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Argonne advancing DOE INCITE scientific research projects
Date:12/18/2008

y cerebral blood flow and its role in the understanding, diagnosing and treatment cardiovascular disease. Other new and returning projects feature research in:

  • Energy, including advanced systems for fusion energy and nuclear power, and improving combustion to increase efficiency and reduce emissions
  • Biology, such as studying the causes of Parkinson's disease, simulating electrical activity in the heart, and understanding protein membranes
  • Climate change, including improving climate models, studying the effects of turbulence in oceans, and simulating clouds on a global scale

Astrophysics, such as modeling supernova explosions and simulating black holes

"The INCITE program goes beyond providing access to supercomputers. A key aspect of the program is expanding the horizons of scientific thinking by connecting researchers with scientific and technical staff at DOE's computing facilities," said Pete Beckman, director of Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility. "Future breakthroughs will stem from the fusion and knowledge of different fields applying high performance computing and multi-disciplinary science."

Of the 28 INCITE projects that will use the energy-efficient Blue Gene/P at Argonne, 10 are new projects and 18 are projects renewed from 2008. The ALCF is home to DOE's Intrepid, a 40-rack IBM Blue Gene/P capable of a peak-performance of 557 Teraflops (557 trillion calculations per second). The Blue Gene/P features a low-power, system-on-a-chip architecture and a scalable communications fabric that enables science applications to spend more time computing and less time moving data between CPUs, both reducing power demands and lowering operating costs.

As part of DOE's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program, the ALCF provides in-depth expertise and assistance in using ALCF systems and optimizing applications to help researchers f
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Contact: Eleanor Taylor
etaylor@anl.gov
630-252-5510
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

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