Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)

Features and Innovations

Green lights all the way

16 March 18

Taxis utilized to their full potential, intersections with no traffic lights and devices that eliminate driver error — anything is possible in Singapore, one of the world's busiest test beds for intelligent traffic.

Big data detectives

02 November 16

A*STAR researchers are bringing big data genome analytics to Singapore

Smart data, smart city

27 July 16

A*STAR researchers are designing a data-exchange platform that can act as a city’s dashboard

Making good use of social media

27 May 15

A*STAR researchers are extracting useful information from billions of social media posts to support businesses, governments and healthcare professionals

Research Highlights

Photonics: A simpler path

29 January 18

A fresh design approach greatly simplifies a key component of photonic circuits by optimizing the coupling of straight and curved light paths

Fluorescence: Into the light

14 December 16

Modeling the fluorescence enhancing capabilities of materials paves the way for more sensitive biological and chemical tracking technologies

Catalysis: The power of three

16 November 16

Insight into the role of a three-ring ligand may improve palladium-catalyzed reactions used for synthesizing organic products

Materials science: Disorderly conduct

07 October 16

An analysis of electron behavior explains why the phase-change material iron-tellurium best conducts electricity in its disordered amorphous phase

Antennas: Predicting the pattern

13 July 16

A model that predicts the radiation pattern from patch antennas in real installations could take the guesswork out of communication device development

Magnetic memory: Keeping cool

02 June 16

The unusual thermal properties of graphene could help increase the storage capacity of magnetic memory

Chemical detection: A purer solution

10 September 14

A separation method that isolates protein-protected gold clusters enables improved sensing of toxic mercury compounds and pesticides

Computer science: Right on schedule

18 June 14

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory can make better use of computational resources to reduce the costs of grid computing

Photonics: Clear predictions

23 April 14

Computer modeling is assisting the design of optical modulators with low losses to improve optical communications

Nanomaterials: Sized-up for strength

31 July 13

Experiments and numerical simulations show that miniaturized ultra-small platinum cylinders weaken when their constituents are reduced in number

Catalysis: Optimizing water splitting

26 September 12

Computer simulations of a metal–sulfide alloy unlock the secrets to designing solar-powered catalysts that generate hydrogen fuel from water

Catalysis: Blueprint for a break-up

04 July 12

Computer simulations reveal how rhodium catalysts with ‘stepped’ surface structures break ethanol molecules into hydrogen atoms and why they are so efficient

Biophysics: Order in chaos

25 April 12

A combination of random protein movements and the elasticity inside muscles helps to maintain a steady force during skeletal muscle contraction

Nanotribology: Tubular probes

23 November 11

Short, capped single-walled carbon nanotubes may serve as ideal probing tips to study friction, lubrication and wear at the microscale

Microfluidics: Sizing up cells

09 November 11

A numerical model could improve the performance of cell-sorting devices by predicting the paths taken by deformable cells

Microfluidics: Bubble chemistry

06 July 11

The intense energy released by collapsing bubbles in a microfluidic chip could help speed up chemical reactions

Graphene: Go with the flow

11 May 11

Molecular dynamics simulations and theoretical scaling arguments reveal the effect of fluid flow on graphene

Nanomaterials: Twist-on caps

21 July 10

Reactions between carbon species and tube caps affect carbon nanotube growth and their ultimate electronic properties

Materials: Twin tricks

31 March 10

‘Nanotwinned’ metals display both ultrahigh strength and ductility by forcing crystal dislocations to behave in strange ways

Nanophotonics: Bright attractions

03 March 10

Application of an external magnetic field enhances the extraction efficiency of laser light from elliptical microcavities

Graphene: Edgy mechanics

25 November 09

The electronic properties of graphene ribbons are strongly dependent on the atomic structures at the ribbon's edge