Dr. Eric May and Graduate Student Jason Pattis to run simulations on world’s fastest computer for molecular dynamics.

Through a competitive application process run by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Dr. May and Pattis have received an allocation on the Anton supercomputer. Anton is a specialized supercomputer designed by D.E. Shaw Research for the sole purpose of performing molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules. May and Pattis will use their 50,000 node-hour allocation to compute microsecond dynamics of a protein from the deadly Lassa virus.