Opening BRIDGES

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First Users Score Early Successes on PSC's Game-Changing Supercomputer

Bridges, PSC’s new National Science Foundation-funded computing system, has seen its first month of use by the national scientific community. In that short time, users have reported progress in fields such as genomics, public health, chemistry, machine learning and more. As of April 22, 196 projects have been allocated time on Bridges, and we expect many more to come.

Read more: 2016: Opening Bridges

Island Time

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Extended Simulation on Anton Shows How Cell-Surface Molecules Cluster

Why It's Important: Virtually every process in human health and disease relies on signals getting across cell membranes—the flexible “bags” that enclose the contents of all our cells. 

Read more: 2016: Island Time

NOT Your Grandfather's Reactor

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PSC Studies of Coolant Flow Promise Improved Efficiency, Reliability in Advanced Nuclear Reactor Design

Why It's Important: Nuclear power is seeing a Renaissance worldwide. About 20 percent of the U.S. electric supply comes from nuclear—the nation’s largest carbon-free source of electrical energy.

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Spotting the Signal

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Blacklight Helps Discover Sparse Clues for Stock Performance

Why It's Important:  From the smallest retirement investors to the highest-tech hedge fund manager on Wall Street, we’re all trying to anticipate the market.

Read more: 2016: Spotting the Signal

CIREN to the Rescue

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Blacklight simulations give new insight to crash injuries, better prevention

Why It's Important: Over 33,000 Americans die in motor vehicle crashes annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Read more: 2016: Ciren to the Rescue