Tag: Worlds

Fugaku, the world’s fastest computer, is researching spread of Covid-19

Fugaku, which was developed by Fujitsu (FJTSF) and government research institute Riken, ranked first in the Top500 list of global supercomputers, Fujitsu and Riken announced on Tuesday. It marks the first time a Japanese system has taken the top slot since 2011.
The Top500 measures benchmarks such as processing speed and the performance of computing used in artificial intelligence and deep learning.
Fugaku can perform more than 415 quadrillion (or 415,000 trillion) computations a second, making it 2.8 times faster than Summit, the supercomputer built by IBM (IBM) which previously held the top spot.
Fugaku, the fastest supercomputer in the world, is being used to research the spread and treatment of Covid-19.

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University College Cork: Cork-based research features strongly on world’s elite science list

A global list which shows the top 1% of the world’s most influential scientific researchers, shows that Ireland has 32 scientific pioneers, with 13 of them working with APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre based in University College Cork (UCC).

The Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list (Web of Science Group) recognises pioneers in their field whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of research influence and impact and includes 26 Nobel laureates. UCC has the highest number for any Irish university on the list (10) with Harvard University again named the top-performing

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The world’s fastest supercomputer identified chemicals that could stop coronavirus from spreading, a crucial step toward a treatment

Summit, IBM’s supercomputer equipped with the “brain of AI,” ran thousands of simulations to analyze which drug compounds might effectively stop the virus from infecting host cells.

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory published their findings in the journal ChemRxiv.

Summit was built to solve the world’s problems

Summit was commissioned by the US Department of Energy in 2014 for the purpose it’s serving now — solving the world’s problems.

It’s got the power of 200 petaflops, which means it has the computing speed of 200 quadrillion calculations per second, aka: It’s 1 million times more powerful than the

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AcademicInfluence.com Unveils Machine-Learning Technology for Ranking the World’s Top Colleges and Influential Thought Leaders

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — What worries today’s prospective college students most? Topping the list are two life-altering decisions they don’t want to flub: selecting the right college and choosing the right major.

For students, finding a trusted source for college and degree information to make those huge decisions means sifting through websites that rank colleges without giving users a clear sense for the data, algorithms, and formulas that generated those rankings. In the end, a question lingers: Are these options really the best?

Students need a trustworthy, science-based means to measure genuine excellence. Now

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