Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.

General News

Coal produces 39 percent of America's electricity, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports. It's everywhere, and the United States can reliably buy it from other countries if needed. Because of its contribution to smog and global warming, coal has its detractors. But it also remains the largest share of our energy mix – natural gas is a distant second, at 29 percent – so numerous programs are researching technology to clean it up.

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A glimpse inside a coal-fired boiler. Click image to enlarge and for more information.

siam datascienceRecently, the term big data has become ubiquitous. People who can wrangle big data are called data scientists. According to a number of sources, there is a growing need for people trained as data scientists. But what is data science? Is data science its own field or is it an interdisciplinary mix of computer science, mathematics and statistics, and domain knowledge, or perhaps is it really what statisticians have been doing all along? Since data science at scale involves large-scale computation, what is the relation between data science and computational science in research and education?

Read the full article on the SIAM Blogs

Mathematical Technique Reveals Predictive DNA Patterns That Other Methods Missed


Nearly anyone touched by ovarian cancer will tell you: it's devastating. It's bad enough that cancer in almost 80 percent of patients reaches advanced stages before diagnosis, and that most patients are expected to die within five years. But just as painfully, roughly one quarter of women diagnosed have no warning that they are resistant to platinum-based chemotherapy, the main line of defense, nor that they will likely have 18 months to live.

cse15 followThe SIAM CSE15 Co-Chairs: Hans De Sterck (University of Waterloo), Chris Johnson (University of Utah), and Lois Curfman McInnes (Argonne National Laboratory) are happy to report the conclusion of a successful SIAM Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) 2015 Conference.

We were happy to see many of you at the 2015 SIAM Conference on CSE which took place in Salt Lake City during the past week. With 1,700 registered participants, the conference set a new attendance record for a SIAM conference.

There were 9 invited talks, 300 minisymposium sessions, 6 featured minisymposia, 100 contributed presentations, 4 panel discussions, two minitutorials, and 300 posters.

SIAM CSE2015 newsThe SIAM Computational Science and Engineering 2015 Conference will be held March 14-18 at the The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

We are expecting more than 1500 attendees. A large number of presentations will be given. See the Conference Program for details.

Dr. Christopher Butson and Dr. Paul HouseHOW UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH CARE REMAINS AMONG THE NATION'S BEST IN DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION (DBS)
From University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center Convergence (See page 12)
By Jennifer Dobner

It sounds like something straight from a scene in a science fiction film: Surgery that places a set of wires under the skull so that electrical signals can be transmitted to different areas of the brain. It's called DBS, or deep brain stimulation. And if the idea of it seems a bit wince-inducing or scary, then understanding the power of what it can do - quiet the tremors associated with Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders - will likely wash away any patient's fears.

nvidia-renewalThe NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual computing technologies has renewed the University of Utah's recognition as a CUDA Center of Excellence, a milestone that marks the continuing of a significant partnership, starting in 2008, between the two organizations.

NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology is an award-winning C-compiler and software development kit (SDK) for developing computing applications on GPUs. Its inclusion in the University of Utah's curriculum is a clear indicator of the ground-swell that parallel computing using a many-core architecture is having on the high-performance computing industry. One of twenty-two centers, the University of Utah was the second school to be recognized as a CUDA Center of Excellence along with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Over 50 other schools and universities now include CUDA technology as part of their Computer Science curriculum or in their research.

From KUTV.com | Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Chris Miller

berzins-kutv(KUTV) A team of researchers from the University of Utah is wrapping up an exhaustive five-year study looking into a mysterious explosion of a semi-truck in Spanish Fork Canyon back in 2005.

The truck was packed with 35,000 pounds of mining explosives. It blew up after the truck rolled over, leaving a massive crater, 70-feet wide and 30-feet deep.

There were no fatalities but explosions like the one that happened on Aug. 10, 2005 are extremely rare. But the team of researchers is determined to prevent this type of incident from happening again.

martin-ascac newsMartin Berzins has been appointed a member of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). The committee provides advice and recommendations on scientific, technical, and programmatic issues relating to the ASCAC Program.

The Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC), established on August 12, 1999, provides valuable, independent advice to the Department of Energy on a variety of complex scientific and technical issues related to its Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.

Learn more about ASCAC
Simulations Aimed at Safer Transport of ExplosivesCredit: Jim Collins - Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
See original article: "Simulations Aimed at Safer Transport of Explosives"

In 2005, a semi-truck hauling 35,000 pounds of explosives through the Spanish Fork Canyon in Utah crashed and caught fire, causing a dramatic explosion that left a 30-by-70-foot crater in the highway.

Fortunately, there were no fatalities. With about three minutes between the crash and the explosion, the driver and other motorists had time to flee. Some injuries did occur, however, as the explosion sent debris flying in all directions and produced a shock wave that blew out nearby car windows.

udcc-openhouse newsWednesday, September 17th 2014
10 am to 3 pm
University of Utah
Warnock Engineering Building, Catmull Gallary
72 So. Central Campus Dr.

The first UDCC open house will bring together our consortium partners and engineering students to a single venue. Partners interested in sponsoring student internships through the new Data Center Engineering Certificate will be present for questions, and students will have the opportunity to hear from and engage with some of our nation's leading experts in the field. You can visit our website or email us for more information.