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NICS2NICS, the UT-based National Institute for Computational Sciences, drew notice from Inside HPC on a recent study involving using supercomputers to model wildfire.

Computers are part of an emerging trend in fighting wildfires, with their use coming as a way to establish forecast models to help predict possible flareups, much in the same way that meteorologists use models to predict weather.

Researchers used a specific fire in Texas to help build their initial model, with further tests and refinements forthcoming.

The HPC article can be read here, while the original article from NICS can be read here.