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Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Awardees.

2020-2021 ALCC Factsheet

ALCC awards support scientists from industry, academia and national laboratories advancing scientific and technological research in DOE mission areas including: Biophysics, Energy Efficiency in Aerospace and Combustion technologies, Fusion Energy, Geosciences, High Energy Physics, Materials Sciences, Nuclear Engineering, and Nuclear Physics.
For the 2020-2021 ALCC campaign, 96 proposals were submitted, requesting an aggregate total of 350,560,000 node-hours, far above the 16,400,000 node-hours available. The sixty projects selected through a competitive review process to receive allocations totaling 16,400,000 node-hours include:

  • Hussein Aluie (University of Rochester): 30,000 node hours on Cori for “Scale-Aware Modeling of Instabilities and Mixing in HED Flows.”
  • Katerina Antypas (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and collaborators Debbie Bard, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Tom Uram, Argonne National Laboratory, Venkat Vishwanath, Argonne National Laboratory,  Mallikarjun Shankar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Suhas Somnath, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 100,000 node hours on Theta, 20,000 node hours on Summit for “Enabling Resilient and Portable Workflows from DOE’s Experimental Facilities.”
  • Douglas Benjamin (Argonne National Laboratory) and collaborators Dirk Hufnagel, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (co-PI); Paolo Calafiura, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Eric Lancon, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Oliver Gutsche, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Tulikla Bose, University of Wisconsin-Madison; James Letts, University of California San Diego: 950,000  node hours on Theta, 250,000 node hours on Cori for “High Luminosity LHC detector upgrade studies by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations.”
  • Igor Bolotnov (North Carolina State University) and collaborators Jun Fang, Argonne National Laboratory: 192,000 node hours on Theta for “Multiphase Flow Simulations of Reactor Flows.”
  • Joseph Cambareri (North Carolina State University) and collaborators Emilian Popov, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 220,000 node hours on Theta for “DNS Simulations of Coolant Flow in the High Flux Isotope Reactor.”
  • Jeff Candy (General Atomics): 56,000 node hours on Summit for “Multiscale edge turbulence in fusion plasmas.”
  • Duc Cao (Laboratory for Laser Energetics, LLE, University of Rochester) and collaborators P. B. Radha Laboratory for Laser Energetics, LLE, University of Rochester: 318,000 node hours on Theta for “Improving Direct-Drive Laser Fusion Predictive Capability with a Simulation Database.”
  • Jan Michael Carrillo (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and collaborators Wei-Ren Chen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Yangyang Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 183,000 node hours on Summit for “Nonlinear Rheology of Entangled Polymers.”
  • Jacqueline Cole (University of Cambridge) and collaborators Álvaro Vázquez-Mayagoitia, Argonne National Laboratory: 100,000 node hours on Theta for “Data-driven Molecular Engineering of Advanced Functional Materials.”
  • Darin Comeau (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and collaborators Xylar Asay-Davis, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Matthew Hoffman, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mark Petersen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Stephen Price, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Andrew Roberts, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Wuyin Lin, Brookhaven National Laboratory: 400,000 node hours on Theta, 500,000 node hours on Cori for “Variable Resolution Earth System Modeling of the Cryosphere with E3SM.”
  • Martha Constantinou (Temple University) and collaborators Constantia Alexandrou, University of Cyprus & The Cyprus Institute: 100,000 node hours on Summit for “Proton quasi-PDFs and quasi-GPDs from lattice QCD.”
  • Carleton DeTar (University of Utah) and collaborators Thomas Blum, University of Connecticut, Luchan Jin, University of Connecticut, Norman Christ, Columbia University, Kate Clark, NVIDIA, Aida El Khadra, University of Illinois, Zechariah Gelzer, University of Illinois, Elvira Gámiz, University of Granada, William Jay, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Chulwoo Jung, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Andreas Jüttner, Southampton University: 100,000 node hours on Summit for “Precision Lattice QCD for Flavor Physics.”
  • Sean Dettrick (TAE Technologies, Inc.) and collaborators Francesco Ceccherini, TAE Technologies, Inc., Calvin Lau, TAE Technologies, Inc., Toshiki Tajima, University of California Irvine: 64,000 node hours on Theta, 26,000 node hours on Cori for “Field-Reversed Configuration Stability and Transport.”
  • Ming Du (Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory) and collaborators Chris Jacobsen, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory: 250,000 node hours on Theta for “Distributed large wavefield propagation and 3D reconstruction beyond the depth of focus limit.”
  • Robert Edwards (Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility) and collaborators Balint Joo, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility: 100,000 node hours on Summit for “Confronting the New Challenges in Hadron Spectroscopy.”
  • Michael Forbes (Washington State University) and collaborators P. Magierski, Warsaw University of Technology, G. Wlazlowski, Warsaw University of Technology: 300,000 node hours on Summit for “Quantum Turbulence in Fermi Superfluids.”
  • Will Fox (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) and collaborators K. Germaschewski, Unversity of New Hampshire: 62,000 node hours on Summit for “Energetics of Collisionless Plasmas in the Laboratory and Space.”
  • Panchapakesan Ganesh (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and collaborators Adrianus van Duin, Penn State University , Dundar Yilma, Penn State University, Nouamane Laanait, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rama Vasudevan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 500,000 node hours on Summit for “Metastability in Driven Dynamical Systems for Next-Gen Microelectronics Applications.”
  • Gary Grest (Sandia National Laboratory) and collaborators Shengfeng Cheng, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ting Ge, University of South Carolina, Sanat K. Kumar, Columbia University, Dvora Perahia, Clemson University, Michael Rubinstein, Duke University: 325,000 node hours on Summit, 150,000 node hours on Cori for “Large Scale Numerical Simulations of Polymer Nanocomposites.”
  • Rajan Gupta (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and collaborators T. Bhattacharya, Los Alamos National Laboratory, V. Cirigliano, Los Alamos National Laboratory, B. Yoon, Los Alamos National Laboratory,  B. Joo, Jefferson Laboratory, H-W Lin, Michigan State University: 100,000 node hours on Summit, 670,000 node hours on Cori for “Nucleon Matrix Elements: Probes of New Physics.”
  • Bhatia Harsh (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) and collaborators Helgi I. Ingólfsson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Arvind Ramanathan, Argonne National Laboratory: 600,000 node hours on Summit for “Artificial intelligence directed adaptive multiscale simulations to model RAS-RAF cancer initiation pathway.”
  • David Hatch (University of Texas at Austin): 69,000 node hours on Summit, 30,000 node hours on Cori for “Gyrokinetic Simulations of Multi-Scale Plasma Turbulence in Tokamaks.”
  • Olle Heinonen (Argonne National Laboratory) and collaborators Anouar Benali, Argonne National Laboratory, Marco Govoni, Argonne National Laboratory: 100,000 node hours on Theta for “Benchmarking Many-Body Perturbation Theory.”
  • Axel Huebl (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and collaborators Jean-Luc Vay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: 108,000 node hours on Summit for “Plasma-Based Acceleration of Protons & Elucidation of Mechanisms.”
  • Olexandr Isayev (Carnegie Mellon University) and collaborators Adrian Roitberg, University of Florida,  Alvaro Vazquez-Mayagoitia, Argonne National Laboratory,  Dmitry Lyakh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,  Dmytro Bykov, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 350,000 node hours on Theta for “Interpretable Machine Learning Force Fields for Accurate Chemical Reactive Dynamics.”
  • Daniel Jacobson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory): 400,000 node hours on Summit for “Global Climatype Clustering: Precision Agriculture for Bioenergy.”
  • Jacek Jakowski (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and collaborators Jerry Bernholc, North Carolina State University,  Mina Yoon, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, David Lingerfelt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Panchakepasan Ganesh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 180,000 node hours on Summit for “Electronic Structure and Excited States Dynamics of Quantum Materials.”
  • Stephen Jardin (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory): 30,000 node hours on Cori for “Study of a Disrupting Plasma in ITER.”
  • Ahren Jasper (Argonne National Laboratory) and collaborators Daniel Moberg, Argonne National Laboratory, Christopher Knight, Argonne National Laboratory: 100,000 node hours on Theta for “Stochastic A Priori Dynamics for Complex Reactive Chemical Environments.”
  • Andreas Kronfeld (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) and collaborators Steven Gottlieb, Indiana University, Aaron Meyer, Brookhaven National Laboratory, James Simone, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: 200,000 node hours on Theta, 870,000 node hours on Cori for “Nucleon Axial Charge with All-Staggered Lattice QCD.”
  • Jing Li (GE Research) and collaborator Umesh Paliath GE Research: 190,000 node hours on Summit for “Characterizing Coastal Low-Level Jets and their Impact on Offshore Wind Farms.”
  • Hueywen Lin (Michigan State University) and collaborators Simonetta Liuti University of Virginia: 660,000 node hours on Cori for “Unveiling the 3D Structure of Nucleons with Machine Learning and Lattice QCD.”
  • Po-Lun Ma (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and collaborators Colleen Kaul, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Kyle Pressel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: 300,000 node hours on Cori for “Large eddy and convection-permitting simulations of aerosol-cloud interactions.”
  • Noa Marom (Carnegie Mellon University) and collaborators Volker Blum, Duke University,  Patrick Rinke, Aalto University, Finland: 100,000  node hours on Theta for “Many-Body Perturbaiton Theory Meets Machine Learning to Dicover Materials for Organic Photovoltaics.”
  • Julie McClean (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego) and collaborators Sarah T. Gille, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego,  Mathew E. Maltrud, Los Alamos National Laboratory,  Detelina P. Ivanova, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego: 200,000 node hours on Cori for “Influence of Antarctic and Greenland continental shelf circulation on high-latitude oceans in E3SM.”
  • Elia Merzari (Pennsylvania State University) and collaborators Jun Fang, Argonne National Laboratory,  Dillon Shaver, Argonne National Laboratory, Derek Gaston, Idaho National Laboratory: 150,000 node hours on Summit for “Toward Full Core Multiphysics High Fidelity Calculations.”
  • Bronson Messer (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and collaborators Jack Deslippe, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Tim Williams, Argonne National Laboratory: 130,000 node hours on Summit for “Portable Performance on Exascale Hybrid Architectures.”
  • Mark Messner (Argonne National Laboratory) and collaborators Sam Sham, Argonne National Laboratory, Roberto Pasianot, National Atomic Energy Commission, Argentina, Hugo Mosca, National Atomic Energy Commission, Argentina, Sebastián Jaroszewicz, National Atomic Energy Commission, Argentina: 200,000 node hours on Theta for “High temperature material properties from first principles.”
  • Swagato Mukherjee (Brookhaven National Laboratory): 100,000 node hours on Summit for “Probing QCD crossover with hyper-skewness and hyper-kurtosis.”
  • Joshua New (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and collaborators Piljae Im, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 300,000 node hours on Theta for “Automatic Building Energy Modeling (AutoBEM).”
  • Amy Nicholson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and collaborators Kate Clark, NVIDIA,  Michele Della Morte, Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Southern Denmark,  Andrea Shindler, Facility for Rare Isotopes Beams, Michigan State University, Andre Walker-Loud, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Ben Hoerz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Henry Monge-Camacho, University of North Carolina: 100,000 node hours on Summit for “Electromagnetic corrections to strong dynamics.”
  • Kostas Orginos (William & Mary) and collaborators Christopher Monahan, William & Mary, Balint Joo, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, David Richards, Jefferson Laboratory, Fank Winter, Jefferson Laboratory,  Jianwei Qiu, Jefferson Laboratory, Anatoly Radyushkin, Jefferson Laboratory/Old Dominion University, Savvas Zafeiropoulos, Marseille University, France: 100,000 node hours on Summit for “Hadron Structure from Lattice QCD.”
  • Robert Patton (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and collaborators Thomas Potok, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Laura Pullum, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Mark Coletti, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,  Shang Gao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jordan Chipka, General Motors, Ajay Deshpande, General Motors: 150,000 node hours on Summit for “Evolutionary Multi-scenario Simulation Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Testing.”
  • Loukas Petridis (Oak Ridge National Laboratory): 300,000 node hours on Summit for “Integrating HPC molecular simulation with neutron scattering to study complex biological systems.”
  • Maria Piarulli (Washington University in St. Louis) and collaborators Lorenzo Andreoli, Washington University, Jason Bub, Washington University, Garrett King,  Washington University, Saori Pastore, Washington University, Alessandro Lovato, Argonne National Laboratory & Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications, Italy, Noemi Rocco, Argonne National Laboratory & Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Robert Wiringa, Argonne National Laboratory: 200,000 node hours on Theta for “Chiral Nuclear Interactions from Nuclei to Nucleonic Matter.”
  • Stephan Priebe (GE Research) and collaborators Rathakrishnan Bhaskaran, GE Research, Daniel Wilkin, GE Aviation, Ramakrishnan Kannan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 230,000 node hours on Summit for “Flow Physics and Machine Learning Based Modeling of SBLI and WBLI in Transonic Compressors.”
  • Igor Rakhno (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) and collaborators Nikolai Mokhov, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: 450,000 node hours on Theta for “Optimization studies of the LBNF - PIP-II complex for Megawatt beams on target.”
  • Venkat Raman (University of Michigan) and collaborators Venkat Tangirala & Sarah Monahan, GE Research; Pete Strakey and Don Ferguson (DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory): 200,000 node hours on Summit for “Design of Next Generation Energy Conversion Systems using Extreme-scale Computing.”
  • Andrew Roberts (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and collaborators Joel Rowland, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Luke Van Roekel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mathew Maltrud, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nicole Jeffery, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Ethan Coon, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 650,000 node hours on Cori for “Earth System Simulations for Arctic Coastal Research.”
  • Phiala Shanahan (Massachusetts Instiutute of Technology) and collaborators Artur Avkhadiev, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Daniel Hackett, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Patrick Oare, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dimitra Pefkou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 100,000 node hours on Summit for “The gluonic structure of the proton.”
  • Ashley Shields (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and collaborators Jennifer L. Niedziela, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sara B. Isbill, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: 100,000 node hours on Summit for “Atomistic Bridges to Carbon Defects @ Exascale.”
  • Dongwon Shin (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and collaborators Sangkeun Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, J. Allen Haynes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,  Adri van Duin, Pennsylvania State University: 100,000 node hours on Theta for “Supercomputing for Automotive High-temperature Alloy Design.”
  • J. Ilja Siepmann (University of Minnesota) and collaborators Jason Goodpaster, University of Minnesota: 220,000 node hours on Theta for “Predictive Modeling of Nanoporous Materials and Multi-phase Systems (Consortium).”
  • Lynda Soderholm (Argonne National Laboratory) and collaborators Wei Jiang, Argonne National Laboratory: 100,000 node hours on Theta for “Understanding the role of hierarchical correlations in solution-phase chemical separations.”
  • Adam Stanier (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and collaborators Jonathan Jara-Almonte, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, William Daughton, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Ari Le, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Robert Bird, Los Alamos National Laboratory: 30,000 node hours on Cori for “High-Fidelity Kinetic Modeling of Magnetic Reconnection in Laboratory Plasmas.”
  • Andrzej Szelc (University of Manchester) and collaborators E. Gramellini, Fermi National Accerlerator Laboratory, G. Cerati, Fermi National Accerlerator Laboratory , W. R. Ketchum, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory,  E. Church, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,  C. Adams, Argonne National Laboratory,  J. Spitz , University of Michigan,  P. Guzowski, University of Manchester: 200,000 node hours on Theta for “Reconstructing Neutrino Data with the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon Detector.”
  • Jason TenBarge (Princeton University): 24,000 node hours on Cori for “Heating and Particle Energization in Quasi-Perpendicular Shocks.”
  • LucasWagner (University of Illinois): 362,000 node hours on Summit for “QMC-HAMM: From the nanoscale to the mesoscale.”
  • Brian D Wirth (University of Tennessee) and collaborators David Bernholdt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Aidan Thompson, Sandia National Laboratory,  Karl Hammond, University of Missouri, Wahyu Setyawan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ilon Joseph, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: 318,000  node hours on Theta, 155,000 node hours on Summit, 30,000 node hours on Cori for “Plasma Surface Interaction Modeling.”
  • Yiqi Yu (Argonne National  Laboratory):  208,000 node hours on Theta, 300,000 node hours on Summit for “Toward the Future: High fidelity simulation for next Generation Nuclear Reactors.”