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Mathematician James Glimm to Give May 13 Talk on Numerical Models of Subgrid Physics

May 5, 2015

Noted mathematician James Glimm will discuss “Numerical Models of Subgrid Physics” in a Computing Sciences seminar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. Glimm, a distinguished professor at Stony Brook University in New York, has made fundamental contributions to nonlinear analysis, quantum field theory and computational fluid dynamics. He also heads the Computational Science Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Abstract for His Talk “Turbulence remains a major… Read More »


NERSC, Cray Move Forward With Next-Generation Scientific Computing

April 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced today that they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built Computational Research and Theory facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This supercomputer will be used as Phase 1 of NERSC’s next-generation system named “Cori” in honor of bio-chemist and Nobel Laureate Gerty… Read More »


Electrolyte Genome Could Be Battery Game-Changer

April 15, 2015 Tags: NERSC

The Materials Project hosted at NERSC is taking some of the guesswork out of discovering new battery catalysts with a project called the Electrolyte Genome. The result is a dramatic speedup in the discovery timeline. Read More »


Berkeley’s James Demmel Honored as an ACM Computing Innovator

April 14, 2015 Tags: Awards

James Demmel was honored by ACM for his work on numerical linear algebra libraries, including LAPACK (Linear Algebra Package), a standard software library that forms part of the standard mathematical libraries for many vendors. Read More »


Lab Hosts HPC Broader Community Engagement Workshop

April 13, 2015

Last week, participants from underrepresented groups in high performance computing (HPC) attended a two-day workshop at Berkeley Lab to improve their research presentation skills in preparation for SC15. The workshop's aim was to involve more people from underrepresented groups in the main technical track of the annual supercomputing conference by providing training and assistance for submitting to the technical program poster session. It covered training and discussion on organizing… Read More »


CS, Lab Divisions Host Students for Annual Job Shadow Day

April 10, 2015

In what has become an annual pilgrimage, 17 Albany High School students interested in science, engineering and other career fields spent a few hours talking with Berkeley Lab mentors, including eight in Computing Sciences. Read More »

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Accelerating Materials Discovery With World’s Largest Database of Elastic Properties

April 6, 2015 Tags: CRD, NERSC

Berkeley Lab scientists, using the infrastructure of the Materials Project, have calculated the complete elastic properties for 1,181 inorganic compounds. Read More »


CRD’s Ann Almgren, Esmond Ng Named as 2015 SIAM Fellows

April 1, 2015

Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng of Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division are among the 2015 class of 31 mathematicians named as Fellows of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Read More »


New Employe Profiles - April 2015

April 1, 2015 Tags: New Employees

Introducing: Bryce Lelbach, Nils Zimmerman, Douglas Doerfler, Wahid Bhimji, Daniel Udwary and Cory Snavely. Read More »


BigNeuron: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Brain

March 31, 2015 Tags: CRD, NERSC

To find a standard 3D neuron reconstruction algorithm, BigNeuron will sponsor a series of international hackathons and workshops where contending algorithms will be ported onto a common software platform to analyze neuronal physical structure using the same core dataset. All ported algorithms will be bench-tested at NERSC, ORNL and Human Brain Project supercomputing centers. Read More »