Livermore team wins Gordon Bell

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In case you missed it, a team from Livermore and IBM won the Gordon Bell at SC07. Complete news from HPCwire.  Here’s the nut

Using groundbreaking computational techniques, a team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM earned the 2007 Gordon Bell Prize for a first-of-a-kind simulation of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in molten metals on BlueGene/L, the world’s fastest supercomputer.

…”This has never been done before. We were able to observe this atom by atom. There was no time scale or length scale we couldn’t see,” said Jim Glosli, lead author on the winning entry, titled “Extending Stability Beyond CPU Millennium: A Micron-Scale Simulation of Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability.”