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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 »

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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 »

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Prof. Kathy Yelick Named New Director for DOE’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

October 29, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif.—Kathy Yelick, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Berkeley and an internationally recognized expert in developing methods to advance the use of supercomputers, has been named director of the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). NERSC is DOE’s flagship computing center for unclassified research and is managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The center provides state-of-the-art… Read More »

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Computational Cosmology Center (C3) Launched

October 27, 2007

Computational science and physics researchers gathered this month to celebrate the launch of the Computational Cosmology Center (C3), which further cements a decade-long collaboration between two Berkeley Lab divisions for studying dark energy and other mysteries of the universe. Read More »

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Supernova Researcher Rollin Thomas Named a Luis Alvarez Fellow

October 22, 2007

Moving into a new dig — a larger and airy space with a window — represents a fresh start for Rollin Thomas, a new CRD researcher who will spend the next several years analyzing the physics of exploding stars. Read More »