At the recent Intel Developers Forum, the company announced that the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Supercomputing Department will be the first Intel Parallel Computing Center in China. The new Intel PCC will work to modernize software code for molecular dynamics models. The models will interact with billions of particles to provide insight for biology and DNA, potential cures to disease, genetics, and more.
The focus to modernize the software codes will have a positive impact on “LAMMPS”, which is the most widely used applications in molecular dynamics. LAMMPS is a classical molecular dynamics code that models an ensemble of particles in a liquid, solid, or gaseous state, providing researchers and scientist an understanding of our basic biology and DNA, cures for disease, genetics, and so much more.
The Intel Parallel Computing Center program is chartered with driving the modernization of technical computing community codes. The program will achieve this objective by collaborating with and funding universities, institutions, and labs to develop curriculum that trains students, scientists, and researchers parallel programming techniques and actively modernize key community codes to run on current industry standard parallel architectures.