Exascale computing has been a dream for ages and is close to become a reality that will impact the way in which molecular simulations are being performed and the quantity and quality of the information derived for them. We review how the biomolecular simulations field is anticipating these new architectures, making emphasis in recent work from groups in the BioExcel Center of Excellence for High Performance Computing.

We exemplify the power of these simulation strategies with the work done by the HPC simulation community to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Miłosz Wieczór, Vito Gena, Juan Aranda, Rosa M. Badia, Josep Lluís Gelpí, Vytautas Gapsys, Bert L. de Groot, Erik Lindahl, Martí Municoy, Adam Hospital, Modesto Orozco (2022):
Pre-Exascale HPC-approaches for Molecular Dynamics simulations. Covid-19 research: a use case

WIREs Computational Molecular Science (in press) e1622

About the author

Stian works in School of Computer Science, at the University of Manchester in Carole Goble‘s eScience Lab as a technical software architect and researcher. In addition to BioExcel, Stian’s involvements include Open PHACTS (pharmacological data warehouse), Common Workflow Language (CWL), Apache Taverna (scientific workflow system), Linked Data and identifiers, research objects (open science) and digital preservation, myExperiment (sharing scientific workflows), provenance (where did things come from and who did it) and annotations (who said what). orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718