Laura Nielsen for Frontier Scientists – February 16, 2014– A roar sounded unheard somewhere in the vicinity of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in remote southeast Alaska. Stone and debris, long part of Mount La Perouse, suddenly bowed to gravity as one of the mountain’s near-vertical flanks collapsed. The colossal landslide carried an estimated […]
Category: Computational Science
Under the hood and behind the curtain at computational science in the Arctic. Computational Science helps researchers create supercomputer-driven models which visualize and chart some of today’s most pressing problems.
ARSC Fish: CRAY Supercomputer Enables Scientific Discovery
Liz O’Connell for Frontier Scientists – Fairbanks, Alaska, November 6, 2012 – The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has a new CRAY Supercomputer Called FISH. As ARSC transitions from a centralized machine to a strategically upgradeable hybrid system, they advance scientific discovery. It is a large scale upgrade to benefit research. Scientists who use […]
Laura Nielsen for Frontier Scientists Will ocean acidification spell a watery grave for vital parts of marine ecosystems? Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, named ocean acidification global warming’s “equally evil twin.” * Burning fossil fuels — coal, oil, natural gas — cutting down forests and other post-industrial […]
Cray Inc. provides “Fish” for Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC).
Liz O’Connell for Frontier Scientists – Fairbanks, Alaska, October 2, 2012 – “As Alaska’s Research University UAF (University of Alaska Fairbanks) must continue to provide the best tools, ARSC is one of the most important tools available,” said Brian Rogers, Chancellor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. And the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center’s new tool […]
High-performance computing resources
Supercomputers are powerful tools. Computational Science helps researchers create models which visualize and chart some of today’s most pressing problems. Scientists use Supercomputers like the average person uses their laptop. Supercomputers are an indispensable tool when to comes to understanding and solving some of today’s most pressing problems. Think weather, climate change, and the space […]
Two new videos about computational science: Modeling Climate and Designing Supercomputers.
Liz O’Connell for Frontier Scientists – Fairbanks, Alaska, April 3, 2012 – “An artist that discovers a new process or new material– the same thing is happening in computation. People are constantly embarking on new discoveries; that’s what gets people excited about science,” said Greg Newby, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center director at the University of […]
Frontier Scientists’ new video describes FLOPs in supercomputing
January 15, 2012– If you know what a FLOP is, you can stop reading now. But if you don’t, take note and watch “What’s a FLOP?” http://fsci15.wpengine.com/projects/computational-science/ It will be your primer to the next step in computational science. “Computational Science is a primary means of discovery in the world today. It’s a way of […]
What’s so Super about Supercomputing?
Cool games, weather forecasts, space simulations, and graphic visualizations all use supercomputing systems or techniques. Behind the supercomputing curtain or under the supercomputing hood are the 10,000 or more scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who attended SC11, the Supercomputing Conference 2011 in Seattle November 12-18. Dr. Greg Newby, the director of Arctic Region Supercomputing Center in […]