Tag Archives: High Energy Physics

Exploring the dark universe with supercomputers: article in symmetry magazine

The other day, I accidentally came across the on-line magazine symmetry (yes, it’s lower case!) which posts articles in the fields of particle physics and related topics, such as dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos, all written for the educated layperson.  I was … Continue reading

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Journey to the Limits of Spacetime: Black Hole Simulations

In a powerful demonstration of the value of computation to modern astronomy, McKinney et al. (2013) used the resources of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) to perform 3D simulations of the behavior of black holes. These simulations … Continue reading

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Accelerate physics with your own computer

Fascinating article in International Science Grid This Week on how the Large Hadron Collider is planning to use a volunteer computing project called Sixtrack to design the LHC’s 2020 upgrade. Visit http://www.isgtw.org/feature/accelerate-physics-your-own-computer

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TeraGrid Science Highlights 2010

After 10 years of service to the national science and engineering community, the TeraGrid project has ended. It has been replaced by XSEDE, Extreme Science and Engineering Digital Environment. The TeraGrid project recently published a brochure of the science highlights … Continue reading

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Magellan: Experiences From A Science Cloud

This is the title of a paper presented  by Lavanya Ramakrishnan et al. at the ScienceCloud2011 workshop (paper; slides). Magellan is a project funded through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program, to investigatethe use of … Continue reading

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Application of a Distributed Cloud to High Energy Physics Data

Recently, I came across an interesting paper by R.J. Sobie et al. (2011) called “Data Intensive High Energy Physics Analysis in a Distributed Cloud.” I am interested in applications of cloud computing to astronomy, so this paper took my eye. … Continue reading

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