As the 10-week Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CSURE) program from the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences came to a close recently, the students who participated in the program expressed their appreciation for the knowledge they gained.
The Darter supercomputer at the National Institute for Computational Sciences supported the most important model forecast component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hazardous Weather Testbed 2013 Spring Experiment, which investigated the use of convection-allowing model forecasts as guidance in the prediction of hazardous convective weather. Convection refers to rising currents of warm air. Better storm prediction leads to improved warning time.
The Keeneland heterogeneous supercomputing system, with its combination of graphics processing units and central processing units, offers the level of support that researchers need as they explore what's involved in the onset and progression of brain tumors.
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is generally used as a lubricant or as a catalyst, but its semiconducting properties have yet to be exploited. With the help of the Kraken supercomputer, researchers Chris Van de Walle and Hartwin Peelaers model subatomic interactions to find new groundbreaking applications in electronics for the substance.
A novel biomass-degrading enzyme from a wood-boring marine crustacean appears promising for the biofuels industry. The Kraken supercomputer is instrumental in research focused on characterizing the enzyme.
The Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences project enables students to spend the summer exploring emergent computational models and techniques applicable to a variety of research areas.
NICS computational scientist Vince Betro on June 7 at the University of Tennessee campus presented a talk about performance of the fusion code GYRO to staff members of UT's Innovative Computing Laboratory.
Academia, industry and XSEDE can be used collaboratively to solve computationally challenging problems that hinder industry today. XSEDE is accepting proposals for projects that will bring those forces together for future social and economic benefit.
NICS intern Matt Swartz has taken his off-hours passion for extreme exercise to great heights by making an elite team that will compete in the CrossFit Games Central East Regional Competition in Columbus, Ohio, on June 7–9.
Formed when massive stars collapse, black holes are extremely powerful and have a major impact on the genesis, growth and evolution of galaxies. A research team has made discoveries using computer modeling and simulations that have overturned longstanding, widely held beliefs about black holes.