The University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania has received an infusion of high performance computing technology from IBM for its intensive studies in biology. The university's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which brings together scientists studying tissue engineering, cell therapies, and artificial organs and "biodevices," received an IBM research award for its "in silico" work, which uses computer simulations to explore biological pathways and test therapeutic interventions.
These days, even if community colleges hit their graduation goals, the jobs outlook for their graduates can be grim.
Brown University in Providence, RI and IBM are sharing investment in a multimillion-dollar supercomputer at Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization. The supercomputer--the most powerful computational system in Rhode Island, according to IBM--will be used by researchers statewide to tackle "grand challenges" affecting residents in climate change, education, energy, and health.
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University is examining how an electric vehicle's efficiency can be boosted and its battery life extended by using artificial intelligence to manage power.
St. Edward's University in Austin, TX has completed a pilot intended to explore the connection between a student's physical and mental health issues and academic performance and quality of life.
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) is going solar without having to make a capital investment. The district recently approved a 20-year agreement with Borrego Solar, a national solar power contractor based in San Diego suburb El Cajon, CA, to construct and maintain a photovoltaic system that will annually provide about 2.4 megawatts of green energy at six locations in the district, the equivalent of powering 650 homes per year.
Microsoft this week announced two product betas of note for high-performance (HPC) computing professionals.
Georgia Institute of Technology has received grant money to improve the security of mobile devices and the telecommunications networks on which they operate. A research team has begun developing methods of identifying and remotely repairing mobile devices that may be infected with viruses or other malware.
Server performance may get a green speed boost as a result of research coming out of Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Labs Pittsburgh.
The University of Delaware in Newark has signed an agreement with Spain-based Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica to install a utility-scale two-megawatt Gamesa wind turbine at the university's Lewes Campus in 2010.