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SDSC Press Releases: 2021

  • IceCube Neutrino Observatory Detects New High-Energy Particle

    In a boost to multimessenger astrophysics, the observatory opened a new window to the universe by detecting a high-energy particle called an antineutrino. SDSC's Comet supercomputer was among the resources used to prove a 60-year-old theory.

    Published April 15, 2021

  • Supercomputers Boost Understanding of Distance between Jupiter and Saturn

    The solar system’s two largest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, received worldwide publicity on December 21, 2020, as they glided closer than they’ve been since 1623. Visible around the globe, “The Great Conjunction” placed the two planets only 0.1 degree apart.

    Published April 13, 2021

  • San Diego Supercomputer Center Teams Up with Habana to Power Voyager

    SDSC has selected the Intel company’s Habana Labs artificial intelligence training and inference accelerators to provide high-performance, high-efficiency AI compute for its experimental Voyager supercomputer.  

    Published April 9, 2021

  • Supercomputers Help Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research

    Researchers used supercomputers to observe and quantify thinning in the transentorhinal cortex region of the brain—an observation which could help provide an earlier diagnosis for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease

    Published March 16, 2021

  • Comet Illustrates the Mechanical Process of Cancer Growth

    Supercomputer simulations explore the mechanical process of cancer cell division when a mother cell changes shape to segregate its chromosomes and other materials before cleaving itself into two daughter cells

    Published March 2, 2021

  • SDSC Black History Month Spotlight: Joshua Jones and TZVOLCANO

    SDSC science writer Kim Bruch sat down with Joshua Jones, a doctoral student at Virginia Tech, to discuss his contribution not only to TZVOLCANO, but to overall geoscience research that utilizes high performance computing. The interview also provided an opportunity to reflect on Black History Month.

    Published February 23, 2021

  • San Diego Supercomputer Center Helps Advance Computational Chemistry

    Computational chemistry represents a challenging arena for machine learning, but researchers may have made it easier by developing an artificial intelligence approach to detect electron correlation – the interaction between a system’s electrons – which is vital but expensive to calculate in quantum chemistry

    Published February 8, 2021

  • Supercomputers Advance Longer-Lasting, Faster-Charging Batteries

    Thanks to supercomputers, the research community has been making progress on developing more reliable and efficient electric cars and light trucks as well as other products by focusing on the batteries that power them

    Published January 29, 2021

  • Researchers Use Expanse Supercomputer to Better Understand the Sun’s Corona

    A week before a solar eclipse, viewers got the chance to see what it might look like thanks to simulations generated on SDSC's recently launched Expanse supercomputer

    Published January 15, 2021

  • Supercomputer Models Describe Chloride’s Role in Corrosion

    Understanding the breakdown process in corrosion helps in the design of effective alloys and corrosion inhibitors that can increase the service life of structures exposed to chloride attacks

    Published January 5, 2021