Autonomous Data Acquisition, Uncertainty Quantification and HPC Optimization

gpCAM is powered by


The Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mission of the project

gpCAM is primarily a project concerned with HPC stochastic function approximation, optimization, and autonomous experimentation. It is also an API and software designed to make autonomous data acquisition and analysis for experiments and simulations faster, simpler, and more widely available. The tool is based on a flexible and powerful Gaussian process regression at the core. The flexibility stems from the modular design of gpCAM which allows the user to implement and import their own Python functions to customize and control almost every aspect of the software. That makes it possible to easily tune the algorithm to account for various kinds of physics and other domain knowledge, and to identify and find interesting features and function characteristics. A specialized function optimizer in gpCAM can take advantage of HPC architectures for fast analysis time and reactive autonomous data acquisition.

The core Gaussian-Process engine is available as a standalone package called "fvGP" which is being developed as part of this project. Gaussian processes and autonomous experimentation are both highly dependent on function optimization. To satisfy the need for high-performance optimization, we are developing the package "HGDL" as part of this project.

Simple API

The API is designed in a way that makes it easy to be used and allows endless customization.

Powerful Computing

gpCAM is implemented using torch and DASK for fast training and predictions on distributed compute architecture

Advanced Mathematics for Increased Flexibility

gpCAM allows the advanced user to import their own Python functions to control the training and predictions.

Software for the Novice and the Expert

gpCAM offers basic functionality for the novice and unlimited expansion capabilities for experts.


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The Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Application


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