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ELEM Biotech starts business

BSC’s spinoff company ELEM Biotech is born to commercialize on a Cloud-Deployed Software-as-a-Service basis the use of the HPC-based simulation code Alya for biomedical research. ELEM will become a Virtual Humans Factory, where in-silico trials can be performed thanks to a specifically designed user interface. Although ELEM’s first target will be the cardiovascular and respiratory…

CompBioMed research wins the 11th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge

Our work executing and managing large and complex campaigns of ligand binding simulations (using our domain specific middleware, HTBAC) has won the 11th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2018) at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid) 2018 held in Washington DC. The prize rewards real-world problem solving using computing…

PolNet software released under General License

A recent paper published through a collaboration of our coordinator, UCL, with our Associate Partner at the Centre for Medical Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, outlines the use and release of the PolNet software tool. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2018.03.032 PolNet is a software tool for the computer simulation of blood flow in realistic microvascular networks imaged with…

Dr Elisa Passini from University of Oxford wins the international 3Rs prize

At the University of Oxford, in the group of Professor Blanca Rodriguez and Dr Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, Dr Elisa Passini has won the International 3Rs Prize for computer modelling that predicts human cardiac safety better than animal studies. Their winning paper, in collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceutica describes the use of human-based computer models that have proven…

Multiscale Modelling and Simulation Workshop, 15th edition

Deadline extended to Feb 1st 2018! Call for papers for the Multiscale Modelling and Simulation Workshop, 15th edition. The workshop will be held at the International Conference on Computational Science, Wuxi, China, home to the world’s largest supercomputer, on 11-13 June 2018. For more information, follow the link

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) to build SuperMUC-NG

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) have announced that they have signed a contract with Intel and Lenovo to build SuperMUC-NG, which will be the next generation of their supercomputers. SuperMUC-NG will be capable of 26.7 petaflops at its theoretical peak, representing a five-fold increase in computing power over the current SuperMUC machine at LRZ. The leadership…

The cross-subsidy of research by teaching is a myth

Peter Coveney and Chris Greenwell have authored an article “The cross-subsidy of research by teaching is a myth” on Times Higher Education (THE), the article addresses the fiction of academic research being loss-making, which is used to draw more money to the centres of universities. You can read the article here.