November 2009

Tipparaju contributes to 2009 Gordon Bell Finalist application

Vinod Tipparaju of the Future Technologies group contributed to a team that was selected as a finalist for 2009 ACM Gordon Bell Prize. ACM Gordon Bell Prize honors the world's highest-performing scientific computing applications. The team, comprising members from ORNL, Australian National University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Cray Inc., used a computational chemistry application known as NWChem to achieve 1.39 petaflops on Jaguar in a first principles, quantum mechanical exploration of the energy contained in clusters of water molecules.