Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mortal Combat: Getting Ahead of Flu Viruses with GPUs

While most people think GPUs are only for playing video games, they are actually used for everything from AI to getting ahead of flu viruses. How cool is that?

Jakobsson and Farimani, a postdoctoral research fellow in chemistry at Stanford, set out to combat Ebola with a combination of history and technology. With the WWII history providing the strategy, the pair turned to the NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer, running NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerators, to run Farimani’s molecular simulations.