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Berkeley Lab HPC Contributions Recognized at SC15

November 20, 2015 Tags: Awards

At this year's SC15 Conference, held Nov. 15-20, in Austin, Texas, a number of Berkeley Lab researchers were honored for their contributions to the field of high performance computing. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Researchers Optimizing Spark for HPC

November 13, 2015

A team of scientists from Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has been awarded a two-year, $110,000 grant by Intel to support their goal of enabling data analytics software stacks—notably Spark—to scale out on next-generation high performance computing systems. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Opens State-of-the-Art Facility for Computational Science

November 12, 2015

A new center for advancing computational science and networking at research institutions and universities across the country opened November 12 at Berkeley Lab. Named Shyh Wang Hall, the 149,000 square foot facility bwill house one of the most energy-efficient computing centers anywhere, tapping into the region’s mild climate to cool the supercomputers. Read More »


ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

November 10, 2015

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. The connection, nicknamed the BayExpress, will provide critical support for NERSC’s 6,000 users as the facility moves from its current location in Oakland, Calif. to the main campus of Lawrence Berkeley … Read More »


National Labs Collaborate to Shape Development of Next-Generation Supercomputers

November 10, 2015

Three of the Department of Energy's leading national laboratories are working together to solve some of the world's most challenging problems by ensuring that the nation's scientific community has access to leading edge computing systems to carry out their research. Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos, and Sandia national laboratories have formed the Alliance for Application Performance at Extreme Scale (APEX) to focus on the design, acquisition and deployment of future advanced technology high… Read More »


Berkeley Lab’s New Computing Sciences Facility Features First-of-Its-Kind Seismic Floor

November 9, 2015

When the new Shyh Wang Hall building at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is officially unveiled November 12, one of its most unique features will not be on display. It is tucked away beneath the floor of the new 20,000 square foot machine room, keeping the Computing Sciences group’s supercomputers, servers and staff safe from harm during an earthquake. The San Francisco Bay Area is well known to be a seismically active area. Wang Hall (also known as the Computational… Read More »


‘Sidecars’ Pave the Way for Concurrent Analytics of Large-Scale Simulations

November 2, 2015 Tags: CRD, NERSC

A new software tool developed through a multi-disciplinary collaboration at Berkeley Lab allows researchers doing large-scale simulations at the NERSC and other supercomputing facilities to do data analytics and visualizations of their simulations while the simulations are running. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Inspires at SC15

November 1, 2015 Tags: Outreach

For some Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staffers, SC15 presents an opportunity to mentor and inspire a new generation of computer scientists and engineers. These are some of the outreach events where Berkeley Lab staff will be participating in Austin, Texas. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Staff Add Expertise to SC15 Technical Program

November 1, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers will be making significant contributions to the SC15 conference program. Our staff will participate in five tutorials, five panels, nine workshops, present four technical papers and lead seven Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Read More »


Berkeley Lab in the DOE Booth #502

November 1, 2015

At the DOE booth (502) at the SC15 conference, Berkeley Lab staff will give featured talks, present demonstrations and host roundtable discussions. Read More »