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October 2013 - NewsBytes

October 1, 2013

NERSC Now Connecting All Science at 100Gbps

All network traffic flowing in-and-out of the NERSC is now moving at 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps)—this includes everything from email to massive scientific datasets. As part of this effort, the facility worked with ESnet engineers to set up a 100Gbps Science DMZ, which gives NERSC network engineers the ability to set up multiple private circuits using software-defined networking (SDN). Read More >

In Memoriam: Dave Stevens

During his 40-year career at Berkeley Lab, David F. Stevens worked for every director except Ernest Lawrence. He began his career as a mathematical programmer in 1960 and continued working at the lab as a guest scientist until 2000. Read More >

ESnet, Infinera and Brocade Demo 100G Multilayer Network Optimization using SDN

Infinera and Brocade in collaboration with ESnet, successfully demonstrated multi-layer networking using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies. The demo shows how SDN can be used to automatically provision services and optimize network resources, such as dynamically increasing or rerouting data center to data center interconnect bandwidth services, across a multi-layer network as traffic demands change. Read More >

Computing Sciences Women Honored for STEM

Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, and Deborah Agarwal, head of CRD's Advanced Computing for Science Department, were honored for contributions to STEM during Berkeley Lab's first "[email protected] Lab" event. Read More >

Computing Sciences Staff Share Expertise at GHC

Five women in Computing Sciences contributed to outreach, networking and recruiting efforts at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). Read More >


About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery, and researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Founded in 1931 on the belief that the biggest scientific challenges are best addressed by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists have been recognized with 13 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers develop sustainable energy and environmental solutions, create useful new materials, advance the frontiers of computing, and probe the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists from around the world rely on the Lab’s facilities for their own discovery science. Berkeley Lab is a multiprogram national laboratory, managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit energy.gov/science.