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Another Milestone for Computational Chemistry

Nobel Prize

On October 9, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 was jointly awarded to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.” A New York Times article said the three researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize “for work that did not involve test tubes or lab coats. Instead, they explored the world of molecules virtually, with computers.” This is another key milestone in the solidification of computational chemistry as an important discipline for current and future researchers. It has been more than 50 years since the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Linus Pauling “for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation … [Read more...]

HPC Industry Poised to Support BRAIN Initiative

BRAIN Initiative

According to researchers at MIT, 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Experts say that treating these kinds of anxiety disorders can benefit from a better understanding of the brain circuits. While neuroscientists have taken major strides in understanding the human brain, the next step requires a multi-disciplinary approach where neuroscientists work side by side with researchers and computer scientists. President Obama's recently announced Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program aimed at improving our understanding of the human brain. The BRAIN … [Read more...]

Cray participating in the 21st Annual International Conference on ISMB/ECCB

ISMB_Life Sciences Event

Chemistry and life sciences tend to push the envelopes of research and demand data-intensive operations, simulations and imaging capabilities that can put a major strain on supercomputing systems. Cray is bridging gaps between supercomputing performance and life science’s needs, giving researchers the tools they need to deal with sophisticated project requirements. The 21st Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and 12th Annual European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) will be held in Berlin, Germany, from July 21 - 23, 2013.  ISMB/ECCB is one of the most important conferences in Bioinformatics worldwide. Organizers expect more than 1,500 participants to attend this year's event. … [Read more...]

NCKU deploys Cray supercomputer to support life sciences research

NCKU Life Sciences Blog_05232013

The National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan recently put the high performance computing resources of a Cray supercomputer into its Computer and Network Center. The university’s new system, a Cray XE6m supercomputer, can achieve peak performance of more than 4 teraflops. Acquiring a new supercomputer is an important step for the university. The Cray XE6m system, which will be overseen by the university’s supercomputing research center, will be used for critical research that will ultimately benefit society at large. Research otherwise not possible without their new Cray. NCKU's life sciences research project NCKU has supported a wide range of research efforts in its Computer and Network center, but the university is gearing … [Read more...]

Cray at Bio-IT World Conference in Boston

Cray is enabling better research practices in science.

The 2013 Bio-IT World Conference will be held from April 9-11 in Boston. The event represents a unique opportunity for visitors to learn how informatics plays a key role in multiple disciplines within life sciences. Today life sciences is evolving as it tries to cope with the deluge of data that is generated from rapidly evolving new technologies.  As data-intensive technologies take hold in a variety of research areas in life sciences, finding ways to develop efficient tools that can help analyze data is a major challenge for the IT industry. As a leader in the evolving high performance computing industry, Cray is creating unique solutions that leverage big data and supercomputing know-how. Cray's presence at the Bio-IT World … [Read more...]