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CRA Profiles Ann Almgren

December 1, 2006

The Computer Research Association is featuring Ann Almgren in the Profile of the Month column on its web site. The column is part of the initiative by the association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) to highlight women working in commercial and government research labs in North America. Almgren is a scientist in CRD, affiliated with the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering. She focuses on computational fluid dynamics, in particular low… Read More »

Paul Concus Gets AIAA Award

December 1, 2006

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced that Paul Concus, a member of the Mathematics Department in CRD, is the recipient of the 2007 AIAA Space Processing Award. The award is presented for significant contributions in space processing or in furthering the use of microgravity for space processing. Concus is being honored "for outstanding fundamental contributions to the understanding of gravitational effects on liquid/vapor interface behavior." AIAA… Read More »


Computing Hot Rods

December 1, 2006

Demand for improving powerful computers has been growing as more researchers worldwide rely on these systems to solve complex scientific problems—fast. In a new book co-edited by LBNL’s Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, Horst Simon, scientific computing experts from universities and national labs provide a comprehensive look at the state of the art in scientific computing for the effective use of highly parallel computers. The book, titled “Parallel Processing… Read More »


Paxson's Internet Research Earns "Test of Time" Award

November 3, 2006

Working in the fast-paced field of Internet research, Vern Paxson of CRD’s Distributed Systems Department has won the inaugural Test of Time Award from the Special Interest Group on Data Communications (SIGCOMM) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The new award, announced in the current issue of Computer Communication Review (CCR), recognizes research from 10 to 12 years ago that marked a milestone in its field and continues to provide insight today. SIGCOMM recognized… Read More »

Berkeley Lab to Showcase HPC and Networking Leadership in Talks, Demos at SC06

November 1, 2006

Computing and networking experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will share their leadership expertise via talks, technical papers and demonstrations at the SC06 conference to be held Nov. 11-17 in Tampa, Fla. Technical Program PresentationsBerkeley Lab is also well represented in the SC06 technical program, with LBNL staff presenting research in technical paper, tutorial and poster sessions, invited talks, workshops and a Birds-of-a-Feather… Read More »

Berkeley Lab’s Computational Science Expertise Recognized under SciDAC-2 Program

September 7, 2006

Berkeley Lab’s expertise and leadership in computational science was recognized and rewarded Sept. 7, 2006, when DOE Under Secretary for Science Ray Orbach announced the second round of projects under the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program, to be funded at $60 million per year. The SciDAC program, launched in 2001, brings together some of the nation’s top researchers at national laboratories and universities to create the software and infrastructure needed to… Read More »


Steve Cotter Named New Head of ESnet

August 1, 2006

Steve Cotter will be supporting science around the world as the new head of ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-speed network, beginning Friday, August 29. For more than a decade, Cotter has designed and deployed networks, for both research and commercial use, at home and abroad. Most recently, he served as Google’s network deployment manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. At ESnet, he succeeds Bill Johnston, who is retiring from Berkeley Lab after more than 35… Read More »


Researcher discusses iPod supercomputer

May 9, 2006

Along with a research team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Shalf is designing a supercomputer based on low-power embedded microprocessors, which has the sole purpose of improving global climate change predictions. Read More »

Two CRD Staff in SIAM Leadership Positions

May 1, 2006

Juan Meza, head of CRD’s High Performance Computing Research Department, and Esmond Ng, leader of the Scientific Computing Group, were recently named to leadership positions in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Meza has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the SIAM, which was founded in 1951 and currently has more than 10,000 members. The goals of SIAM are to:  advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry,… Read More »

Berkeley Lab Researchers Analyze Performance, Potential of Cell Processor

May 1, 2006

Though it was designed as the heart of the upcoming Sony PlayStation3 game console, the STI Cell processor has created quite a stir in the computational science community, where the processor’s potential as a building block for high performance computers has been widely discussed and speculated upon. To evaluate Cell’s potential, computer scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory evaluated the processor’s performance in running several… Read More »