News from the HPC

Zhou chosen to receive NSF Career Award

Congratulations to Dr. Caizhi Zhou who received a 2017 NSF Career award for his project titled “Understanding Interface-Mediated Deformation in Layered Composites through Modeling and Experiment. Dr. Zhou is part of a team within the HPC Center working to study and design materials through large scale computational simulations.

Significant investment expands HPC center

The campus high-performance computing (HPC) cluster will soon be expanded thanks to a $400,000 project funded by the campus. The project is the result of collaborative efforts with the office of the provost, the office of the vice provost for research, a group of computational researchers led by Dr. Richard Dawes and the information technology department. The HPC cluster expansion will result in tripling the existing computing power currently available to campus researchers. This initial investment is part of a three-year plan to expand HPC resources on campus to increase research capabilities, attract Ph.D. candidates in computational sciences and world class faculty researchers. In addition to the HPC expansion, the collaboration also provided funding for the installation of backup generator power for the campus HPC cluster. The generator project was recently completed and is in service. The cluster expansion is expected to be completed early spring of 2017.

Center reaches 300 publications

Congratulations to all of the center members whose combined publications just surpassed 300 in the three years since the center formed in January of 2014. In addition to over 300 refereed journal articles and more than 50 conference proceedings, in that same time period, center members have so far written 4 book chapters and been awarded 6 patents.