Open source software chosen for international project

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Based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) has selected Mantid software developed by a team of Tessella scientists for the ISIS neutron source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). Mantid (Manipulation and Analysis for ISIS Data) is an open source project for data reduction and analysis of neutron scattering experiments. ORNL and RAL have reached an agreement on the resources they will each commit to its on-going development and deployment, and both will be using Tessella to provide some of that effort.

Mark Hagen, scientific data analysis group leader for the Neutron Scattering Science division at ORNL commented: ‘We are very excited by the opportunity provided by this international collaboration between facilities, to develop powerful new data reduction and analysis software to benefit neutron scattering researchers. The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) facilities at ORNL provide scientists, from both the US and internationally, with the most intense beams for neutron scattering research. As such, these facilities generate large amounts of data for a wide range of scientific fields and there is therefore a wide diversity of data reduction and analysis requirements.’