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How Berkeley Lab Software Led to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 3, 2017

Behind the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was the work of two Berkeley Lab groups specializing in developing tools and applications for moving and managing data LIGO data and allowing scientists around the world to access and analyze the information. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab-led ECP Co-Design Center Achieves Orders of Magnitude Speed-Up in Latest Software Release

October 2, 2017

Just one year after the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Program began funding projects to prepare scientific applications for exascale supercomputers, the Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center has released a new version of its software that solves a benchmark problem hundreds of times faster than the original baseline. The Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center is one of five ECP co-design centers, so named because they are… Read More »

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Quantum Computation to Tackle Fundamental Science Problems

September 26, 2017

Two Berkeley Lab teams will receive DOE funding to develop near-term quantum computing platforms and tools to be used for scientific discovery in the chemical sciences. One team will develop novel algorithms, compiling techniques and scheduling tools, while the other team will design prototype four- and eight-qubit processors to compute these new algorithms. Read More »


IDEAS Goes Big: Fostering Better Software Development for Exascale

September 25, 2017

Scalability of scientific applications is a major focus of the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and in that vein, a project known as IDEAS-ECP, or Interoperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software, is also being scaled up to deliver insight on software development to the research community. One channel is a series of webinars on best practices for HPC software developers which began in June. IDEAS-ECP members will also present a half-day tutorial on Better… Read More »


NERSC Announces 2017 HPC Achievement Award Recipients

September 25, 2017

NERSC announced the recipients of the 2017 High Performance Computing Achievement Awards September 21 during the annual NERSC Users Group meeting at Berkeley Lab. Read More »

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A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

September 19, 2017

Computational cosmologists at Berkeley Lab recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi processor cores on the NERSC’s Cori. The team also implemented a new TOAST module to simulate the noise introduced when ground-based telescopes look at the CMB through the atmosphere. Read More »

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Multiscale Simulations Run at NERSC Help Predict Unruly Plasma

September 18, 2017

New multiscale gyrokinetic simulations are making it easier to more accurately predict plasma behavior in a tokamak reactor. Read More »


NERSC Supercomputers Help Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein Complex

September 13, 2017

Using cryo-electron microscopy and supercomputing resources at NERSC, Berkeley Lab scientists have obtained 3-D models of a human transcription factor at near-atomic resolutions. Read More »

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Faculty: Apply by Sept. 29 for 2017 Sustainable Research Pathways Fellowship Networking Event

September 5, 2017

Faculty are invited to apply for the opportunity to attend a networking event with Computing Sciences staff at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where scientists tackle pressing scientific and engineering problems using some of the fastest supercomputers, computer science and applied math tools and methods, and high-speed networking. The application deadline for the Sustainable Pathways Research Fellows event is Friday, Sept. 29. Selected faculty will be invited to the networking event, to… Read More »


New Employee Profiles - September 2017

September 1, 2017

Introducing Drew Paine. Read More »