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Sasha Tchekhovskoy Receives High-Performance Computing Award

Alexander “Sasha” Tchekhovskoy was granted the highly-competitive 2019 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Award for his research proposal,Simulating Neutron Star Binary Merger Remnant Disks and Tilted Thin Disks. The award gives him access to 850,000 Summit-node hours to address two long standing mysteries in astrophysics: how neutron star collisions produce heavy elements like gold and platinum, and how black holes break up red-hot disks of gas feeding them. Summit is the world’s fastest supercomputer with a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second, providing unprecedented computing power to enable scientific discoveries previously considered impossible.

Part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office for Science, the INCITE program awards projects addressing some of the world’s most pressing and significant scientific inquiries, originating from academia, national laboratories, and industry. The awarded projects encompass a wide array of disciplines in science and engineering, and are granted to projects deemed to hold the potential to fundamentally alter the scientific landscape through a highly competitive process. INCITE awards serve as the primary means of providing access to the computing resources of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Computing Facilities at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers.

The tremendous award on the world’s most advanced supercomputer will be extremely beneficial in pushing Tchekhovskoy’s research forward.

Congratulations, Professor Tchekhovskoy!


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