Here they are — the five most-visited stories from the past week. One of the largest centralized academic cyberinfrastructures; more than a third of the HPC market leveraging HPE; speeding highly advanced engineering simulations to maximize real-life product performance; the most extreme ‘entanglement’ between pairs of photons ever seen in the lab; and the first data-driven map of earth’s hidden groundwater reserves revealing that use exceeds renewal, are all among the top stories.
First Data-driven Map of Earth’s Hidden Groundwater Reserves: Use Exceeds Renewal
Groundwater: it’s one of the planet’s most exploited, most precious natural resources. It ranges in age from months to millions of years old. Around the world, there’s increasing demand to know how much we have and how long before it’s tapped out. For the first time since a back-of-the-envelope calculation was attempted in the 1970s, hydrologists have produced a data-driven estimate of the Earth’s total supply of groundwater.
Experiment Records Extreme Quantum Weirdness
Researchers at the National University of Singapore and the University of Seville in Spain have reported the most extreme ‘entanglement’ between pairs of photons ever seen in the lab. The achievement is evidence for the validity of quantum physics and will bolster confidence in schemes for quantum cryptography and quantum computing designed to exploit this phenomenon.
Speeding Highly Advanced Engineering Simulations to Maximize Real-life Product Performance
CD-adapco, the largest privately held computational fluid dynamics provider of computer-aided engineering software, has deployed more than one petabyte of Panasas ActiveStor storage to support the high-performance demands of CFD simulations. CD-adapco is pioneering an approach called Multidisciplinary Design Exploration (MDX) that uses engineering data from simulation results to improve a product through multiple design iterations.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise reports Significant Momentum in High Performance Computing
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced at SC15 in Austin, that more than a third of the high-performance computing market is leveraging HPE Compute platforms to process, analyze and manage data securely across HPC workloads. The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Ghent University and the Academic Computer Centre…
Closer to a Cure for Gastrointestinal Cancer
At the University of Miami’s Center for Computational Science, more than 2,000 internal researchers and a dozen expert collaborators across academic and industry sectors worldwide are working together in workflow management, data management, data mining, decision support, visualization and cloud computing. CCS maintains one of the largest centralized academic cyberinfrastructures in the country, which fuels vital and critical discoveries.