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Rice Has Key Role in New Computational Science Institute

Molecular Sciences Software Institute will develop tools for complex problems....
Rice University is among eight institutions chosen to lead a national effort to transform the field of computational molecular sciences to give scientists new tools to tackle problems that are far too complex to solve with today’s technology, workforce and capabilities. The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) is funded by a five-year, $19.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It was unveiled today in conjunction with the anniversary of the National Strategic Computing Initiative, a sweeping effort announced by the Obama administration in 2015 to accelerate the development of technologies for high-performance computing, or supercomputing. “Chemistry underpins a broad spectrum of disciplines like materials science, biochemistry, nanoscience, biology and environmental science,” said Rice computational chemist and MolSSI co-director Cecilia Clementi, who will oversee the institute’s programs in both biophysics and international engagement. Read more...

Date: 
July 29, 2016