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UT System Commits $23 Million to Improve Cyberinfrastructure at All 15 Institutions

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has unanimously approved $23 million for improvements that will increase connectivity and computer capacity for all 15 University of Texas institutions, support research projects and foster stronger collaborations among scientists in Texas and around the world.

Important Insights to Gulf Oil Spill Gleaned from Modeling Past Hurricanes

Important Insights to Gulf Oil Spill Gleaned from Modeling Past Hurricanes

A scientist at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin is one step closer to understanding what might happen if a hurricane hits the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The image shows an overlay of satellite imaging and simulated particle position data. The path lines represent position…   » Continue Reading

Scientists depend on advanced computing to better understand evolution, drug discovery and genetics

Scientists depend on advanced computing to better understand evolution, drug discovery and genetics

Today's medical technology can recognize tumors smaller than a fingernail, decode your DNA to predict future illness and even read a person's mind by identifying electronic patterns in the brain. "Medical advances seem like wizardry," said Harold Varmus, former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). "But pull back the curtain, and sitting at…   » Continue Reading