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UMass Lowell Hosts 5th Annual HPC Day

The HPC Day conference provides a showcase of computational research in science, engineering, and computer science research being carried out in the New England area. Co-sponsored by the MGHPCC, this full-day conference which took place this year on May 21, 2019 at UMass Lowell featured speakers from leading research and education institutes across the region.  Continue reading UMass Lowell Hosts 5th Annual HPC Day

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