ITL's High performance Computing and Visualization Group, Applied Computing and Mathematics Division, won a Department of Energy Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (OASCR) Award for their visualization demonstrated at the 2008 SciDAC Conference, held in Seattle, Washington, from July 13-17, 2008. The winning visualization presented the results of a high-performance computer simulation of the flow of a particular complex suspension: concrete. The visualization showed a flow of a realistic collection of rocks of various sizes whose shapes were obtained by scanning actual rocks. The direct visualization of rocks is augmented with embedded data to provide additional information on rock-rock interactions and per-rock stress.
Supported by the Department of Energy Office of Science, the SciDAC (Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing) program brings together computational scientists, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists from across application domains and from universities and national laboratories across the United States.
Contact: Judith E. Terrill