UF One of Six National Universities Awarded Super-Computing Research Grant

5, July 2013

The University of Florida has been honored as one of six national universities tasked with conducting high-performance computing research aimed at addressing real world problems. The $8 million award, from the National Nuclear Security Administration, is a testament to the amount of time and effort UF has spent on high-performance computing and the much noted HiperGator, arguable the fastest, most powerful computer in the nation.

The 25,000-square-foot UF Data Center houses the HiPerGator.
Photo Credit: The University of Florida

Below is an exerpt from UF News:

The primary focus of the centers of excellence will be on the emerging field of predictive science. The six universities were selected either as a Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, or MSC, or as a Single-Discipline Center, or SDC. The MSCs will receive $3.2 million and the SDCs will receive $1.6 million each year for five years under NNSA’s Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program II agreement. The six universities are:

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., “Center for Compressible Multiphase Turbulence,” an SDC
  • Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., “Predictive Simulations of Particle-laden Turbulence in a Radiation Environment,” an MSC
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Ill., “Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion,” an MSC
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, “The Uncertainty Quantification-Predictive Multidisciplinary Simulation Center for High Efficiency Electric Power Generation with Carbon Capture,” an MSC
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, “Center for Exascale Radiation Transport,” an SDC
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., “Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials,” an SDC

“The College of Engineering formed the Institute for Computational Engineering three years ago in order to help our faculty leverage the UF investment in high-performance computing and successfully compete for major multi-investigator grants. Under Dr. Balachandar’s leadership, the institute has done just that. This is a great step forward for interdisciplinary research at UF,” said UF engineering Dean Cammy Abernathy.

Read the full UF News article.