Four of Six Gordon Bell Finalists Used Titan Supercomputer

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If awards are any indication, the Titan supercomputer at ORNL is having a productive, inaugural year.

Four out of six Gordon Bell Prize finalists used Titan to overcome complex computational challenges in their fields. From the dynamics of millions of crowded proteins to the billions of particles that radiate from passing plasma jets, ultra-high-resolution simulations on Titan make for strong contenders. The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded for achievement in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering and large-scale data analysis.

Finalists include:

  • Taking a Quantum Leap in Time to Solution for Simulations of High-Tc Superconductors, led by Peter Staar of ETH Zürich
  • 20 Petaflop Simulation of Proteins Suspensions in Crowding Conditions, led by Massimo Bernaschi of ICNR-IAC Rome
  • Radiative Signatures of the Relativistic Kelvin–Helmholtz Instability, led by Michael Bussmann of HZDR-Dresden
  • HAAC: Extreme Scaling and Performance across Diverse Architectures, led by Salman Habib of Argonne National Laboratory

The Gordon Bell Prize will be announced at SC13, November 17-22 in Denver.