What factors drive climate change? How did galaxies form after the Big Bang? Have we reached a point in medicine where doctors can customize patient-specific treatments to illness? What will we discover in the vast streams of data flowing through telescopes, sensors and large particle colliders? The answers to these "grand challenge" questions are vital… » Continue Reading
Astronomers from around the country and the world are meeting Jan. 8-11 at the Austin Convention Center to attend the 211th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. J. Craig Wheeler, society president and the Samuel T. and Fern Yanagisawa Regents Professor of Astronomy at The University of Texas at Austin, will preside over the meeting,… » Continue Reading
The "Ranger" supercomputer, funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure as the first of the new Track2 HPC acquisitions, is scheduled to be in full production at the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) in January 2008.