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2014-04-26 23:02:30

JICS and WARP Mechanics partner to explore next generation open source object storage solutions. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (http://www.jics.tennessee.edu) between The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (http://www.ornl.gov) is partnering with WARP Mechanics (http://www.warpmech.com) to study next generation object storage technologies for use in High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. The planned...

Understanding The Nature Of Turbulence Gases In Planet-forming Protoplanetary Disks
2013-04-03 11:15:12

University of Tennessee's National Institute for Computational Sciences Many newly formed stars are surrounded by what are called protoplanetary disks, swirling masses of warm dust and gas that can constitute the core of a developing solar system. Proof of the existence of such disks didn´t come until 1994, when the Hubble telescope examined young stars in the Orion Nebula. Protoplanetary disks may potentially become celestial bodies such as planets and asteroids. But just how they...

UT-ORNL Supercomputer Center Has New Director
2012-12-12 11:17:51

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tony Mezzacappa, a leader in the field of astrophysics and supernova science, has been named director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Mezzacappa is a world leader in computational astrophysics and a pioneer in the field of supernova science. He is UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow and group leader for theoretical physics in the Physics Division at ORNL and joint professor in the...

2011-07-26 15:12:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been awarded $18 million to help create a new generation of linkages among high-performance computers and research facilities across the nation. The new supercomputing grid will create a powerful tool for taking on some of the most complex problems in science. The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) will carry out the project, which is part of a $121 million National...

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2009-11-16 09:15:00

High-performance computers support major research; push limits of computing power East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today. The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers places University of Tennessee supercomputer Kraken in third place, where it also holds the title of world's fastest academic supercomputer, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar computer took first place overall. Kraken, the result of a...

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2009-10-09 13:45:44

The National Institute for Computational Sciences' (NICS's) Cray XT5 supercomputer"”Kraken"”has been upgraded to become the first academic system to surpass a thousand trillion calculations a second, or one petaflop, a landmark achievement that will greatly accelerate science and place Kraken among the top five computers in the world. Managed by the University of Tennessee (UT) for the National Science Foundation (NSF), the system came online Oct. 5 with a peak performance of 1.03...


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