Silicon Mechanics to Host Research Cluster Grant Recipient Wayne State University at Supercomputing 2014

Researchers will discuss cluster’s improvements to research infrastructure in Booth #2623

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it will host Wayne State University (WSU), recipient of the 3rd annual Research Cluster Grant, at the Supercomputing 2014 Conference & Exhibition, to be held November 16–21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representatives from the school, including researchers Dr. Loren Schweibert and Dr. Hengguang Li, and administrator Patrick Gossman, will be on hand in Booth #2623 to describe the impact the research cluster has had in opening the doors for vibrant collaboration at WSU.

"Receiving the Research Cluster Grant from Silicon Mechanics has made a tremendous difference in the complexity of the projects our researchers are able to undertake, as well as the speed at which the computation in these projects is completed," said Gossman, WSU’s Deputy CIO, Community, Research and Special Projects. "The grant has allowed the research at WSU to move forward rapidly, and we are looking forward to being able to continue taking innovative approaches to complex problems in the future."

Dr. Schwiebert, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Dr. Li, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, are involved with research projects already utilizing the cluster. Dr. Schweibert is collaborating on a project developing new experimental tools used to understand grain growth dynamics, crucial to the control of hardness and strength of engineering materials, as well as research studying acute cell injury using a nonlinear mathematical theory. Dr. Li is working on a team to develop parallel computing algorithms for metabolomics, an extremely important field for cancer diagnostics and cancer drug development, as well as collaborating on a project to develop numerical methods for solving mathematical models.

Experts from Silicon Mechanics will also be present at the booth to discuss products designed for storage, high performance computing (HPC), cloud applications and GPU computing, critical elements in the company’s mission to provide integrated solutions for next-generation research.

The company will officially announce its 4th annual Research Cluster Grant at SC14, which for the first time this year will be awarded to two institutions of higher education. Previous recipients of the grant include Tufts University (2013) and Saint Louis University (2012).