HPC Symposium Series
Researchers using UD’s community clusters–Mills and Farber–have requested more frequent meetings to share information with each other and to discuss use of the clusters with IT staff. The series will consist of an HPC symposium on the fourth Wednesday of February, June and September. All symposiums are designed for those researchers using or interested in using the University’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. The February and September symposiums will begin with a one hour invited talk by a University research group about what they are accomplishing on the community clusters and conclude with a one hour open forum for researchers and IT staff: questions, answers, brainstorming, sharing. The June symposium is a poster session for research groups to highlight their research and how they are using cluster computing locally or nationally. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting at one of the open HPC Symposium scheduled dates.
Scheduled 2018 Dates
Feb 28, 2018
Title: Applications of high performance computing in geochemistry
Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Dr. Adam Wallace will discuss his research team’s use of Farber to investigate the kinetics of geochemical reactions with molecular dynamics simulations. Particular focus will be given to the various methods the group uses and develops to explore free energy landscapes and to obtain quantitative estimates of reaction rates in solution and at the mineral-water interface. The presentation will cover the use of LAMMPS in combination with the Colvars library to perform standard rare events sampling methods (e.g. umbrella sampling, metadynamics) and their custom implementations of the two-phase thermodynamic model (2PT) and forward flux sampling (FFS) method. Dr. Kendra Lynn, a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Jessica Warren, will also discuss her Matlab-based 3D models of chemical diffusion within minerals from Earth’s interior.
Jun 28, 2018
Title: Poster Session
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Poster session for research groups to highlight their research and how they are using cluster computing locally or nationally.