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DOE JGI Releases a New Version of its Metagenome Data Management & Analysis System

February 7, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, CA--Targeting its ever-expanding user community, the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has released an upgraded version of the IMG/M metagenome data management and analysis system, accessible to the public at http://img.jgi.doe.gov/m. Read More »

DOE Allocates NERSC Supercomputing Resources to Research Combustion, Climate Change, Energy, Accelerators

January 17, 2008

BERKELEY, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it is allocating about 10.4 million CPU hours on supercomputers at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as part of a program to accelerate scientific discoveries in multiple disciplines, including climate, physics, combustion and material science. Read More »

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Zinc Oxide Research Ranked Among Most-Accessed Papers in Nano Letters

December 14, 2007

A research paper showing how zinc oxide can be manipulated to become a good material for photovoltaic devices was among the most-accessed papers published by Nano Letters in the third quarter. Read More »

Ernest Szeto Co-Authors Metagenomic Analysis of Termite Gut Microbes

November 26, 2007

Ernest Szeto of CRD’s Biological Data Management and Technology Center (BDMTC) contributed to a groundbreaking metagenomic analysis of termite gut microbes published in the November 22 issue of Nature (F. Warnecke et al., “Metagenomic and functional analysis of hindgut microbiota of a wood-feeding higher termite,” Nature 450, 560–565). The genomic sequencing and analysis of the termite gut microbes was carried out by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) and several research partners. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Researchers Win Best Poster Awards at SC07 and IEEE VAST 2007

November 16, 2007

Three researchers from Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD) won the Best Poster award at the SC07 supercomputing conference held Nov. 10–16 in Reno, and CRD/NERSC and Physics Division researchers won the Best Poster award at IEEE VAST 2007 (IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Sacramento, CA, Oct. 30–Nov. 1). Read More »

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ESnet, Internet2 Complete Coast-to-Coast Next-Generation Network in Support of DOE Scientific Community

November 15, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif. and ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two of the nation’s leading research networks — the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 — announced today that they have completed five interconnected rings, each consisting of one or more 10-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) paths, that form a coast-to-coast network that is the backbone of DOE’s next-generation scientific network. Read More »

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Shares Expertise at SC07

November 8, 2007

From a 2006 Nobel laureate to five technical papers, from organizing workshops and sessions to speaking on timely topics in panel discussions, HPC experts from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will have a strong presence at the SC07 conference to be held Nov. 10–16 in Reno. Read More »

The Next Step in Powering Computers

November 5, 2007

A report by Richard Hart of KGO-TV (ABC 7 in San Francisco) describes the expanding energy consumption of data centers — and how some large Silicon Valley companies are now building outside the area because they can't get enough electricity. Read More »

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National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center Announces Acceptance of One of the World's Largest Supercomputers

November 1, 2007

BERKELEY, CA and SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Cray Inc. today announced the successful completion of the acceptance test of one of the world’s largest supercomputers. Installed at the DOE’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the powerful Cray XT4™ system contains nearly 20,000 processor cores and has a top processing speed of more than 100 teraflops. Read More »

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Shares Expertise at SC07

October 31, 2007

From a 2006 Nobel laureate to five technical papers, from organizing workshops and sessions to speaking on timely topics in panel discussions, HPC experts from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will have a strong presence at the SC07 conference to be held Nov. 10-16 in Reno. Additionally, many of LBNL’s experts will be available for individual discussions at the Berkeley Lab booth in the SC07 exhibition. “The conference is a great venue to highlight the… Read More »