Researchers at SDSC develop a new seismic software package with Intel Corporation that enables the fastest seismic simulation to-date, with the goal of better predicting ground motions to save lives and minimize property damage. The latest simulations were done using a new software system called EDGE, for Extreme-Scale Discontinuous Galerkin Environment. The largest simulation used 612,000 Intel Xeon Phi processor cores of the new Cori Phase II supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the primary scientific computing facility for the Office of Science in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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