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Supernova Hunting with Supercomputers

Using a “roadmap” of theoretical calculations and supercomputer simulations performed at NERSC by Berkeley Lab’s Daniel Kasen, astronomers observed for the first time a flash of light caused by a supernova slamming into a nearby star, allowing them to determine the stellar system from which the supernova was born. This finding confirms one of two competing theories about the birth of Type Ia supernovae. Read More »


Researchers Learn to Control Graphene with Lasers

May 13, 2015 Tags: Alvarez Fellows, CRD

New numerical simulations by Berkeley Lab Alvarez Fellow Alexander Kemper and his colleagues at Stanford University reveal how the quantum properties of graphene can be manipulated at ultrafast timescales with femtosecond laser pulses. This work opens a new area of research, where scientists can tune and control material properties with optical laser pulses. Read More »


Chombo-Crunch Sinks Its Teeth into Fluid Dynamics

May 11, 2015

Berkeley Lab scientists are breaking new ground in the modeling of complex flows in energy and oil and gas applications, thanks to a computational fluid dynamics and transport code dubbed “Chombo-Crunch.” Read More »


Berkeley Researchers Honored for Contributions to Climate Data Analysis

May 11, 2015 Tags: Awards, CRD

Twelve Berkeley researchers are among the recipients of the 2015 Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s (FLC) Interagency Partnership Award. The team was honored for contributing a number of parallel analysis and visualization tools to the UV-CDAT, a powerful toolset that aids climate researchers in solving their most complex data analysis and visualization challenges. Read More »


ESnet, Coalition Partners Announce Global Breakthrough for Software-Defined Networking

May 6, 2015

Menlo Park, Calif., May 6, 2015 – A coalition comprising the Open Networking Operating System (ONOS) Project, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Corsa Technology (Corsa), ESnet, AARNet and CSIRO today announced the successful deployment of an ONOS-based software-defined peering router. The router located at AARNet/CSIRO in Australia exchanges routes with the Vandervecken software-defined networking (SDN) controller stack at ESnet in California and uses high performance data planes… Read More »


CRD's Daniela Ushizima Receives DOE Early Career Award

May 6, 2015

Daniela Ushizima, a computational scientist in the Computational Research Division (CRD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has received a 2015 Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The award will fund research into developing new methods to help scientists extract more information from digital images produced by experiments studying materials such as ceramics and geological samples at the Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. Read More »


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 »

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Yelick Addresses National Science Bowl Contestants

May 1, 2015

Every spring, 16 teams of high school students converge on Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Science Bowl after winning their regional competitions. This year, Computing Sciences Associate Lab Director Kathy Yelick was an invited speaker for the event. Read More »


New Employee Profile - May 2015

May 1, 2015 Tags: New Employees

Introducing Brian Friesen 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 »