Current Awards

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Awardees.
2022-2023 ALCC Factsheets
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 2022-2023 ALCC campaign, 87 proposals were submitted, requesting an aggregate total 42,615,000 of node-hours, more than two times the 16,300,000 node-hours originally available. Because of the high quality of applications and the current pace of upgrades to DOE’s computing facilities, the available hours for ALCC were increased to 18,000,000 node-hours. The 45 projects selected through a competitive review process to receive allocations totaling 18,000,000 node-hours include:
Harsh Bhatia (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

  • AI-Driven Multiscale Investigation of RAS-RAF Activation Lifecycle
  • 350,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 70,000 node-hours on Frontier

Jeff Candy (General Atomics)    

  • Exploring pedestal structure via the electromagnetic gyrokinetic framework
  • 70,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 60,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU

Roberto Car (Princeton University)

  • Deep learning-enabled ab initio simulation of heterogeneous aqueous systems
  • 860,000 node-hours on Summit

Jacqueline Chen (Sandia National Laboratories)

  • Mitigating Climate Change Through Zero Carbon Fuels
  • 400,000 node-hours on Summit

Ethan Coon (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

  • Advancing Watershed System Science using ML and Process-based Simulation
  • 180,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-CPU

Mauro Del Ben (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

  • Dynamics and decoherence of excited states in 2D systems for quantum Technology
  • 100,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 25,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU  

Robert Edwards (Jefferson Lab)

  • The spectrum and structure of hadrons
  • 300,000 node-hours on Polaris

Fiuza Fiuza (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

  • Energy partition and particle acceleration in laboratory magnetized shocks
  • 860,000 node-hours on Theta

Michael Gao (National Energy Technology Laboratory)

  • Accelerated Discovery of Low-Cost Hydrogen-Resistant Alloys for Extreme Environments
  • 250,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-CPU

Vikram Gavini (University of Michigan) 

  • First-principles prediction of solute segregation at defects in Mg alloys
  • 176,500 node-hours on Summit

Feliciano Giustino (The University of Texas at Austin)

  • Computational design of novel semiconductors for power and energy
  • 883,000 node-hours on Theta

Steven Gottlieb (Indiana University)

  • High Precision Hadronic Vacuum Polarization Contribution to the Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment using Highly Improved Staggered Quarks
  • 1,000,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 100,000 node-hours on Polaris,
  • 100,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU

Christine Goulet (University of Southern California)

  • Improved Seismic Hazard Modeling Using Physics-based Simulations
  • 472,500 node-hours on Summit
  • 783,000 node-hours on Cori

Steven Hamilton (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

  • Monte Carlo neutron transport for high burnup/high enrichment nuclear fuel
  • 250,000 node-hours on Summit

Heidi Hanson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

  • Privacy-preserving Transformer models for clinical natural language processing
  • 150,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 30,000 node-hours on Frontier

Nathan Howard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • Gyrokinetic Prediction of Burning Plasma Profiles Enabled by Surrogate Modeling
  • 75,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU

Dirk Hufnagel (Fermilab)

  • Using GPU to reconstruct LHC collisions recorded with the CMS detector
  • 50,000 node-hours on Summit

Sara Isbill (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

  • Informing Forensics Investigations of Nuclear Materials
  • 175,000 node-hours on Summit

Wei Jiang (Argonne National Laboratory)

  • Microscopic Insight into transport properties of Li-battery electrolytes
  • 500,000 node-hours on Theta

George Karniadakis (Brown University)

  • A Multiscale Surrogate Model for Fracture Evolution using DeepONet
  • 40,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 50,000 node-hours on Polaris,
  • 60,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-CPU

Sanjiva Lele (Stanford University)

  • Shock Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction in Supercritical CO2 Flows
  • 180,000 node-hours on Summit

Jinxun Liu (U.S. Geological Survey, Western Geographic Science Center)

  • Terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycle of the conterminous U.S.
  • 300,000 node-hours on Cori

Zarija Lukić (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

  • Cosmological Hydro Simulations to Explore the High and Low-Redshift Universe
  • 50,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 100,000 node-hours on Polaris,
  • 50,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU

Gerald Meehl (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

  • E3SMv2 Smoothed Biomass Burning Large Ensemble
  • 260,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-CPU

Elia Merzari (Pennsylvania State University)

  • High-Fidelity Flow Data for Multiscale Bridging: Year 2
  • 250,000 node-hours on Summit

Parviz Moin (Stanford University)

  • Large-eddy simulations of dynamic stall in a boundary layer ingesting turbofan
  • 150,000 node-hours on Summit

Ivan Oleynik (University of South Florida)

  • Predictive Simulations of Inertial Confinement Fusion Ablator Materials
  • 150,000 node-hours on Polaris

Johnathan Ozik (Argonne National Laboratory)

  • Probabilistic Comparative Modeling of Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • 283,000 node-hours on Theta

Jaeyoung Park (TAE Technologies, Inc.)

  • Particle-in-cell simulations of beam-driven, field-reversed configuration plasmas 400,000 node-hours on Theta

Emilian Popov (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

  • HFIR DNS simulations
  • 224,000 node-hours on Theta

Stephan Priebe (GE Research)

  • High-Fidelity Simulations of Turbulent Aeroacoustics Enabling Sustainable Aviation
  • 130,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 35,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU,
  • 50,000 node-hours on Frontier

Sara C Pryor (Cornell University)

  • Modeling operating conditions in the US east coast offshore wind energy lease Areas
  • 142,000 node-hours on Theta

Igor Rakhno (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

  • Optimization studies of LBNF neutrino beamline and hadron absorber complex
  • 450,000 node-hours on Cori

Noemi Rocco (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

  • Short Range Correlations from a Quantum Monte Carlo perspective
  • 730,000 node-hours on Theta

Dillon Shaver (Argonne National Laboratory)

  • High-Fidelity CFD Simulations for Next Generation Nuclear Reactor Designs
  • 400,000 node-hours on Summit
  • 400,000 node-hours on Theta
  • 100,000 node-hours on Polaris

Jeffrey Skolnick (Georgia Tech Research Corporation)

  • Proteome-scale structural and function prediction with deep learning
  • 130,000 node-hours on Summit
  • 50,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-CPU
  • 20,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU

Micholas Dean Smith (University of Tennessee)

  • Integrating HPC molecular simulation with neutron scattering to study complex biological systems
  • 300,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU

Michael Sprague (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

  • Unlocking wind farm dynamics to secure a sustainable energy future
  • 800,000 node-hours on Summit

Alexander Tchekhovskoy (Northwestern University)

  • Simulating Collapsar Accretion Disks, Outflows, and Nucleosynthesis.
  • 400,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 40,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU

David Trebotich (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

  • Simulation of flow and transport in desalination systems
  • 92,160 node-hours on Perlmutter-GPU

Paul Ullrich (University of California, Davis)

  • A Climate Model Ensemble for Understanding Future Changes to Extreme
  • 900,000 node-hours on Theta,
  • 300,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-CPU

Lucas Wagner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • QMC-HAMM: From the nanoscale to the mesoscale
  • 277,000 node-hours on Summit,
  • 83,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-CPU

Han Wen (University of Rochester)

  • Laser-plasma instability mitigation using broadband lasers
  • 400,000 node-hours on Perlmutter-CPU

Hong-Jun Yoon (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

  • Automatic Histologic Diagnosis of Whole Slide Imaging at Scale
  • 300,000 node-hours on Summit

Yiqi Yu (Argonne National Laboratory)

  • Investigation of Flow and Heat Transfer Behavior in Involute Plate Research Reactor with Large Eddy Simulation to Support the Conversion of Research Reactors to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel
  • 600,000 node-hours on Theta