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Supercomputers Help Identify Efficiency-Limiting Defects in LEDs

July 22, 2016

Using state-of-the-art theoretical methods and NERSC supercomputers, researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara have identified a class of point defects that act as sites for nonradiative recombination and can explain the observed reduction in efficiency of nitride-based light emitting diodes. Read More »

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New Training Videos Leverage ESnet’s Expertise to Improve Network Performance

July 18, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create an extensive video training library to help organizations improve the performance of their networks by deploying the perfSONAR network measurement tools and the Science DMZ network architecture for secure, high-speed data transfers at institutions such as universities. One of the first institutions to benefit from the project will… Read More »


DOE Awards 157 Million Supercomputing Hours to Four Berkeley Lab Researchers

July 15, 2016

Four Berkeley Lab researchers have been awarded a total of 157 million processor hours through the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2016 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC). Read More »


A Peek Inside the Earliest Moments of the Universe

July 6, 2016

Researchers from the NPLQCD Collaboration used lattice QCD calculations to better understand the big bang nucleosynthesis process, which occurred in the first few minutes following the Big Bang, and precisely measure the nuclear reaction rate that occurs when a neutron and proton form a deuteron. Read More »


New Employee Profiles- July 2016

July 1, 2016

Introducing Rebecca Totzke and Abe Singer. Read More »


Cryo-EM’s Renaissance

June 22, 2016

In a pair of breakthrough Nature papers published last month, researchers in Eva Nogales’ Lab at UC Berkeley mapped two important protein functions in unprecedented detail. And they used supercomputers at NERSC to process and analyze the data. Read More »


New Material Has Potential for Lower Cost, Cleaner Nuclear Fuel Recycling

June 13, 2016

Researchers are investigating a new material that screens out and captures for reuse xenon and krypton gases that are released during nuclear fuel recycling. The material has the potential to save energy and make reprocessing cleaner and less expensive. Read More »


New Mathematics Accurately Captures Liquids and Surfaces Moving in Synergy

June 10, 2016

Berkeley Lab researchers in the Computing Sciences Division have developed a new mathematical framework that allows researchers to capture fluid dynamics at unprecedented detail. The work could be used in a range of applications, like optimizing the shape of a propeller blade and the ejection of ink droplets in printers. Read More »


Materials Project Releases Massive Trove of Battery and Molecule Data

June 8, 2016

The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation, has released yet another trove of data to the public that will help researchers working on batteries. Read More »


Students from Oakland’s Life Academy Get a Glimpse of Scientific Computing

June 3, 2016

Ten students and two teachers from Oakland’s Life Academy spent the morning of Friday, June 3, learning about what supercomputers are used for, what it takes to run a center like NERSC and the importance of high-speed networking. They also received a hands-on lesson in Arduino, an open source hardware and software program for controlling electronic devices. The visit was arranged by Tokiwa Smith of BLEND, the Berkeley Lab Exploration of New Discoveries program managed by Berkeley Lab’s… Read More »