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.

BSC stars in Dan Brown’s Origin

In Dan Brown’s fifth instalment of his Robert Langdon series, the hero finds himself in Barcelona whilst searching for a cryptic password and evading an enemy, determined to kidnap him. As part of this thrilling story they mention Barcelona Supercomputing Centre several times and also draw attention to the beautiful Marenostrum supercomputer. In the extract…

US Department of Energy INCITE Supercomputing Award

The INtegrated and Scalable PredictIon of REsistanace (INSPIRE) project aims to lay the foundations for the use of molecular simulation and machine learning to guide precision cancer therapy, in which therapy is tailored to provide maximum benefit to individual patients based on the genetic information about their particular cancer. In recent years, the development of…

Scientific Review of Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof Peter V Coveney (UCL) has acted as a Program Reviewer for the Helmholtz Association in Germany. Between 23-26 October, he evaluated the work of Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) with a specific remit to review their work in their domain entitled “Decoding the Human Brain”. The Forschungszentrum Jülich conducts research to provide comprehensive solutions to the…

AlcesFlight and CompBioMed work together to install Galaxy on AWS

In a workshop organised by CompBioMed and run by AlcesFlight on 27th September, a team from UCL were able to work to get Galaxy installed on AWS. This has enabled a quick package install guide to be produced by Alces Flight for future users. To read more go to their blog