Computer time allocation on worlds fastest supercomputer

Last updated November 5, 2019 by Andrew Brown

Congratulations to Connor Ballance, who has been awarded a large tranche of resource on the world’s fastest supercomputer, Summit.

Connor is part of the “High-Performance Computation for Fusion Energy Wall Erosion Diagnostics” project– headed by Auburn University researcher, Stuart Loch– which has been awarded around 9 million CPU hours on the machine to investigate atomic physics problems relevant for the operation of nuclear fusion reactors.

The research team will use Summit to produce accurate tungsten erosion and redeposition diagnostics for fusion tokamak experiments such as the DIII-D tokamak in California. The project is also of relevance for world-wide efforts on fusion energy, such as the ITER experiment under construction in France.



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