Physicists tap into pockets of available time on a supercomputer to crunch data for the world's most powerful particle collider, demonstrating a new tool for making efficient use of limited, expensive computational resources.
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) performance surpasses expectations; results confirm the Higgs particle, show “bump” appears to be a statistical fluctuation, and offer insight into quark-gluon plasma at high energies complementary to those explored at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).
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NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing, has recognized Brookhaven National Laboratory for its use of graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated computing to conduct research in fields including materials science, physics, and climate science, and for its vision to further the application of GPU-accelerated computing in those and other research fields with a high computational demand.
The RHIC & ATLAS Computing Facility (RACF) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory sits at the center of a global computing network. It connects more than 2,500 researchers around the world with the data generated by millions of particle collisions taking place each second at Brookhaven Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, a DOE Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research), and the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. Watch this video to learn how the people and computing resources of the RACF serve these scientists to turn petabytes of raw data into physics discoveries.
Stony Brook University Ph.D Student Yufei Ren has been named the 2015 recipient of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation Distinguished Dissertation Award for his development of a middleware—the “software glue” that helps software developers achieve communication. This work may lead to a highly efficient solution to replicate scientific data from experiments to data centers. Ren was mentored by Dantong Yu, a group leader in Brookhaven’s Computational Science Initiative.
Up next during the 512th Brookhaven Lecture, Swagato Mukherjee will tell you about the "perfect" soup physicists can't get enough of. Not some thick, lumpy chowder—a nearly perfect liquid made from some of the universe's most basic ingredients. Plus, he'll show you "kitchens" around the world, where he's using powerful supercomputers to fine-tune the recipe.
Brookhaven National Laboratory hosted the first in a series of week-long “hackathons,” a code brainstorming session attended by nearly 40 computer scientists and software developers from several DOE Office of Science User Facilities.
Building on its capabilities in data-intensive science, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has expanded its Computational Science Initiative (CSI). The programs within this initiative leverage computational science, computer science, and mathematics expertise and investments across multiple research areas at the Laboratory.
Barbara Chapman, a leading researcher in programming languages, programming models, and compilers, has been named head of the Computer Science and Mathematics Group under the new Computational Science Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
From creating the tiniest drops of primordial particle soup to devising new ways to improve batteries, catalysts, superconductors, and more, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory pushed the boundaries of discovery in 2015.
On October 20 and 21, 2015, the White House sponsored a National Strategic Computing Initiative Workshop in McLean, Virginia, that brought together high-performance computing professionals from universities, industry, and labs across the Department of Energy complex, including Brookhaven.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $12 million in funding over the next four years for a new Center for Computational Design of Functional Strongly Correlated Materials and Theoretical Spectroscopy at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Rutgers University.
Kerstin Kleese van Dam, a leading researcher in data infrastructure services, data management, and analysis applications for experimental and observational facilities, has been named Director of the Computational Science Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective September 14, 2015.
Pairing up software developed at Brookhaven Lab and UT Arlington with the world’s most powerful supercomputer for open scientific research has broad potential to maximize the use of available supercomputing resources for high-energy physics and other data-intensive fields.
Constructing tiny "mirrors" to trap light increases the efficiency with which photons can pick up and transmit information about electronic spin states, essential for scaling up quantum memories for functional quantum computing systems and networks.
Scientists across the U.S. will soon have access to new, ultra high-speed network links spanning the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a project currently underway to extend ESnet (the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network) to London, Amsterdam and Geneva.
DOE's Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links, giving researchers at America's national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data.
Nearly four thousand miles east of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven Lab, 56 students and 36 scientists gathered in the sub-Saharan nation of Senegal to talk physics at the 2014 African School of Fundamental Physics and its Applications last month.
Can you imagine solving an equation with more than 100 million variables to unlock mysteries of the universe's most basic building blocks? Join Taku Izubuchi of the Physics Department for the 497th Brookhaven Lecture, titled "Supercomputing Fundamental Particle & Nuclear Physics," in Berkner Hall at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Physicist Taku Izubuchi of Brookhaven Lab's Physics Department has been awarded tenure for his pioneering accomplishments and leadership contributions in computational approaches to the study of QCD—the theory that describes subatomic quarks, gluons, and their interactions inside protons, neutrons, and mesons. His "lattice gauge formulations," which break these complex physics problems into solvable pieces, have resulted in significant advances in theoretical calculations that enable fundamental measurements in particle physics.
Rising sea levels, more frequent heat waves, and heavy precipitation are just some of the effects associated with climate change. Meet Brookhaven Lab's Alice Cialella, who with her team keeps track of data climate scientists use to accurately forecast what Earth's climate will be like years from now.
In a white paper explaining the scientific goals for a new high-energy electron-ion collider (EIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the authors use the phrase, “understanding the glue that binds us all.” One of the co-authors, Liang Zheng, a Ph.D. candidate at Central China Normal University on an exchange program at Brookhaven, explains.
Researchers with the Large Hadron Collider's ATLAS experiment are adapting an advanced scheduling and analysis tool developed by physicists at Brookhaven Lab and the University of Texas at Arlington for use on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s flagship Titan supercomputer system.
Applying its atmospheric expertise to solar energy, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is spearheading a three-year, nationwide project to create unprecedented, 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the Sun for solar energy power plants.
In 1804, Lewis and Clark set out to explore more than two million square kilometers of land west of the Mississippi River. Now in 2012, Percy Zahl of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) is exploring the surface of materials measured in billionths of a meter — with atomic-scale, pinpointed accuracy.
The University of Texas at Arlington is teaming with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven and Argonne national laboratories to develop a universal version of PanDA, a workload management system built to process huge volumes of data from experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.
Taku Izubuchi, Chulwoo Jung, Christoph Lehner, and Amarjit Soni of Brookhaven and the RIKEN-BNL Research Center were recognized at the 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory for work in providing evidence of asymmetry in the universe — why there is more matter than antimatter.
More than 500 physicists and computational scientists from around the globe, including many working at the world’s most complex particle accelerators, met in New York City May 21-25 to discuss the development of the computational tools essential to the future of high-energy and nuclear physics at the 19th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP), hosted by Brookhaven and New York University.
More than 500 physicists and computational scientists from around the world meet to discuss the current state and future of high-energy and nuclear physics — and the evolutionary, or even revolutionary, development of computational tools essential to these fields.
How can a scientist search for clues and answers when experiments become extremely difficult to measure, too expensive or dangerous to operate, or too far away to see? Find out at 4 p.m. today, April 25, in Berkner Hall during the 477th Brookhaven.
Using breakthrough techniques on some of the world’s fastest supercomputers, an international collaboration has reported a landmark calculation of a subatomic particle decay important to understanding matter/antimatter asymmetry. The research helps nail down the exact process of kaon decay, and is also inspiring the development of a new generation of supercomputers.
Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) has granted tenure to 10 BNL scientists. The newly tenured scientists will be featured in the coming weeks. Today, find out about the contributions of the Nonproliferation and National Security Department’s Ralph James and the Chemistry Department’s Ping Liu.
After years of forefront calculations that shed light on much breakthrough physics at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and other vital physics, the retired giant supercomputer QCDOC, for quantum chromodynamics (QCD) on a chip, regenerates in the newest, vastly more powerful pioneering supercomputer, QCDCQ (QCD with chiral quarks).
A computational model for analyzing the metabolic processes in rapeseed plants — particularly those related to the production of oils — may help scientists optimize the production of plant oils that have widespread potential as renewable resources for fuel and industrial chemicals.
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have published research focused on the formation of clouds, comparing computer simulations to aircraft observations. This research paper is the first climate-science paper to be published on research using the New York Blue supercomputer.
A new calculation, reported in the January 25, 2008 issue of Physical Review Letters, confirms the six-quark theory of particle-anti-particle asymmetry. This is the first complete calculation of this phenomenon to employ a highly accurate description of the quarks that adds a fifth dimension beyond those of space and time.
A team of researchers set a U.S. record for size, performance, and fidelity for a computer weather simulation by modeling the kind of "virtual weather" that society depends on for predicting weather and understanding climate.
The capabilities of the world's second fastest supercomputer for general scientific use will be on display at the SC2007 (Supercomputing) conference at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from November 10 to 15. This new supercomputer, known as New York Blue, is an 18-rack IBM Blue Gene/L massively parallel supercomputer located at Brookhaven as the centerpiece of the New York Center for Computational Sciences.
Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory today unveiled one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The IBM Blue Gene supercomputer, named New York Blue and located at Brookhaven Lab, is the world's fastest supercomputer for general users and is expected to rank among the top ten fastest computers in the world.
A celebration of the installation of New York Blue, a new supercomputer at Brookhaven National Lab, will take place on June 15. Following speeches by Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University officials, as well as elected officials, tours will be given of the Laboratory's computing facilities.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of a scientific paper describing the first use of Monte Carlo methods and lattice gauge calculations in the study of quantum chromodynamics, scientists gathered at Brookhaven National Laboratory for a morning of talks to dedicate the newest supercomputer devoted to these studies.
The RIKEN BNL Research Center supercomputer has been unveiled at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Called QCDOC for quantum chromodynamics on a chip, it has 10 teraflops of peak computing power, which makes it capable of performing 10 trillion arithmetic calculations per second.
In a significant milestone for scientific grid computing, eight major computing centres successfully completed a challenge to sustain a continuous data flow of 600 megabytes per second (MB/s) on average for 10 days from CERN in Geneva, Switzerland to seven sites in Europe and the US.