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The Mystery of the Star That Wouldn’t Die

November 8, 2017

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley scientists were part of a team that helped to decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. What caused the event is puzzling. Read More »

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Students Turn Summer Research into SC17 Research Poster

November 7, 2017

Instead of going on vacation last summer, recent computer science graduates Tom Corcoran and Rafael Zamora went to work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. They were invited to stay on at the lab because of their advanced work at the intersection of protein classification and machine learning. Their project also got them an invitation to present their work at the 2017 Supercomputing Conference in Denver. At the conference, to be held November 12-17, the two will present a poster… Read More »

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Berkeley Lab’s Leadership in Deep Learning, Exascale Computing and Beyond on Tap at SC17

November 6, 2017

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory staff will be sharing their expertise reflecting the lab’s work in pushing the envelope to exascale computing and beyond, as well as Berkeley Lab’s leadership in deep learning. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Staff to Instruct, Inform and Demonstrate Expertise at SC17

November 1, 2017

Berkeley Lab staff will be sharing their expertise with the global HPC committee through tutorials, technical papers, focused workshops in the conference technical program at SC17 in Denver, Colo., November 12-17. Read More »


ECP Pagoda Project Rolls Out First Software Libraries

November 1, 2017

Just one year after the DOE's Exascale Computing Program began funding projects to prepare scientific applications for exascale supercomputers, the Pagoda Project has successfully reached a major milestone: making its open source software libraries publicly available as of September 30, 2017. Read More »

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New Alvarez Fellow Joins CRD

October 27, 2017

Yu-Hang Tang seeks to improve molecular dynamics simulations. Read More »


2017 Techwomen Foster Collaborations at Berkeley Lab and Around the Globe

October 17, 2017

Berkeley Lab's Daniela Ushizima, Romy Chakraborty and Jackie Scoggins are collaborating with two Techwomen—Patu Ndango from Cameroon and Rim Abid from Tunisia—on quality control methods for constrained environments. Read More »

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Scientists Decode the Origin of Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger

October 16, 2017

Scientists have obtained the first measurement of the merger of two neutron stars and its explosive aftermath. Computer simulations at NERSC are critical for understanding the event, which could provide valuable insights into the origin of universe’s heavy elements. Read More »

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ESnet’s Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data

October 16, 2017

As medicine becomes more data-intensive, a Medical Science DMZ design proposed by Berkeley Lab's Sean Peisert & Eli Dart could provide a secure solution for medical science data transfers. Read More »

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Lab Supports Record-Breaking Grace Hopper Celebration

October 13, 2017

With 18,000 attendees, 700 speakers and a mind-boggling array of talks, workshops and networking activities to choose from, this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held in Orlando, Florida Oct. 4 – 6, was the biggest yet. As in years past, Berkeley Lab and staff proudly supported the event, which showcases the achievements of women in computing and seeks to encourage and support women entering the field. NERSC Operations Technologies Group Leader Elizabeth… Read More »