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Berkeley Lab's David Quarry to Serve as Chief Architect for LHC ATLAS Experiment

May 18, 2000

David Quarrie, leader of the High Energy and Nuclear Physics Software Group in NERSC, has accepted a two-year assignment as chief architect for the ATLAS high-energy physics experiment. ATLAS is an international research program to be carried out at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland beginning in 2005. Quarrie’s new position will occupy about 50 percent of his time, and he will also continue working on software efforts related to the BaBar project at the Stanford Linear… Read More »


Alexandre Chorin Honored for Three Decades Of Intellectual Leadership In Studying The Scientific Puzzle Of Turbulent Flows

March 1, 2000

For more than 30 years, Dr. Alexandre Chorin has worked to develop computational methods for solving problems in fluid mechanics, with the hope that they will eventually lead to an understanding of the most difficult problem of applied mathematics — the problem of turbulence. What makes the turbulence problem so compelling, in addition to its practical importance, Chorin says, is that the basic equations that describe turbulence are well-known and simple, yet their solutions are incredibly… Read More »

ESnet Awards Qwest $50 Million Contract to Support DOE's Scientific Communications Network

January 5, 2000

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (Esnet) this week announced that it has awarded a $50 million contract to Qwest Communications International Inc. to support ESnet for up to seven years. Under the contract, Qwest will provide performance levels up to a terabit (one million megabits/second) network by the year 2005, offering 500 times the highest speed available in the industry today. ESnet is funded by DOE to provide advanced networking and communications support to the… Read More »

ESnet Leading the Way in Implementing Next Generation of Internet Protocol

December 21, 1999

A few years from now, the Internet could become a victim of its own success. Its dramatic growth -- often cited as 15 percent growth per month in number of users connected and as much as a factor of 10 growth per year in Internet backbone bandwidth required to support them — could overburden the current infrastructure, resulting in networks held together with cyber baling wire and virtual glue. One of the biggest long-term growth and scalability problems for the Internet is the lack of… Read More »

NERSC's Lenny Oliker Co-Recipient of SC99 Best Paper Award

November 30, 1999

Leonid “Lenny” Oliker, a post-doctoral fellow in NERSC’s Scientific Computing Group, was co-recipient of the “Best Paper of SC99” award at SC99, the annual conference on high-performance computing and networking. Oliker and Rupak Biswas co-authored "Parallelization of a Dynamic Unstructured Application Using Three Leading Paradigms." They implemented a mesh adaptation code on the Cray T3E, SGI Origin2000 and the Tera MTA supercomputers comparing programmability and performance. They… Read More »

Berkeley Lab To Highlight HPC And Networking Expertise at SC99

November 10, 1999

At SC99, the conference for high-performance computing and networking to be held Nov. 13-19 in Portland, Ore., the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will feature a display chronicling the 25-year history of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), as well as new applications for shaping the future of computational science. As the first national supercomputing center open to the research community,… Read More »

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 »