Submission deadline: 1 November 2017
Publication: July/August 2018
Guest editors: Gaurav Khanna and Sigal Gottlieb, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Computation is widely accepted today as a third “pillar” of science alongside theory and experimentation. Nearly every science and engineering field relies on computational modeling and data analysis for both research and education. Even large-scale computing, or supercomputing, is becoming highly accessible, thanks largely to advances in low-cost cluster computing. We are truly living in an era of supercomputing democratization.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the last decade has yielded several major scientific discoveries that supercomputing enabled. Just last year, a major discovery in gravitational physics—the first-ever direct detection of gravitational waves (which Einstein theorized a century ago)—was possible partly due to supercomputer simulations of black hole binary systems. Another recent discovery involved the detailed simulation of a full-length p53 protein and is likely to boost anti-cancer drug discovery.
The goal of this special issue is to showcase recent scientific and engineering advances that supercomputing enabled, as well as to explore supercomputing’s potential for enabling further discovery. We invite the scientific computing community to submit original papers on this topic. Any area of science or engineering is welcome. We are particularly interested in advances that have had a great impact on a given field.
Contact the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.