Moving Toward Advances in Brain Mapping Using Exascale Supercomputers

December 5th, 2022 |
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There are many mysteries about the human brain. Being able to create comprehensive maps of the human brain to identify the location of every neuron and connection of the brain will help solve the mysteries. Source: Linda Barney, ECP The post Moving Toward Advances in Brain Mapping Using Exascale Supercomputers appeared first on HPCwire.

Deep Learning Makes X-ray CT Inspection of 3D-printed Parts Faster, More Accurate

December 2nd, 2022 |
Paul Brackman loads 3D-printed metal samples into a tower for examination using an X-ray CT scan in DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. Credit: Brittany Cramer/ORNL.

A new deep-learning framework developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is speeding up the process of inspecting additively manufactured metal parts using X-ray computed tomography, or CT, while increasing the accuracy of the results. The reduced costs for time, labor, maintenance and energy are expected to accelerate expansion of additive manufacturing, […]

NTT Achieves the World’s Fastest Optical Transmission of over 2 Tbits/s Per Wavelength

December 1st, 2022 |

In this experiment, NTT developed an ultra-wideband baseband amplifier IC module and digital signal processing technology that can compensate for distortion in the optical transceiver circuit with extremely high accuracy. Source: NTT The post NTT Achieves the World’s Fastest Optical Transmission of over 2 Tbits/s Per Wavelength appeared first on HPCwire.

Study Explores Use of Blockchain to Protect Indigenous Genomic Data

November 22nd, 2022 |

Genomic data from Indigenous communities plays an important role in understanding an array of diseases; however, this data has often been used without informed consent. A team of UC San Diego researchers—including San Diego Supercomputer Center affiliate Timothy Mackey—recently proposed a framework to utilize blockchain to ensure that Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS) is maintained during […]

Does Quantum Entanglement Hold the Key to Unhackable Communications?

November 21st, 2022 |
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An international research team, consisting of theoretical and applied physicists and computer scientists, has experimentally implemented a “bug-proof” type of quantum cryptography using quantum entanglement that could pave the way for secure communication between real-world devices. The post Does Quantum Entanglement Hold the Key to Unhackable Communications? appeared first on HPCwire.

US Pursues Next-gen Exascale Systems with 5-10x the Performance of Frontier

November 16th, 2022 |
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With the Linpack exaflops milestone achieved by the Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the United States is turning its attention to the next crop of exascale machines, some 5-10x more performant than Frontier. At least one such system is being planned for the 2025-2030 timeline, and the DOE is soliciting input from the […]

Supercomputing an Image of Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole

November 10th, 2022 |
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A supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* (yes, the asterisk is part of it!) sits at the center of the Milky Way. Now, for the first time, we can see it. The resulting direct image of Sagittarius A*, revealed this week, was made possible by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) array and the Frontera supercomputer […]

Researchers Find Coherence in Quantum Chaos

November 4th, 2022 |
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By balancing energy gain and loss symmetrically in an open quantum system, Los Alamos National Laboratory physicists have challenged a long-held theory about quantum chaos and decoherence. The post Researchers Find Coherence in Quantum Chaos appeared first on HPCwire.

Data Storage: the crucial ingredient to realizing the benefits of Government AI programs

October 28th, 2022 |
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The federal government is uniquely positioned to leverage massive amounts of data to transform everything from how it operates to supporting mission-critical services and advancing vital research. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is key to that transformation, helping to drive new developments in cybersecurity, healthcare, life sciences, platform sustainment, humanitarian response, and disaster relief. Today, government agencies […]

Berkeley Lab Researchers Synthesize New Ultrathin Capacitor

October 24th, 2022 |
Electron microscope images show the precise atom-by-atom structure of a barium titanate (BaTiO3) thin film sandwiched between layers of strontium ruthenate (SrRuO3) metal to make a tiny capacitor.

The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information technology is projected to consume around 25% of all primary energy produced by 2030. Researchers in the microelectronics and materials sciences communities are seeking ways to sustainably manage the global need for computing power. […]