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World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Gets an Upgrade

December 15, 2015

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, has already proven to be the most sensitive detector in the hunt for dark matter. Now, a new set of calibration techniques employed by LUX scientists has again dramatically improved the detector’s sensitivity. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Explores Frontiers of Deep Learning for Science

December 8, 2015

A collaborative effort at Berkeley Lab is applying deep learning software tools developed for supercomputing environments to “grand challenge” science problems running computations at NERSC. Read More »

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Supercomputers Speed Search for New Subatomic Particles

December 2, 2015

A team of theoretical high-energy physicists in the Fermilab Lattice and MILC Collaborations has published a new, high-precision calculation that could significantly advance the indirect search for physics beyond the Standard Model. Read More »

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Five CS Staff Receive Director’s Awards

December 1, 2015

Five employees in the Computing Sciences organization will accept Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement at a ceremony held in Berkeley Lab's 50B Auditorium on December 2. This year's recipeints include Deb Agarwal, Eli Dart, Brent Draney, James Sethian and Lynn Rippe. Read More »

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December 2015 - New Employees

December 1, 2015

Introducing Leen Alawieh. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab HPC Contributions Recognized at SC15

November 20, 2015

At this year's SC15 Conference, held Nov. 15-20, in Austin, Texas, a number of Berkeley Lab researchers were honored for their contributions to the field of high performance computing. Read More »

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OpenMSI Wins R&D100 Award

November 17, 2015

OpenMSI, the most advanced web-available tool for analyzing and visualizing mass spectrometry instruments (MSI) data was one of seven Berkeley Lab winners of the 2015 R&D100 awards. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Researchers Optimizing Spark for HPC

November 13, 2015

A team of scientists from Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has been awarded a two-year, $110,000 grant by Intel to support their goal of enabling data analytics software stacks—notably Spark—to scale out on next-generation high performance computing systems. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Opens State-of-the-Art Facility for Computational Science

November 12, 2015

A new center for advancing computational science and networking at research institutions and universities across the country opened November 12 at Berkeley Lab. Named Shyh Wang Hall, the 149,000 square foot facility bwill house one of the most energy-efficient computing centers anywhere, tapping into the region’s mild climate to cool the supercomputers. Read More »

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ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

November 10, 2015

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. The connection, nicknamed the BayExpress, will provide critical support for NERSC’s 6,000 users as the facility moves from its current location in Oakland, Calif. to the main campus of Lawrence Berkeley … Read More »