INCITE program awards Schulten 9.2 million supercomputing hours
The U. S. Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment or INCITE program awards scientists use of the IBM Blue Gene/P Supercomputer - one of the world's fastest computers for open science - housed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). INCITE awards, which are expressed in terms of hours of access to the supercomputer, are meant to support high-impact scientific research through allocations of time and data storage on the machine. Klaus Schulten, Director of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, was recently awarded over 9 million hours at the ACLF facility via the INCITE program.
As the ALCF web site states:
"Klaus Schulten with the University of Illinois was awarded 9,240,000 hours for work in the discipline of biological sciences. During the cell life cycle, the curvature of internal cell membranes is sculpted by proteins at the nanometer scale. Overall cellular shapes are induced by molecular events. Using high performance computers, researchers will study how these events are concerted in a self-organized manner to produce cell-scale shapes, and to gain a clearer understanding of the functional organization of entire living cells."
See also U. S. Department of Energy press release "DOE Awards Supercomputer Access to Cutting-Edge Projects" and Argonne National Laboratory press release "Argonne advancing INCITE scientific research projects".