Tristan Salles from the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney has been announced as one of four winners of the 2017 Artemis high-performance computing challenge, securing over $2Mio worth of CPU hours over 4 years.
Tristan and his collaborators from the EarthByte Group and the Centre for Translational Data Science were allocated the equivalent of 1400 Cores on the Artemis supercomputer for four years, corresponding to a total dollar value of roughly $2,150,000, awarded by a cross-discipline selection committee. The Artemis Challenge winners will also get access to expert engineering resources through the Sydney Informatics Hub. This is the largest of the four grants awarded, and recognises the groundbreaking, enabling nature of Tristan’s HPC community software development and its promise to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. These range from an improved understanding of the structure and evolution of sedimentary basins, landscapes, coastlines, continental shelves and carbonate platforms. The project is designed to model complex Earth processes through deep geological time to gain an improved understanding of possible future pathways of the Earth. Tristan is a key innovator in the ARC Basin Genesis Hub, and leads the development of its Badlands HPC software. Well done, Tristan!