AAL would like to congratulate Dr Bernhard Müller from Monash University, and his team, for being awarded one of five recent Australasian Leadership Computing Grants (ALCG).
These grants allow recipients to access to total 150 million units of computing time on Gadi, NCI’s supercomputer, which is equal to 20,000 years of calculations on a single computer.
Bernhard and his team will use the awarded time to create high-resolution core-collapse supernova simulations.
Astronomical observations tell us that most massive stars end their life in a supernova explosion, but to figure out how these explosions work we rely on simulations to ‘look inside the star.’ Constructing accurate supernova models is tough, and the scale of the allocation finally allows us to perform the high-resolution simulations that we think are needed to achieve the necessary degree of realism. The ALCG grant will help us address many open question surrounding supernova explosions, neutron stars, and the origin of many chemical elements that we believe are made in massive stars.
Dr Bernhard Müller is the chair of of AAL’s Astronomy Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC). The Australasian Leadership Computing Grants are funded by the Australian Government NCRIS scheme – see here for more information.
For more about High Performance Computing (HPC), please contact Rob Shen, AAL Director of eResearch.