“Today, we pause to remember the nearly 3,000 men and women who lost their lives in the horrific attacks of 9/11 and to honor the heroes of that terrible day.  The people we lost came from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and all corners of the world.  What they had in common was their innocence and that they were loved by those they left behind.

“Although it has been eight years since that day, we cannot let the passage of time dull our memories or diminish our resolve.  We still face grave threats from extremists, and we are deeply grateful to all those who serve our country to keep us safe.  I’m especially proud of the men and women at the Department of Energy who work hard every day to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists.

“So as we honor those we’ve lost, let us also recommit ourselves to protecting and serving the country we love.  After all, our future will be determined not by what terrorists tore down but by what we together build up.

“The families of the victims are in all of our thoughts and prayers today.”

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today addressed America’s nuclear security workers and thanked them for their service to the nation.

Secretary Chu’s remarks, delivered by video to workers at National Nuclear Security Administration and Department of Energy sites across the country, highlight the talented experts who work not just on nuclear security issues but also in critical areas such as climate change, disease modeling, homeland security and cyber security.

“Because of our exceptional workforce and our strong national investment, the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration have the best science, technology and engineering enterprise in the world,” Secretary Chu said.

Click here for our video of Secretary Chu’s remarks.

TORONTO, CANADA -- Platform Computing Inc., a leader in distributed computing software, announced that Incyte Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: INCY), the leading genomic information company, has chosen Platform LSF and Platform Analyzer to manage its 1,200 CPU Linux and Unix compute farm. Over the next six months, Incyte will create a dedicated production pipeline to optimize its enterprise compute resources, which should significantly impact time to market and enable Incyte to launch new and revised information products faster than ever before.

U.S Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the creation of the Simulation-Based Engineering User Center (SBEUC) that will facilitate collaborative computational research for energy applications. Funded with $20 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the SBEUC will be primarily used for developing and deploying the simulation tools developed under the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Simulation Initiative. Through enhanced ability to predict industrial scale performance, the development of the SBEUC will accelerate the research and development of CCS technologies and support the Administration's goal to overcome the barriers to widespread, cost-effective deployment of CCS within 10 years.

"Today's announcement represents a major step forward in the fight to reduce carbon emissions from coal-based power plants," said Secretary Chu. "This center will not only help fight climate change, it will create new jobs and position the United States as a leader in carbon capture and storage technologies for years to come."

The SBEUC announced today will provide resources in national laboratories to advance the following areas: 

  • Development of a high performance computing user center as a platform for utilization of the advanced simulation tools
  • Accelerating the deployment of industrial carbon capture technology through enhanced ability to predict industrial scale performance
Located at the Department's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the SBEUC will be powered by a high performance computer that will allow researchers to simulate phenomena that are difficult or impossible to probe experimentally. The results from simulations will become accessible through user centers that provide advanced visualization capabilities and foster collaboration among researchers. The SBEUC will be used for developing and deploying simulation tools required for overcoming energy technology barriers quickly and reliably.

By Steve Fisher, Editor -- Last week, Entropia, Inc., a leading provider of PC grid computing solutions, announced the availability of DCGrid 5.0, a PC grid computing platform that provides high performance computing capabilities by aggregating the unused processing cycles of networks of existing Windows-based PCs. To delve a little deeper into DCGrid 5.0 and its capabilities, Supercomputing Online interviewed Entropia’s Director of Product Management, Dave Johnson.

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