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Accelerating Materials Discovery With World’s Largest Database of Elastic Properties

April 6, 2015

Berkeley Lab scientists, using the infrastructure of the Materials Project, have calculated the complete elastic properties for 1,181 inorganic compounds. Read More »


CRD’s Ann Almgren, Esmond Ng Named as 2015 SIAM Fellows

April 1, 2015

Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng of Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division are among the 2015 class of 31 mathematicians named as Fellows of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Read More »


New Employe Profiles - April 2015

April 1, 2015

Introducing: Bryce Lelbach, Nils Zimmerman, Douglas Doerfler, Wahid Bhimji, Daniel Udwary and Cory Snavely. Read More »


BigNeuron: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Brain

March 31, 2015

To find a standard 3D neuron reconstruction algorithm, BigNeuron will sponsor a series of international hackathons and workshops where contending algorithms will be ported onto a common software platform to analyze neuronal physical structure using the same core dataset. All ported algorithms will be bench-tested at NERSC, ORNL and Human Brain Project supercomputing centers. Read More »

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Securing Scientific Computing Integrity

March 20, 2015

Sean Peisert of CRD’s Integrated Data Frameworks Group has published a report from a DOE workshop on ASCR Cybersecurity for Scientific Computing Integrity. Peisert co-chaired the workshop held Jan. 7-9 in Rockville, Md. CRD Director David Brown and ESnet’s Brian Tierney were members of the workshop organizing committee. Eric Roman of CRD and Scott Campbell of NERSC participated in the workshop. Read More »


Daniela Ushizima: Reaching Out to Help Black Girls Code

March 19, 2015

Computational scientist Daniela Ushizima is volunteers to help young women of Oakland learn about computers, coding, robotics and careers in STEM. Read More »


In Climatic Tug of War, Carbon From Thawing Permafrost Wins

March 18, 2015

Simulations run at NERSC showed that by the year 2300, if climate change continues unchecked, the net loss of carbon to the atmosphere from Arctic permafrost would range from between 21 petagrams and 164 petagrams--equivalent to between two years and 16 years of human-induced CO₂ emissions. Read More »


Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase ‘Superfacility’ Concept

March 17, 2015

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab with supercomputing resources at NERSC and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility via ESnet is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics research that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process. Read More »


Computing Sciences Staff Presenting at SIAM CSE15 Conference

March 11, 2015

Computing Sciences staff will be presenting some three dozen research talks and posters at the 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15) being held March 14-18 in Salt Lake City. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Well-Represented at Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference

March 4, 2015

At the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, held February 18-21 in Boston, staff from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization delivered talks, participated in mentoring and did recruiting. Read More »