From The Directors

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Some new systems augment previous research capabilities through improved performance, although they are very similar to previous systems. They are the ticks. But it is the TOCKS, the systems that break new ground in technology and architecture, that can, in addition to improving performance for existing application areas, have a disruptive effect. These are the systems that open advanced IT capabilities for a wide range of new fields of scientific research.

Read more: 2016: From the Directors

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.

Read more: 2016: Opening Bridges

Recovered History

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Massive Data Analysis Uncovering Black Women's Experiences

We say “History is written by the victors.” But it’s probably more true to say it’s written by the people who have the opportunity to write.

Read more: 2016: Recovered History

Stitching Thought Together

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PSC Powers Harvard's, Allen Institute's 3D-Reconstruction of Excitatory Visual Neuron Wiring

Why It's Important: One of the mysteries of brain function is how we make sense of the jumble of images that confront our eyes.

Read more: 2016: Stitching Thought...

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

Scaling (UP) Olympus

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PSC Public Health Applications Group Leverages Bridges Construction to Upgrade Modeling Cluster

PSC’s work with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Intel on its new Bridges system has paid dividends for the public health community in the U.S. and worldwide.

Read more: 2016: Scaling (UP) Olympus

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.

Read more: 2016: Not Your...

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

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

Kindling the Kindlers

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Carnegie Science Award Recognizes PSC STEM Education Programs

PSC has received the 2016 Carnegie Science Award for Leadership in STEM Education. The award recognized three PSC staff members: Pallavi Ishwad, Hugh Nicholas and Alexander Ropelewski.

Read more: 2016: Kindling the Kindlers

A Broader View of Life's Instants

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Anton 2 Will Increase Speed and Size of Melecular Simulations

When it comes to simulating the motions of large biomolecules, the D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) Anton supercomputer hosted at PSC has been in a class by itself.

Read more: 2016: Life's Instants

Cybersecurity and Networking

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Guarding Openness

$5-million Grant Establishes Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

When it comes to cybersecurity, academic research organizations have a difficult mission.

Read more: 2016:...

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