NCSA supercomputers and ACES researchers fight climate change
A team of researchers at the Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been working to make it easier to calculate carbon credits for farmers. ASC was founded by NCSA and Center for Digital Agriculture affiliate Kaiyu Guan, an associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences within ACES. A significant component of their mission is to achieve co-sustainability of environment quality and food security. To meet that goal, ASC has effectively used supercomputing resources at NCSA to run a complex agroecosystem model on ecosys to track soil organic carbon in U.S. Midwest farmlands.