The Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC) uses high-performance computing capabilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory system to address bioenergy challenges and scientific questions with relevance to industry and other stakeholders in the growing bioeconomy.
While CCPC members utilize computing resources at their home national labs, the CCPC also provides computing resources to researchers at the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in a program called BETO-HPC, where HPC stands for “High Performance Computing.”
High-Performance Computing for the CCPC
The BETO-HPC resources include 16,200 core equivalent hybrid CPU-GPU nodes on Summit, the most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer in the United States, and 6,870 CPU and CPU+GPU nodes on Ridge, a versatile CPU-based system.
Both Summit and Ridge are part of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, and the BETO-HPC resources are allocated to BETO researchers via a user facility mechanism.