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Simulations Confirm Observations of 2015 India/Pakistan Heat Waves

December 15, 2016

A paper published December 15 during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco points to new evidence of human influence on extreme weather events. Read More »


Supercomputers Help ID New Drug Leads to Fight Heart Disease

December 5, 2016

Using a unique computational approach to rapidly sample proteins in their natural state of gyrating, bobbing and weaving, researchers have identified promising drug leads that may selectively combat heart disease. Read More »

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CS Staff to Present Climate, Weather Research at Dec. 12-16 AGU Meeting

December 1, 2016

When approximately 24,000 attendees convene in San Francisco for the 2016 American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting, staff from NERSC and the Computational Research Division will be among them, giving invited talks, presenting papers and showing posters. Now in its 49th year, the Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The meeting will be held Dec. 12-16 in the Moscone Center. With more than 1,700 sessions, the meeting offers a mix of more than 20,000 oral… Read More »

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Global Brain Initiatives Generate Tsunami of Neuroscience Data

November 22, 2016

Around the world, various 'Brain Initiatives' are generating a tsunami of neuroscience data. But without a coherent strategy to analyze, manage and understand the data, advancements in the field will be limited. That's why Berkeley Lab's Kristofer Bouchard assembled an international team of interdisciplinary researchers to come up with a plan to overcome the big data challenge. Read More »

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ƒCori Supercomputer Now Fully Installed at Berkeley Lab

November 16, 2016

Cori, the Cray XC40 system that is the latest addition to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center’s (NERSC) supercomputing repertoire, is now fully installed and ready to support scientific simulations and data-intensive workflows. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab to Lead AMR Co-Design Center for DOE’s Exascale Computing Project

November 11, 2016

Berkeley Lab will lead one of four co-design centers under the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). The Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center will be led by John Bell of the lab’s Computational Research Division, with support from Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Read More »

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Celeste Enhancements Create New Opportunities in Sky Surveys

November 11, 2016

Celeste, a statistical analysis model designed to enhance one of modern astronomy’s most time-tested tools—sky surveys—has gotten a major upgrade that dramatically scales up the process of cataloging astronomical objects. Read More »


CCSI Toolset Wins R&D100 Award

November 4, 2016

The CCSI Toolset—a suite of computational tools and models designed to accelerate the development of cost-effective carbon capture technology—has been awarded a 2016 R&D100 Award. Read More »


NERSC, ESnet, Cray Add Software Defined Networking to Cori

November 1, 2016

Berkeley Lab computer scientists and network engineers are exploring new ways to more efficiently move data in and out of Cori, NERSC's newest supercomputer. First up: software-defined networking. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Staff Add Expertise to SC16 Technical Program

November 1, 2016

Berkeley Lab staff will contribute significantly to the SC16 Technical Program, conveying expertise through research papers and posters, leading tutorials, organizing workshops and participating in panel discussions and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Here’s a list of activities. Read More »