Fast radio bursts (FRBs) puzzle astronomers. They're so brief—lasting only a few thousandths of a second—that scientists haven't quite been able to identify their points of origin or how they are generated.
Encompassing more than 4,000 square miles, the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the continental U.S., providing an excellent testbed for scientists to better understand long-term changes occurring in coastal waters by using high-performance computing resources to create detailed simulations.
The Galaxy project is one of the world's largest, most successful, web-based bioinformatics platforms. With regard to Covid-19, researchers perform the majority of their parallel processing and analyses on the XSEDE-allocated Stampede2 and Jetstream supercomputers located at TACC
Viruses such as the novel coronavirus rely on the host cell membrane to drastically bend and eventually let loose the replicated viruses trapped inside the cell. Scientists have used supercomputer simulations to help propose a mechanism for this budding off of viruses.