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A New Record, CRD Hosts Six CSGF Fellows

July 21, 2015 Tags: CRD

This year, Berkeley Lab’s CRD is hosting six fellows from the Department of Energy’s CSGF program.These fellows represent some of the nation’s brightest graduate students in computational science. Each student is pursing a doctoral degree in a field that uses supercomputing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Read More »


‘Data Deluge’ Pushes Mass Spec Imaging to New Heights

July 15, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers are combining mathematical theory and scalable algorithms with computational resources at NERSC to address growing data-management challenges in climate research, high-energy physics and the life sciences. Read More »


Project Jupyter gets $6M to expand collaborative data science software

July 7, 2015 Tags: CRD

Three foundations pledged $6M over the next three years to Project Jupyter, an open-source software project that supports scientific computing and data science across a wide range of programming languages via a large, public, open and inclusive community. Fernando Perez will lead the effort at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab. Read More »


The Rise and Fall of Core-Collapse Supernovae

July 2, 2015 Tags: Edison, NERSC

Few events in the cosmos are as powerful as the explosion of a massive star in a supernova. For several weeks, the brightness of that single event can rival that of an entire galaxy. As a result, supernovae of various types are often used as "standard candles" in determining the size and expansion rate of a universe powered by dark energy. Despite decades of research, however, understanding the explosion mechanisms of supernovae remains among the great challenges of astrophysics—in… Read More »


New Employee Profiles - July 2015

July 1, 2015 Tags: New Employees

Introducing Deborah Bard, Jackson Gor, Indira Kassymkhanova and Lisa Theobald . Read More »


Intel’s Genevieve Bell to Give CS Distinguished Lecture

June 30, 2015

Dr. Genevieve Bell of Intel will be the July 17 speaker for the CS Distinguished Lecture series. Dr. Genevieve Bell, a noted anthropologist and Intel Fellow in the Corporate Strategy Office at Intel, will be the next speaker in the Computing Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series. Bell will give her talk on "Making Life: the art & science of robots” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. Here is the abstract for her talk: As human beings we have always been fascinated… Read More »


David Donofrio to Lead Computer Architecture Group

June 25, 2015 Tags: CRD

David Donofrio—a veteran Computer Systems Engineer at Berkeley Lab—has been selected to lead the new Computer Architecture Group in the Computational Research Division (CRD). Read More »


First NESAP Post-doc at NERSC Takes on BoxLib

June 22, 2015

The first of eight post-doctoral researchers participating in the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program (NESAP) is now working full time at NERSC. Read More »


NERSC, CRD Staff Win Best Paper Award at FTXS Workshop

June 16, 2015

Brian Austin of NERSC and Eric Roman and Xiaoye “Sherry” Li of the Computational Research Division won the Best Paper Award for “Resilient Matrix Multiplication of Hierarchical Semi-Separable Matrices” at the Fault Tolerance for HPC at eXtreme Scale (FTXS) Workshop. FTXS is held June 15-19 in Portland, Ore., as part of the 24th International ACM Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing. The award included a prize of a new Playstation 4, which Austin donated to runner-up… Read More »

Quantum Dot Nanocluster

What the Blank Makes Quantum Dots Blink?

June 15, 2015

Quantum dots promise an astounding range of applications, if scientists can conquer their annoying habit of blinking. Researchers computing at NERSC recently ran simulations that offer new insights into the problem. Read More »