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NekCEM/Nek5000 wins 2016 R&D 100 Award

The project NekCEM/Nek5000: Scalable High-Order Simulation Codes has received a 2016 R&D 100 Award, given by R&D Magazine to 100 top new technologies for the year.

Nek5000/NekCEM is a joint effort of Misun Min and her team in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division in partnership with Paul Fischer (now at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

The NekCEM/Nek5000 high-performance software package allows accurate and efficient simulation of electromagnetics, fluid flow, thermal convection, combustion, and magnetohydrodynamics. A key feature of the package is its ability to run on platforms ranging from PCs to the world’s largest parallel computers. NekCEM is used for simulating electromagnetic devices such as solar panels and nanoparticle systems. Nek5000 is designed to simulate fluid flows in applications including nuclear thermal hydraulics in reactor cores, combustion, and ocean currents.

The award was announced at the R&D 100 Awards and Technology Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on November 3.

Argonne received two other 2016 R&D 100 awards. For the full description, see the website http://​www​.anl​.gov/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​s​/​a​r​g​o​n​n​e​-​r​e​s​e​a​r​c​h​e​r​s​-​w​i​n​-​t​h​r​e​e​-​2​0​1​6​-​r​d​-​1​0​0​-​a​wards.