Session: HPC Innovation for Nanotechnology
  Chair: Tetsuya Sato (Earth Simulator Center)
  Time: Tuesday, November 18, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  Rm #: 38-39
  Tetsuya Sato (Earth Simulator Center), David Tomanek (Michigan State University), David Kahaner (Asian Technology Information Program), Hisashi Nakamura (RIST)
  Currently, nanotechnology is rapidly growing in most of the world's industrialized nations. Carbon nanotubes or fullerenes, some of the most promising nanomaterials, have already been applied to fibers, batteries and display panels as bulk composite materials in many industrial fields. The current focus is the development of sophisticated nanoelectronics or photonics devices and the discovery of noble materials for quantum computing devices of the future. Within these areas of investigation, elaborate and large-scale simulations are crucial for speculating material properties and designing and assembling nanomaterials and nanodevices. This is particularly the case when performing calculations based on ab initio quantum theory and molecular dynamics. These simulations are performed using advanced high performance computing technology as well as results from complex high tech experiments. This BOF will begin with reviewing some interesting simulations for nanotechnology throughout the US, Europe, Japan and Asia, and discuss how HPC innovation can lead to and/or coexist with this cutting-edge-technology. It is our hope that it will become an international information exchange forum to be held in SC's BOF program annually.
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