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Jun 1, 2021

Supercomputing Tapped to Study Exotic Matter in Stars

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics, supercomputing

A team at Stony Brook University used ORNL’s Summit supercomputer to model x-ray burst flames spreading across the surface of dense neutron stars.

At the heart of some of the smallest and densest stars in the universe lies nuclear matter that might exist in never-before-observed exotic phases. Neutron stars, which form when the cores of massive stars collapse in a luminous supernova explosion, are thought to contain matter at energies greater than what can be achieved in particle accelerator experiments, such as the ones at the Large Hadron Collider and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

Although scientists cannot recreate these extreme conditions on Earth, they can use neutron stars as ready-made laboratories to better understand exotic matter. Simulating neutron stars, many of which are only 12.5 miles in diameter but boast around 1.4 to 2 times the mass of our sun, can provide insight into the matter that might exist in their interiors and give clues as to how it behaves at such densities.

May 30, 2021

Israel’s operation against Hamas was the world’s first AI war

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, supercomputing, terrorism

The Israeli military is calling Operation Guardian of the Walls the first artificial-intelligence war. the IDF established an advanced AI technological platform that centralized all data on terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip onto one system that enabled the analysis and extraction of the intelligence.


The IDF used artificial intelligence and supercomputing during the last conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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May 27, 2021

US Energy Department launches the Perlmutter AI supercomputer

Posted by in categories: mathematics, robotics/AI, supercomputing

The US Department of Energy on Thursday is officially dedicating Perlmutter, a next-generation supercomputer that will deliver nearly four exaflops of AI performance. The system, based at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is the world’s fastest on the 16-bit and 32-bit mixed-precision math used for AI.

The HPE Cray system is being installed in two phases. Each of Phase 1’s GPU-accelerated nodes has four Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs, for a total of 6159 Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs. Each Phase 1 node also has a single AMD Milan CPU.

May 25, 2021

Samsung Develops a Very Fast 512GB DDR5 Memory Module

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance, robotics/AI, supercomputing

2 sticks of RAM giving you 1TB of memory will be the norm soon.


While consumers today typically use computers with 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM inside, Samsung is pushing ahead with the next generation of memory modules. Its latest stick of RAM is a 512GB DDR5 module running at 7200Mbps.

The new module will be used in servers performing “the most extreme compute-hungry, high-bandwidth workloads.” That means supercomputers, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. It was made possible thanks to advanced HKMG technology, which Samsung adopted back in 2018 for its GDDR6 memory. Basically, HKMG replaces the insulator layer in DRAM structures. The high dielectric material contained in the layer reduces current leakage and therefore allows higher performance. At the same time, Samsung managed to reduce power usage in the new module by 13%.

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May 23, 2021

Frontier Supercomputer to Get World’s Fastest Storage: 75 TB/s, 15 Billion IOPS, 700 PetaBytes

Posted by in category: supercomputing

OLCF’s Frontier is set to use a hybrid multi-tier storage sub-system with 700PB capacity and up to 75TB/s throughput.

May 22, 2021

Watch a Supercomputer Simulation of a Star Forming

Posted by in category: supercomputing

STARFORGE, an initiative dedicated to modeling early star formation, has released stunning supercomputer simulations of young protostars.

May 22, 2021

Scientists Just Made A Quantum Computing Breakthrough!!

Posted by in categories: information science, particle physics, quantum physics, supercomputing

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May 22, 2021

Supercomputers to reshape tech landscape

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI, supercomputing

The rise of AI has been accompanied by an explosion of processing horsepower.


News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication.

May 17, 2021

Future sparkles for diamond-based quantum technology

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, quantum physics, supercomputing

Marilyn Monroe famously sang that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but they are also very popular with quantum scientists—with two new research breakthroughs poised to accelerate the development of synthetic diamond-based quantum technology, improve scalability, and dramatically reduce manufacturing costs.

While silicon is traditionally used for computer and mobile phone hardware, diamond has unique properties that make it particularly useful as a base for emerging quantum technologies such as quantum supercomputers, secure communications and sensors.

However there are two key problems; cost, and difficulty in fabricating the single crystal diamond layer, which is smaller than one millionth of a meter.

May 1, 2021

Targeting tumors with nanoworms

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, chemistry, nanotechnology, supercomputing

Getting closer.


Drugs and vaccines circulate through the vascular system reacting according to their chemical and structural nature. In some cases, they are intended to diffuse. In other cases, like cancer treatments, the intended target is highly localized. The effectiveness of a medicine —and how much is needed and the side effects it causes —are a function of how well it can reach its target.

“A lot of medicines involve intravenous injections of drug carriers,” said Ying Li, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Connecticut. “We want them to be able to circulate and find the right place at the right time and to release the right amount of drugs to safely protect us. If you make mistakes, there can be terrible side effects.”

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