Four Dakota State students, Adam Good, Kody Everson, Trent Steen, and Collin Rumpca, spent the summer at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The laboratory was started in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project that led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Its mission today includes national security, science, energy, and environmental management.
Each student worked in a different area, completing research projects and presenting findings at the end of the 10 weeks.
Good, a graduate student in computer science from Martin, S.D., worked with a team to understand how patches for the computer vulnerabilities Spectre and Meltdown impact the performance of distributed file systems. These vulnerabilities are built into hardware and can slow down the performance of high-performance computing.
(See p. 12, 10-2-2019 edition for full text)
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