High-performance computing is assisting research to make carbon fiber commercial production sustainable and cost-effective.
Kraken enabled a research team from Temple University to apply quantum mechanics in the study of water.
Since we're viewing our galaxy from the inside and thus can't get the entire picture from observation, knowledge of its formation history has been elusive, but supercomputer simulations such as the ones done using Kraken and Nautilus at NICS could help overcome our limitations and unravel the mysteries.
Simulations performed using the Kraken supercomputer took into account how rocks in the earth's surface would absorb energy and affect ground motion speed during a severe earthquake in Southern California. The research broke ground in a path to more-accurate earthquake planning scenarios.
The NICS-managed Kraken supercomputer is one of the resources that researchers are using to simulate cosmic events known as tidal disruptions, in which a black hole devours a star and emits a beacon to the far reaches of the universe.
Research supported by advanced digital resources from the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) has created the basis for the development of better surfactants, compounds with a variety of important and essential roles in everyday life.
Troy Baer, NICS senior high-performance computing system administrator, was honored on April 1 with the Adaptive Computing Lifetime Achievement award at the second-annual Adaptie Awards ceremony during the Moabcon 2014 conference in Park City, Utah.
The Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences summer program from the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences has opened new doors for 2013 participants Ciara Thompson and Nyalia Lui as they further their education.
The Darter supercomputer last year assisted the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) in meeting a crucial milestone, simulation of the Watts Bar nuclear reactor.