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Simulating the Brain with a Supercomputer

The first incarnation of Blue Brain — a digital representation of the human mind — could simulate 10,000 neurons firing and interacting just as they would in an actual brain. But with 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion total connections in a real human brain, it'll require a supercomputer to...

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Video: KernelGen — Next-Generation Compiler Platform for Accelerating GPUs

In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Dmitry Mikushin from the University of Lugano presents KernelGen — Next-generation Compiler Platform for Accelerating GPUs. 

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Video: Management of Large-Scale GPU Clusters

In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Axel Koehler from Nvidia presents: Management of large-scale GPU Clusters. 

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Video: Supercomputer Modelling of a Complete Human Viral Pathogen

In this video, researchers perform a reconstruction and simulation of the poliovirus using the BlueGene/Q supercomputer at the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative. The poliovirus model is being used as a basis for understanding antiviral drugs, virus infection and helps us to learn how to model related viruses such as...

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CSIRO Supercomputer to use Geothermal Cooling

Over at The Register, Richard Chirgwin writes Australia’s CSIRO plans to use Geothermal cooling for a new petascale supercomputer. Located in bone-dry Perth, the system will be used to process data from the Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope. The water to cool the Pawsey machine will be drawn from...

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