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Berkeley Lab Researchers Make NWChem’s Planewave “Purr” on Intel’s Knights Landing Architectures

March 21, 2017

Berkeley Lab researchers have successfully added thread-level parallelism on top of MPI-level parallelism in the planewave density functional theory method within the popular software suite NWChem. An important step to ensuring that computational chemists are prepared to compute efficiently on next-generation exascale machines. Read More »

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Former Summer Student Jessica Hatcher Wins Research Award

March 21, 2017

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences-sponsored summer student Jessica Hatcher won a first place award for her research poster “Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSAR) for Biological Effects of Synthetic Cathinones” at the 74th Joint Annual Meeting of The National Institute of Science/ Beta Kappa Chi. Hatcher was mentored by CRD's Bert de Jong in summer 2016. Read More »

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Towards Super-Efficient, Ultra-Thin Silicon Solar Cells

March 16, 2017

Ames Laboratory researchers are developing a highly absorbing ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cell architecture with enhanced light-trapping capabilities. Read More »

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A “VAST” Step Forward in Cyber Security

March 7, 2017

CRD network researcher Vern Paxson and postdoc Matthias Vallentin are developing VAST, a system that will help forensic security analysts pinpoint how much of an organization’s computer network has been compromised, and where. Read More »

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Machine Learning Enhances Predictive Modeling of 2D Materials

March 2, 2017

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, using supercomputers at NERSC, are employing machine learning algorithms to accurately predict the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials, reducing the time it takes to yield such predictions from years to months—in some cases even weeks. Read More »

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New Employee Profiles- March 2017

March 1, 2017

Introducing Taylor Groves, NERSC. Read More »

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Retired Computer Scientist Nancy Johnston has Passed Away

February 27, 2017

Nancy Johnston, former head of the lab’s Visualization Group and wife of ESnet’s Bill Johnston, died Feb. 13 following a bout with cancer. Johnston retired in 2005 after 24 years at the Lab. In retirement, she was a loving grandmother and became an avid birder, photographing Bay Area birds in the wild and in aviaries and building a detailed website. Her photos and accompanying data can be seen at at Nancy’s Bird Journal. Bill Johnston broke the news of her death by writing “My life… Read More »

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Berkeley’s Lin Lin Awarded 2017 SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize

February 24, 2017

Berkeley Lab’s Lin Lin has ben honored with a 2017 SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering Early Career Prize. The honor is bestowed to one outstanding early career researcher that has made distinguished contributions to the field within seven years of receiving a Ph.D. Read More »

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Researchers Catch Extreme Waves with High-Resolution Modeling

February 15, 2017

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, Berkeley Lab researchers were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. Read More »

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LBNL’s Kathy Yelick Named to National Academy of Engineering

February 9, 2017

Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences Katherine Yelick has been elected to the 2017 class of members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Read More »