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Title: National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory

SciDAC-2 Project The Secret Life of Quarks: National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory, from March 15, 2011 through March 14, 2012. The objective of this project is to construct the software needed to study quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interactions of sub-atomic physics, and other strongly coupled gauge field theories anticipated to be of importance in the energy regime made accessible by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It builds upon the successful efforts of the SciDAC-1 project National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory, in which a QCD Applications Programming Interface (QCD API) was developed that enables lattice gauge theorists to make effective use of a wide variety of massively parallel computers. This project serves the entire USQCD Collaboration, which consists of nearly all the high energy and nuclear physicists in the United States engaged in the numerical study of QCD and related strongly interacting quantum field theories. All software developed in it is publicly available, and can be downloaded from a link on the USQCD Collaboration web site, or directly from the github repositories with entrance linke
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Technical Report
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Trustees of Boston University
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Contributing Orgs:
Boston University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia University, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Indiana University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, University of Arizona, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Utah, University of Washington
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS Lattice Field Theory, Software Infrastructure