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CRD Director David Brown Announces Reorg for Strategic Alignment & Clarity

November 4, 2014

Berkeley Lab's CRD Director David Brown announced a reorganization of the division at the October CRD All-Hands meeting, creating four new Departments aligned with CRD’s strategic directions, effective November 3, 2014. Read More »

Mathematical Models Shed New Light on Cancer Mutations

November 3, 2014

A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School, using computing resources at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), have demonstrated a mathematical toolkit that can turn cancer-mutation data into multidimensional models to show how specific mutations alter the social networks of proteins in cells. From this they can deduce which mutations among the myriad mutations present in cancer cells might actually play a role in driving disease. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Contributes to SC14 Technical Program

November 1, 2014

Berkeley Lab researchers will be making significant contributions to the SC14 conference program. Our staff will participate in five tutorials, present four technical papers and lead six Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Read More »

A Comprehensive Look at High Performance Parallel I/O

October 31, 2014

In this era of “big data,” high performance parallel I/O is extremely important. Yet, the last book to summarize best practices in this area was written more than 10 years ago. To fill the void, Berkeley Lab's Prabhat and HDF Group's Quincey Koziol brought together leading practitioners, researchers, software architects, developers and scientists to contribute their insights for a new book called “High Performance Parallel I/O.” Read More »

Using Radio Waves to Control Fusion Plasma Density

October 29, 2014

Fusion experiments on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics and the Alcator C-Mod tokamak at MIT showed that beaming microwaves into the center of the plasma can be used to control the density in the center of the plasma. Read More »

Probing the Surprising Secrets of Carbonic Acid

October 23, 2014

Berkeley Lab researchers used the Advanced Light Source and NERSC to gain valuable new insights into carbonic acid, with important implications for both geological and biological concerns. Read More »

Water and Gold: A Promising Mix for Future Batteries

October 23, 2014

For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have observed the molecular structure of liquid water at a gold surface under different charging conditions, paving the way for future studies of electrochemical interfaces that exist in current and prototype batteries. Calculations run at NERSC helped them better understand the chemistry. Read More »

Inspiring Women in Computing

October 21, 2014

Women from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences area delivered talks, volunteered as mentors and helped organize and energize this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, an annual conference billed as the "world's largest gathering of women technologists." Read More »

ESnet Extends 100G Connectivity Across the Atlantic Ocean

October 20, 2014

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Sciences Network is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links, giving researchers at America’s national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe. Read More »

Supercomputer Helps Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

October 17, 2014

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8 billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe—just 3 billion years after the Big Bang. Read More »