Dr. Villy Kourafalou is a Research Associate Professor at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where she leads the Coastal and Shelf Seas Group in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. She is also the co-Director of the Ocean Modeling and Observing System Simulation Experiments joint center with the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her research focuses on numerical modeling of circulation and transport on continental shelves and marginal seas, including coastal processes influenced by land runoff, weather events and deep sea oceanic currents.
Researchers at the University of Miami are taking advantage of Pegasus, the Linux based supercomputer consisting of 5,000 (as of 2015: 6,024) central processing units (CPUs). The system is designed to perform complex computations in various areas of research. The Fall 2010 issue of The University of Miami Magazine features Pegasus Rising. The article provides an inside look on how UM researchers are currently using this behemoth.