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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

On the World Community Grid

Stan Watowich, World Community Grid user

Stan Watowich, World Community Grid user

The World Community Grid (WCG) now has a half-million users dedicating the unused power of their personal computers—and bigger computers, in some cases—to solving pressing scientific questions.

A story on the Web site of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), which donates cycles from one of its high-performance computers to the WCG, looks at the WCG and how it works.

The story highlights the research of Stan Watowich, an associate professor of Biochemistry at The University of Texas Medical Branch.

His
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Drilling deep for biofuels at TACC

Mark Nimlos, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Mark Nimlos, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

To get to some oil reserves, you have to drill deeply.

Scientists working on biofuels also drill deeply, but they drill into the molecular-level activity of enzymes instead of rock.

How energy researchers are doing this using the Ranger supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is the subject of a story by Aaron Dubrow, TACC’s science writer.

Dubrow shares some of his thoughts about the research:

“I thought some of the most interesting parts of the story were that
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