OSC user, staff member among GLCPC Blue Waters award recipients

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (Mar 21, 2013) — 

Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation press release:

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation has awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer—which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data—to 10 diverse science and engineering projects.

The computing and data capabilities of Blue Waters will assist researchers in addressing questions of biology, nanoelectronics, ecological and economic impacts of climate change, and more.

"These allocations will allow researchers to address a variety of scientific problems at scales and levels of fidelity that would not otherwise be possible," said consortium president Steven Gordon. "The topics include challenging problems in the biosciences, engineering, and social science that should provide important scientific insights as well as the critical policy implications of several topics."

The projects and investigators are:

  • Scaling the effects of intermediate disturbance and changes to small-scale ecosystem structure on ecosystem, hydrology, lake and weather interactions to the scale of the Great Lakes region
    Gil Bohrer, Ohio State University
  • Development of new parameters for SEMO methods for transition metals and thorium
    David Dixon, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Rotational turbulence in magnetized cylindrical Couette flow
    Fausto Cattaneo, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Next-generation ab initio symmetry-adapted no-core shell model and its impact on nucleosynthesis
    Jerry Draayer, Louisiana State University (SURA)
  • Atomistic modeling of real world nanoelectronics devices
    Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue. Klimeck also received a large allocation on Blue Waters through the National Science Foundation's Petascale Computing Resource Allocation process.
  • Modeling of peptide-mediated ribosome stalling with antibiotics
    Alexander Mankin, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • The mechanism of the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum ATP-driven calcium pump
    Benoit Roux, University of Chicago. Roux also is a co-principal investigator for a large allocation on Blue Waters through the National Science Foundation's Petascale Computing Resource Allocation process.
  • Re-designing communication and work distribution in scientific applications for extreme-scale heterogeneous systems
    Karen Tomko, Ohio State University
  • Policy responses to climate change in a dynamic stochastic economy
    Lars Hansen, University of Chicago
  • Implicitly-parallel functional dataflow for productive hybrid programming on Blue Waters
    Michael Wilde, University of Chicago

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation is a collaboration among colleges, universities, national research laboratories, and other educational institutions that facilitates the widespread and effective use of petascale computing. The consortium will make annual allocations of a portion of Blue Waters to research projects from GLCPC member institutions. The next call for proposals is expected to be in fall 2013.

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For more information, see http://www.greatlakesconsortium.org/.