Science Highlights

A bi-annual summary of projects conducted and supported by PSC computational resources, educational programs, and staff expertise

Two New PSC Systems Begin Operations

Two New PSC Systems Begin Operations Bridges-2 Supercomputing Platform Begins Operations at PSC A $10-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a new major supercomputing platform at PSC. In partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise...

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Answer the Call

PSC Answers the Call PSC Systems Support Urgent COVID-19 Science With the nation—and the world—disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, PSC is answering the call to action. The center has given the national research community expedited access to its systems Bridges;...

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Star Crash

Star Crash(es) Bridges Powers Artificial Intelligence that Can Speed Simulations of Neutron Star Mergers and Repeated Simulations that Predict Unique Signal from Unequal Mergers Collisions between neutron stars involve some of the most extreme physics in the Universe....

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Doubling Down

Doubling Down Computation with Bridges Points to Unexpected Mechanism for DNA Duplication in Parkinson’s Disease The progressive disability of Parkinson’s disease carries a heavy toll both in numbers—nearly a million people in the U.S. have it—and in suffering. The...

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Off to a Good Start

Off to a Good Start Anton 2 Simulations Kick off Drug Safety Prediction Pipeline Many possibly useful drugs are abandoned because they increase the QT interval of the heartbeat. This is because QT prolongation can cause life-threatening side effects. But not all...

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Every Calculation Stabs

Every Calculation Stabs Combination of Bridges and Anton 2 Allows Team to Span Time Scales in Simulating Dagger-Like Microbe-Killing Molecule Medical science is in a race to develop new and better antimicrobial agents to address infection and other human diseases. One...

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Experimental Introduction

Experimental Introduction Introducing Experimental Data into Molecular Simulations on Bridges Improves Predictions of Metallic Glass Structure Metallic glass has great strength and flexibility and can be engineered for specific uses. These properties make it useful...

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Settling In

Settling In Bridges Refines Protein Simulations, Approaching Lab Accuracy To understand how the tiny machinery of life works in health and disease, scientists need accurate pictures of how proteins fold and move. But laboratory methods for imaging proteins are slow,...

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Science Highlights Fall 2019

  Science Highlights Fall 2019 This issue of PSC Science Highlights features “Deep learning” Artificial Intelligence that promises fewer false alarms and early prediction of breast cancer development; atomistic models which explain and predict the...

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