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El Cerrito High School Students Take in Computing Sciences

May 4, 1999

A group 17 math and science students from El Cerrito High School recently visited the Lab last week to learn about real-world applications of mathematics and the various high-performance computing programs in Computing Sciences. The goal of the visit was to give students a look at possible career directions. The group was accompanied by Bob Fabini, who teaches physics and chemistry at the school. The visit stemmed from an article in the San Francisco Chronicle last fall about Jolanta… Read More »

CS Staff Win Honors at SC98 Conference

November 17, 1998

Andrew Canning, a member of NERSC's Scientific Computing Group, and collaborating scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and University of Bristol (UK) were named winners of the 1998 Gordon Bell Prize for the best achievement in high-performance computing. The award was announced last Thursday near the end of SC98, an annual conference on high-performance computing and networking. The group's modeling of metallic magnet atoms was run on progressively more… Read More »

China Clipper Project Aims to Improve Human-Data Interactions

September 30, 1998

A newly funded computer research program  at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory could revolutionize the way scientific instruments, computers and humans work together to gather, analyze and use data. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, will build on efforts over the past 10 years to gather, store and make information available over computer networks. The program is called “China Clipper,” in reference to the 1930s commercial air service which spanned the Pacific Ocean… Read More »

Vern Paxson Honored for Best Paper at USENIC Security Symposium

February 6, 1998

Vern Paxson of the Network Research Group was honored for presenting the best paper at the 7th USENIX Security Symposium held January 26-29, 1998,  in San Antonio, Texas. In his paper entitled “Bro: A System for Detecting Network Intruders in Real-Time,” Vern described the stand-alone system he set up to monitor network traffic into the Lab as a means of stopping security breaches. Because of the sensitive nature of Internet security and the desire of security system providers to protect… Read More »

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Adaptive Mesh Refinement Algorithms Create Computational Microscope

January 26, 1998

Computer modeling algorithms which break large problems into small pieces, and then focus computing power on those areas of the most scientific interest are helping scientists better understand such everyday situations as running an internal combustion engine, flying in an airplane or predicting weather. The axiom that big problems are much easier to tackle when divided into much smaller tasks is espcially true when solving problems in fluid dynamics. Called adaptive mesh refinement capability,… Read More »

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A Flaw in the Law

January 26, 1998

Turbulence is a primal force that can be seen all around us, from the scudding of clouds to the frothing of the sea, from the wrinkling of flames to the swirling of leaves. It is especially important to the study of aerodynamics, in which correctly calculating the effects of turbulence can determine whether or not an airplane remains aloft. Since 1938, the standard equation presented in aerodynamics and engineering textbooks for calculating the forces exerted on a solid object by … Read More »

Berkeley Lab, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to Study Network Congestion

July 23, 1997

For all the Internet users who wonder why e-mail sometimes bogs down or it takes so long to call up a favorite Web site, a new study by computer scientists in Berkeley and Pittsburgh may turn up some answers. According to Vern Paxson of Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the year-long study funded by the National Science Foundation could help with troubleshooting problems on the Internet and eventually give users a method to rate the offerings of Internet service providers. Read More »

Berkeley Lab's Math Department Crosses, Stretches Boundaries

June 23, 1997

When it comes to boundaries, Berkeley Lab’s Mathematics Department usually straddles them, often blurs them and frequently stretches them to new levels. For example, the group has one foot planted firmly on the Hill in the Computing Sciences organization and the other on the UC Berkeley campus. The nature of the math department’s work comes down firmly in both the camps of mathematics and scientific computing. And in carrying out their applied math research, members of the department… Read More »

NERSC Announces Winners of Inaugural HPC Achievement Awards

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced the winners of their inaugural High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards. Read More »

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Raquel Romano Selected As Recipient of Alvarez Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Raquel Romano, who joined the Imaging and Informatics Group in the Computational Research Division (CRD) in January 2004, has been selected as the next Luis W. Alvarez Post-Doctoral Fellow in Computational Science. Read More »