The Department of Energy recently awarded James Amundson, head of the Scientific Software Infrastructure Department, 60 million core hours to simulate Fermilab and CERN accelerators as part of the 2015 INCITE program. This could enable future discoveries at the energy and intensity frontiers of particle physics.
Amundson’s was one of 56 projects chosen by INCITE to share nearly 6 billion core hours at DOE computing facilities. Amundson, along with co-principal investigators Qiming Lu, Alexandru Macridin, Chong Shik Park, Panagiotis Spentzouris and Eric Stern, will lead the project.
The INCITE (Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment) program gives researchers access to two of America’s fastest supercomputers: Argonne National Laboratory’s Mira, a 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q system, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan supercomputer, a 27-petaflop Cray XK7 hybrid system.
Read more in the Department of Energy press release.