Accelerated, scalable and reproducible AI-driven gravitational wave detection

E. A. Huerta, Asad Khan, Xiaobo Huang, Minyang Tian, Maksim Levental, Ryan Chard, Wei Wei, Maeve Heflin, Daniel S. Katz, Volodymyr Kindratenko, Dawei Mu, Ben Blaiszik, Ian Foster

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The development of reusable artificial intelligence (AI) models for wider use and rigorous validation by the community promises to unlock new opportunities in multi-messenger astrophysics. Here we develop a workflow that connects the Data and Learning Hub for Science, a repository for publishing AI models, with the Hardware-Accelerated Learning (HAL) cluster, using funcX as a universal distributed computing service. Using this workflow, an ensemble of four openly available AI models can be run on HAL to process an entire month’s worth (August 2017) of advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory data in just seven minutes, identifying all four binary black hole mergers previously identified in this dataset and reporting no misclassifications. This approach combines advances in AI, distributed computing and scientific data infrastructure to open new pathways to conduct reproducible, accelerated, data-driven discovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1062-1068
Number of pages7
JournalNature Astronomy
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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