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Berkeley Lab Team Achieves 10.6 Gigabits/second Data Throughput in 10-Gigabit Ethernet Test

July 3, 2002

BERKELEY, CA – Although there has been a lot of discussion recently about 10-Gigabit Ethernet capability, actually achieving that level of performance in the real world has been difficult. Until now. Last week, a team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which operates some of the world’s most powerful computing, data storage and networking resources for the U.S. Department of Energy, teamed with Force10 Networks (switches), SysKonnect (network interfaces), FineTec Computers… Read More »

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Andreas Adelmann Is NERSC's First Alvarez Fellow in Computational Science

May 29, 2002

While his work in accelerator modeling on supercomputers definitely puts his professional life in the fast lane, Andreas Adelmann and his family are finding it a challenge to adjust to the fast-paced Bay Area lifestyle. Read More »

Lab Team Again Proves Best at Moving Massive Amounts of Data across Networks

November 15, 2001

For the second year in a row, a team led by high-performance computing experts from Berkeley Lab took top honors in a contest to move the most data across the network built around SC, the annual conference of high-performance computing and networking, held last month in Denver. The winning application was a live visualization of a simulation of colliding black holes. SC2001, held this week in Denver, marked the second staging of the Network Bandwidth Challenge in which researchers with… Read More »

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RAGE Rolls Out in Denver

November 9, 2001

At the SC2001 supercomputing conference held in Denver, Colorado, November 12-16, visitors are likely to encounter a roaming robot named RAGE. Despite its fearsome moniker, RAGE is intended to be a convivial sort of critter, built specifically for the purpose of extending the reach of the group-communication tool known as the Access Grid to people and events far from the Grid's fixed "nodes." Read More »

Berkeley Lab to Present HPC Experts in Booth Talks at SC2001

November 6, 2001

Some of the nation’s leading experts in high-performance computing and computational science will be featured in a series of talks presented in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory booth at the SC2001 conference to be held Nov. 12-16 in Denver. Topics to be covered include the future of computing at the Department of Energy’s flagship unclassified computing facility, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the development of Grid tools, and the story behind Berkeley… Read More »

Berkeley Lab Hosts National Academy Symposium on Future of Supercomputers

June 13, 2001

About three dozen members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering visited Berkeley Lab on June 8 to attend a symposium entitled “Do Supercomputers Have a Future?” The invitation-only symposium featured experts from the fields of supercomputer manufacturing, design and utilization – Burton Smith, chief scientist of Cray Inc., David Patterson, professor of computer science at UC Berkeley, and Bill McCurdy, head of Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences and a chemical physicist who… Read More »

Students from All Walks of Life on Board as Interns

May 2, 2001

An internship program in desktop support offered by the Computer Infrastructure Support Department is literally drawing students from all walks of life. George Eaton’s career path led him to a long stint in restaurant management before he made it to the Lab. Brendan Kelly had earned his degree at Cal and was out in the working world when he decided to go back to school. Bill Ou’s main experiences with electronics had been as a salesman. Nguyen Hua had previously been a summer intern at the… Read More »

Lab Team Proves Fastest in Competition to Access and Process Huge Amount of Data

December 20, 2000

Sitting in the cavernous and nearly deserted Dallas Convention Center on a cool November evening, a team of four Berkeley Lab computer scientists anxiously awaited their chance to try to overwhelm one of the biggest communications network in the nation. The team was going to demonstrate Visapult, a prototype application and framework for performing remote and distributed visualization of scientific data. Problems with network equipment kept delaying their start time, pushing it later and later… Read More »

Berkeley Lab Buys 160-Processor Cluster Computer to Advance Scientific Computing and Research

December 12, 2000

In what could be a glimpse into the future of high-performance computing, Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences will buy and operate a 160-processor cluster computer to assess whether such system can meet the day-to-day production demands of a scientific computing center. Clusters are assemblies of commodity computers designed and networked to operate as a single system. By using off-the-shelf components, clusters can provide a cost-effective balance between price and computer performance. To date,… Read More »

Berkeley Lab Wins Network Challenge at SC2000

November 14, 2000

The Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences organization again demonstrated its achievements and leadership in high-performance computing and networking at the annual SC conference held last week in Dallas. The SC conference, formerly known as Supercomputing, drew 5,200 attendees and 153 exhibitors, including vendors and research organizations, such as the DOE labs. Berkeley Lab’s booth highlighted the release of new software, the development of technologies to advance DOE’s Science Grid linking… Read More »