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Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions

by Helen Hill for MGHPCC News

Designing plasma-facing components (PFCs) that can tolerate the extreme heat and particle flux exposure conditions inside a fusion reactor core is one of the major obstacles toward the practical realization of nuclear fusion. Dimitrios Maroudas, a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, uses MGHPCC computing facilities to study plasma-surface interactions and their effects on surface morphology and near-surface structure in plasma-facing components of nuclear fusion reactors. Continue reading Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions

The MGHPCC Supercloud

By Helen Hill for MGHPCC News

The MGHPCC Supercloud, operated by MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC) is a facility intended to be of particular use to people who need to transition from their desktop workstation to a high performance computing cluster in order to solve larger or more complex problems, but do not have the time to gain in-depth specialized knowledge about parallelizing application software, running batch jobs, optimizing startup times for large collections of simultaneous jobs, and other details that end users must otherwise master in a Linux cluster environment.

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Big Data. Monster Storage: The Northeast Storage Exchange

The world is in the midst of a data revolution. In response the five universities that form the MGHPCC consortium have each initiated a new data science institute, initiative or program, but how and where to store all that big data? The Northeast Storage Exchange (NESE) is a shared regional storage resource funded by the National Science Foundation which aims to do just that. Continue reading Big Data. Monster Storage: The Northeast Storage Exchange

Dusty with a Chance of Star Formation

by Helen Hill for MGHPCC News

Grant Wilson is a professor of astronomy at Umass Amherst. Wilson’s research lies at the intersection of new cameras and telescopes that operate at millimeter and submillimeter (mm/submm) wavelengths and the science enabled by them; science with the potential to shed new light on how galaxies and the stars they hold, form and evolve. Continue reading Dusty with a Chance of Star Formation