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ORAU/ORNL High Performance Computing (HPC) Grant Program

Titan Supercomputer at ORNL

Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In recent years, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) commitment to providing the world’s most powerful open resource for scientific computing has resulted in an impressive computational capability in Oak Ridge, Tenn. ORAU has partnered with the laboratory to provide opportunities for meaningful faculty and student engagement with ORNL’s leadership-class computing capabilities through the ORAU/ORNL High-Performance Computing (HPC) Grant Program.

The program was established in 2009 to encourage new and expand existing research initiatives among ORAU member institutions using high-performance computing systems. The program is a competitive grant program managed and funded by ORAU and open only to ORAU’s member institutions. To date, a total of 12 grants have been awarded—four in FY 2009, two in FY 2010, four in FY 2012, and two in FY 2013. No new grants were awarded during FY 2011.

The goals of the joint ORAU/ORNL HPC Grant Program include:

  • Provide the opportunity for faculty to create or expand collaborative research with ORNL in scientific areas of discovery requiring HPC capabilities
  • Provide ORAU member institutions the opportunity to create a strategic partnership with ORNL through alignment of faculty proposals with ORNL’s science agenda
  • Enhance the development of the future workforce in scientific discovery through computing by providing real-world experiences for students

For more information

Cathy Fore
ORAU University Partnerships Office
P.O. Box 117
Mail Stop 29
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Phone: 865.241.8158

2013 HPC Grant Program Winners

Two recipients and four ORNL principal investigators were awarded High Performance Computing grants in 2013:

  • Dr. Andrew Christlieb, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University
    ORNL Principal Investigators: Cory Hauk and Jun Jia, Computer Science and Mathematics Division
  • Dr. Jens Meiler, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
    ORNL Principal Investigators: Hugh O’Neill Biology and Soft Matter Division and Loukas Petridis, Biosciences Division