This morning, David Shaw gave a talk titled “Toward Millisecond-scale Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Proteins” Last year, David’s group released Desmond, a computational simulation of molecular dynamics. Desmond has many applications, including simulations of protein fold behavior. This year, David’s talk focused on the future of Desmond, which apparently involves Anton, a supercomputer specialized for running Desmond.
After a long lunch with Maryrose and afternoon chit-chat with the ASC folks, I found myself at the Grand Sierra Resort for the SC07 Technical Party. Blue Man Group (BMG) performed a short 30-minute show, which was more entertaining than I expected. In a nutshell, BMG is like the offspring of french performance art with American rock and roll.