A novel system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and nine partners that enables climate researchers to solve their most complex data analysis and visualization challenges has netted the team a Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) award. The partnership that brought the novel climate data analysis system—known as the Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT)—to life cuts across government, academic and private sectors. It consists of LLNL; Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge national laboratories; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Laboratory, New York University, the University of Utah, Kitware Inc. and Tech-X Corp. The UV-CDAT tool is the first system to be successfully designed to run unrelated analysis and visualization tools and techniques while capturing independent workflows for enhancing reproducibility.
Lawrence Livermore's Dean Williams, the head of Computation's Analytics and Informatics Management Systems team, handled much of the work to establish the UV-CDAT partnership. This is the third year in a row that Williams and his teams have garnered an FLC award. In 2014, the UV-CDAT software work received a Far West/Mid-Continent regional FLC award for technology transfer. In 2013, the team won an "outstanding partnership" regional award for its "Earth System Grid Federation."