Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)

Features and Innovations

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

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