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UNM Center for Advanced Research

The mission of the UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing is to enable excellence in research in science, engineering, biomedicine, humanities, and the arts, through support for parallel supercomputing, high-throughput computing, and advanced visualization, and by providing leadership to enhance interdisciplinary computing-based research and education at the University. Read more.

Center for Advanced Research Computing Research Highlights

Research in science, engineering, biomedicine, humanities, and the arts. Read more.

HPC Research Highlights

High-performance Communications Systems, System Software/Services, Resilience, and more.

Digital Research and Cultural Collections at the University of New Mexico Libraries

The University of New Mexico Libraries support science and humanities research through the development and curation of special digital collections. Of particular interest to scholars in the fields of Southwestern and regional studies, history, and digital humanities are the Libraries' interactive Tony Hillerman Portal, (eHillerman), the New Mexico Digital Newspapers archive, and a variety of unique Latin American collections. See more.

PRObE dedicated to large scale systems research

PRObE is a systems research center dedicated to large scale systems research. It is made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation. Today, PRObE provides several clusters, the largest soon to be 1176 nodes, and the newest with 34 bleeding- edge 64-core machines with GPUs, SSDs, and 40GbE and FDR InfiniBand networks. Machines are constantly evolving and upgraded. Clusters are available to researchers free of charge. In order to get access, researchers need to apply for a Project and their students or collaborators can then join that Project once it has been approved. See more.

Hobbes Exascale Operating and Runtime System

Hobbes is a new operating and runtime system for next-generation exascale supercomputers being developed by at team including UNM and led by Sandia National Laboratories. UNM research has focused on scheduling multi-enclave applications, inter-enclave communication mechanisms, and identifying developing benchmarks to drive development. Scheduling research focuses on coordinated scheduling and cooperative scheduling techniques based on real-time schedulers, inter-enclave communication focuses on copy-on-write techiques for consistent, high-performance communication between analytics and simulation, and the benchmarks we and our collaborators are using to drive this work the Sandia application, the ORNL GTC-P proxy application, and the LANL SNAP mini-application. Details.

The UNM Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center

The mission of the UNM Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center (PCNC) is the development of new knowledge regarding how normal and abnormal behavior and cognition arise from the function of the brain. This is accomplished by a balanced program of research and teaching, supporting the academic mission of the Department and the advancement of students and faculty, facilitating alliances of investigators with common research interests, identifying and supporting Psychology faculty recruitment, developing new, extramurally-funded projects and maintaining existing projects, and the acquisition, maintenance and supervision of PCNC core services including the application of brain imaging and stimulation technologies. Read more.

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Exploration of the Molecular Motor Protein Kinesin

In this demo we use a virtual reality (VR) device, the Oculus Rift, coupled with interactive Molecular Dynamics (IMD), to construct an environment in which a researcher can view in 3D a protein structure, apply forces to manipulate it, and have the structure of the protein react in real time to the results of an MD simulation. See more.

Computational Analysis of Turbulent Flows Around Streamlined Bodies with RANS Models in OpenFOAM

airfoil porosevaTurbulent flows account for an extreme majority of fluid flows in our world: flows past cars and aircrafts, atmospheric and oceanic flows, the flow of blood through heart valves to mention just a few. Due to the complexity of turbulent flow physics, Computational Fluid Dynamics tools are used to predict their behavior. In this project, we are using open‐source OpenFOAM software with the purpose of evaluating its capability to accurately describe two‐dimensional incompressible turbulent flows with separation: a flow around the NACA 4412 airfoil and a cylinder. Although most real flows are three‐dimensional, simulations conducted in two-dimensional flows allow one to evaluate the potential of a turbulent model to describe flow features of more complex aerodynamic flows. Read more.

Computational Science & Engineering Certificate Program

The Computational Science & Engineering Certificate Program at UNM is an interdisciplinary graduate program aimed at promoting advanced research in the computational sciences, including applications, algorithms, and architectures. It is open to students who already have a graduate degree in a mathematical, scientific, or engineering discipline. The CSE Program prepares students to effectively use high-performance computing within their disciplines. Read more.

Digital Research and Cultural Collections at the University of New Mexico Libraries

The University of New Mexico Libraries support science and humanities research through the development and curation of special digital collections. Of particular interest to scholars in the fields of Southwestern and regional studies, history, and digital humanities are the Libraries' interactive Tony Hillerman Portal, (eHillerman), the New Mexico Digital Newspapers archive, and a variety of unique Latin American collections. See more.

Galaxy: Pluto + Ulam

A massively parallel Galaxy server/superecomputer implementation at the UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing

Galaxy is an open-source web-based platform that serves as a bridge connecting researchers with bioinformatics tools and advanced computational resources. Researchers can quickly analyze and filter genomic data via an easy-to-use web-based portal that provides access to hundreds of applications. Galaxy also enables rapid sharing and dessemination of research results and datasets, thus promoting transparency and open science. Read more.

Micropolar Peridynamic Lattice Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Structures

micropolarContinuum mechanics is an awkward model for modeling concrete and other quasi-brittle structures, because concrete deformation, in most regimes of interest, is inherently discontinuous, and at scales smaller than the aggregate size, concrete is no longer a homogeneous material. The original peridynamic model has not entirely discarded the continuum paradigm, in that the material space continues to be idealized as continuous and thus further ad hoc discretization choices need be made to implement peridynamics computationally. Read more.

Optical properties of Ag-coated GaN/InGaN axial and core-shell nanowire light-emitting diodes

Ultra-high modulation bandwidths (>100 GHz) have been predicted for nanoscale light-emitting diodes (nanoLEDs) utilizing the Purcell effect [1]. In these devices, an emitter is coupled to a resonant cavity where modification of the local density of states (LDOS) enhances the spontaneous emission rate into specific modes [2]. The Purcell factor (F) quantifies the degree of enhancement by the cavity and is inversely proportional to the mode volume. Higher Purcell factors translate to lower carrier lifetimes and higher modulation bandwidths. Read more.

Research Data Services

The College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences of the University of New Mexico offers Research Data Services supporting the data collection, management, archiving, and preservation requirements of UNM faculty conducting sponsored research. As data management planning and sharing become national priorities among sponsors including the NSF, NIH and, recently, the Department of Energy, the Research Data Services team provides a comprehensive suite of data storage, documentation, description, and publishing services. Read more.

State-to-state Quantum Reactive Scattering in Four-atom Systems

Quantum mechanical description of chemical reaction dynamics lies at the center of our understanding of chemical reactivity. With the advent of crossed-molecular beam and laser techniques, it has become possible to interrogate reactive scattering in energy-resolved and initial state-specific manners. These studies have revealed important issues such as tunneling, mode specificity, resonances, and non-adiabaticity. Read more.

STEAMNM: Raising Capacity for STEAM Education in New Mexico

In New Mexico, 61 percent of current and former college students hold debt at an average of $17,994 per person (spotlightonpoverty.org). But there is hope. Projections suggest that STEM-related job opportunities will grow nearly 17 percent over the next decade. More than 60 percent of those jobs will require a college degree or higher. (stemadvantage.org/why-stem/). The 2011 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that by 2018 New Mexico will need to fill 53,000 STEM-related jobs.  The initiative to add art and design to the national agenda of STEM education and research is often called STEM to STEAM: i.e., STEM + Art = STEAM. An Americorps/VISTA grant to Build Capacity for STEAM Education in New Mexico has allowed the creation of STEAMNM (steamnm.com) to support undergraduate and graduate students, emerging professionals, parents, and other community members throughout the state in STEAM fields. Read more.

Two-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling of the Middle Rio Grande

Although river engineering practices can provide benefits such as flood protection and floodplain accessibility, engineered structures have greatly impacted the geomorphology and flow characteristics of rivers throughout the world. Changes to the natural flow regime and geomorphology can reduce main channel-floodplain connectivity, thus leading to changes in the ecosystem services provided by a river system. Read more.

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