Combining simulation and experimentation yields complex crystal nanoparticle

By | General Interest, News, Research

The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that some of nature’s most complicated structures can be deliberately assembled if researchers can control the shapes of the particles and the way they connect using DNA.

The U-M researcher is Sharon C. Glotzer, the John W. Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering. The work is published in the March 3 issue of Science. ARC’s computational resources supported the work.

U-M software package HOOMD-blue chosen as benchmark for new GPU performance by NVIDIA

By | General Interest, News

HOOMD-blue, a University of Michigan-produced software package for particle simulation, was chosen as one of seven benchmark applications to demonstrate the speed of NVIDIA’s new Tesla P100 GPU.

HOOMD-blue was developed by Prof. Sharon Glotzer’s research group. It lets users define particle initial conditions and interactions in a high-level Python script. Python job scripts provide the flexibility to create custom initialization routines, control simulation parameters, and perform in situ analysis.

Webinars title “Introduction to HOOMD-blue” and “Using HOOMD-blue for Polymer Simulations and Big Systems” are available for viewing.