Grand Challenge #2 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.

March 1, 2007–June 1, 2008

Tier I

PI Project Title Host Allocation
Arsenlis, Tom
Bulatov, Vasily
Dislocation Patterns: Fractals or Cells? Atlas 200 13000
Bringa, Eduardo
Hawreliak, James
Ramp Compression of Metals using MD Simulations Atlas 110 7150
Hinkel, D.E.
Still, C.H.
Towards a Predictive Capability for Laser Backscatter in NIF Ignition Targets Atlas 150 9750
Hoffman, R.D. Supernova Grand Challenges on Atlas Atlas 77 5005
Landa, A. Predictive Properties of Plutonium with Dynamical Mean Field Theory Atlas 116 7540
Moriarty, John Petascale Atomistic Simulations with Quantum-Level Accuracy Atlas 138 8983
Ormand, Erich From QCD to Nuclei to Stars Atlas 42 2750

Tier II

Abraham, Farid Atomic Simulation of Shockless Compression Thunder 50 3250
Abraham, Farid Tilted Accretion Disks Around Rapidly Rotating Black Holes Thunder 6 410
Bader, David
Mirin, Art
Ultra High-Resolution Coupled Climate Simulation Atlas 150 9750
Goldman, Nir Long-time Scale Shock Dynamics of Astrophysical Ices Atlas 100 6500
Kuo, Will Multi-Component Heterogenous Processes in Atmospheric Chemistry Thunder 115 7488
Law, Richard Simulation of Membrane Protein and Nanodisc Particles Thunder 100 6500
Nevins, W.N.
Xu, Xueqiao
Gyrokinetic Simulations of Turbulence and Transport in Tokamak Plasmas Atlas 45 2956
Rodgers, Arthur Advanced Explosion and Earthquake Simulations Thunder 50 3250
Wilks, Scott Intense Laser-Plasma Interactions in High-Energy-Density Science: Full-Scale Simulations of Reduced-Mass Targets and Wakefield Accelerators Atlas 100 6500
Williamson, Andrew Quantum Simulations of Nanomaterials under Pressure Thunder 150 9750
Totals   Atlas   79884
Thunder   30648