Scientists from the San Diego Supercomputer Center and other parts of the University of California, San Diego - conducting research in Parkinsons Disease, fusion energy and climate change - were awarded supercomputing time by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its 2008 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program.
In total, the DOEs Office of Science awarded a record 265 million hours of processor time to 55 new and renewed scientific projects, the largest amount of supercomputing time ever allocated in the Departments history and three times that of last years award.
Now in its fifth year, INCITE supports computationally intensive scientific investigations, enabling researchers at national laboratories, universities and industry to explore a wide range of scientific challenges.
Projects involving UC San Diego and SDSC awarded processing time under this program include:
By providing scientists access to some of the worlds most powerful supercomputers, the awards enable researchers to conduct their studies in weeks or months, as opposed to years or decades.
The Department of Energys Office of Science has two of the top ten most powerful supercomputers, and using them through the INCITE program is having a transformational effect on Americas scientific and economic competitiveness, said DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond L. Orbach. Once considered the domain of only small groups of researchers, supercomputers today are tools for discovery, driving scientific advancement across a wide range of disciplines. Were proud to provide these resources to help researchers advance scientific knowledge and understanding and thereby to provide insight into major scientific and industrial issues.
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