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DOE Announces Major INCITE Allocations of NERSC Resources

December 23, 2003

The DOE Office of Science announced today that three key computational science projects have been chosen to receive a total of 4.9 million hours of supercomputing time at the NERSC Center. The projects are expected to significantly advance our understanding of the makeup of the universe, the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight to energy while removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the turbulent forces that affect everything from weather to industrial processes. The… Read More »

Berkeley Lab to Showcase HPC, Grids Expertise At SC2003

November 7, 2003

The Computing Sciences organization at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will demonstrate its leadership in advancing science-driven supercomputing and next-generation Grid tools in a series of demonstrations and presentations at the SC2003 conference in Phoenix. Berkeley Lab, located in booth R231, will feature three days of short technical talks on subjects as diverse as supercomputer performance, data management, applications to improve system and code… Read More »

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Bill Johnston Named to Lead ESnet

September 30, 2003

William E. “Bill,” Johnston, an LBNL senior scientist  who has worked in the fields of networking and high-speed distributed computing since the creation of the Internet, was appointed this week as the project manager for the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), effective immediately. ESnet is a high-speed network serving thousands of Department of Energy scientists and collaborators worldwide. A pioneer in providing reliable high-bandwidth connections, ESnet provides researchers at national… Read More »

Mathematicians Bell, Colella Honored for Contributions to Computational Science and Engineering

June 17, 2003

John B. Bell and Phillip Colella, applied mathematicians at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have been named as co-recipients of the 2003 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering, awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  According to SIAM President Mac Hyman, the prize “is awarded in the area of computational science in recognition of outstanding… Read More »

ESnet Leaps Ahead By Two Generations, Upgrades Backbone to 10 Gbps

March 18, 2003

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the high-performance network funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, has just completed an upgrade to 2.5gigabits (billions of bits or Gbps) per second and 10Gbps in the highest speed portion of the network. Typically, a new generation of data communications bandwidth consists of a fourfold increase in performance. ESnet’s new 10Gbps circuits represent an increase of 16 times existing performance levels, representing a jump of two… Read More »

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Lab Quickly Clamps Down on Slammer Worm

January 31, 2003

Some quick thinking by Lab network systems engineer Greg Bell helped protect LBNL, ESnet and other DOE sites from the fast-spreading “SQL Slammer” worm recently. While the Lab had contained the situation within two hours after discovering the attack the evening of Friday, Jan. 24, other organizations weren’t so fortunate. Customers of major banks were unable to use ATMs over the weekend, a major credit card company couldn’t provide users with access to their account information and the… Read More »