A software package developed at Los Alamos National Lab was recently touted by President Obama in his remarks at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center. President Obama said that a team of researchers at LANL teamed with Procter and Gamble "to adapt software developed for war … to dramatically boost the performance of diapers."
"Yes, diapers," said the President. "Folks chuckle, but those who've been parents -- (laughter) -- are always on the lookout for indestructible, military-grade diapers."
President Obama noted that "federal agencies are working with private companies to make powerful, often unaffordable modeling and simulation software easier to access." The software package, Computational Fluid Dynamics Library, is available at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Science and Technology Software Center, hosted at OSTI.
Software packages in the OSTI collection can be used for a variety of applications, and in many cases are available in multiple platforms, such as PC, workstation, or supercomputer.