Thinking Big Data

$7.6-Million NSF Grant to fund the Data Exacell, PSC’s Next-Generation System for Storing, Analyzing Big Data     The term “Big Data” has become a buzzword. Like any buzzword, its definition is fairly malleable, carrying different meanings in research,...

News in Brief: PSC and its Partners

PSC RECEIVES FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS   In November, PSC received top national honors in four categories of the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. HPCwire, the premier trade publication for the high-performance computing (HPC) community, announced the...

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Anton shows how water leaving, re-entering potassium channel structure delays return to active state   WHY IT’S IMPORTANT The potassium channel helps create electrical signals in nerve and muscle cells. This process goes awry in some irregular heartbeat...

So You Want to be a Super Computor

PSC Takes Lead in XSEDE Summer Research Experience Program     Young career seekers in the high-performance computing (HPC) field often face a familiar problem. You can’t get the job without experience. But another hitch confronts would-be “super computors”...

Roll Out the Beta Barrels

Anton Simulations Reveal How Dangerous Bacteria Install Critical Proteins   Why It’s Important   In an era of diminishing antibiotic effectiveness, it’s no wonder that bacteria, how they live—and what molecular components they can’t live without—are an...

Building a 21st Century Data Highway

PSC Advanced Networking Group Expands Networking Capabilities for Region, World   In the era of “Big Data,” the challenge of moving the vastly expanded data volumes created and needed by today’s researchers has become central. The old network—the equivalent of an...