There was an interesting trend in the US nuclear power industry through the 1990s and 2000s: despite no new plants being built, net electricity generation increased almost continuously, averaging around 2% gained per year even as some plants were being shut down. Instead of building new plants, utilities were finding ways to generate more from… More »
With the Muon g-2 experiment now taking data, it’s important to optimize its collection based on the physics at hand. g-2 has written a GPU-based simulation of the muon precession component of the muon anomalous magnetic moment. The simulation is used to test the Q-method, or charge integration, analysis of ωa.
Because of the planned removal of Network Attached Storage (Bluearc) mounts from worker nodes, all experiments and projects will be expected to distribute their software to worker nodes with CVMFS. Many already do, but now the remaining ones will need to transition to CVMFS. This article is for them.
The Continuous Integration system continues to be improved and new features added to fulfill user needs in terms of code testing. There are different way for users to keep testing their code to make sure that changes integrate into the existing code without breaking anything.
The HEPCloud program had a very productive 2017, successfully delivering several milestones targeted for this year! Since early this year, the team has been working on designing a new Decision Engine (DE) based on a framework architecture that can be extended to support future needs. The DE is an intelligent decision support system and is… More »