October Publications

November 5, 2019

Below is a selection of papers that appeared in October 2019 reporting the results of research using the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), or acknowledging the use of Harvard’s Odyssey Cluster, Northeastern’s Discovery Cluster, the Boston University Shared Computing Cluster and MIT's Engaging Cluster all of which are housed at the MGHPCC.
Connor Bottrell, Maan H. Hani, Hossen Teimoorinia, Sara L. Ellison, Jorge Moreno, Paul Torrey, Christopher C. Hayward, Mallory Thorp, Luc Simard and Lars Hernquist (2019), Deep learning predictions of galaxy merger stage and the importance of observational realism, arXiv: 1910.07031 [astro-ph.GA]
Xiang Chen, Juan Ruiz Ruiz, Nathan Howard, Walter Guttenfelder, Jeff Candy, Jerry Hughes, Robert Granetz, Anne White
(2019),  Prediction of high-k electron temperature fluctuation in an NSTX H-mode plasma, abstract for 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics,
Cedric Flamant, Grigory Kolesov, Efstratios Manousakis, Efthimios Kaxiras (2019), Imaginary-Time Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory and Its Application for Robust Convergence of Electronic States, J. Chem. Theory Comput., doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00617
Peng Liang and Juan Pablo Trelles (2019), 3D numerical investigation of a free-burning argon arc with metal electrodes using a novel sheath coupling procedure, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, doi: 10.1088/1361-6595/ab4bb6
Peilong Li, Chen Xu, Hao Jin, Chunyang Hu, Yan Luo, Yu Cao, Jomol Mathew, Yunsheng Ma (2019), ChainSDI: A Software-Defined Infrastructure for Regulation-Compliant Home-Based Healthcare Services Secured by Blockchains, IEEE Systems Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2019.2937930

Wolfram Mobius, Francesca Tesser, Kim M. J. Alards, Roberto Benzi, David R. Nelson, and Federico Tosch (2019), The collective effect of finite-sized inhomogeneities on the spatial spread of populations in two dimensions, arXiv: 1910.05332 [q-bio.PE]

Philip L Pagano, Qi Guo, Chethya Ranasinghe, Evan Schroeder, Kevin Robben, Florian Häse, Hepeng Ye, Kyle Wickersham, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Dan T. Major, Lokesh Gakhar, Amnon Kohen, Christopher M. Cheatum (2019), Oscillatory Active-site Motions Correlate with Kinetic Isotope Effects in Formate Dehydrogenase, ACS Catal., doi: 10.1021/acscatal.9b03345
Pranay Patil and Anders W. Sandvik (2019), Hilbert Space Fragmentation and Ashkin-Teller Criticalityin Fluctuation Coupled Ising Models, arXiv: 1910.03714 [cond-mat.str-el]

Oliver H. E. Philcox and Daniel J. Eisenstein (2019), Estimating Covariance Matrices for Two- and Three-Point Correlation Function Moments in Arbitrary Survey Geometries,  arXiv: 1910.04764 [astro-ph.CO] 

Juan Ruiz Ruiz (2019), Validation of gyrokinetic simulations in NSTX including comparisons with a synthetic diagnostic for high-k scattering, abstract for 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics,
Debjani Sihi, Eric A. Davidson, Kathleen E. Savage, Dong Liang (2019), Simultaneous numerical representation of soil microsite production and consumption of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide using probability distribution functions, Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14855
Nia S. Walker, Rosa Fernández, Jennifer M. Sneed, Valerie J. Paul, Gonzalo Giribet, David Combosch (2019), Differential Gene Expression during Substrate Probing in Larvae of the Caribbean Coral, Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.15265
Cheng-Chiang Wu, Fay-Wei Li, Elena M. Kramer (2019), Large-scale phylogenomic analysis suggests three ancient superclades of the WUSCHEL-RELATED HOMEOBOX transcription factor family in plants, PLoS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223521
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Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Higgs Boson Spotted in Holyoke?
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
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