Vashisth awarded access to Comet Supercomputer

Vashisth awarded access to Comet Supercomputer

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Harish VashisthHarish Vashisth, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, was awarded a grant to gain access to the Comet Supercomputer housed at San Diego Supercomputing Center.

The award, valued at $35,000, was given through the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. Remote access to the system began on January 1 and will run through the entire year.

It is the second major computational allocation Vashisth has received in the past few months. He was also granted access to Anton 2, the world’s fastest supercomputer for biomolecular simulations. The simulations run on Comet are expected to contribute to Vashisth’s NSF funded research on protein and RNA based drug discovery.

Vashisth is a 2016 CAREER Award winner from the National Science Foundation. 

Chemical Engineering