Harvard’s Odyssey unlocks big data

first_imgIncreasingly, big data is changing life’s game board.As technology evolves and becomes further integrated into society, massive amounts of data are being collected and stored. From the app on your cellphone to the swipe of your credit card to the systems that monitor everyday activities, data is endlessly transmitted and interpreted. With supercomputers within easy reach and storage infinitely scalable, researchers now have the power and resources not just to collect data, but to analyze it and make important discoveries.Nowhere has this trend been more apparent than at Harvard. Faculty and researchers are using big data to answer society’s most challenging questions, and doing it with the help of FAS Research Computing (FASRC). Founded in 2007, FASRC had one goal: to provide Harvard faculty, students, and staff with leading-edge computational resources.By building a centralized, high-performance computing environment called Odyssey, FASRC gave researchers the keys to unlock the information inside big data. Users have access to more than 60,000 CPUs and 15 petabytes of storage. At peak usage during a day, Odyssey churns through data so fast that it would take a traditional desktop more than 140 years to process the same information.Jeff Lichtman, the Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Santiago Ramón y Cajal Professor of Arts and Sciences, and Randy Buckner, professor of psychology and neuroscience, both use Odyssey extensively in their research to uncover the mysteries of the brain.Lichtman, who studies the connection and wiring of individual neurons, collects massive amounts of data. One of his microscopes produces two petabytes of data per month. In a year, Lichtman collects more than twice the data in the entire Netflix catalog.Buckner’s research takes a more macro approach. He studies the interaction of brain areas across thousands of people. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other human-imaging technologies, Buckner takes images of activity in the thinking brain. Like Lichtman, he is left with petabytes upon petabytes of raw data.Just a decade ago, this much data would have been impossible to sort through in any meaningful way. But today, with access to Odyssey, Lichtman and Buckner are not constrained by technology. They have the resources to push scientific boundaries in innovative ways. FASRC is clearing the path for researchers like Lichtman and Buckner, removing the limitations around big data and opening its possibilities.last_img read more

No ideal time to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager, says Gary Neville

first_img Comment No ideal time to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager, says Gary Neville Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to be confirmed as Jose Mourinho permanent successor at Man Utd (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville insists there was no ideal time to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.The Norwegian has masterminded a dramatic improvement since his shock appointment in December which has seen United drag themselves back into contention for a top four place and the quarter finals of the Champions League, following a stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.Solskjaer cemented his status as the outstanding candidate to replace Mourinho, despite recent back-to-back defeats against Arsenal in the Premier League and Wolves in the FA Cup, but took until Thursday to confirm his appointment as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I thought United would take the international break to appoint Ole,’ Neville wrote on Twitter, shortly before an official announcement on Solskjaer’s fate was made.ADVERTISEMENTMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Mar 2019 8:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link24Shares Advertisement Advertisement Manchester United were beaten at Wolves in the FA Cup before the international break (Picture: Getty)‘I’m not sure what the plan is now ! Games coming thick and fast so no ideal time to announce without a big distraction to matches . Let’s hope for a snap announcement today!!’United are currently two points behind fourth placed Arsenal following their 2-0 defeat at the Emirates earlier this month and face the daunting task of facing Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the last eight of the Champions League in a fortnight’s time.Solskjaer’s side are back in Premier League action on Saturday against Watford at Old Trafford and return to Molineux in midweek, three weeks on from their 2-1 cup quarter final defeat.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Florida’s Carter dedicates season to virus victims, fighters

first_imgLast Updated: 21st August, 2020 09:20 IST Florida’s Carter Dedicates Season To Virus Victims, Fighters Florida defensive end Zach Carter plans to play and will dedicate the season to those affected by COVID-19 SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 21st August, 2020 09:20 IST Written By FOLLOW US Florida defensive end Zach Carter plans to play and will dedicate the season to those affected by COVID-19.Carter missed the opening days of fall camp while he considered skipping the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Carter has been an outspoken supporter of the #WeAreUnited campaign started by Pac-12 players earlier this month. And his father, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 over the summer, said earlier this week his son “just doesn’t feel safe right now.”But Carter seemed to put questions about his Florida future to rest Thursday.“Been in deep thought lately since COVID-19 had my dad at his lowest in July & August,” Carter wrote on Twitter. “Then on August 3rd, my mom’s friend of 29 year died of COVID-19. She was a true Gator fan who came to a lot of my games. Looking forward to ballin out in honor of all COVID-19 fighters and victims. Go Gators!”Carter, a fourth-year junior from Tampa, finished last season with 31 tackles and 4½ sacks.Gators coach Dan Mullen said Thursday he hadn’t spoken to Carter recently and wasn’t aware of his intentions to play. Mullen said earlier this week he wouldn’t be surprised if players or assistant coaches opted out of the season because of health concerns.Florida had three receivers — Trevon Grimes, Kadarius Toney and Jacob Copeland — also miss the start of camp. Mullen declined to provide any details about their absences.“I think it’s tough on everybody,” Mullen said. “These are unique times, and like I said, it’s just something else. We have players that deal with all kinds of different things, you know, that have dealt with all kinds of different issues, lots of different family issues, so many different things that are going on right now.”And everybody handles things differently and everybody’s got to kind of make their own decisions about what’s going on and where they’re at. Our job is to just kind of help guide them and manage them and support them in their decisions.”The Gators are scheduled to open the season Sept. 26 at Ole Miss.Image credits: AP center_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News LIVE TVlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

first_imgWellington police notes for Wednesday April 17, 2013•3:56 a.m. Michael Kill, 28, Burden was issued a notice to appear charged with no proof     of insurance, Expired Registration and Defective Taillight.•6:37 a.m. Joshua Short, 25, Arkansas City was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.•3:35 p.m. Officers investigated burglary of a unknown suspect(s) in the 1200 block N. B,  Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Officers investigated burglary of a known suspect in the 500 block. S. Blaine,  Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Officers investigated burglary of a known suspect in the 500 block of S. Blaine,  Wellington.•5:45 p.m. Thomas Wells, 35,  Wellington, was issued a notice to appear and charged with disobeyed stop sign.•8:21 p.m. Officers investigated violation of a protective order of a known suspect in the 1100 block. N. Olive,  Wellington.•10:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic dispute between known suspects in the 1000 block. E. Lincoln,  Wellington.last_img read more

Deputies: Florida Mother Killed Infant Son in Failed Murder-Suicide

first_imgSheriff’s deputies in Okaloosa County, Florida say a mother killed her five-month-old baby boy Wednesday morning in an attempted murder-suicide.Workers found the infant’s body in a pickup truck at a parking lot on Okaloosa Island, which is near the panhandle, around 8:30 a.m. The infant’s mother, who deputies say is a resident of that area, is undergoing medical treatment for an injury after her suicide attempt failed.They have not released her identity.last_img

Former India hockey captain and real life protagonist of ‘Chak De! India’ files for…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Catch NewsAdvertisement 4xmaz3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa9tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E76uh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hrq5Would you ever consider trying this?😱g8s7Can your students do this? 🌚0qo2uRoller skating! Powered by Firework Back in 2007, the Bollywood movie ‘Chak De! India’ was released, the blockbuster movie starring the iconic Shah Rukh Khan that helped the Indian audience rediscover their love for the national sport. The movie, which depicted the Indian women’s national field hockey team’s road to glory, was inspired from the life of Suraj Lata Devi, the former real-life captain national squad. Thirteen years later, the Manipuri legend is making the headlines again, after she charged her husband Ksh Shantakumar of domestic violence.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Catch NewsIn 2005, Suraj Lata tied the knots with Shantakumar, who is also a former hockey player from Manipur. However, she started facing physical assault and mental torture for a long time, but finally begun to file multiple domestic abuse cases against her better half since last year.At first, Suraj Lata decided not to make the news of the abuse public because of her two children. However, at a press conference on Wednesday, the former national captain finally came out and shared the violence she was facing from her husband.Advertisement Suraj Lata’s greatest achievement was winning gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the event which inspired the movie. She subsequently clinched two more gold in the following years, at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games and then at the 2004 Hockey Asia Cup. However, she said that the medals were a subject of ridicule for Shantakumar.“My husband ridiculed me when I brought all the medals and photos that I had won on the day of my marriage and had remarked what use would it serve?”Advertisement Additionally, the Arjuna Award winner also said that her husband accused her for being  promiscuous and immoral for receiving the award.Despite deciding to keep her husband’s behaviour secrets at first, Suraj Lata finally made things public in 2019. “I never wanted the matter to become public. However, there is always a limit to someone’s patience and tolerance,” she added.Back in November, she filed her first police complaint against Shantakumar, after facing a traumatic abuse from him during a trip to Punjab, which resulted in Suraj Lata getting hospitalised.“I somehow managed to flee and reached Imphal on November 14. After getting myself treated at the JNIMS Hospital in Imphal,” she added.Following the unfortunate incident, Suraj Lata decided to file a domestic abuse complaint on 16th November in Imphal, and another one in January at the Heingang police station in Imphal East. However, as the incident took place in Kapurthala, Punjab, the police had asked her to file the case there.On 15th February, Suraj Lata filed a complain against her husband at the Sultanpur Lodhi police station in Kapurthala.Also read-Trailblazer Bala Devi talks about her ‘dream’ of playing in Europe and hopes more Indian women follow in her footsteps Advertisementlast_img read more