Optimizing superconductor transport properties through large-scale simulation

A history of collaboration

The OSCon project builds on a rich history of collaboration between two of Argonne’s divisions — Materials Science (MSD) and Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) — as well as other institutions worldwide. Some of the earliest vortex simulations were among the first applications based on the Message Passing Interface (MPI), a parallel computing standard. The simulations were developed by hand in collaboration between MSD scientists and some of MPI’s architects at MCS. Today, our research team boasts decades of collaboration across disciplines, and includes leaders in experiment, modeling, and simulation.