Newsletter October 2020 - MIT Researchers Use Julia to Forecast Space Storms for NASA and National Science Foundation

By JuliaHub | Oct 13, 2020

The National Science Foundation and NASA have awarded Julia researchers a grant to study and forecast weather in space. Julia Computing Chief Scientist, Julia co-creator and Director of the Julia Lab at MIT Alan Edelman explains: “I’m very excited that Julia, already fast becoming the language of scientific machine learning, and a great tool for collaborative software, can play a key role in space weather applications.”

Stripe CEO Patrick Collison – ‘Pluto for @JuliaLanguage Is Pretty Cool’: Stripe CEO Patrick Colliison tweeted that ‘Pluto for @JuliaLanguage is pretty cool’, and shared a link and favorable review of Grant Sanderson’s latest MIT lecture

JuliaGPU: Julia GPU capabilities continue to expand. Visit JuliaGPU for more information.

Grant Sanderson (3Blue1Brown) MIT Course with Alan Edelman, David Sanders, James Schloss and Benoit Forget Reaches 260k+ YouTube Views: Viewership for MIT’s Introduction to Computational Thinking course continues to grow. All lectures are available for free on YouTube.



Julia for Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP): Julia Computing Director of Applications Engineering Matt Bauman presented a free Webinar on Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Using Julia. Click here to watch.

JuliaHub: JuliaHub from Julia Computing includes effortless parallel computing in the cloud plus package management. For more information, watch the free Webinar on JuliaHub: Single-Click Scaling and Cluster Deployment in the Cloud. Or join Dr. Matt Bauman’s next free Webinar introducing High Performance Computation (HPC) on JuliaHub.

Julia Videos and Podcasts



JuliaMono Font: Cormullion has created a new monospaced font for Julia and other text editing environments that require a wide range of specialist and technical Unicode carriers. The new font is:

  • Free

  • Open-source

  • Suitable for scientific and technical programming as well as for general purpose hacking

  • Available for MacOS, Unix, and Windows

  • Easy to use, simple, friendly, and approachable

  • Distributed with a liberal licence

New Julia Speed Results – 334x Faster than Python for Color Science: Porting color science code from Python to Julia resulted in a 334x speed increase.

The Little Book of Julia Algorithms: Ahan Sengupta and William Lau have published The Little Book of Julia Algorithms, targeted at middle and high school programmers.

Using Time Travel to Remotely Debug Faulty DRAM: Julia Computing CTO (Tools) and co-founder Keno Fischer explains how he used time travel to remotely debug faulty DRAM.

Julia Computing Live Instructor-Led Training Courses: Register today for upcoming Julia training courses from Julia Computing.

Event Event Type Presenter Length of Presentation Dates Time Registration Link Cost
Intro to Julia Live Training Course Dr. Matt Bauman, Julia Computing Director of Applications Engineering 8 hours (4 hours per day x 2 days) Thurs Oct 15 and Fri Oct 16 11 am – 3 pm Eastern (US) Register \$250
Introduction to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Using Julia Live Training Course Dr. Matt Bauman, Julia Computing Director of Applications Engineering 8 hours (4 hours per day x 2 days) Thurs Oct 22 and Fri Oct 23 11 am – 3 pm Eastern (US) Register \$500
Parallel Computing in Julia Live Training Course Dr. Matt Bauman, Julia Computing Director of Applications Engineering 8 hours (4 hours per day x 2 days) Thurs Oct 29 and Fri Oct 30 11 am – 3 pm Eastern (US) Register \$500

Free Julia Computing Webinars: Register today for free Webinars from Julia Computing.

Event Presenter Length of Presentation Date Time Registration Link Cost
High Performance Computation (HPC) on JuliaHub Dr. Matt Bauman, Julia Computing Director of Applications Engineering 1 hour Tues Oct 13 12 noon – 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free
Parallel Computing for Enterprises in Julia Prof. Alan Edelman, Julia Computing Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Julia Co-Creator and MIT Julia Lab Director 1 hour Fri Oct 23 12 noon – 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free
Building Production Applications Using Julia Avik Sengupta, Julia Computing VP Engineering 1 hour Thurs Nov 19 12 noon – 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free
Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Using Pumas Dr. Matt Bauman, Julia Computing Director of Applications Engineering 1 hour Fri Dec 4 12 noon – 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free
High Performance Computation (HPC) on JuliaHub Dr. Matt Bauman, Julia Computing Director of Applications Engineering 1 hour Tues Dec 8 12 noon – 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free
Financial Modeling on Large, Streaming Datasets Dr. Josh Day, Julia Computing 1 hour Thurs Dec 10 12 noon – 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free

Converting from Proprietary Software to Julia: Are you looking to leverage Julia’s superior speed and ease of use, but limited due to legacy software and code? Julia Computing and our partners can help accelerate replacing your existing proprietary applications, improve performance, reduce development time, augment or replace existing systems and provide an extended trusted team to deliver Julia solutions. Leverage experienced resources from Julia Computing and our partners to get your team up and running quickly. For more information, please contact us at info@juliacomputing.com.

Julia Computing Enterprise Products

  • JuliaHub: JuliaHub from Julia Computing provides a seamless experience for Julia users to manage their packages, find documentation, make open source contributions and run large compute-intensive workloads. Click here for more information.

  • JuliaRun: JuliaRun from Julia Computing helps you scale and deploy Julia using high performance computing (HPC) resources, including large parallel simulations and analyses in the cloud: AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud. Click here for more information.

  • JuliaSure: JuliaSure from Julia Computing provides full service development support, production support and indemnification for companies using Julia. Subscriptions are USD $99 per month. Click here to subscribe.

  • JuliaTeam: JuliaTeam from Julia Computing lets your entire enterprise work together using Julia. Collaborate, develop and manage private and public packages across your organization, manage open source licenses and benefit from continuous integration, deployment, security, indemnity and enterprise governance. Click here for more information.

  • Pumas: Pumas from Julia Computing and Pumas.ai is a comprehensive platform for pharmaceutical modeling and simulation, providing a single tool for the entire drug development pipeline. Click here for more information.

Julia and Julia Computing in the News

  • TechRepublic: Top 5 Programming Languages for Data Scientists to Learn

  • Analytics India: Top Technologies To Achieve Security And Privacy Of Sensitive Data In AI Models

  • MIT News: MIT-Led Team to Develop Software to Help Forecast Space Storms

  • Analytics India: What Is Code Golfing?

  • HPCWire: Oracle Cloud Deepens HPC Embrace with Launch of A100 Instances, Plans for Arm, More

  • SciTechDaily: Predicting When the Sky Will Bleed – MIT-Led Team to Develop Software to Help Forecast Space Storms

  • Analytics Insight: 4 Tips to Secure a Data Scientist Job at Google

  • Analytics Insight: The Top 50 Programming Languages to Learn Coding

  • Heise: Data Science – Mozilla Stellt Webbasiertes Tool Lodide Ein

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