A team of researchers led by Prof. Michael Bader from the Technical University of Munich and Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich were awarded the SC17 best paper for its simulation of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and resulting tsunami.
The SuperComputing (SC) Conference series is one of the world’s most prestigious supercomputing conferences, held this year Nov. 12-17 in Denver, Colorado.
Using the SuperMUC computer at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, the team was able to simulate 1,500 kilometers of the earthquake source for over 8 minutes of simulated time. To date, this is the largest, longest simulation of a megathrust earthquake.
To read a full report on the team’s research, please click here.