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Bits of corruption

July 2015

Los Alamos’ extensive study of HPC platforms finds silent data corruption in scientific computing – but not much.

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After the thaw

February 2014

Simulations of melting permafrost promise changes in climate modeling.

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Predicting solar assaults

September 2013

When Earth’s magnetosphere snaps and crackles, power and communications technologies can break badly. Three-dimensional simulations of magnetic reconnection aim to forecast the space storms that disrupt and damage.

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Enlightening predictions

June 2012

Computer simulations of hurricane lightning could be the key to predicting and avoiding the storms’ real-world punch.

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A long view of Gulf oil spill

April 2011

While others predicted when oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico might reach beaches, ocean modelers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Center for Atmospheric Research asked when gushing oil might exit the Gulf, where it would go and how diluted it’d be, up to a year later.

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Extending the stockpile’s lifespan

December 2009

Just how does prolonged exposure to nuclear radiation change a material’s properties? How do those changes alter the way a weapon performs? A Los Alamos team quantifies these and other uncertainties.

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