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2011-05-06 08:25:00

Advanced computation enabled by supercomputers enhances understanding of earthquake and tsunamis and their impacts Summary: Earthquake and tsunami. March 11, 2011. Japan. More than 26,000 people are dead or missing and an estimated 400,000 are homeless. An estimated 25 trillion yen, or $330 billion dollars, in damages make it the most costly natural disaster on record. The estimates are more than three times those of the second most costly natural disaster, also an earthquake in Japan. The...

2011-04-23 08:20:54

Scientists reported on Friday that they smashed particles together at a record intensity. Researchers working at the CERN physics research center reported that they fed beams into the giant Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with 6 percent more particles per unit than the previous record held by the U.S. Fermilab's Tevatron collider last year. "There's a lot of excitement at CERN today, and a tangible feeling that we're on the threshold of new discovery," Serge Bertolucci, CERN's Director for...

2011-03-15 13:54:26

CERN scientists announced on Monday that they have staged their first speed-of-light particle collisions of the year over the weekend. "It started up well, with stable beams. We are even a little ahead of schedule after the winter break," spokesman James Gillies told Reuters. The $10 billion project's leading physicist, Oliver Buchmueller, told Reuters that the top priority in 2011 and 2012 would be finding evidence of super-symmetry, extra dimensions, dark matter, black hole production and...

2011-03-04 00:00:29

Trestles Supercomputer Targets High Productivity for Users Milpitas, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, announces the deployment of an innovative high performance computer (HPC) system named "Trestles" by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego. The system is based on Quad-socket, 8-Core AMD Opteron compute nodes connected via a QDR InfiniBand Fabric configured by SDSC and Appro. This project was...

2011-02-21 09:55:00

In a recent webcast from NSF, physicists from the LHC discussed the search for the Higgs boson in 2011 and beyond View a webcast with Gustaaf Brooijmans of Columbia University and the US ATLAS experiment, and Aaron Dominguez of the University of Nebraska and the US CMS experiment. This February, researchers will renew their search for one of the universe's most elusive mysteries, the Higgs boson--a hypothetical particle that if found would give an insight into why particles have certain...

2011-02-10 10:39:10

Scientists at the CERN research center said on Wednesday that they would be moving ahead cautiously this year to avoid any possible breakdown in their Large Hadron Collider (LHC). They said that if all goes well they would step up the energy of particle collisions that most feel is vital to bring them near to finding the most mythical Higgs boson and evidence for the existence of dark matter. "We are pushing the limits," physicist Marco Zanetti told a seminar for CERN staff attended by...

2011-01-31 12:40:00

CERN announced on Monday that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will run through the end of 2012 with a short technical stop at the end of 2011. The decision to keep the LHC running gives its experiments a good chance of finding new physics in the next two years, before the LHC goes into a long shutdown to prepare for higher energy running starting 2014. CERN management made the decision after the annual planning workshop held in Charmonix last week. "If LHC continues to improve in 2011 as...

2010-12-07 05:57:32

European scientists said on Monday that the creation and capture of anti-hydrogen atoms has put them on track to solving one of the greatest cosmic mysteries. Anti-matter is of intense interest outside the global scientific community because it has often been thought of as a potential source of boundless and almost cost-free energy. The announcement from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) came just three weeks after another of the three teams at the particle research...

2010-12-03 13:38:05

Directors of the CERN research center said that new data on the origins of the universe is pouring in so quickly that physicists may extend the current opening phase of their "Big Bang" project to the end of 2012. An extension could lead to an early discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, which is believed to have turned an amorphous mass of particles into solid matter at the birth of the universe. "There is a big window for new discoveries opening up and we want to ensure the momentum of...

2010-11-22 09:42:53

The research, modeling an 8.0 quake in Southern California, was selected as a finalist for the Gordon Bell prize for outstanding achievement in high-performance computing applications A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has presented the world's most advanced earthquake shaking simulation at the Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) conference held last week in New Orleans. The research was selected as a finalist for the Gordon Bell prize, awarded at the annual conference for outstanding...

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