Using the Florida State Research Computing Center’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster and some innovative modeling algorithms, Dr. Yang and his team have not only achieved long-timescale biological simulations, but have also shown that it can be done using commodity hardware and standard software tools. These techniques will enable much more research to be done much more cheaply by many more scientists.
Dr. Steve Morey is no stranger to conducting large-scale research. Very large-scale. A physical oceanographer at the Center for Ocean and Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Morey has been able to generate ocean topography models, study how currents affect fisheries and explore effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.