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Current Centre of Excellence Projects

GADGET (Cosmology)

Authors: Richard Bower, Tom Theuns, Adrian Jenkins (Durham University), Jason Beech-Brandt (Cray CoE), Robert Crain (Swinburne University)

Propsal for work on GADGET

A great challenge for Computational Cosmology is to produce a realistic model of the observable universe. Although on large-scales matter interacts primarily through gravity, the visible parts of the Universe are dominated by gas which has condensed into stars and which are created through a complex interplay of gravity, atomic and molecular cooling, and energetic outflows due to stars themselves. Fortunately, recent advances have allowed simulators to approach the dynamic range required to tackle this problem head-on. Our proposed simulations will track the formation galaxies from their cosmological initial conditions in sufficiently detail to resolve the condensation of individual star forming clouds. This proposal aims to facilitate this advance by unlocking the world-leading Gadget code so that it can efficiently run across 100s to 1000s of processors.

CARP (Cardiac Simulations)

Authors: G.Plank (Oxford e-Science Research Centre, University of Oxford), N.A. Trayanova (Department of Biomedical Engineering, John Hopkins University, Baltimore), Kevin Roy (Cray CoE)

Proposal for work on CARP

CARP is used to study Cardiac Arrhythmia and treatments for Cardiovascular disease. This project seeks to extend the ability of CARP to study the effect of these treatments not just on the heart but the surrounding areas, this is part of ongoing efforts to allow simulation to play a much greater part, not just in pre-operation scenarios but ultimately during operations themselves.