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Early Black Holes Grew Big Eating Cold, Fast Food
2011-12-13 04:19:10

Largest Cosmological Simulation To-Date Explains How Supermassive Black Holes Came Into Existence Shortly After the Big Bang Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University´s Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology have discovered what caused the rapid growth of early supermassive black holes — a steady diet of cold, fast food. Computer simulations, completed using supercomputers at the National Institute for Computational Sciences and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center...

2011-07-28 01:14:46

NSF to support the most advanced, powerful and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world A partnership of 17 institutions last week announced a new project that allows researchers open access to the power of supercomputers, advanced computational tools and digital resources and services directly from their desktops. Called Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the project links computers, data and people from around the world...

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...

2011-04-21 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have leveraged the latest browser technology to create GigaPan Time Machine, a system that enables viewers to explore gigapixel-scale, high-resolution videos and image sequences by panning or zooming in and out of the images while simultaneously moving back and forth through time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) Viewers, for instance, can use the system to...

2009-08-10 08:05:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTi), a Reston-based technology services firm, has been awarded one of the Department of Defense's (DoD) premier applied research contracts -- the User Productivity Enhancement, Technology Transfer and Training (PETTT) contract for the DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Office (HPCMO). Potentially worth $147 million over ten years, this win demonstrates HPTi's growing reputation within the DoD science and...

2009-04-29 15:33:00

PITTSBURGH, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High school and undergraduate students now have a ringside seat to watch atoms and molecules in super-slow motion and vivid color, as they jostle and bump each other within the cozy environs of a human cell or a beaker on a lab bench. In "Big Numbers in Small Spaces: Simulating Atoms, Molecules and Brownian Motion," students are invited to consider how many molecules are in a single drop of water, or a single cell, and then to fly in and find...

2008-11-14 12:00:06

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) global shared memory architecture delivers large shared memory systems, larger than any other vendor. With the SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700 system, SGI provides a unique large shared memory advantage per core: for example, 2 terabytes (TB) of main system memory can run on only 8 processor cores. SGI customers, many with up to 4 terabytes (TB) of global shared memory, experience world-class performance and a...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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