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OSG Research Highlights

OSG Research Highlights communicate the outcomes of the research that benefits from the OSG Fabric of Services. Please contact for more information, requests to republish, and if you have an accomplishment to publish!

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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. May 2010

Case Study - Einstein at OSG Einstein@Home, an application that uses spare cycles on volunteers' computers, is now running on the OSG. March 2010

PEGrid gets down to business Grid technology enables students and researchers in the petroleum industry. January 2010

Linking grids uncovers genetic mutations Superlink-online helps geneologists perform compute-intensive analyses to discover disease-causing anamolies. August 2009

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. August 2009

Grid-enabled virus hunting Scientists use distributed computing to compare sequences of DNA in order to identify new viruses. June 2009

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. April 2009

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. March 2009

Protein Structure: Taking It to the Bank Researchers are using the OSG to quickly and accurately simulate protein structures and determine their functions. December 2008

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. October 2008

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. July 2008

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... June 2008

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. March 2008

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. March 2008

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. December 2007

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? October 2007

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. September 2007

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. June 2007

DZero Doing Double Duty Data used when calibrating a detector used in High-Energy Physics research is being reused for data analysis. May 2007

Little Particles, Big Implications Neutrinos are tiny, elusive particles that have huge implications for particle physicists. April 2007

The CMS "Top 100" Physicists with CMS run millions of simulations in order to pick out the precious few that may lead to discovery. March 2007

Geneticists' Gateway to the Grid Grid computing is helping microbiologists solve the mysteries of mapping new genomes using GADU. February 2007

CDF In Search of the Subtle and Rare Scientists seeking to discover ever-rarer particles and processes need ever-greater amounts of data. December 2006

Probing the Perfect Liquid with the STAR Grid Experimenters are attempting to reproduce liquid matter in the universe microseconds after the Big Bang. October 2006

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. September 2006

Simulating Supersymmetry 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. July 2006

-- JamesWeichel - 20 Dec 2011

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