TACC Ranger: Computational Microscope

The power of the TACC Ranger supercomputer is enabling researchers to model the largest biomolecular apparatus to date:
“Schulten has spent his career extending the limits of microscopy by applying the immense power of supercomputers to molecular imagery. His “computational microscope” takes information from laboratory tests and turns it into dynamic, three-dimensional images with a powerful program Schulten created called NAMD (NAnoscale Molecular Dynamics, pronounced “NAM-dee”). Joining electron microscopy, x-ray crystallography, quantum chemistry and multi-scale molecular dynamics, with the massive parallel processing power of Ranger, the most powerful supercomputer in the world for open science research, Schulten’s molecular simulations are opening new realms of research that help us understand fundamental aspects of how life exists on earth.” Full Story

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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