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INCITE Program Doles Out Hours on Supercomputers
What's one recipe for accelerating scientific discovery and innovation?
Start by taking a couple of world-class supercomputers, including Titan, which just debuted as the world's most powerful machine for open science. Provide serious processing hours to dozens of brilliant people working on the toughest problems they can find. Plug the programs in and let them cook. When they're done, the result is simulations that astonish the mind, and more importantly, solutions that increase America's competitiveness and may lead to significant scientific advances.
In a sense, that's the recipe for success of the INCITE (Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment) program. Since the program made its first awards in 2004, it has provided more than 10 billion processing hours on the Energy Department's fastest supercomputers to scientists across the globe taking on the field’s most difficult challenges. For the complete story, see the Energy Blog.