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Supercomputer aids Rochester’s quest for inertial confinement fusion

December 28, 2017
two people sitting behind a computer screen with an image from a simulation on it

Hussein Aluie, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded an additional 90 million hours of computer time in 2018 by the US Department of Energy to produce detailed simulations of the fluid instabilities that hinder “ignition” in inertial confinement fusion. The award will give Aluie, at right, and PhD student Dongxiao Zhao continued access to MIRA – an Argonne National Laboratory supercomputer rated as one of the ten fastest in the world—to conduct the simulations.

Read more about the quest for inertial confinement fusion on the Department of Mechanical Engineering website. 



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