Grand Challenge #13 Awardees

The Computing Grand Challenge Program allocates significant quantities of institutional computational resources to LLNL researchers to perform cutting edge research on the LC capability computers. Proposals are reviewed by a lab-wide committee of researchers on the basis of the expected visibility and impact of the computational approach and anticipated scientific results. Most projects selected for Grand Challenge are awarded Tier 2 allocations, which corresponds to a substantial allocation on LC capability machines. A small number of highly-scored proposals are awarded larger Tier 1 allocations each year to showcase the highest visibility computational science currently being conducted at LLNL.

October 2018–September 2019

Tier I

PI Title
Arthur Rodgers New Milestones for High Resolution Seismic Simulations
on LLNL’s Next Generation HPC Systems 
George Swadling Characterizing Astrophysical Collisionless Shock
Formation and Particle Acceleration on NIF
Pavlos Vranas The Origins of Matter
Xiaohua Zhang Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer

Tier II

PI Title
Vasily Bulatov Predicting Metal Strength Through Cross-Scale Matching 
Drew P. Higginson Using Magnetohydrodynamic, Particle-in-Cell Techniques to Explore Kinetic Effects in Inertial Confinement Fusion Relevant Experiments
Helgi Ingólfsson A Computational Approach to Improve Prediction of Off-Target Drug Binding Using Membrane Bilayer Effects
Andreas Kemp Exploring New Multi-MeV Electron Sources with NIF-ARC
for MeV X-ray Radiography and Proton Acceleration
Sofia Quaglioni Computing Atomic Nuclei Exploring the Universe through
 a Nuclear Lens
Babak Sadigh Ab-initio spin-molecular dynamics simulation in iron and
N. Schunck Nuclear Fission and Nucleosynthesis
 Brandon Wood Diffusion at complex interfaces for energy storage
Yue Yang Computer Aided Drug Discovery on Covalent RAS Inhibitors