LACSI provided Medium to Long-term Computer Science Research Relevant to the Goals of the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program.
The Los Alamos Computer Science Institute (LACSI) was created to
foster internationally recognized computer science and computational
science research efforts relevant to the goals of Los Alamos National
Laboratory (LANL). LACSI was a collaborative effort between LANL and the Center for Research on High Performance Software
(HiPerSoft) at Rice University, along with its partner institutions: The Texas Learning and Computation Center at the University of Houston (UH), the University of New Mexico (UNM), the Renaissance Computing
Institute at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill (UNC), and the Innovative Computing Laboratory at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville
LACSI was founded with the following goals:
- To build a presence in computer science research at LANL commensurate with the strength of the physics community at LANL,
- To achieve a level of prestige in the computer science community on a par with the best computer science departments in the nation,
- To pursue computer science research relevant to the goals of High Performance Computing (HPC) programs at LANL, and
- To ensure that there remains a strong focus on high-performance computing in the academic computer science community.
In keeping with these goals, LACSI researchers engaged in joint high-performance scalable computing research and in collaborative activities that fostered a strong relationship between LANL and the participating academic institutions. The impact of the LACSI project is described in a final report.
NOTE: The LACSI Project is no longer active. These pages are provided for archival purposes and are infrequently updated.