Supercomputing award of 5.78 billion hours to 55 computational research projects

Brian Grabowski, Argonne National Laboratorybgrabowski@anl.gov, 865.574.8066
Volume rendering from a 3D core-collapse supernova simulation showing the development of strong turbulent convection driven by neutrino heating. This simulation is part of a series of high-resolution 3D simulations from this project using state-of-the-art

November 14, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. These awards allocate the multi-petascale computing resources at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, two of America’s most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science.

Broadening the Bilayer

March 31, 2016—Lipid molecules have split personalities—one part loves water, whereas the other avoids it at all costs. Lipids make up cell membranes, the frontline defense in preventing cellular access to bacterial and viral invaders.

Supercomputing - Breaking the barrier

November 02, 2015 - Bioenergy researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have explained the molecular mechanism of an effect that has puzzled scientists for years. A team led by Jeremy Smith has discovered that lignin, when pretreated with a tetrahydrofuran-water solvent, shifts from a globule to an extended coil, providing unrestricted access of enzymes to cellulose.

Supercomputing - Accelerating climate research

November 02, 2015 - The next-generation Earth system model will simulate climate systems at unprecedented resolution over an unprecedented time scale in order to understand climate change, Earth system feedbacks and potential tipping points. The Accelerated Climate Model for Energy project, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Peter Thornton, aims to answer the most pressing climate prediction questions, including how precipitation patterns will change in a warming climate and how the melting Antarctic ice sheet will contribute to sea level rise.