Computers at Work in Pittsburgh


WEATHER FORECASTING

Faster Than a Speeding Storm Front

Realtime Numerical Prediction of Storm-Scale Weather
Kelvin K. Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma

EARTHQUAKE MODELING

When the Earth Moves

Earthquake Ground Motion Modeling in Large Basins
Jacobo Bielak and Omar Ghattas, Carnegie Mellon University

UNDERSTANDING THE EARTH

When North Goes South

Three-Dimensional Simulation of Geomagnetic Field Reversal
Gary Glatzmaier, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Paul Roberts, University of California, Los Angeles

UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN

Street Map of the Mind

Functional Topographic Mapping of the Cortex with Conventional MRI Scanners
Jonathan Cohen, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh

BLOOD CIRCULATION AND THE HEART

Heart Throb

Cardiac Fluid Dynamics and the Immersed Boundary Method
Charles S. Peskin and David M. McQueen, New York University

STRUCTURE OF PROTEINS & DNA

New Twists in Globs and Zippers

Protein Folding: Simulations of a Three-Helix Protein and Leucine Zipper Dimer
Charles L. Brooks III, Scripps Research Institute.
Erik Boczko, Georgia Institute of Technology.
William Young, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Long Distance Charges

Unrestrained Molecular Dynamics for Biomolecular Systems
Peter Kollman, University of Calfornia, San Francisco.
Thomas Cheatham, University of Calfornia, San Francisco.

DESIGN OF NEW MATERIALS

Designing New Alloys

A Collaborative Metacomputing Project
Oak Ridge National Labs.
Sandia National Labs.
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.


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