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ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

November 10, 2015

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. The connection, nicknamed the BayExpress, will provide critical support for NERSC’s 6,000 users as the facility moves from its current location in Oakland, Calif. to the main campus of Lawrence Berkeley … Read More »

National Labs Collaborate to Shape Development of Next-Generation Supercomputers

November 10, 2015

Three of the Department of Energy's leading national laboratories are working together to solve some of the world's most challenging problems by ensuring that the nation's scientific community has access to leading edge computing systems to carry out their research. Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos, and Sandia national laboratories have formed the Alliance for Application Performance at Extreme Scale (APEX) to focus on the design, acquisition and deployment of future advanced technology high… Read More »

Berkeley Lab’s New Computing Sciences Facility Features First-of-Its-Kind Seismic Floor

November 9, 2015

When the new Shyh Wang Hall building at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is officially unveiled November 12, one of its most unique features will not be on display. It is tucked away beneath the floor of the new 20,000 square foot machine room, keeping the Computing Sciences group’s supercomputers, servers and staff safe from harm during an earthquake. The San Francisco Bay Area is well known to be a seismically active area. Wang Hall (also known as the Computational… Read More »

‘Sidecars’ Pave the Way for Concurrent Analytics of Large-Scale Simulations

November 2, 2015

A new software tool developed through a multi-disciplinary collaboration at Berkeley Lab allows researchers doing large-scale simulations at the NERSC and other supercomputing facilities to do data analytics and visualizations of their simulations while the simulations are running. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Inspires at SC15

November 1, 2015

For some Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staffers, SC15 presents an opportunity to mentor and inspire a new generation of computer scientists and engineers. These are some of the outreach events where Berkeley Lab staff will be participating in Austin, Texas. Read More »

Berkeley Lab in the DOE Booth #502

November 1, 2015

At the DOE booth (502) at the SC15 conference, Berkeley Lab staff will give featured talks, present demonstrations and host roundtable discussions. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Staff Add Expertise to SC15 Technical Program

November 1, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers will be making significant contributions to the SC15 conference program. Our staff will participate in five tutorials, five panels, nine workshops, present four technical papers and lead seven Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Read More »

HPSS Disk Cache Upgrade Caters to Capacity, Bandwidth

October 16, 2015

NERSC users today are benefitting from a business decision made three years ago by the center’s Storage Systems Group as they were looking to upgrade the High-Performance Storage System disk cache. Read More »

Kathy Yelick to Receive ACM/IEEE-CS Kennedy Award at SC15 for Contributions to International Research Agenda

October 13, 2015

ACM and IEEE Computer Society have named Katherine Yelick as the recipient of the 2015 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for innovative research contributions to parallel computing languages that have been used in both the research community and in production environments. She was also cited for her strategic leadership of the national research laboratories and for developing novel educational and mentoring tools. The award will be presented to Yelick on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at SC 15:… Read More »

New Berkeley Lab Partnership Offers Computing Science Research Opportunities to Faculty, Students from Diverse Backgrounds

October 12, 2015

A new program being launched by Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization to provide research opportunities for faculty and students from diverse backgrounds will begin with an introductory Dec. 7-8 workshop. Read More »