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Name of Collaboratory :


Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations (CACS)


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Collaboratory Status :

Operational   Start Date : End Date : Info Last Updated : Thu, Dec 9 2010 5:00am PST

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Virtual Community of Practice  

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Domain(s) :

  ENGINEERING >Materials/Metallurgical Engineering >Materials Science
ENGINEERING >Other Engineering >Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, ENGINEERING >Other Engineering >Engineering, General

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


Computing technology will grow by a factor of more than a thousand in the next ten to fifteen years. The goal of CACS is to follow this computing revolution from teraflops (1012 flops) to petaflops (1015 flops). Using this unprecedented computing power, available for the first time in the history of science and engineering, it will be possible to carry out realistic simulations of complex systems and processes in the areas of materials, nanotechnology, and bioengineered systems. Coupled with immersive and interactive visualization, this will offer unprecedented opportunity for research as well as modifying graduate and undergraduate education in science and engineering.

Current projects are:
Hierarchical Petascale Simulation Framework for Stress Corrosion Cracking
Ultrascale Simulations
Hybrid Physical Biological Systems
Quantum Dots and Nanoscale Devices
Materials Simulations of Fracture, Nanoindentation, High-velocity Impact, Oxidation and Reactive Wetting
Defense University Research Initiative on Nanotechnology (DURINT)


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Access to People as Resources :

  They host a yearly conference.  

Funding Agency or Sponsor :

Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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