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Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins

Reporting by Helen Hill for MGHPCC

Benjamin Levy is an Assistant Professor of mathematics at Fitchburg State University, Massachusetts. His research is in biological modeling with an emphasis on population and infectious disease dynamics. Working with students Ben Burnett (UMass Dartmouth) and Abigail Waters (Suffolk University), Levy is leading a project assessing threats to the Diamondback Terrapin population in North Inlet Winyah Bay, a site on the South Carolina coast, using a model he has been developing which, thanks to support from the Northeast Cyberteam he is able to run using  high-performance computing resources at the MGHPCC. Continue reading Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins

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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