The National Science Foundation has just announced the grand opening of Blue Waters, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and our very own Professor Robert Sugar is featured in the press release. Located at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Blue Waters system is capable at peak performance of nearly 12 quadrillion floating point operations per second, and has demonstrated sustained system performance of more than one petaflop on a range of commonly-used science and engineering applications.
Professor Sugar's research on the fundamental properties of nature was highlighted as one example of the exciting research utilizing the Blue Waters supercomputing system. "Blue Waters enables us to perform the most detailed and realistic simulations of sub-atomic particles and their interactions to date," Prof. Sugar is quoted in the press release. "Studies such as these are a global endeavor, and the large data sets produced on Blue Waters will be shared with researchers worldwide for further discoveries."
Read the full press release at the link to the right.