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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 »