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Alexander Kemper, 2012 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow

September 30, 2012

As a 2012 Luis W. Alvarez fellow in Computing Sciences, Alexander Kemper will be developing computational theoretical approaches to studying non-equilibrium phenomena and pump-probe experiments. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Helps Develop Software for Exascale Supercomputers

September 28, 2012

With over 20 petascale supercomputers – systems capable of performing quadrillions of operations per second – installed worldwide, scientists now have their eye on the next major milestone in machine performance. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Scientists to Lead, Support 14 New SciDAC Projects

September 26, 2012

When the Department of Energy announced the series of projects under the latest Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program, Berkeley Lab scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists were listed as key contributors in three institutes and 11 science application partnerships. Read More »

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End-to-End Network Tuning Sends Data Screaming from NERSC to NOAA

September 21, 2012

When it comes to moving large datasets between DOE’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and his home institution in Boulder, Colo., Gary Bates is no slouch. As an associate scientist in the Earth System Research Lab of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Bates has transferred hundreds of thousands of files to and from NERSC, as part of a “reforecasting” weather forecasting project. Read More »

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“Flying Through the Known Universe” Screens at 3D Film Festival in L.A.

September 19, 2012

A 3D movie flight through hundreds of thousands of galaxies at considerably faster than the speed of light has its world-premiere screening at the 3D Film Festival this Thursday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Computational Scientists to Help Illuminate Dark Universe

September 5, 2012

When it comes to moving large datasets between DOE’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and his home institution in Boulder, Colo., Gary Bates is no slouch. As an associate scientist in the Earth System Research Lab of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Bates has transferred hundreds of thousands of files to and from NERSC, as part of a “reforecasting” weather forecasting project. Read More »

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First NERSC Director John Killeen Dies at 87

August 24, 2012

John Killeen, the founding director of what is now known as the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), died August 15, 2012 at age 87. Read More »

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Supernovae of the Same Brightness, Cut from Different Cosmic Cloth

August 23, 2012

Exploding stars called Type 1a supernovae are ideal for measuring cosmic distance because they are bright enough to spot across the Universe and have relatively the same luminosity everywhere. Read More »

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What Are the Computational Keys to Future Scientific Discoveries?

August 23, 2012

A new camera at the hard x-ray tomography beamline of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Advanced Light Source (ALS) allows scientists to study a variety of structures as a function of time—from bones to rocks, plants, and even metallic alloys—in unprecedented detail. Read More »

Sudip Dosanjh Named New NERSC Director

August 22, 2012

Sudip Dosanjh, a leader in extreme-scale computing at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, has been named director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »