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Berkeley Lab Hosts Eight CSGF Fellows in 2018

July 2, 2018

This year, Berkeley Lab will be hosting eight Computational Science Graduate Fellows. These represent some of the nation’s brightest graduate students in computational science, each pursing a PhD in a field that uses HPC to solve complex science and engineering problems. Read More »

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New Simulations Break Down Potential Impact of a Major Quake by Building Location and Size

June 28, 2018

A team of Berkeley Lab and LLNL researchers is leveraging powerful supercomputers at NERSC to portray the impact of high-frequency ground motion on thousands of representative different-sized buildings spread out across the California region. Read More »

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IU, Energy Sciences Network receive $3.5M grant to help researchers accelerate big data sharing

June 27, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Indiana University & Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive datasets that have become essential to modern scientific discovery. The funding will create EPOC: Engagement and Performance Operations Center. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab CS Staff Play Integral Role in ISC18

June 21, 2018

Numerous Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff will be participating in the ISC18 conference June 24-28 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More »

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Berkeley Researchers Use Machine Learning to Search Science Data

June 19, 2018

Science Search, a web-based search engine for scientific data is currently being developed by a team of researchers in Berkeley Lab's CRD and NERSC. The team is also developing innovative machine learning tools to pull contextual information from scientific datasets and automatically generate missing metadata tags for each file. As a proof-of-concept, the team is working with staff at the Molecular Foundry, to demonstrate the concepts of Science Search on the images captured by the facility's instruments. Read More »

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CRD Post-doc Goes from Medical Devices to Mars Landing

June 15, 2018

Applied mathematician Mike MacNeil joined the Computational Research Division’s Analytics and Visualization group as a postdoctoral researcher in August 2017, where he is developing new methods and software tools for helping scientists improve their understanding of voluminous and complex, time-varying 3D image-based data acquired by experiments run at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source. Read More »

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Physicists and Machine Learning Experts Team Up to Tackle the TrackML Challenge

June 11, 2018

Machine learning experts, computer scientists and physicists have partnered with Kaggle on the TrackML Particle Tracking Challenge, a competition designed to inspire the development of an algorithm that can quickly reconstruct particle tracks from 3D coordinates left in silicon particle detectors following millions of particle collisions. Read More »

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Exascale the Key to Generating Realistic and Accurate Scenarios of Future Earthquakes

June 11, 2018

One hundred and fifty years after the last major earthquake struck California’s Hayward Fault, the ECP Communications Team talks to David McCallen, Critical Infrastructure Program Leader at Berkeley Lab. Read More »

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Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Draws 90+ Participants

June 7, 2018

Dozens of college students from around the world will spend the next two months at Berkeley Lab as part of the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Paves the Way for Real-time Ptychographic Data Streaming

June 4, 2018

What began nearly a decade ago as a Berkeley Lab Laboratory-Directed Research and Development proposal is now a reality, and it is already changing the way scientists run experiments at the Advanced Light Source—and, eventually, other light sources across the Department of Energy complex—by enabling real-time streaming of ptychographic image data in a production environment. Read More »