LLNL Joins RPI In Promoting Adoption Of High Performance Computing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will combine decades of expertise to help American industry and businesses expand use of high performance computing (HPC) under a recently signed memorandum of understanding. “It’s well recognized that HPC is key to accelerating technological innovation and to fueling a nation’s economic vitality,” says Fred Streitz, director of LLNL’s High Performance …

Rensselaer And Mount Sinai Team Up To Earn Prominent Role In New NIH Program In Environmental And Children’s Health

To support its groundbreaking work in the emergent field of “exposomics,” the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, awarded two grants to research teams from the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, led by Professor and Chair Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH, and by Susan Teitelbaum, …

Neuromorphic: Rensselaer Researchers To Design The Next-Generation Supercomputer

With a $1.3 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will explore the design and potential of next-generation supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. In the Rensselaer project, titled “Massively Parallel Modeling and Simulation of Next-Generation Hybrid Neuromorphic Supercomputer Systems,” researchers …

RPI’s AMOS Among The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputers

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today unveiled a new petascale supercomputing system, the Advanced Multiprocessing Optimized System, or AMOS. With the ability to perform more than one quadrillion (1015) calculations per second, AMOS is the most powerful university-based supercomputer in New York state and the Northeast, and among the most powerful in the world. In addition to massive computational power, AMOS has …

HPCNY‘s Powerful Computational Tools Provide Nanoelectronics Simulations for Global Foundries

Global Foundries has invested over eight billion dollars in its new Fab 8 campus in Saratoga County, NY, now America’s largest leading-edge semiconductor foundry. There, Global Foundries seeks to develop next-generation chip technology that is smaller, faster, and more energy efficient. But, state-of-the-art infrastructure alone cannot drive innovation at this level. An intellectual power base is required–expertise in physics, chemistry, …