OSG Research Highlights
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Using the OSG to diagnose, treat, and eventually prevent disease
June 30, 2013
Predicting Agricultural Impacts of Large-scale Drought
May 21, 2013
Following the long tail of economics: Amit Gandhi uses the OSG to outdo parallel computing
March 29, 2013
GlueX team nears needed throughput on OSG
March 5, 2013
Harnessing OSG resources to realize the full potential of functional brain mapping
December 21, 2012
NEES uses Open Science Grid to Help Reduce Earthquake Damage
November 26, 2012
State-of-the-art protein comparisons: Andreas Prlić’s client/server model for the OSG
October 22, 2012
A year's research in a matter of hours: OSG accelerates Tyler Churchill's cochlear implant modeling
September 14, 2012
Simulating the DNA transcription dance
Researchers use the Open Science Grid to study the structure of a protein linked to cancer, autoimmune disease, and a host of other illnesses.
August 31, 2011
MINOS serves up more neutrino evidence
Over the last year, MINOS data analysis use of Open Science Grid has grown rapidly - just in time to help analyze exciting new results.
June 29, 2011
Looking for gravitational waves: A computing perspective
Researchers harness the Pegasus Workflow Management System to search for gravitational waves.
June 8, 2011
The flat universe society
By comparing the radiation left over from the Big Bang with simulations computed on OSG, researchers are trying to get a grip on the shape of the universe.
February 23, 2011
New result could shed light on the existence of the Universe
Grid computing helps scientists with the DZero collaboration find new evidence of the behavior of particles.
Case Study - Einstein at OSG
, an application that uses spare cycles on volunteers' computers, is now running on the OSG.
PEGrid gets down to business
Grid technology enables students and researchers in the petroleum industry.
Linking grids uncovers genetic mutations
Superlink-online helps geneologists perform compute-intensive analyses to discover disease-causing anamolies.
Grid helps to filter LIGO’s data
Researchers must process vast amounts of data to look for signals of gravitational waves, minute cosmic ripples that carry information about the motion of objects in the universe.
Grid-enabled virus hunting
Scientists use distributed computing to compare sequences of DNA in order to identify new viruses.
Clouds make way for STAR to shine
The STAR experiment, running compute-intensive analyses on the OSG to study nuclear decay, has successfully made use of cloud computing as well.
Single and Playing Hard to Get
High-energy physicists recently discovered the top quark produced as a single particle. The tools and techniques that made this discovery possible advance the goal of observing the Higgs particle.
Protein Structure: Taking It to the Bank
Researchers are using the OSG to quickly and accurately simulate protein structures and determine their functions.
Opportunistic Storage Increases Grid Job Success Rate
The DZero experiment has become the first successful user of opportunistic storage on OSG and opens the door for other OSG VOs.
Simulating Starry Images-Preparing for the Dark Energy Survey
To better understand the dark energy involved in the accelerating expansion of the universe and the implications of this energy, scientists will conduct the Dark Energy Survey beginning in 2012.
Friendly but fierce competition for the Higgs
Amidst friendly rivalry, the Higgs’ search provides motivation for competing teams to combine their analyses. The two Tevatron experiments at Fermilab, CDF and D0, have nearly ruled out the hoped-for mass value for the Higgs boson...
Stormy weather: grid computing powers fine-scale climate modeling
Why run individual models when you can run models in combination? When it comes to climate modeling, meteorologists are showing 16 forecasts are better than one.
Matchmaking for Science: RENCI connects researchers with computing resources on the Open Science Grid
Thousands of compute hours are needed per year to create modules of different protein configurations that could lead to the cure for diabetes, Alheimer's, HIV/AIDS and many cancers.
Open Science Grid crunches through CMS simulations
As part of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, Open Science Grid scientists are crunching through Monte Carlo simulations of what might happen when protons collide inside the CMS detector.
Grids work like a CHARMM for molecular dynamics
Understanding the mathematics of molecular movement helps researchers simulate slices of the atomic world. But when accurate nanosecond simulations pose a serious challenge, how can you simulate full microseconds of complex molecular dynamics?
Keeping up with Moore's Law
Nano-device engineers rely on the user-friendly NanoWire?
computational tool, accessible via the web-based nanoHUB, to set up simulations through a graphical interface.
Designing Proteins from Scratch
Scientists are using the OSG to design proteins that adopt specific three dimensional structures and more ambitiously bind and regulate target proteins important in cell biology and pathogenesis.
DZero Doing Double Duty
Data used when calibrating a detector used in High-Energy Physics research is being reused for data analysis.
Little Particles, Big Implications
Neutrinos are tiny, elusive particles that have huge implications for particle physicists.
The CMS "Top 100"
Physicists with CMS run millions of simulations in order to pick out the precious few that may lead to discovery.
Geneticists' Gateway to the Grid
Grid computing is helping microbiologists solve the mysteries of mapping new genomes using GADU.
CDF In Search of the Subtle and Rare
Scientists seeking to discover ever-rarer particles and processes need ever-greater amounts of data.
Probing the Perfect Liquid with the STAR Grid
Experimenters are attempting to reproduce liquid matter in the universe microseconds after the Big Bang.
Solving the Football Pool Problem with OSG
The Open Science Grid is being used to help solve one of the most famous problems in mathematical coding theory.
One of the discoveries eagerly anticipated by particle physicists working on the world's next particle collider is that of supersymmetry, a theoretical lost symmetry of nature.
- 20 Dec 2011