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New Employee Profiles–September 2016

September 1, 2016

Introducing Paul Wefel, Houjun Tang, Roel Van Beeumen and Kirill Lozinskiy. Read More »


Berkeley Lab to Partner with Five U.S. Manufacturers via HPC4Mfg Program

August 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program has announced $3.8 million in funding for 13 new industry projects in the second round of the HPC4Mfg program, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been selected to partner with five of the new projects. Read More »

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Two R&D 100 Award Finalists for Computing Sciences

August 19, 2016

Two technologies developed by Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff are among seven 2016 R&D 100 Award finalists from Berkeley Lab. The winners will be announced in November 2016 at a ceremony in Washington DC. Read More »

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Unveiled: Earth’s Viral Diversity

August 17, 2016

Researchers from the Joint Genome Institute utilized the largest collection of assembled metagenomic datasets from around the world to uncover over 125,000 partial and complete viral genomes. Read More »


Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

August 16, 2016

Two four-year projects—one team led by Berkeley Lab, the other team led by ORNL—will leverage the labs’ expertise in materials and superfast computing resources to develop software for designing fundamentally new functional materials destined to revolutionize applications in alternative and renewable energy, electronics, and a wide range of other fields. Read More »

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SHARP: A "Killer App" for Ptychography

August 10, 2016

A revolutionary x-ray imaging technique that combines diffraction and microscopy, has now been coupled with applied mathematics and supercomputing to quickly turn high-throughput "imaging by diffraction" datasets into the sharpest 3D images ever produced. Read More »


Toward Cost-Effective Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

August 8, 2016

A research team running density functional theory calculations at Berkeley Lab's NERSC center has demonstrated how polymer electrolyte fuel cells—long favored for transportation applications—can be made to run more efficiently and produced more cost-effectively by reducing the amount of a single key ingredient: platinum. Read More »

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Summer Students Sum Up

August 4, 2016

Computing Sciences staff mentored a bumper crop of students this summer, producing a record number of posters outlining their summer's work. Read More »

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Supercomputers Help Identify Efficiency-Limiting Defects in LEDs

July 22, 2016

Using state-of-the-art theoretical methods and NERSC supercomputers, researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara have identified a class of point defects that act as sites for nonradiative recombination and can explain the observed reduction in efficiency of nitride-based light emitting diodes. Read More »

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New Training Videos Leverage ESnet’s Expertise to Improve Network Performance

July 18, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create an extensive video training library to help organizations improve the performance of their networks by deploying the perfSONAR network measurement tools and the Science DMZ network architecture for secure, high-speed data transfers at institutions such as universities. One of the first institutions to benefit from the project will… Read More »