NIST Global Community Technology Challenge

The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), now called the Global Community Technology Challenge, was initiated by NIST in 2014 to encourage the development and deployment of standard-based solutions for smart cities and IoT. It aims to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders… Continue Reading →

The Jet Engine Efficiency Race: Pratt vs. GE

HPC systems are being used to deliver improved jet engine aerodynamics, lighter composite materials and more complete fuel combustion. These improvements allow GE and Pratt to build engines that cut fuel use by 15 percent Jet engine sales in the… Continue Reading →

Researchers estimated that perfect hurricane forecasts could reduce damages up to 15%.

This video developed by ACM SigHPC and the SC Conference outlines the importance of accurate weather modeling in saving lives and reducing damage caused by extreme weather events. The Tables and data come from Letson, D., D.S. Sutter, and J.K…. Continue Reading →

The Portland Plan

Over the past three years, the City’s agency and institutional partners, the community and businesses came together to imagine the Portland of 2035, and together we created the roadmap to get there. Find more here.

Smart City investment in San Jose

The city of San Jose initiated a smart city project in 2014 with the goal of improving quality of life through real-time data tracking of air quality, traffic flow and more.

HPC Matters Video Campaign

Supported by the SC14 and SC15 conferences the HPC community is producing a series of videos to get the word out to the public – to policymakers, educators and technically interested people – about the role HPC plays in helping… Continue Reading →

Reproducibility in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015

There is important language in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015. It builds on the language in the 2010 act but is more explicit about reproducibility and replication. The importance of this move to improving the quality of the… Continue Reading →

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