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Computing Sciences Researchers Named Data Science Fellows

July 18, 2014 Tags: Awards

Five researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division have been named Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) fellows. They are Deb Agarwal, Wes Bethel, Peter Nugent, James Sethian and Daniela Ushizima. Read More »

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Weathering the Flood of Big Data in Climate Research

July 11, 2014

CRD researcher Prabhat, working with ESnet's Eli Dart, took on Big Data, accessing 56 TB of climate data from sites around the world, then using supercomputers at NERSC and Argonne National Lab to assess the ability of climate models to predict extra-tropical cyclones. Read More »

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Hot Plasma Partial to ‘Bootstrap’ Current

July 9, 2014

Supercomputers at NERSC are helping plasma physicists “bootstrap” a potentially more affordable and sustainable fusion reaction. Read More »

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‘Thirsty’ Metals Key to Increasing Battery Lifetimes

June 30, 2014

Replacing lithium with other metals with multiple charges could greatly increase battery capacity. But first researchers need to understand how to keep multiply charged ions—ions that have gained or lost more than one electron—stable. Read More »

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Vern Paxson Honored with 2015 IEEE Internet Award

June 27, 2014

Vern Paxson, a faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab and a professor at UC Berkeley, is a co-recipient of the 2015 IEEE Internet Award for exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet technology. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab, Intel to Collaborate in Updating Scientific Codes for Manycore Architectures

June 18, 2014

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been named an Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC), a collaboration with Intel aimed at adapting existing scientific applications to run on future supercomputers built with manycore processors. Such supercomputers will have millions of processor cores, but today’s applications aren’t designed to take advantage of this architecture. Most scientific applications, such as those used to study climate change, combustion, astrophysics, materials, etc.,… Read More »

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Chuck McParland to Retire after 41 Years of Advancing Scientific Data Collection

June 11, 2014 Tags: CRD, Employees

Ever since he built a radio telescope in his backyard as a kid in Chicago, Chuck McParland’s interest in science and technology has taken his work to the ends of the Earth and the depths of space. But after four decades and a year at UC Berkeley and then Berkeley Lab, McParland is now looking to retire. Read More »

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Arie Shoshani Retiring After 38 Years Managing Big and Bigger Data

June 6, 2014 Tags: Employees

Over the course of his career, Arie Shoshani he has become an internationally recognized expert on creating, organizing and sharing scientific datasets. In August 2013, Shoshani's contributions to the scientific community were recognized with the Berkeley Lab Prize for Lifetime Scientific Achievement. Read More »

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Peter Nugent Appointed CRD Deputy for Scientific Engagement

June 4, 2014 Tags: CRD, Outreach

Peter Nugent has been appointed Deputy for Scientific Engagement in Berkeley Lab’s CRD. In his new role, Nugent will work with CRD and Computing Sciences leadership to develop and implement a strategy for engaging with other Berkeley Lab scientific divisions in need of computational solutions for data-intensive science projects. He will also act as a facilitator for these inter-divisional collaborations. Read More »

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Multidimensional Image Processing and Analysis in R

May 29, 2014 Tags: CRD, NERSC

An esoteric, open-source programming language—called R—could pave the way for open science. Thousands of scientists are participating in the R development community, including CRD's Talita Perciano. As a student, she contributed one of the first image-processing tools—called R Image Processing Analysis (RIPA)—to the community. Now with big science datasets in mind, she’s updated the existing tool with improved features for complex data analysis. Read More »