Nuclear Data for Astrophysics Research: A New Online Paradigm

Michael S. Smith
2011 Journal of the Korean Physical Society  
Our knowledge of a wide range of astrophysical processes depends crucially on nuclear physics data. While new nuclear information is being generated at an ever-increasing rate, the methods to process this information into astrophysical simulations have changed little over the decades and cannot keep pace. Working online, "cloud computing", may be the methodology breakthrough needed to ensure that the latest nuclear data quickly gets into astrophysics codes. The successes of the first
more » ... of cloud computing for nuclear astrophysics will be described. The advantages of cloud computing for the broader nuclear data community are also discussed.
doi:10.3938/jkps.59.761 fatcat:ngnam4wi25aq7gic7dpf4ghkge