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Virus War Goes Viral: Folding@Home Gets 1.5 Exaflops to Fight COVID-19

The tweet party started on Wednesday, March 25, at 1:55pm. That‘s when the research network that Folding@Home manages had arguably become the world‘s most powerful supercomputer. Its call to help fight the coronavirus on March 15 had amassed enough donations of spare cycles on home computers to create a crowd-sourced exascale supercomputer. In just 10 Read article The post Virus War Goes Viral: Folding@Home Gets 1.5 Exaflops to Fight

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Boxing for Science: Researchers Accelerate Innovation with Containers

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute have found a way to keep the lid on the legions of small but significant software elements that high-performance computing and AI spawn by using containers. MSI is a hub for HPC research in academic institutions across the state, accelerating with NVIDIA GPUs more than 400 applications Read article The post Boxing for Science: Researchers Accelerate Innovation with Containers ap

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Supercomputers Get the Hard Cell: Researchers Use GPUs to Discover Molecular Design Principles of Photosynthesis

Energy efficiency isn‘t just a concern for vehicle design or the power grid - it‘s a calculation occurring at a microscopic level in every living cell. Whether it feeds on light or glucose, every cell works around the clock to generate enough energy to survive in its environment. The more efficient this energy transfer is, Read article The post Supercomputers Get the Hard Cell: Researchers Use GPUs to Discover Molecular Design Princi

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NVIDIA Brings GPU, HPC and AI Expertise to COVID-19 Battle

A task force of NVIDIA computer scientists has joined the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which brings together leaders from the U.S. government, industry and academia to accelerate research using the world‘s most powerful HPC resources. The consortium‘s objective is to accelerate development of effective methods to detect, contain and treat the coronavirus. It will Read article The post NVIDIA Brings GPU, HPC and AI

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No Pain, No Grain: Autodesk VRED Accelerates Design Workflows with AI Denoising and Real-Time Rendering

Automotive design has a new driver behind the wheel: NVIDIA RTX. Autodesk announced that the latest release of VRED 2021, its automotive 3D visualization software, now supports NVIDIA Quadro RTX, letting designers tap into powerful GPU technology to create and design like never before. Autodesk VRED, which was previously limited to CPU, now leverages RTX Read article The post No Pain, No Grain: Autodesk VRED Accelerates Design Workflows with AI

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AI Podcast: Margot Gerritsen‘s Got Binders Full of Women in Data Science - and She‘s Serious

This week‘s AI Podcast guest is a renaissance woman with a special passion for data science. Margot Gerritsen is senior associate dean for educational affairs and professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford University. She‘s the co-founder and co-director of the organization Women in Data Science (WiDS). And she‘s the host of the WiDS podcast. Read article The post AI Podcast: Margot Gerritsen‘s Got Binders Full

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Speed of Light: SLAC‘s Ryan Coffee Talks Ultrafast Science

Ryan Coffee, senior research scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford, blows things up for a living. Well, almost. He studies particle physics. But Coffee jokes, ‘This sounds like fancy X-ray diffraction and molecular shape and motion, but really, we‘re blowing [molecules] up really fast.‘ Coffee spoke with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about Read article The post Speed of Light: SLAC‘s Ryan Coffee Tal

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General Practitioner: Startup Taps AI to Tackle Multiple Healthcare Conditions

Using AI to generate a speedier, more accurate diagnosis of a specific medical condition is a worthy and ambitious goal. But VUNO is aiming bigger. The South Korea-based startup is building an extended family of NVIDIA GPU-powered AI products, each addressing diagnoses of different diseases. The company‘s AI algorithms are designed to capitalize on the Read article The post General Practitioner: Startup Taps AI to Tackle Multiple Healthcar

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Sky-High Performance in an Instance: Quadro Virtual Workstations in the Cloud

With much of the world suddenly working from home, IT leaders need to scale resources, fast. Global cloud providers hosting Quadro Virtual Workstations can help them meet the challenge. Many knowledge workers can work virtually with ease. But it‘s more complex for people working with graphics-intensive applications across the architecture, design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, Read article The post Sky-High Performance in an Inst

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Imagination Meets Innovation: New GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs Power High-Performance RTX Studio Laptops

Ten new laptops are joining the RTX Studio lineup. They‘re all powered by new GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs, which deliver faster performance than the original RTX 20 series. And they all feature the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors. Creative professionals are more demanding than ever. More than 40 million online and studio-based creatives depend Read article The post Imagination Meets Innovation: New GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs Power High-Perfor

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