2023 Readers’ & Editors’ Choice Awards – Best Use of HPC in Physical Sciences

Best Use of HPC in
Physical Sciences

Readers’ Choice Awards

Using decades of pulsar observations to turn the Milky Way into a galaxy-sized gravitational-wave detector, University of Birmingham researchers conducted numerous simulations using its BlueBEAR (Lenovo, with Intel CPUs and IBM Storage Scale, supplied by OCF Limited) cluster to find strong evidence for the existence of very low-frequency gravitational waves permeating the universe.

Editors’ Choice Awards

A team of scientists from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has found through simulations that installing solar panels along the Arabian Red Sea coastal area could warm the land, intensify sea breezes, and generate an additional 1.5 gigatons of rainwater annually‚ enough to provide water for up to 5 million people.

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