Friday, September 26, 2014

LANL teams with HPC groups for advanced climate change understanding

LANL research found that during winter pollution increases over India, affecting cloud formation. LANL image.                

Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy, or ACME, is designed to accelerate the development and application of fully coupled, state-of-the-science Earth system models for scientific and energy applications.

“The ACME partnership will provide new capabilities that improve our ability to project future impacts of energy choices on the Earth’s climate,” said Alan Bishop, principal associate director of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Science, Technology and Engineering directorate. (Full Story)

Developing the most advanced Earth system computer model yet created

LANL's ocean surface temperature model.  LANL image.

The project — which includes Los Alamos and six other national laboratories, four academic institutions, and one private-sector company — will focus initially on three climate-change science drivers and corresponding questions to be answered during the project's initial phase: water cycle, biogeochemistry and cryosphere systems.

Over a planned 10-year span, the project aim is to conduct simulations and modeling on the most sophisticated high-performance computing systems machines as they become available — 100+ petaflop machines and eventually exascale supercomputers. (Full Story)

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Researchers uncover properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel

Dislocation networks for SrO- and TiO2-terminated SrTiO3/MgO interface.  LANL image.

Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics, fast ion conductors, and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste, generating a great deal of scientific interest on the structure, properties, and applications of these blended materials.

“The interfaces separating the different crystalline regions determine the transport, electrical, and radiation properties of the material as a whole,” said Pratik Dholabhai, principal Los Alamos National Laboratory. (Full Story)

LANS OKs $3 million in funding

The Los Alamos National Security, LLC Board of Governors has approved $3 million in funding for the company’s plan to support education, economic development and charitable giving in Northern New Mexico.

“This plan demonstrates our bond with the community and its people and businesses that support our national security mission,” laboratory director Charlie McMillan said. (Full Story)

Energy labs show off high-tech innovation

National Lab Day on the Hill.  LANL photo.      

Directors of the Department of Energy’s 17 national labs joined Senate leaders in Washington, D.C., last week to help recognize National Lab Day, an event to raise awareness of the accomplishments of the labs in high performance computing, energy innovation and other high tech disciplines.

“The national labs continue to advance science, clean energy and nuclear security in this country, as they have for decades,” said Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told the group. (Full Story)

A look back – world-record magnetic field 100T threshold broken

Video: At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 22, 2012, scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory campus of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory successfully produced the world's first 100 Tesla non-destructive magnetic field. The achievement was decades in the making, involving a diverse team of scientists and engineers.  Watch Here

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