S&T wins $2 million grant for supercomputer research

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S&T Supercomputer

Missouri S&T’s new supercomputer will be installed in same facility with its existing HPC system, “The Forge,” shown above. Tom Wagner/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T has received a $1.96 million grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase and install a new supercomputing system on campus. Dr. Thomas Vojta, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of physics at S&T, serves as the project’s principal investigator.

Missouri S&T is leading a multi-institution partnership to enhance high performance computing (HPC)-enabled research and educational activities across the state of Missouri.

Partner institutions include the other three universities within the University of Missouri System — the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, as well as Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Lincoln University, the College of the Ozarks and others.

The new HPC system will support research in materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, geoscience and engineering, focusing on computational simulations that explore the properties of matter and materials starting from the atomic level.

Co-principal investigators for this NSF Major Research Instrumentation project are Dr. Stephen Gao, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of geology and geophysics; Dr. Julia E. Medvedeva, professor of physics; and Dr. Serhat Hosder, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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