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X-ray Crystallography: GPUs Used for New Drug Discovery Projects

This is the work being done on our GPU systems at Southwest Research Institute. Cool!

SwRI®-developed Rhodium Docking Capability software enhances virtual screening capabilities for pharmaceutical, biochemical development

“This software, available currently for SwRI client use, accelerates drug discovery by rapidly screening feasible binding sites and docking (computer simulated) poses that are not revealed in crystal structures.”

Southwest Research Institute

Courtesy of Southwest Research

Red Barn HPC Client in the News

Cornell engineers solve a biological mystery and boost artificial intelligence

From Supercomputing Online News:

By simulating 25,000 generations of evolution within supercomputers, Cornell University engineering and robotics researchers have discovered why biological networks tend to be organized as modules – a finding that will lead to a deeper understanding of the evolution of complexity. (Proceedings of the Royal Society, Jan. 30, 2013.)

The new insight also will help evolve artificial intelligence, so robot brains can acquire the grace and cunning of animals.

How cool is that?  Red Barn has enjoyed working with Cornell’s Computational Biology Services Unit, supplying servers that help power their fascinating research in bioinformatics and outreach projects to make HPC more accessible to the academic community with their BioHPC project.

New Tech: To Exascale and Beyond

Or: The One in Which We Have to Change Our Graphics again

Exascale Computing: New Possibilities for Climate Change Modeling

From Giga- to Tera- to Peta- to Exa-…supercomputing technology changes fast.

Check out this cool video from ASCR Discovery and the Krell Institute:

Climate modelers James J. Hack of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Mark Taylor of Los Alamos National Laboratory discuss how increasing computing capabilities to the exascale will improve climate predictions. Scientists must figure out how to refine their models to make full use of all that power.

Read more about exascale computing technology in this feature from the DoE.

HPC Industry Supporting Independent Film Girl Rising

Intel and 10×10 Release Girl Rising Trailer at Sundance Film Festival


Intel has been in Park City, Utah this week for the premier of the independent film project Girl Rising, a documentary exploring the need for access to education for girls throughout the world.  Intel is a founding sponsor of Girl Rising, produced by 10×10.  Watch the trailer, learn more, and find out where Girl Rising will be next on the film’s amazing website girlrising.com