Researchers use ALCF resources to model the spread of COVID-19

Argonne researchers lead highly detailed COVID-19 modeling initiatives to understand how the virus spreads as a result of populations.

With COVID-19 drastically altering everyday existence for men and women across the planet, the U.S. Section of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne Countrywide Laboratory has moved promptly to join the international battle versus the pandemic. Between the laboratory’s most potent methods for scientific study is the supercomputer Theta, housed at the Argonne Management Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Over 250 nodes on the machine were quickly reserved for multipronged study into the ailment.

Occupancy styles in the Chicago area as generated applying the Argonne CityCOVID product. (Graphic by Argonne Countrywide Laboratory.)

Led by Argonne computational scientist Jonathan Ozik and Argonne Distinguished Fellow Charles (Chick) Macal, one of these branches of study oversees the improvement of epidemiological styles to simulate the distribute of 

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