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  • Scientists Leverage HPC and AI to Wrangle the ‘Galaxy Zoo’

    For the last 12 years, the “Galaxy Zoo” has been working hard to improve our understanding of the cosmos. Despite its name, the Galaxy Zoo doesn’t house any aliens; it is, instead, a crowdsourced astronomy project that asks its users to classify the shapes of massive numbers of galaxies. Now, researchers from the National Center…

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  • Open Source vs. Commercial Parallel File Systems: Truth and Fiction in a HPC World

    In the fast-paced world of HPC, data storage is an essential component in guaranteeing business critical deliverables. HPC data storage systems rely on parallel file systems to deliver maximum performance – but CIOs have two options to choose from, as Jim Donovan explores High-Performance Computing (HPC) and its ability to store, process and analyse vast…

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  • European Institutions, IBM Partner to Accelerate Joint Research and Education in Quantum Computing

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 3, 2019 — IBM announced today at the World Conference of Science Journalists the expansion of the IBM Q Network in Europe to include additional universities and an international research organization. These institutions are collaborating with IBM Q to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and develop curricula to help train students for careers that will be…

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  • Using Machine Learning Models to Better Predict Bladder Cancer Stages

    July 3, 2019  — The invasive and expensive diagnosis process of bladder cancer, which is one of the most common and aggressive cancers in the United States, may be soon helped by a novel non-invasive diagnostic method thanks to advances in machine learning research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Moores Cancer Center, and…

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  • IT Pros see a Role for High-Performance Computing in Business

    Four-fifths of UK IT staff link the practical application of high-performance computing (HPC) with maintaining a competitive advantage in the next five years, according to a survey of 903 IT professionals by Censuswide. Although HPC is traditionally linked to scientific research, the majority (87%) of UK IT staff questioned in the survey agreed that HPC systems now hold massive…

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  • New Twists in the Intertwining of HPC and AI

    The alliance between high performance computing and artificial intelligence is proving to be a fruitful one for researchers looking to accelerate scientific discovery in everything from climate prediction and genomics to particle physics and drug discovery. The impetus behind this is to use AI, and machine learning in particular, to augment the predictive capacity of…

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