DOE awards 1 billion+ supercomputing hours for research projects

doe-inciteWashington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded approximately 1.6 billion supercomputing processor hours to 69 cutting-edge research projects through the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. Awardees include General Motors Research and Development Center, Boeing, General Electric Global Research, Bell Labs, and IBM.

The INCITE program provides resources to enable scientists and engineers to conduct research in just weeks or months rather than the years or decades needed previously. The DOE says this will drive scientific breakthroughs in areas such as climate change, alternative energy, life sciences, and materials science.

Selection of the projects was based on peer review and computational readiness evaluations of their potential to advance scientific discovery. Projects cover technologies such as lithium air batteries, nano solar cells, nuclear fuel cycle, advanced propulsion systems, DNA sequencing and nanostructured superconductors.

Click here for a list of awardees.