ASCEM Technical Thrust Areas

Thrust org chartThe ASCEM computational framework will include a modular, open-source high performance capability for fate and transport modeling and systematic uncertainty analysis.  It will be applicable to diverse natural and engineered systems, and its modular design will be flexible to accommodate new advances as they become available.  The framework will allow the use of disparate, multi-scale, and often sparse information for subsurface property and process parameterization.  The platform and its interoperable structure will be user-friendly; it will not require users to have extensive expertise with high performance computing tools and interfaces. An important goal is to develop a set of modeling and simulation tools that can be used on a wide range of computer platforms ranging from desktop computers to the largest computing facilities available within DOE.  ASCEM’s overall organization is represented in the figure above.  The three main technical thrust areas are: