Press Archive

SDSC Press Releases: 2007

  • New Computational Technique Helps Predict Drug Side Effects

    Researchers at UCSD and SDSC have developed a novel technique using computational modeling to identify potential side effects of pharmaceuticals, and have used the technique to study a class of drugs that includes Tamoxifen, the most prescribed drug in the treatment of breast cancer.

    Published December 19, 2007

  • Members Named to Blue Ribbon Task Force on a Sustainable Digital Future

    With literally every 'bit' of information now being digitally processed and stored, our computer-centric society is faced with one of the greatest challenges of our time: how best to preserve and efficiently access these vast amounts of digital data well into the future - and do so in an economically sustainable manner.

    Published December 17, 2007

  • Marine Corp Families Connect to Loved Ones in Iraq via SDSC Video Teleconference

    SDSC hosted a series of live video teleconferences during the weekend, making it possible for several San Diego-area Marine Corps families to speak with - and see - their loved ones stationed in Iraq during the holidays

    Published December 17, 2007

  • Weather Simulation Records Set

    Research team sets U.S. records for size, performance, and fidelity of computer weather simulations, modeling the kind of "virtual weather" that society depends on for accurate weather forecasts.

    Published December 10, 2007

  • SDSC and Partners Successfully Process One Billion Files

    The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, in partnership with IBM, Data Direct Networks Inc., and Brocade, has successfully processed one billion files at speeds never before seen in the industry.

    Published November 14, 2007

  • Who You Gonna Call?

    <p>Recently, emergency responders-including San Diego fire fighters and the American Red Cross-have discovered that the resources and expertise of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego can help meet their needs for quick, reliable, and up-to-date information in times of crisis.</p>

    Published November 9, 2007

  • SDSC Partners with Calit2, SIO and EVL at SC07 to Highlight Cyberinfrastructure's Future

    SDSC along with two other UCSD entities - Calit2 and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography - are combining forces this month at SC07.

    Published November 8, 2007

  • From the Director: Update on SDSC and the San Diego Fires

    <font color="#990000">I'd like to thank everyone for their notes and support at this time as we deal with the San Diego fires.</font>

    Published October 24, 2007

  • UC San Diego Opens Doors to Internet2 Participants

    UC San Diego will open its doors Wednesday, October 10 to visitors attending the fall 2007 Internet2 Network Performance Workshop, a gathering of some of the nation's leading researchers and educators in advanced networking.

    Published October 2, 2007

  • Fran Berman to Co-chair Blue Ribbon Task Force Addressing Economic Sustainability and Preservation of Society's Most Valuable Digital Data

    Fran Berman, director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, has been named co-chair of an international Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.

    Published September 19, 2007

  • TeraGrid User Input Requested

    The TeraGrid general user survey focuses on understanding user practices and requirements in order to improve capabilities and services through next year and beyond.

    Published September 11, 2007

  • Movie of Today's Earthquake in San Diego Available Online

    A 3.9 earthquake, whose epicenter was about 5 miles west southwest of Mission Beach in San Diego, hit early this morning and was captured within minutes on video with the help of OnDemand, a new supercomputing resource based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

    Published September 4, 2007

  • SDSC Launches User-Settable Supercomputer Reservations

    The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego has released version 1.0 of a new User Portal, featuring an innovative user-settable reservation system that gives researchers more control over when their jobs will run on the center's supercomputers.

    Published September 4, 2007

  • "SciVees" a collaboration of SDSC and NSF, to Bring Science to the YouTube Generation

    Science is coming to the YouTube generation with the advent of "SciVees" -- video and podcasts that supplement traditional peer-reviewed articles.

    Published August 29, 2007

  • Learning Center in Southeast San Diego Housing Project Joins the Information Age under New Partnership with UCSD/SDSC

    The "digital divide" separating the haves and the have-nots in computer literacy just narrowed a bit. Thanks to a new partnership with UC San Diego and the San Diego Supercomputer Center, kids and young adults in a federally subsidized housing project are now learning the basics of video production and editing, animation, programming, and how to create multimedia video games.

    Published August 21, 2007

  • Looking Back in Time

    Unlike most scientists, astronomers have a way to do "time travel," literally seeing back into the universe's early history. A number of "red shift" surveys are taking this trip, recording objects in one section of the sky that are ever farther away - and therefore older -- as their light travels billions of years to reach the earth.

    Published August 17, 2007

  • wimming in an Ocean of Data: Biodiversity, Greenhouse Gases and Art

    The Global Ocean Survey, a recent scientific voyage of discovery, has acquired the largest metagenomics data set in existence to date, giving scientists unprecedented amounts of data to sift through in exploring a radical new view of life on Earth, one that is genetic sequence-centric rather than organism-centric. Now ATLAS in silico, an ambitious art-meets-technology project presented on the world's only 100-million-pixel autostereographic display, allows the public to swim virtually in the data and experience first-hand this radical new view of the world.

    Published August 3, 2007

  • Supercomputing On Demand: SDSC Supports Event-Driven Science

    A picture is worth a thousand words - or numbers - and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego is helping to provide the answers.

    Published July 11, 2007

  • 13th Annual SDSC Summer Institute: "Reducing Your Time to Solution"

    The SDSC Summer Institute offers training in state-of-the-art high performance computing and data cyberinfrastructure.

    Published June 29, 2007

  • Antarctic Icebergs: Hotspots of Ocean Life

    Global climate change is causing Antarctic ice shelves to shrink and split apart, yielding thousands of free-drifting icebergs in the nearby Weddell Sea. According to a new study in this week's journal <em>Science</em> these floating islands of ice are having a major impact on the ecology of the ocean around them.

    Published June 21, 2007

  • Exploring Autism: SDSC Helps Researchers Reveal Structure of Autism-related Protein

    A research team led by scientists at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and aided by computational modeling at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, has discovered how particular genetic mutations affect and contribute to the developmental abnormalities found in children with autism.

    Published June 14, 2007

  • Award-Winning Digital Preservation Prototype Extended to West Virginia

    The TPAP project, whose sites nationwide are linked by data preservation technology developed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, is addressing key challenges in safeguarding, preserving, and providing access to authentic electronic records as the nation's information becomes increasingly digital.

    Published May 25, 2007

  • Saving Our Digital Heritage

    Op-ed in the <em>Washington Post</em> by Jim Barksdale and Francine Berman

    Published May 16, 2007

  • San Diego Supercomputer Center's TeacherTECH Program Receives Education Award

    SDSC TeacherTECH, which helps educators bring new technology tools and technology-enabled science concepts into K-12 curriculum, has been presented with a Partner of the Year Award by the San Diego Science Alliance

    Published May 14, 2007

  • SDSC Helps Red Cross Reconnect Families after Kansas Tornados

    More than 13,300 friends and family of those devastated by giant tornados last Friday evening in southwestern Kansas checked the "Safe and Well" website

    Published May 7, 2007

  • Meeting the Ethanol Challenge

    Termites and fungi already know how to digest cellulose, but the human process of producing ethanol from cellulose remains slow and expensive.

    Published April 24, 2007

  • Earthshaking Images

    The powerful earthquake struck suddenly, shaking the seven-story building so hard it bent, cracked and swayed in response.

    Published April 11, 2007

  • TeraGrid '07 Speakers Include Jones, Maechling and Strong

    One of the country's preeminent leaders in information technology, Anita K. Jones, who directed research at the Department of Defense from 1993-97, managing a budget of $11 billion, will deliver the keynote speech at TeraGrid '07.

    Published April 9, 2007

  • Supercomputer Simulations May Pinpoint Causes of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Diseases

    The work of researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and UC San Diego is featured on the cover of the current issue of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies Journal.

    Published March 22, 2007

  • Global Community Attends OSG Consortium Meeting at SDSC

    More than 120 attendees from five continents of the world came together recently at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego for the Open Science Grid (OSG) Consortium All-Hands Meeting.

    Published March 14, 2007

  • UCSD Librarian and SDSC Collaborator Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

    Brian E. C. Schottlaender, University Librarian at UC San Diego and a key partner of the San Diego Supercomputer Center on a variety of projects involving the management, stewardship and preservation of digital data, has been awarded the inaugural 2007 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

    Published March 8, 2007

  • SDSC Helps Red Cross Reconnect Families after Florida Tornados

    The deadly tornados on Friday that cut a 40-mile swath of destruction across four counties in central Florida, destroying homes and killing residents, also left widespread outages in power and phone service.

    Published February 6, 2007

  • SDSC Experts Help Navajos Build "An Internet to the Hogan"

    Navajos in the American Southwest, many of whom have never had access to a personal telephone, will soon make a significant leap into the Internet Age, thanks in part to resources and expertise provided by the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

    Published January 26, 2007

  • SDSC User Carl Wunsch Receives 2006 AGU William Bowie Medal

    Carl Wunsch, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography at MIT, has received the 2006 William Bowie Medal from the American Geophysical Union (AGU)

    Published January 12, 2007

  • SDSC Releases Open-Source iRODS Data Management System

    Long a leader in data technologies, the San Diego Supercomputer Center has released version 0.5 of iRODS, the open-source Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System, which represents a new approach to distributed data management.

    Published January 8, 2007

  • Cyberinfrastructure: the Second Revolution

    National Science Foundation Director Arden Bement outlines the shape and impacts of the coming "second revolution" in information technology in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Published January 5, 2007