National Institute for Computational Sciences News

Using HPC to explore competitive balance

International Science Grid This Week , an international science publication, touted the Nautilus supercomputer, managed by National Institute for Computational Sciences, and other Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) resources used in research focused on competition in the financial and insurance industries. The researchers are using the supercomputing resources to consider information frictions which are

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XSEDE Powers Research into Healthcare Contract Economics

Inside HPC featured research happening at the National Institute for Computational Sciences. The researchers are using NICS supercomputing resources to study the complex economics of industrial organization and contract theory. While these two fields have largely been considered separately, the researchers are investigating these forces and their effect on quality of service in healthcare.

Kraken Refining Earthquake Models

Californian and Swiss researchers have been using the Kraken supercomputer to model what would happen if a major earthquake hit the southern portion of the San Andreas Fault. The entire fault extends more than 800 miles, from San Francisco to Southern California. What makes these researchers’ work different from previous studies is that they’ve factored in “nonlinear behavior of rocks”—a phenomenon that could reduce the velocity of ground motion predicted by previous computer models.