Helium Rain inside the Jovian Planet
Run time: 3M CPU hours
Visualization: Jonathan DuBois
Technical contact: Eric Schwegler
Computation, now a mainstream method in theoretical science at LLNL, is essential at the level at which analytically intractable models are explored or complex multiphysics phenomena must be understood quantitatively. As we understand more and more truly basic science, the Laboratory looks to computation to make the vital quantitative connections among disparate phenomena that constitute the foundation of both pure and applied science.
The Laboratory's Multiprogrammatic and Institutional Computing (M&IC) Program brings tailored, cost-effective classified and unclassified computing services to LLNL programs and scientists. The Livermore Computing Center (LC) is primarily funded through the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) and M&IC Programs. Because M&IC represents a broadening of services to multiple programs and to institutional users, such as Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) researchers, there are two related thrusts:
M&IC works closely with the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) and together have made LLNL a premier institution for computational and simulation science. Such standing is vital to the continued success of LLNL science programs and to the recruitment and retention of top scientists. M&IC constantly works at balancing investments to meet the widespread demand for capacity computing and provide cost-effective capability platforms. In fielding computing platforms and advanced data assessment capabilities, M&IC leverages the investments of the SSP for the mutual benefit of the SSP, other programs, and LLNL.
Through strong and consistent LLNL investments, M&IC's computing resources are used across LLNL to push the limits of computing and its application to simulation science. Through these efforts, LLNL has become a premier laboratory in simulation science, which has resulted in world-class scientific insight and has facilitated the recruitment and retention of leading physical and computer scientists. All LLNL programs and projects are bolstered through these efforts and provide LLNL scientists with access to world-class systems.
See the M&IC information brochure for a concise overview of the M&IC Program.