Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research


Data Intensive Science in the Department of Energy

In this white paper we provide a perspective on the opportunities and needs for data intensive science within the Department of Energy. In particular, we focus on two areas in which DOE’s landscape is different from those of other organizations. First, DOE is a leader in the use of high performance computing for modeling and simulation, and these computations generate huge amounts of data to manage and analyze. Second, DOE maintains leading experimental facilities and these also produce prodigious quantities of data. In both of these areas, DOE’s needs for data intensive science are distinct from those of other agencies, and we believe that these needs will likely not be adequately addressed without DOE investments.

Contact: Hendrickson, Bruce A.,
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