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Quarterbacking Catalysts by Positioning Atoms

April 18, 2018

Materials science researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory used experiments involving graphene, along with calculations run at NERSC, to better understand how oxygen atoms bind with carbon and turn graphene into a unique catalytic support. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Platform for Hosting Science Data Analytics Competitions

April 16, 2018

NNSA is hosting a competition to find innovative algorithms to detect non-natural radiation sources in urban environments, and they've teamed up with researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research, Nuclear Science and Information Technology divisions to build a Kaggle-inspired data analytics competition platform to host it. Read More »

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Helen Cademartori Named CS Deputy for Operations

April 16, 2018

Helen Cademartori, Biosciences Area Deputy for Operations, is joining the Computing Sciences Area as Deputy for Operations and Operations Deputy for the Computational Research Division (CRD). In her new role, effective mid-May, Cademartori will manage the CS Directorate's Business, Administration, Safety, Property and Information Technology staff. Jonathan Carter, currently CS Deputy and Deputy Director of CRD, will continue in those roles with the new title of CS Deputy of Science. His… Read More »

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Pagoda: Communication Software Libraries for Exascale Computing

April 5, 2018

Berkeley Lab's Scott Baden leads a project directed at providing lightweight communication and global address space support for exascale applications. The effort is known as the Pagoda project. ECP Communications spoke with Baden about the effort. Read More »

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Jon Bashor Retires After 27 Years of Service to National Labs

April 2, 2018

On April 6, CS Communications Manager Jon Bashor retires from Berkeley Lab leaving not only professional but personal legacies. Read More »

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Berkeley Lab

March 28, 2018

During his visit to Berkeley Lab's Shyh Wang Hall, Energy Secretary Rick Perry learned about our computational research program, toured NERSC and transferred 500GB of data over ESnet. Read More »

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Deep Learning at 15 PFlops Enables Training for Extreme Weather Identification at Scale

March 27, 2018

Petaflop per second deep learning training performance on the Cori supercomputer at NERSC has given climate scientists the ability to use machine learning to identify extreme weather events in huge climate simulation datasets. Read More »

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Underground Neutrino Experiment Could Provide Greater Clarity on Matter-Antimatter Imbalance

March 26, 2018

A new underground neutrino experiment could provide greater clarity on matter-antimatter imbalance in the Cosmos. And NERSC will be the principal site for data processing and analyses throughout the course of the experiment. Read More »

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COSMIC Impact: Next-Gen X-ray Microscopy Platform Now Operational

March 21, 2018

With help from Berkeley Lab’s Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA), the Advanced Light Source's new COSMIC beamline is specialized for studies of active chemistry and electronic properties at tiny scales. Read More »

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A Game Changer: Metagenomic Clustering Powered by HPC

March 12, 2018

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab's CRD and JGI took one of the most popular clustering approaches in modern biology—the Markov Clustering algorithm—and modified it to run quickly, efficiently and at scale on distributed-memory supercomputers. Read More »