ALCC program allocates ALCF compute time to 16 projects

July 6, 2022—The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has supercomputer time awarded at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to 16 projects that will pursue progress in areas ranging from battery research to climate modeling to fusion energy.

Each year, the ASCR program, which operates some of the world’s most powerful supercomputing facilities, selects ALCC projects in areas aimed at advancing DOE mission science and broadening the community of researchers capable of leveraging leadership computing resources.

The ALCC program allocates computational resources in ASCR’s supercomputing facilities to research scientists in industry, academia, and national labs. In addition to the ALCF at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, ASCR’s supercomputing facilities include the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The ALCF, OLCF and NERSC are user facilities of the DOE Office of Science.

The 16 projects allocated time on ALCF’s Theta and Polaris systems are listed below. Some projects were given extra computing time at OLCF and/or NERSC. The one-year awards begin on July 1.

  • Robert Edwards of Jefferson Laboratory received 300,000 node hours on Polaris for “The Spectrum and Structure of Hadrons”.
  • Frederico Fiuza of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory received 860,000 node hours on Theta for “Energy Partition and Particle Acceleration in Laboratory Magnetized Shocks”.
  • Feliciano Giustino of the University of Texas at Austin received 883,000 node hours on Theta for “Computational Design of Novel Semiconductors for Power and Energy Applications.”
  • Steven Gottlieb of Indiana University received 100,000 node hours on Polaris for “High Precision Hadronic Vacuum Polarization Contribution to the Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment using Highly Improved Staggered Quarks.”
  • Wei Jiang of Argonne National Laboratory received 500,000 node hours on Theta for “Microscopic Insight into Transport Properties of Li-Battery Electrolytes.”
  • George Karniadakis of Brown University received 50,000 node hours on Polaris for “A Multiscale Surrogate Model for Fracture Evolution Using DeepONet.”
  • Zarija Lukic of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received 100,000 node hours on Polaris for “Cosmological Hydro Simulations to Explore the High and Low-Redshift Universe.”
  • TAE Technologies’ Jaeyoung Park received 400,000 node hours on Theta for “Particle-in-Cell Simulations of Beam-Driven, Field-Reversed Configuration Plasmas.”
  • Ivan Oleynik of the University of South Florida received 150,000 node hours on Polaris for “Predictive Simulations of Inertial Confinement Fusion Ablator Materials.”
  • Jonathan Ozik of Argonne National Laboratory received 283,000 node hours on Theta for “Probabilistic Comparative Modeling of Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies.”
  • Emilian Popov of Oak Ridge National Laboratory received 224,000 node hours on Theta for “HFIR DNS simulations”.
  • Sara Pryor of Cornell University received 142,000 node hours on Theta for “Moding Operating Conditions in the US East Coast Offshore Wind Energy Lease Areas.”
  • Noemi Rocco of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory received 730,000 node hours on Theta for “Short Range Correlations from a Quantum Monte Carlo Perspective.”
  • Dillon Shaver of Argonne National Laboratory received 400,000 node hours on Theta and 100,000 node hours on Polaris for “High-Fidelity CFD Simulations for Next-Generation Nuclear Reactor Designs.”
  • Paul Ullrich of the University of California, Davis received 900,000 node hours on Theta for “A Climate Model Ensemble for Understanding Future Changes to Extreme Weather.”
  • Yiqi Yu of Argonne National Laboratory received 600,000 node hours on Theta for “Research on Flow and Heat Transfer Behavior in Involute Plate Research Reactor with Large Eddy Simulation to Support the Conversion of Research Reactors to Low-Enriched Uranium Fuel.”

Source: Logan Ludwig, The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

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