computing

Frank Würthwein is the executive director of the Open Science Grid, which facilitates access to high-throughput computing in the United States. On a recent visit to Fermilab, he gave a talk on the outlook for OSG now that it has reached its 10-year anniversary.

A top 10 paper claim

The paper “PYTHIA 6.4 Physics Manual,” published in 2006 by scientists at Lund University and Fermilab, has made it into the top 10 most highly cited papers in the INSPIRE high-energy physics literature database.

The game of cybersecurity is changing. No longer are threats strictly from those looking to mine passwords and credit card numbers for financial gain. In this new order, cyber espionage is being undertaken to gather intelligence of all types.

Looking at a larger image, you can see three different detector types, distinguished here by their patterns of contacts. One is for the CMS upgrade, another is for a lepton collider, and the third is for X-ray correlation spectroscopy.

Each of the integrated circuits you see here is about 6 millimeters on a side and projects one one-thousandth of an inch above the surface of the larger sensor wafer on which it sits, together forming a functional detector.

The Grid Computing Center houses small files for a number of experiments at Fermilab. Photo: Reidar Hahn Experts in the Scientific Computing Division have developed a more efficient method to store data to better cater to the needs of Intensity Frontier experiments. Last year, SCD developers created a method to efficiently store and access small-sized data files. The method is useful for several neutrino experiments, which normally store many small, sparse files that range from hundreds of kilobytes to hundreds…