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Argonne scientists awarded supercomputing time to enable scientific breakthroughs
Date:12/1/2010

ic and chemical properties of metal particles across the nanoscale regime.

"We expect to gain a comprehensive, first-principles-based picture of how the catalytic and electronic properties of a diverse array of metal nanoparticles evolve," he said. "Such information will ultimately assist in the design of enhanced nanocatalysts."

Ewing (Rusty) Lusk, director of Argonne's Mathematics and Computer Science Division, was awarded 5 million processor hours on the Intrepid to improve the performance and productivity of key system software components. Lusk heads a team investigating message-passing libraries, parallel input/output, data visualization and operating systems on high-performance computer systems. "Through rigorous experimentation, analysis and design cycles," he said, "we hope to dramatically enhance the capabilities not only of the current systems but of all systems pushing scalability limits in the near future."

Argonne researchers will also participate in six other INCITE projects. Four of the projects are new, and two are renewals.

  • Vitali Morozov and Michael Papka will be collaborating with colleagues at Brown University in multiscale blood-flow simulations. This new project, awarded 50 million processor hours, will involve realistic simulations of brain pathologies, such as cerebral aneurysms and sickle cell anemia.

  • Charles Bacon will work with researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct simulations of the transition from deflagration to detonation in reactive gases. The new project, awarded 18 million processor hours on the Intrepid, will help scientists understand and eventually predict the onset of detonation in engineering devices.

  • Steven Pieper, together with colleagues from three other national laboratories and two universities, will conduct state-of-the-art simulations to better understand the structure and reactions of nucl
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Contact: Eleanor Taylor
etaylor@anl.gov
630-252-5510
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

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