School are heading to Denver to compete in the SC!13′s international student supercomputing cluster competition. The competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high powered computing community.

UT Receives Funding from Intel to Push Supercomputing Limits, Establish Center

Imagine going to the doctor and the doctor peering into your genetic code to determine the best medicine to treat what ails you. The campus has received funding from computer chip maker Intel to develop computer codes to make personalized medicine like this and other transformative scientific discoveries possible.

Supercomputer Work Makes Stride in Biofuels Research

Cellulase enzymes found in nature from sources such as wood-degrading fungi or in cows’ stomach compartments form one of the key catalysts for breaking down plant biomass to make biofuels. But, they remain quite expensive. Compute allocations from the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) have made a breakthrough possible that could have big cost implications.

Professor Receives High Honor for Supercomputing Accomplishments

Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, is being honored for his leadership in high performance computing. He will receive the Association for Computing Machinery-Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award on November 19 in Denver at SC13, the International Conference on High Performance Computing.

UT Network Infrastructure to Upgrade to 100G

The UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Computational Sciences—and UT’s Office of Information Technology—have announced final plans to upgrade the bandwidth of UT’s wide area network for research and education to 100 gigabit per second (100G) capability by July 2014. This project makes UT an early adopter of the technology and will improve a wide range of big data and other science data flows.

Supercomputing Research Shows Black Holes Impact Galaxies

Using supercomputing resources provided by the National Institute for Computational Sciences, a research team has made discoveries using computer modeling and simulations that have overturned longstanding, widely held beliefs about black holes.

Science360: Developing The Next Generation Of Supercomputers

Science360, an up-to-date view of breaking science from around the world, featured the video “Developing the Next Generation of Supercomputers.” The video looks at how UT professor Jack Dongarra is leading the international charge in developing the world’s next generation of supercomputers. Science360 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

UT Supercomputers to Gain More Power Thanks to NSF Grants

UT Knoxville’s supercomputing capabilities are about to become more powerful. The UT-managed National Institute for Computational Sciences is adding 300 teraflops to the TeraGrid’s total computational capability thanks to two awards from the National Science Foundation which total $3.4 million.