By Michael Padilla

Jackie Chen, distinguished member of technical staff at the Combustion Research Facility, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The keynote session will highlight contributions from female researchers and scientists in advancing the field of computational science.

Jackie will speak on advancing the science of turbulent combustion using petascale and exascale simulations. She will discuss that high-fidelity combustion simulations are needed to provide the underlying science base required to develop more accurate predictive combustion models, which will be used to design more fuel-efficient, cleaner-burning vehicles, planes, and power plants. However, the most sophisticated combustion simulations can only be carried out on future exascale supercomputers, which, in the US, are being initially developed for large government agencies. In her talk, Jackie will review the current state of petascale turbulent combustion simulation, followed by a discussion of next-generation simulation for these exascale systems.

“With exascale computing, long-standing combustion science challenges related to advanced gas turbines and reciprocating engines can be addressed with high fidelity combustion simulation,” Jackie says. “The DOE Exascale Computing Program will enable the full spectrum of physics and latency-hiding asynchronous programming paradigms to be incorporated in combustion simulations optimized for multi-core hybrid architecture.”

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