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October 2013 - NewsBytes

October 1, 2013

NERSC Now Connecting All Science at 100Gbps

All network traffic flowing in-and-out of the NERSC is now moving at 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps)—this includes everything from email to massive scientific datasets. As part of this effort, the facility worked with ESnet engineers to set up a 100Gbps Science DMZ, which gives NERSC network engineers the ability to set up multiple private circuits using software-defined networking (SDN). Read More >

In Memoriam: Dave Stevens

During his 40-year career at Berkeley Lab, David F. Stevens worked for every director except Ernest Lawrence. He began his career as a mathematical programmer in 1960 and continued working at the lab as a guest scientist until 2000. Read More >

ESnet, Infinera and Brocade Demo 100G Multilayer Network Optimization using SDN

Infinera and Brocade in collaboration with ESnet, successfully demonstrated multi-layer networking using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies. The demo shows how SDN can be used to automatically provision services and optimize network resources, such as dynamically increasing or rerouting data center to data center interconnect bandwidth services, across a multi-layer network as traffic demands change. Read More >

Computing Sciences Women Honored for STEM

Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, and Deborah Agarwal, head of CRD's Advanced Computing for Science Department, were honored for contributions to STEM during Berkeley Lab's first "Women@The Lab" event. Read More >

Computing Sciences Staff Share Expertise at GHC

Five women in Computing Sciences contributed to outreach, networking and recruiting efforts at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). Read More >

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization provides the computing and networking resources and expertise critical to advancing the Department of Energy's research missions: developing new energy sources, improving energy efficiency, developing new materials and increasing our understanding of ourselves, our world and our universe.

ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at 40 DOE research sites to each other and to experimental facilities and supercomputing centers around the country. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) powers the discoveries of 7,000-plus scientists at national laboratories and universities, including those at Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD). CRD conducts research and development in mathematical modeling and simulation, algorithm design, data storage, management and analysis, computer system architecture and high-performance software implementation. NERSC and ESnet are Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the DOE’s Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.