TYC researchers win INCITE supercomputer award

Supercomputer awards for UCL researchers

UCL researchers investigating non-covalent bonding in complex molecular systems have been awarded time on leading US supercomputers worth an estimated £5.5m by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Professor Dario Alfe (UCL Earth Sciences), Professor Angelos Michaelides (London Centre for Nanotechnology) and Professor Mike Gillan (UCL Physics & Astronomy), working with academics from the University of Cambridge, the University of Pittsburgh, the Fritz-Haber Institute and Argonne National Laboratory have been awarded 95 million hours of computing time at the Argonne National Laboratory.

The team have been awarded 95 million hours for 2013, with a further 270 million hours provisionally allocated for 2014-2015. The award follows a total of 60 million hours awarded over the last three years, and the total value of the funding from 2010-2015 is an estimated £25m.

The INCITE programme enables academic researchers working on computationally intensive projects that address grand challenges in science and engineering to access high-performance computing facilities. Proposals for the 2014 allocation are expected to open in April.

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