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Neural Networks & Earthquakes

By Helen Hill for MGHPCC

The potential for loss of property and life, has made earthquake forecasting and prediction an active area of research for statisticians and earth scientists. While it is not currently possible to make deterministic predictions of when and where earthquakes will happen, new techniques like those recently reported by the Meade Group in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard using computers housed at the MGHPCC, bring closer the day when the behavior of a seismically active region can me modeled quickly enough to be able to provide meaningful lifesaving guidance to at risk populations. Continue reading Neural Networks & Earthquakes

IOMICS: Precision Models to Protect the Environment, Accelerate Drug Development, and Improve Healthcare

IOMICS Corporation is an award winning analytics company based in Worcester and Cambridge Massachusetts. In April 2016, IOMICS announced the release of its FUSION Analytics Platform™, a cloud-based software system for prescriptive analytics and rapid prototyping of advanced decision models for use in chemical engineering, medical research, and clinical care. FUSION is hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) under aegis of the Commonwealth Computational Cloud for Data Driven Biology (C3DDB).

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The Trouble with Turbulence

Modeling Non-Equilibrium Turbulent Plasmas

Story by Helen Hill

In contrast to laminar flow, in which a fluid moves in smooth paths or layers, turbulent fluid flows are chaotic, vary in three-dimensions, and are unsteady over a wide range of scales creating an ongoing challenge for the physicists, mathematicians, and engineers seeking to understand, model, and innovate new techniques and applications involving them. Complicating modeling non-equilibrium turbulent plasmas is the range of multi-scale physics that must be included. Continue reading The Trouble with Turbulence