An undated handout graphic distributed on July 4, 2012 by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva shows a representation with a zoom effect of traces of traces of a proton-proton collision measured in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience in the search for the Higgs boson. Physicists have found a new sub-atomic particle in their search for the Higgs boson, a top CERN scientist said on July 4, 2012. "We have observed a new boson," said Joe Incandela, spokesman for one of two CERN laboratories working on the quest for the Higgs, the particle that is believed to explain the mystery of mass.  AFP PHOTO / CERN


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HEP-CCE: a place to share computing ideas and tools

HEP-CCE Coordinators: Salman Habib (Argonne), Rob Roser (Fermilab), and Peter Nugent (LBNL)

The center provides resources to support collaborative computing efforts within HEP including a common GitHub repository for open source codes, a website for aggregating useful information, and expertise within and without HEP for solving computational problems via the Expert Forum.


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Workshop for Beyond Leading Order Calculations on HPCs

Workshop for Beyond Leading Order Calculations on HPCs

Hosted by Argonne & FermiLab LPC
Sponsored by the DOE HEP Center for Computing Excellence

Coordinators: Taylor Childers & Liz Sexton-Kennedy
Time: September 22-23 (9am – 6pm on Thursday, 9am – 12pm on Friday)
Location: Fermilab, specific room to be announced.

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The DOE will spend $0.5B over the next three years to replace current supercomputing resources with new machines. Current machines provide about 15B core-hours per year to scientific research, with LHC experiments using around 100M core-hours per year. The new machines will provide more than an order of magnitude increase in the computing resources available at the HPC institutes such as the NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing) center, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, and the Oak Ridge Computing Facility. HEP must focus on using these machines effectively in order to achieve the science goals set out by the P5 report. This workshop brings together developers of parton event generators and software experts from HPC institutes in order to work toward HPC friendly codes that allow for the most compute intensive calculations to scale to millions of parallel processes.

Data Science @HEP at Simons Foundation

As a follow-up to the DS@LHC2015 we are organizing a hands-on workshop/hackshop on Data Science in High Energy Physics at the Simons Foundation in NY on July 5-7 2016. The workshop will bring together computer/data scientists and physicists and we expect to formulate new ideas and solutions for a variety of detection and physics analysis challenges. We will work on focus topics such as tracking, calorimetry, anomaly detection and newly emerging paradigms in machine learning (such as density ratio estimation) and try to stay close to challenges that involve the raw data.

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INFN School on Efficiency in Scientific Computing

VIII edition of the School ESC (Efficiency in Scientific Computing)
Bertinoro (FC) 24-29 October 2016

The eighth edition of the INFN International School on “Architectures, tools and methodologies for developing efficient large scale scientific computing applications – ESC16″ will be held in Bertinoro (Italy) from the 24th to the 29th October 2016.

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