The spleen and its effect on red blood cells
The size and shape of red blood cells could be determined by the spleen, or so it would seem from simulations on ‘Piz Daint’.
Capire il cervello attraverso la simulazione
Il CSCS ha ospitato lo scorso 11 marzo una conferenza pubblica tenuta da Richard Walker dedicata a "Capire il cervello attraverso la simulazione". Questa conferenza fa parte, insieme ad altri interessanti incontri, della...
Mechanical stimulus crucial for bone development
A simulation of the mechanical forces exerted on bone tissue provides a fresh insight into bone modelling and re-modelling processes.
Neuroscience to Benefit from Hybrid Supercomputer Memory
To handle large amounts of data from detailed brain models, IBM, EPF Lausanne, and ETH Zurich are collaborating on a new hybrid memory strategy for supercomputers. This will help the Blue Brain Project and the Human Brain Project...
Come un supercomputer può aiutare a restituire armonia al cuore
Il CSCS ha ospitato lo scorso 7 giugno una conferenza pubblica tenuta dal Professor Auricchio in cui ha illustrato "Come un supercomputer può aiutare a restituire armonia al cuore". Questa conferenza conclude il primo ciclo di...
Using the supercomputer to look for traces of evolution in genes
In the HP2C project “Selectome”, scientists from the University of Lausanne and the SIB Institute of Bioinformatics and members of CSCS have successfully revised a code. It now also runs on supercomputers and calculates selection...
A supercomputer to understand the failing heart
In certain heart diseases, the left ventricle does not contract simultaneously. Usually, a pacemaker can come to the rescue here. Why this does not help in thirty per cent of cases, however, is difficult to ascertain. Simulations...
Escape response of small fish tested using a supercomputer
Using a supercomputer ETH researchers were able to test for the first time the hypothesis that small fish bend themselves into a ‘C’ shape before they flee from predators.
Solving the mystery of Neanderthal man in the supercomputer
An agent-based simulation is set to show how Neanderthal man and modern humans struggled for survival in an inhospitable era. Around 15,000 years after modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to Europe, Homo neanderthalensis...
Bacteria with “force sensors”
ETH Professor Viola Vogel and coworkers describe bacteria with “force sensors”, that is how bacteria infect wounds, in a successful study combining experiment and simulation.