Two faculty awarded time with supercomputer

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) announced that the National Science Foundation has approved allocations of supercomputing time on Frontera to two RIT faculty for projects in 2020-2021. Professor Manuela Campanelli’s project, “Supermassive Black Hole Approaching Merger: Accretion Dynamics, Jets and Electromagnetic Signals,” and Professor Carlos Lousto’s project, “Binary black hole simulations with eccentricity for LIGO observations,” were announced on April 8. Time on Frontera is awarded based on a project’s need for very large scale computing to make science and engineering discoveries, and the ability to efficiently use a supercomputer on the scale of Frontera.