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March 7, 2011

Juan Meza is Named One of Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology

The editors of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine (HE&IT) have selected Juan Meza, interim head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Research Division, as one of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.” The winners were recognized for their excellence in work, strong commitment to their communities and leadership as role models. All the “Top 200” will be featured in the April 2011 issue of HE&IT magazine and have been invited to attend the Hispanic 200 Leadership Summit in Orlando, Fla. this summer. HE&IT magazine is distributed to engineering students at Hispanic-serving institutions, and to Hispanic professionals, high-level government and industry policy makers and executives across the country.

 Hank Childs to Deliver Keynote at European Visualization Symposium

Hank Childs of CRD’s Visualization Group will give a keynote talk on “Exascale visualization: get ready for a new world” at the 11th Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV). The event will take place on April 10-11 in Llandudno, Wales.

According to Childs, “Exascale computing is on the horizon, and may appear as soon as 2018. So what does this mean for visualization? Plenty. Exascale machines will place severe constraints on I/O, power, data movement, and architecture. The massive data sets produced by these machines will likely require a variety of techniques to be visualized, such as in situ processing, multi-resolution processing, and/or data reduction, all while running on an accelerator. In this talk, I will describe the exascale landscape and discuss why and how visualization will look different.”

EGPGV is the premier international event focusing on parallel graphics and visualization technology, where novel solutions exploiting and defining new trends in parallel hardware and software architectures are presented.

Lab, CS to Host Albany High Schools Students on March 15 Job Shadow Day

Nearly 20 juniors from Albany High School have been matched up with LBNL mentors as part of the school’s annual Job Shadow Day, being held Tuesday, March 15. Katie Antypas and other NERSC staff will host five students interested in computer science, Julian Borrill of the Computational Cosmology Center will host an aspiring astrophysicist and John Bell of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering will host a student interested in physics, computing and math. Other Lab organizations hosting students include the Molecular Foundry, EETD, Public Affairs and the Creative Services Office.

NSF’s Ed Seidel to Discuss Global Cyberinfrastructure on March 17 at CITRIS

Edward Seidel, the Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation – and former NERSC user – will discuss “The Data and Compute-Driven Transformation of Modern Science” in a Thursday, March 17 talk sponsored by CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society). Seidel’s talk will start at 1 p.m. in the Banatao Auditorium on the third floor of Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Read more about Seidel’s presentation.

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization provides the computing and networking resources and expertise critical to advancing the Department of Energy's research missions: developing new energy sources, improving energy efficiency, developing new materials and increasing our understanding of ourselves, our world and our universe.

ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at 40 DOE research sites to each other and to experimental facilities and supercomputing centers around the country. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) powers the discoveries of 7,000-plus scientists at national laboratories and universities, including those at Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD). CRD conducts research and development in mathematical modeling and simulation, algorithm design, data storage, management and analysis, computer system architecture and high-performance software implementation. NERSC and ESnet are Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the DOE’s Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.