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 dates for 2017


Feb 22, 2017

Post-presentation materials:

Title:  Materials by Computational Design — A Bottom Up Approach

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

The discovery and optimization of new materials have played a fundamental role in advancing technology, and computer simulations is taking an ever-increasing part in this process. Computer modeling has become a powerful tool in the development of novel materials, with the ability to predict materials properties and often complementing experiments by providing access to physical phenomena that are difficult to probe at the atomic scale. Recent developments in first-principles methods based on quantum mechanics, such as the density functional theory (DFT), and the increase in computing capability have enabled the study of structural, electronic, and optical properties of materials with an unprecedented accuracy and predictive power. With the advances in massively parallel processing and the development of new algorithms, computer simulations are occupying an important place in materials science.  In this presentation we will lay out the fundamental aspects of the computational approach in materials simulation and will illustrate how computer simulations are leading the discovery of novel materials with target properties for energy related applications.

Presenters: Janotti Research Group

Jun 28, 2017

Title: Poster Session

Post-presentation materials:

Location: Harker ISE Lab atrium

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.

Sep 27, 2017

Post-presentation materials:

Title: Quantum-Continuum Design of Ultratough Nanocomposites

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Dr. Hossain’s research group will present their computational exploration of nanoscale mechanisms and mechanical properties for designing lightweight nanocomposites, thin-film photovoltaics, and van der Waals heterostructures.

Presenters: Mr. Tengyuan Hao, 2nd year MS student; Mr. Tousif Ahmed, 2nd year PhD student; Mr. Fazle Elahi, 2nd year PhD student.

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