INAC brings home third Bull-Fourier Award for work on intensive calculation

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Published : 30 November 2014

INAC’s L_Sim intensive calculation team has just won its third Bull-Joseph Fourier Award in six years! L_Sim researcher Ivan Duchemin and Xavier Blase from Institut Néel won the award for their work parallelizing a code that describes the light absorption and emission mechanisms of the organic molecules used in objects like smartphone displays. Until now, the code had been running on a workstation—limiting the available power. Parallel computing will make it possible to simulate the same physical phenomena at the 1,000-atom scale, as compared to 100 previously.
INAC’s two past wins recognized the lab’s TB_Sim transistor-property-prediction code and BigDFT open-source material simulation code (available at


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