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AI Helps Detect COVID-19 in Chest CT Images

NVIDIA Inception partner TrainingData.io recently developed a segmentation AI model that enables instant analysis of the progression of COVID-19 in chest CT images.

When the virus progresses through a patient’s body, there is a build-up of fluid in the tiny air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. The presence of this fluid causes inflammation of the lungs. The growth in inflammation of the lungs can be...

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Startup’s AI Platform Allows Contact-Free Hospital Interactions

Hands-free phone calls and touchless soap dispensers have been the norm for years. Next up, contact-free hospitals.

San Francisco-based startup Ouva has created a hospital intelligence platform that monitors patient safety, acts as a patient assistant and provides a sensory experience in waiting areas — without the need for anyone to touch anything.


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AI Models Developed by NVIDIA and NIH Could Aid in the COVID-19 Fight Come Fall

In a new paper published in Nature Communications, researchers at NVIDIA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) demonstrate how they developed AI models (publicly available on NVIDIA NGC) to help researchers study COVID-19 in chest CT scans in an effort to develop new tools to better understand, measure and detect infections. Chest CT is emerging as a valuable diagnostic tool for clinical management of COVID-19.

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Implementing a Real-time, AI-Based, Face Mask Detector Application for COVID-19

Businesses are constantly overhauling their existing infrastructure and processes to be more efficient, safe, and usable for employees, customers, and the community. With the ongoing pandemic, it’s even more important to have advanced analytics apps and services in place to mitigate risk. For public safety and health, authorities are recommending the use of face masks and coverings to control the spread of COVID-19.


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An Interactive 2010 Census Plotly-dash Visualization Accelerated By RAPIDS

The COVID-19 pandemic brings the efforts of the data science community to the forefront. Real-time, interactive visualizations of the novel coronavirus’ spread across populations help researchers, scientists, health officials and governments understand, validate, and communicate important insights hidden among hundreds of millions of rows of records.


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Startup Lunit Uses AI to Help Doctors Prioritize Patients with COVID-19 Symptoms

Testing for COVID-19 has become more widespread, but addressing the pandemic will require quickly screening for and triaging patients who are experiencing symptoms.

Lunit, a South Korean medical imaging startup — its name is a portmanteau of “learning unit” — has created an AI-based system to detect pneumonia, often present in COVID-19 infected patients, within seconds.

The Lunit INSIGHT CXR system, which is CE marked, uses AI to quickly detect 10 different radiological findings on chest X-rays, including pneumonia and potentially cancerous lung nodules.

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Mass General’s Martinos Center Adopts AI for COVID, Radiology Research

Academic medical centers worldwide are building new AI tools to battle COVID-19 — including at Mass General, where one center is adopting NVIDIA DGX A100 AI systems to accelerate its work.

Researchers at the hospital’s Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging are working on models to segment and align multiple chest scans, calculate lung disease severity from X-ray images, and combine radiology data with other clinical variables to predict outcomes in COVID patients.

 

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Taking AI to Market: NVIDIA and Arterys Bridge Gap Between Medical Researchers and Clinicians

Around the world, researchers in startups, academic institutions and online communities are developing AI models for healthcare. Getting these models from their hard drives and into clinical settings can be challenging, however.

Developers need feedback from healthcare practitioners on how their models can be optimized for the real world. So, San Francisco-based AI startup Arterys built a forum for these essential conversations between clinicians and researchers.

Called the Arterys Marketplace, and now integrated with the NVIDIA Clara Deploy SDK, the platform makes it easy for researchers to share medical imaging AI models with clinicians, who can try it on their own data.

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Taking the Heat Off: AI Temperature Screening Aids Businesses Amid Pandemic

As businesses and schools consider reopening around the world, they’re taking safety precautions to mitigate the lingering threat of COVID-19 — often taking the temperature of each individual entering their facilities.

Fever is a common warning sign for the virus (and the seasonal flu), but manual temperature-taking with infrared thermometers takes time and requires workers stationed at a building’s entrances to collect temperature readings. AI solutions can speed the process and make it contactless, sending real-time alerts to facilities management teams when visitors with elevated temperatures are detected.

 

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Heart of the Matter: AI Helps Doctors Navigate Pandemic

A month after it got FDA approval, a startup’s first product was saving lives on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

Caption Health develops software for ultrasound systems, called Caption AI. It uses deep learning to empower medical professionals, including those without prior ultrasound experience, to perform echocardiograms quickly and accurately.

The results are images of the heart often worthy of an expert sonographer that help doctors diagnose and treat critically ill patients.

 

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Smart Hospitals: DARVIS Automates PPE Checks, Hospital Inventories Amid COVID Crisis

After an exhausting 12-hour shift caring for patients, it’s hard to blame frontline workers for forgetting to sing “Happy Birthday” twice to guarantee a full 30 seconds of proper hand-washing.

Though at times tedious, the process of confirming such detailed, protective measures like the amount of time hospital employees spend sanitizing their hands, the cleaning status of a room, or the number of beds available is crucial to preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.


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Government of India, NVIDIA, and OpenACC Hackathon Helps Develop COVID-19 Solutions

The Government of India’s Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) in association with NVIDIA, and OpenACC, organized the SAMHAR-COVID19 Hackathon to help researchers combat ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and help the scientific community predict future outbreaks.

Through C-DAC’s program, Supercomputing using artificial intelligence, and Healthcare Analytics-based Research for combating COVID-19, researchers can get resources to find solutions for identifying, tracking and predicting outbreaks. The work has the potential to accelerate workflows for drug discovery and drug repurposing.

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NVIDIA Releases New Clara Models to Help Fight COVID-19

NVIDIA today announced new AI models to help the medical community better track, test and treat COVID-19.

Available today, AI models developed jointly with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can help researchers study the severity of COVID-19 from chest CT scans and develop new tools to better understand, measure and detect infections.

The models are immediately available in the latest release of Clara Imaging on the NGC software hub.

 

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New NVIDIA Healthcare Webinar Series: COMPUTE4COVID

The novel coronavirus has changed the landscape of healthcare and the need for GPU-accelerated tools has been placed front and center.

HPC and AI tools are helping battle the novel coronavirus at every stage, from predicting and preventing outbreaks, detection and diagnosis, to drug and vaccine development, to treatment and patient care.

This series of technical talks will cover how NVIDIA tools can be used and how technology developed by leading startups is contributing to the worldwide effort against COVID-19.

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COVID Caught on Camera: Startup’s Sensors Keep Hospitals Safe

Andrew Gostine’s startup aims to make hospitals more efficient, but when the coronavirus hit Chicago he pivoted to keeping them safer, too.

Gostine is a critical-care anesthesiologist at Northwestern Medicine’s 105-bed Lake Forest hospital, caring for 60 COVID-19 patients. He’s also the CEO of Whiteboard Coordinator Inc., a startup that had a network of 400 cameras and other sensors deployed across Northwestern’s 10 hospitals before the pandemic.


 

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Qure.ai Helps Clinicians Answer Questions from COVID-19 Lung Scans

Qure.ai, a Mumbai-based startup, has been developing AI tools to detect signs of disease from lung scans since 2016. So when COVID-19 began spreading worldwide, the company raced to retool its solution to address clinicians’ urgent needs.

In use in more than two dozen countries, Qure.ai’s chest X-ray tool, qXR, was trained on 2.5 million scans to detect lung abnormalities — signs of tumors, tuberculosis and a host of other conditions.

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NVIDIA Brings GPU, HPC and AI Expertise to COVID-19 Battle

A task force of NVIDIA computer scientists has joined the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which brings together leaders from the U.S. government, industry and academia to accelerate research using the world’s most powerful HPC resources.

The consortium’s objective is to accelerate development of effective methods to detect, contain and treat the coronavirus. It will support researchers by providing access to 30 supercomputers with over 400 petaflops of compute performance.

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Gut Instinct: Human Microbiome May Reveal COVID-19 Mysteries

Days before a national lockdown in the U.S., Daniel McDonald realized his life’s work had put a unique tool in his hands to fight COVID-19.

The assay kits his team was about to have made by the tens of thousands could be repurposed to help understand the novel coronavirus that causes the disease.


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AI Helps Doctors Diagnose the Coronavirus

At the epicenter of the Coronavirus in Wuhan China, a team of physicians in China are using GPU-accelerated AI software to detect visual signs of the coronavirus (Covid 19).

Physicians there say the AI-based software, which relies on NVIDIA GPUs for both training and inference, has helped overworked staff screen patients and prioritize those likely to have the virus.

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Medical AI Startup Quickly Shifts Strategy to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world like few events before it.

But for Shukun Technology, a response required “a minor change in our strategy,” according to its chief technology officer, Chao Zheng.

That’s because Shukun, a startup founded by some of China’s brightest AI and medical minds, was busy refining its AI-powered platform to diagnose heart disease and strokes when the global pandemic struck.

 

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NVIDIA Gives COVID-19 Researchers Free Access to Clara Parabricks

When a crisis hits, we all pitch in with what we have. In response to the current pandemic, NVIDIA is sharing tools with researchers that can accelerate their race to understand the novel coronavirus and help inform a response.

Starting today, NVIDIA will provide a free 90-day license to NVIDIA Clara Parabricks to any researcher in the worldwide effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Based on the well-known Genome Analysis Toolkit, Clara Parabricks uses GPUs to accelerate by as much as 50x the analysis of sequence data.


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Fighting COVID-19 in New Era of Scientific Computing

Scientists and researchers around the world are racing to find a cure for COVID-19.

That’s made the work of all those digitally gathered for this week’s high performance computing conference, ISC 2020 Digital, more vital than ever. And the work of these researchers is broadening to encompass a wider range of approaches than ever.

The NVIDIA scientific computing platform plays a vital role, accelerating progress across this entire spectrum of approaches — from data analytics to simulation and visualization to AI to edge processing.

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Using GPUs to Analyze COVID-19 Short Read Sequencing Data

Genomics analysis is playing a key role in COVID-19 studies, as the data from sequencing projects is helping researchers better understand and characterize the coronavirus.

With NVIDIA Parabricks, researchers can integrate GPU power into existing genomics workflows and rapidly sequence fragments to enhance research.

 

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AI Draws World’s Smallest Wanted Posters to Apprehend COVID

Using AI and a supercomputer simulation, Ken Dill’s team drew the equivalent of wanted posters for a gang of proteins that make up COVID-19. With a little luck, one of their portraits could identify a way to arrest the coronavirus with a drug.

When the pandemic hit, “it was terrible for the world, and a big research challenge for us,” said Dill, who leads the Laufer Center for Physical & Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University, in Long Island, New York.

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Inception Spotlight: Synvivia Developing a Protein Switch for COVID-19

Synvivia uses GPU-accelerated molecular dynamics simulations to design protein molecule interactions and was able to observe potential additive effects of repurposed drug candidates on a particular SARS-CoV-2 protein target. After validating these computations using wet lab experiments, they were able to lay the groundwork for a new protein switch that could be key to the fight against COVID-19.

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Drug Discovery in the Age of COVID-19

Drug discovery is like searching for the right jigsaw tile — in a puzzle box with 1060 molecular-size pieces. AI and HPC tools help researchers more quickly narrow down the options, like picking out a subset of correctly shaped and colored puzzle pieces to experiment with.

An effective small-molecule drug will bind to a target enzyme...

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AI Helps Detect COVID-19 in Chest CT Images

NVIDIA Inception partner TrainingData.io recently developed a segmentation AI model that enables instant analysis of the progression of COVID-19 in chest CT images.

When the virus progresses through a patient’s body, there is a build-up of fluid in the tiny air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. The presence of this fluid causes inflammation of the lungs. The growth in inflammation of the lungs can be...

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Startup’s AI Platform Allows Contact-Free Hospital Interactions

Hands-free phone calls and touchless soap dispensers have been the norm for years. Next up, contact-free hospitals.

San Francisco-based startup Ouva has created a hospital intelligence platform that monitors patient safety, acts as a patient assistant and provides a sensory experience in waiting areas — without the need for anyone to touch anything.

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Meet the Researcher: Avantika Lal, Discovering Genes, Proteins, and Biological Processes Altered by COVID-19

Dr. Avantika Lal is a deep learning and genomics scientist at NVIDIA and was previously a researcher at Stanford University. She holds a PhD in genomics and is an expert in the genomics of infectious diseases and cancer. At NVIDIA, she develops artificial intelligence techniques to analyze genomic data, and applies these methods...

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GPU-Accelerated Biomolecular Simulations and AI-Powered Chemistry

Molecular dynamics simulations and AI-powered computational chemistry are playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19, providing atomic-scale insights to viral mechanisms including virus-to-cell fusion, viral protein function, and ultimately possible therapeutics.

 

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Using GPUs to Analyze COVID-19 Short Read Sequencing Data

Genomics analysis is playing a key role in COVID-19 studies, as the data from sequencing projects is helping researchers better understand and characterize the coronavirus.

With NVIDIA Parabricks, researchers can integrate GPU power into existing genomics workflows and rapidly sequence fragments to enhance research.


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Atomwise Raises $123 Million to Accelerate AI Drug Discovery

Drug discovery startup Atomwise recently raised $123 million bringing the total amount of capital the company has raised to date to almost $175 million. Atomwise plans to use the new financing to continue to scale its AI technology platform, grow its internal pipeline of small molecule drug programs, and continue portfolio development of joint venture companies. The company will also expand its work with corporate partners, such as Eli Lilly and Company, Bayer, Hansoh Pharmaceuticals, and Bridge Biotherapeutics.



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Racing the Clock, COVID Killer Sought Among a Billion Molecules

Working from home, sometimes in pajamas, Ada Sedova taps into the world’s most powerful supercomputer in the hunt for a tiny molecule that could stop the coronavirus from infecting someone with COVID-19.

“I’m getting more done than ever, and with all the anxiety around the pandemic, I’m devoting a lot of my personal time to this effort,” said Sedova, a biophysics researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Her efforts could bring a 10-figure payday — specifically 2 billion molecular tests executed in just 24 hours.

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Screening for COVID-19: Japanese Startup Uses AI for Drug Discovery

Researchers are racing to discover the right drug molecule to treat COVID-19 — but the number of potential drug-like molecules out there is estimated to be an inconceivable 1060.

“Even if you hypothetically checked one molecule per second, it would take longer than the age of the universe to explore the entire chemical space,” said Shinya Yuki, co-founder and CEO of Tokyo-based startup Elix, Inc. “AI can efficiently explore huge search spaces to solve difficult problems, whether in drug discovery, materials development or a game like Go.”


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NVIDIA Chief Scientist Releases Low-Cost, Open-Source Ventilator Design

NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally this week released an open-source design for a low-cost, easy-to-assemble mechanical ventilator.

The ventilator, designed in just a few weeks by Dally — whose storied technology career includes key contributions to semiconductors and supercomputers — can be built quickly from just $400 of off-the-shelf parts, Dally says.

Traditional ventilators, by contrast, can cost more than $20,000 — and that’s when the world hasn’t been slammed with demand for the life-saving machines.

 

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Learning Life’s ABCs: AI Models Read Proteins to Fight COVID-19

Ahmed Elnaggar and Michael Heinzinger are helping computers read proteins as easily as you read this sentence.

The researchers are applying the latest AI models used to understand text to the field of bioinformatics. Their work could accelerate efforts to characterize living organisms like the coronavirus.

By the end of the year, they aim to launch a website where researchers can plug in a string of amino acids that describe a protein. Within seconds, it will provide some details of the protein’s 3D structure, a key to knowing how to treat it with a drug.

 

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ISC20 Featured Demo: Accelerating COVID-19 Research with NVIDIA GPUs

Scientists and researchers are racing against the clock to find a cure for COVID-19. The search requires the screening of billions of drug candidates and identifying the right chemical structure that will most favorably bind—and interfere—with the virus.

This demo shows that finding a drug for COVID-19 is challenging because the pool of potential drugs is enormous and calculations needed to identify the odds of a drug binding to the virus are compute intensive. However, GPUs accelerate this process, allowing researchers to screen over 1B candidates in 12 hours on the Oak Ridge National Lab’s Summit supercomputer.


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GPU-Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Applications Help Fight COVID-19

As the world battles to reach a scientific breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19, scientists are turning to computing resources to accelerate their research. To help make the process for scientists more accessible, we’re spotlighting a few of the GPU-accelerated applications that developers can use right now in the fight against this virus.

Applications like AMBER, GROMACS, NAMD, and LAMMPS are some of the popular molecular dynamics simulation applications that leverage Newton’s laws to evaluate molecular motion at the atomic level.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scientists Identify Compounds That Could Shed More Light on the Coronavirus

To help respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are using the world’s fastest supercomputer to identify compounds that may effectively combat the virus.

Using Summit, which is powered by 9,216 IBM Power9 CPUs and over 27,000 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs, the researchers identified 77 small-molecule drug compounds that are likely to bind to the glycosylated spike (S) protein, which is how the virus gains entry into host cells.


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Qure.ai Helps Clinicians Answer Questions from COVID-19 Lung Scans

Qure.ai, a Mumbai-based startup, has been developing AI tools to detect signs of disease from lung scans since 2016. So when COVID-19 began spreading worldwide, the company raced to retool its solution to address clinicians’ urgent needs.

In use in more than two dozen countries, Qure.ai’s chest X-ray tool, qXR, was trained on 2.5 million scans to detect lung abnormalities — signs of tumors, tuberculosis and a host of other conditions.



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Smart Hospitals: DARVIS Automates PPE Checks, Hospital Inventories Amid COVID Crisis

After an exhausting 12-hour shift caring for patients, it’s hard to blame frontline workers for forgetting to sing “Happy Birthday” twice to guarantee a full 30 seconds of proper hand-washing.

Though at times tedious, the process of confirming such detailed, protective measures like the amount of time hospital employees spend sanitizing their hands, the cleaning status of a room, or the number of beds available is crucial to preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.


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Fighting COVID-19 in New Era of Scientific Computing

Scientists and researchers around the world are racing to find a cure for COVID-19.

That’s made the work of all those digitally gathered for this week’s high performance computing conference, ISC 2020 Digital, more vital than ever. And the work of these researchers is broadening to encompass a wider range of approaches than ever.

The NVIDIA scientific computing platform plays a vital role, accelerating progress across this entire spectrum of approaches — from data analytics to simulation and visualization to AI to edge processing.


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Heart of the Matter: AI Helps Doctors Navigate Pandemic

A month after it got FDA approval, a startup’s first product was saving lives on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

Caption Health develops software for ultrasound systems, called Caption AI. It uses deep learning to empower medical professionals, including those without prior ultrasound experience, to perform echocardiograms quickly and accurately.

The results are images of the heart often worthy of an expert sonographer that help doctors diagnose and treat critically ill patients.


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Quantum of Solace: Research Seeks Atomic Keys to Lock Down COVID-19

Anshuman Kumar is sharpening a digital pencil to penetrate the secrets of the coronavirus.

He and colleagues at the University of California at Riverside want to calculate atomic interactions at a scale never before attempted for the virus. If they succeed, they’ll get a glimpse into how a molecule on the virus binds to a molecule of a drug, preventing it from infecting healthy cells.

Kumar is part of a team at UCR taking work in the tiny world of quantum mechanics to a new level. They aim to measure a so-called barrier height, a measure of the energy required to interact with a viral protein that consists of about 5,000 atoms.


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Folding@Home Crowdsources GPU-accelerated exaFLOP Supercomputer for COVID-19 Research

To help tackle COVID-19, the long-running Folding@Home program, a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, hit a breakthrough by achieving more than an exaflop of processing power. That’s more than 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second, all through crowdsourcing efforts.

For comparison, Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, which is powered by more than 27,000 NVIDIA V100 GPUs, can officially sustain around 150 petaflops, and 445 when benchmarked on HPL-AI.

 



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NVIDIA Gives COVID-19 Researchers Free Access to Clara Parabricks

When a crisis hits, we all pitch in with what we have. In response to the current pandemic, NVIDIA is sharing tools with researchers that can accelerate their race to understand the novel coronavirus and help inform a response.

Starting today, NVIDIA will provide a free 90-day license to NVIDIA Clara Parabricks to any researcher in the worldwide effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Based on the well-known Genome Analysis Toolkit, Clara Parabricks uses GPUs to accelerate by as much as 50x the analysis of sequence data.


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Government of India, NVIDIA, and OpenACC Hackathon Helps Develop COVID-19 Solutions

The Government of India’s Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) in association with NVIDIA, and OpenACC, organized the SAMHAR-COVID19 Hackathon to help researchers combat ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and help the scientific community predict future outbreaks.

Through C-DAC’s program, Supercomputing using artificial intelligence, and Healthcare Analytics-based Research for combating COVID-19, researchers can get resources to find solutions for identifying, tracking and predicting outbreaks. The work has the potential to accelerate workflows for drug discovery and drug repurposing.

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NVIDIA Releases New Clara Models to Help Fight COVID-19

NVIDIA today announced new AI models to help the medical community better track, test and treat COVID-19.

Available today, AI models developed jointly with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can help researchers study the severity of COVID-19 from chest CT scans and develop new tools to better understand, measure and detect infections.

The models are immediately available in the latest release of Clara Imaging on the NGC software hub.


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New NVIDIA Healthcare Webinar Series: COMPUTE4COVID

The novel coronavirus has changed the landscape of healthcare and the need for GPU-accelerated tools has been placed front and center.

HPC and AI tools are helping battle the novel coronavirus at every stage, from predicting and preventing outbreaks, detection and diagnosis, to drug and vaccine development, to treatment and patient care.

This series of technical talks will cover how NVIDIA tools can be used and how technology developed by leading startups is contributing to the worldwide effort against COVID-19.

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New Breakthrough in Coronavirus Research Uses GPU-Accelerated Software to Support Treatment Development

To help in the development of a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, University of Texas at Austin and National Institute of Health (NIH) researchers recently achieved a critical breakthrough—creating the first 3D, atomic-scale map of the virus.

“2019-nCoV makes use of a densely glycosylated spike (S) protein to gain entry into host cells,” the researchers stated in a newly published Science paper, Cryo-EM structure of the 2019-nCoV spike in the prefusion conformation. “The CoV spike (S) glycoprotein is a key target for vaccines, therapeutic antibodies, and diagnostics.”


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COVID Caught on Camera: Startup’s Sensors Keep Hospitals Safe

Andrew Gostine’s startup aims to make hospitals more efficient, but when the coronavirus hit Chicago he pivoted to keeping them safer, too.

Gostine is a critical-care anesthesiologist at Northwestern Medicine’s 105-bed Lake Forest hospital, caring for 60 COVID-19 patients. He’s also the CEO of Whiteboard Coordinator Inc., a startup that had a network of 400 cameras and other sensors deployed across Northwestern’s 10 hospitals before the pandemic.




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NVIDIA Brings GPU, HPC and AI Expertise to COVID-19 Battle

A task force of NVIDIA computer scientists has joined the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which brings together leaders from the U.S. government, industry and academia to accelerate research using the world’s most powerful HPC resources.

The consortium’s objective is to accelerate development of effective methods to detect, contain and treat the coronavirus. It will support researchers by providing access to 30 supercomputers with over 400 petaflops of compute performance.

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Virus War Goes Viral: Folding@home Gets 1.5+ Exaflops to Fight COVID-19

That’s when the research network that Folding@home manages had arguably become the world’s most powerful supercomputer. Its call to help fight the coronavirus on March 15 had amassed enough donations of spare cycles on home computers to create a crowd-sourced exascale supercomputer.

In just 10 days, supporters had downloaded the group’s software on hundreds of thousands of home PCs to help crack the code on COVID-19.

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Startup’s AI Platform Allows Contact-Free Hospital Interactions

Hands-free phone calls and touchless soap dispensers have been the norm for years. Next up, contact-free hospitals.

San Francisco-based startup Ouva has created a hospital intelligence platform that monitors patient safety, acts as a patient assistant and provides a sensory experience in waiting areas — without the need for anyone to touch anything.

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You Can’t Touch This: Deep Clean System Flags Potentially Contaminated Surfaces

Amid the continued spread of coronavirus, extra care is being taken by just about everyone to wash hands and wipe down surfaces, from countertops to groceries.

To spotlight potentially contaminated surfaces, hobbyist Nick Bild has come up with Deep Clean, a stereo camera system that flags objects that have...

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Taking the Heat Off: AI Temperature Screening Aids Businesses Amid Pandemic

As businesses and schools consider reopening around the world, they’re taking safety precautions to mitigate the lingering threat of COVID-19 — often taking the temperature of each individual entering their facilities.

Fever is a common warning sign for the virus (and the seasonal flu), but manual temperature-taking with infrared thermometers takes time and requires workers stationed at a building’s entrances to collect temperature readings. AI solutions can speed the process and make it contactless, sending real-time alerts to facilities management teams when visitors with elevated temperatures are detected.

 

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Government of India, NVIDIA, and OpenACC Hackathon Helps Develop COVID-19 Solutions

The Government of India’s Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) in association with NVIDIA, and OpenACC, organized the SAMHAR-COVID19 Hackathon to help researchers combat ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and help the scientific community predict future outbreaks.

Through C-DAC’s program, Supercomputing using artificial intelligence, and Healthcare Analytics-based Research for combating COVID-19, researchers can get resources to find solutions for identifying, tracking and predicting outbreaks. The work has the potential to accelerate workflows for drug discovery and drug repurposing.


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Fighting COVID-19 in New Era of Scientific Computing

Scientists and researchers around the world are racing to find a cure for COVID-19.

That’s made the work of all those digitally gathered for this week’s high performance computing conference, ISC 2020 Digital, more vital than ever. And the work of these researchers is broadening to encompass a wider range of approaches than ever.

The NVIDIA scientific computing platform plays a vital role, accelerating progress across this entire spectrum of approaches — from data analytics to simulation and visualization to AI to edge processing.


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New NVIDIA Healthcare Webinar Series: COMPUTE4COVID

The novel coronavirus has changed the landscape of healthcare and the need for GPU-accelerated tools has been placed front and center.

HPC and AI tools are helping battle the novel coronavirus at every stage, from predicting and preventing outbreaks, detection and diagnosis, to drug and vaccine development, to treatment and patient care.

This series of technical talks will cover how NVIDIA tools can be used and how technology developed by leading startups is contributing to the worldwide effort against COVID-19.

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Smart Hospitals: DARVIS Automates PPE Checks, Hospital Inventories Amid COVID Crisis

After an exhausting 12-hour shift caring for patients, it’s hard to blame frontline workers for forgetting to sing “Happy Birthday” twice to guarantee a full 30 seconds of proper hand-washing.

Though at times tedious, the process of confirming such detailed, protective measures like the amount of time hospital employees spend sanitizing their hands, the cleaning status of a room, or the number of beds available is crucial to preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.


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COVID Caught on Camera: Startup’s Sensors Keep Hospitals Safe

Andrew Gostine’s startup aims to make hospitals more efficient, but when the coronavirus hit Chicago he pivoted to keeping them safer, too.

Gostine is a critical-care anesthesiologist at Northwestern Medicine’s 105-bed Lake Forest hospital, caring for 60 COVID-19 patients. He’s also the CEO of Whiteboard Coordinator Inc., a startup that had a network of 400 cameras and other sensors deployed across Northwestern’s 10 hospitals before the pandemic.




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Inception Spotlight: Synvivia Developing a Protein Switch for COVID-19

Synvivia uses GPU-accelerated molecular dynamics simulations to design protein molecule interactions and was able to observe potential additive effects of repurposed drug candidates on a particular SARS-CoV-2 protein target. After validating these computations using wet lab experiments, they were able to lay the groundwork for a new protein switch that could be key to the fight against COVID-19.



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Coronavirus Gets a Close-Up: Folding@home Live in NVIDIA Omniverse

For researchers like Max Zimmerman, it was a welcome pile-on to tackle a global pandemic.

A million citizen scientists donated time on their home systems so the Folding@home consortium could calculate the intricate movements of proteins inside the coronavirus. Then a team of NVIDIA simulation experts combined the best tools from multiple industries to let the researchers see their data in a whole new way.


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Quantum of Solace: Research Seeks Atomic Keys to Lock Down COVID-19

Anshuman Kumar is sharpening a digital pencil to penetrate the secrets of the coronavirus.

He and colleagues at the University of California at Riverside want to calculate atomic interactions at a scale never before attempted for the virus. If they succeed, they’ll get a glimpse into how a molecule on the virus binds to a molecule of a drug, preventing it from infecting healthy cells.

Kumar is part of a team at UCR taking work in the tiny world of quantum mechanics to a new level. They aim to measure a so-called barrier height, a measure of the energy required to interact with a viral protein that consists of about 5,000 atoms.

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Folding@Home Crowdsources GPU-accelerated exaFLOP Supercomputer for COVID-19 Research

To help tackle COVID-19, the long-running Folding@Home program, a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, hit a breakthrough by achieving more than an exaflop of processing power. That’s more than 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second, all through crowdsourcing efforts.

For comparison, Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, which is powered by more than 27,000 NVIDIA V100 GPUs, can officially sustain around 150 petaflops, and 445 when benchmarked on HPL-AI.


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Virus War Goes Viral: Folding@home Gets 1.5+ Exaflops to Fight COVID-19

That’s when the research network that Folding@home manages had arguably become the world’s most powerful supercomputer. Its call to help fight the coronavirus on March 15 had amassed enough donations of spare cycles on home computers to create a crowd-sourced exascale supercomputer.

In just 10 days, supporters had downloaded the group’s software on hundreds of thousands of home PCs to help crack the code on COVID-19.

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NVIDIA Brings GPU, HPC and AI Expertise to COVID-19 Battle

A task force of NVIDIA computer scientists has joined the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which brings together leaders from the U.S. government, industry and academia to accelerate research using the world’s most powerful HPC resources.

The consortium’s objective is to accelerate development of effective methods to detect, contain and treat the coronavirus. It will support researchers by providing access to 30 supercomputers with over 400 petaflops of compute performance.

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Fighting COVID-19 in New Era of Scientific Computing

Scientists and researchers around the world are racing to find a cure for COVID-19.

That’s made the work of all those digitally gathered for this week’s high performance computing conference, ISC 2020 Digital, more vital than ever. And the work of these researchers is broadening to encompass a wider range of approaches than ever.

The NVIDIA scientific computing platform plays a vital role, accelerating progress across this entire spectrum of approaches — from data analytics to simulation and visualization to AI to edge processing.

 

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Government of India, NVIDIA, and OpenACC Hackathon Helps Develop COVID-19 Solutions

The Government of India’s Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) in association with NVIDIA, and OpenACC, organized the SAMHAR-COVID19 Hackathon to help researchers combat ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and help the scientific community predict future outbreaks.

Through C-DAC’s program, Supercomputing using artificial intelligence, and Healthcare Analytics-based Research for combating COVID-19, researchers can get resources to find solutions for identifying, tracking and predicting outbreaks. The work has the potential to accelerate workflows for drug discovery and drug repurposing.

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New NVIDIA Healthcare Webinar Series: COMPUTE4COVID

The novel coronavirus has changed the landscape of healthcare and the need for GPU-accelerated tools has been placed front and center.

HPC and AI tools are helping battle the novel coronavirus at every stage, from predicting and preventing outbreaks, detection and diagnosis, to drug and vaccine development, to treatment and patient care.

This series of technical talks will cover how NVIDIA tools can be used and how technology developed by leading startups is contributing to the worldwide effort against COVID-19.

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New Breakthrough in Coronavirus Research Uses GPU-Accelerated Software to Support Treatment Development

To help in the development of a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, University of Texas at Austin and National Institute of Health (NIH) researchers recently achieved a critical breakthrough—creating the first 3D, atomic-scale map of the virus.

“2019-nCoV makes use of a densely glycosylated spike (S) protein to gain entry into host cells,” the researchers stated in a newly published Science paper, Cryo-EM structure of the 2019-nCoV spike in the prefusion conformation. “The CoV spike (S) glycoprotein is a key target for vaccines, therapeutic antibodies, and diagnostics.”


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NVIDIA Releases New Clara Models to Help Fight COVID-19

NVIDIA today announced new AI models to help the medical community better track, test and treat COVID-19.

Available today, AI models developed jointly with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can help researchers study the severity of COVID-19 from chest CT scans and develop new tools to better understand, measure and detect infections.

The models are immediately available in the latest release of Clara Imaging on the NGC software hub.

 

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TOOLS & RESOURCES

COVID-19 presents a challenge unlike any the world has faced in generations. NVIDIA is sharing its expertise and innovation to help research and medical communities accelerate our understanding of and form a response to the novel coronavirus.


Compute4COVID Webinars

This technical webinar series helps coronavirus researchers learn how to gain access to and use AI and high-performance computing (HPC) tools for genomics, computational chemistry, medical imaging, and natural language processing (NLP).

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GPU-Accelerated Research Tools

Tap into NGC™, a hub of HPC and AI software, including application containers, to support coronavirus research across a variety of healthcare and scientific domains.

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Startups Answer the Call

From optimized operations to enhanced diagnostics, AI startups in the NVIDIA Inception program are putting solutions into the hands of healthcare providers around the world.

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Healthcare On Tap Webinars

Get started with NVIDIA healthcare tools. Healthcare on Tap helps developers accelerate their work in areas such as image analysis, scientific research, and drug discovery.

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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The pandemic is challenging us all - and uniting us all - like never before. Discover how NVIDIA has responded to the
COVID-19 crisis and how we continue our work from a distance.


Breathing Life into a New Open-Source Ventilator

With ventilators becoming a scarce resource, NVIDIA’s chief scientist released his open-source, low-cost ventilator design, which is pending FDA approval.

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People First

Whether it’s responding to a pandemic or taking on everyday health concerns, NVIDIA and our employees have a proud history of stepping up with what’s needed. Innovation. Compassion. And a commitment to help, when and where it’s needed most.

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Our Life’s Work – At Home

United but apart. The world shifted to working remotely and NVIDIANs took it in stride. We’ve powered our employees and industries across the globe with accelerated computing technology that meets every need, at home or anywhere.

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JOIN THE FIGHT

NVIDIA is proud to join our partners in several global initiatives tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how you can contribute
your compute power, submit your research, or share your discoveries.


Combining Research Expertise

Teaming up with leaders from the U.S. government, industry, and academia, NVIDIA is accelerating research to detect, diagnose, and treat coronavirus.

Researchers are invited to submit research proposals for evaluation and assignment to computing resources.

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Crowdsourcing Compute with Folding@home

Folding@home is a crowdsourced computing project for simulating protein structure and dynamics to support disease research.

You can join tens of thousands of others helping researchers find potential cures by donating your unused computing power using the folding@home software.

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A Global Alliance Against Coronavirus

NVIDIA has joined other organizations from around the world in XPRIZE’s COVID-19 response initiative. The effort brings together leaders in various fields to share their expertise and resources with the community developing solutions to help end the pandemic.

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AI Insights into COVID-19 Resources

To help healthcare providers and ministries of health understand the spread of the coronavirus and inform where resources need to be applied, NVIDIA has joined the Roche Data Science Coalition — uniting a foundation of tools and expertise for the scientific community.

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NVIDIA CLARA™ is supercharging the next generation of medical devices and biomedical research.

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