Each year the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by HPCwire’s readers across the HPC community, to recognize the most outstanding individuals, organizations, products and technologies in the industry. We highlight some of the nominated
Exploring a new measure against heavy metal pollution: Simulations show how bio-waste materials can capture heavy metals in water
Organic waste such as fruit peels or spent coffee grounds can capture toxic heavy metal pollutants in water — a capability which could help to clean contaminated drinking water, especially in developing countries. Now scientists from France and Switzerland performed molecular simulations using PRACE supercomputing resources to gain insight into the mechanisms at play, and to lay the groundwork for a systematic employment of these important processes.
Ocean tides deliver a reliable source of renewable energy that can be harvested with hydrokinetic turbine farms. It is, however, not fully clear yet how a turbine affects the efficiency of another turbine placed in its wake. To better understand this, scientists at the Institute of Marine Engineering in Rome recently performed Large-Eddy Simulations using PRACE resources to analyse a turbine’s wake flow. They not only found valuable insights for efficient hydrokinetic farms, but they also created a basis for more accurate modelling of whole turbine farms.
Proper regulation of lipid metabolism and storage is critical for our health. A central role in this is played by so-called lipid droplets, which are a sort of storage system for lipids and also serve as cellular energy suppliers. To better understand these droplets and how they may affect the development of diseases, Biophysicist Stefano Vanni performed molecular dynamics simulations using PRACE supercomputing resources. The results shed new light on the vital work of phospholipids, and on the mysterious protein seipin.
The EuroHPC Summit Week 2021 (EHPCSW) took place as a fully digital event this year, evoking the spirit of the fast-paced domain of discovery and invention enabled by high-performance computing that continues to gather momentum even as the world itself has had to drastically change pace. Now, we are happy to bring you the EHPCSW 2021 Executive Summary, providing full coverage and analysis of the latest in the world of European supercomputing.
The 12th PRACE SHAPE Call was open from 1 October 2020 to 1 December 2020 and received sixteen proposals from twelve different countries across Europe. One of those proposals taken forward was from AIE (Advanced
Big data and artificial intelligence are the revolutionising the world of FinTech. Italian company Axyon AI have developed a proprietary platform that uses machine learning techniques to deliver high-performing investment strategies, and a recent SHAPE project has helped them develop this even further by harnessing the power of HPC clusters.
PRACE 22nd Call for Proposals Supports New Innovatory Research and Introduces a New Peer-Review Platform
The 22nd Call for Proposals for PRACE Project Access received 61 eligible proposals, of which 43 were awarded, a total of 1.92 billion core hours. This brings the total number of Project Access projects awarded