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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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Can Strongly Lensed Type Ia Supernovae Resolve One of Cosmology’s Biggest Controversies?

March 1, 2018

Using the SciDAC developed SEDONA code and NERSC supercomputers, astrophysicists at Berkeley Lab and the University of Portsmouth discovered how to control the effects of "microlensing." Armed with this knowledge they believe they will be able to find 1000 strongly lensed Type Ia supernovae in real-time from LSST data--that's 20 times more than previous expectations. Read More »

Interested Staff Invited to Apply to Attend 5-Day Machine Learning Hackathon

March 1, 2018

Staff in the lab's Computing Sciences and Biosciences areas are invited to participate in a weeklong workshop focusing on machine learning in data science. The goal of the workshop, to be held April 2-6, is to build bridges between Computing Sciences and Biosciences through a common foundation in statistical computing.   The course is open to all staff in Biosciences and Computing Sciences, but prerequisite training in basic Python, basic linear algebra and basic to intermediate statistics is… Read More »

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HPC4Mfg Program Seeking New Project Proposals

February 1, 2018

The fifth HPC4Mfg program solicitation round, which opened February 1, is seeking concept papers that spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in clean energy technology. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab’s ArrayUDF Tool Turns Large-scale Scientific Array Data Analysis Into a Cakewalk

January 2, 2018

A novel scalable framework developed by CRD researchers is improving scientific productivity by allowing researchers to run user-defined custom analysis operations on large arrays of data with massively parallel supercomputers, while leaving complex data management and performance optimization tasks up to the underlying system. Read More »

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Creating a World of Make-Believe to Better Understand the Real Universe

December 14, 2017

Using supercomputers at NERSC, scientists in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument collaboration are creating simulated universes– complete with dark matter mock-ups, computer-generated galaxies, quasi quasars, and pseudo supernovae ­– to better understand real-world observations. Read More »

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Beta of Neurodata Without Borders Software Now Available

December 12, 2017

Neuroscientists can now explore a beta version of the new Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N 2.0) software and offer input to developers before it is fully released next year. Read More »

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ESnet’s Petascale DTN Project Speeds up Data Transfers between Leading HPC Centers

December 11, 2017

A new Petascale Data Transfer Node project aims to to achieve regular disk-to-disk, end-to-end transfer rates of one petabyte per week between major supercomputing facilities, which translates to achievable throughput rates of about 15 Gbps on real world science data sets. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Scientists to Lead, Support 12 New SciDAC Projects

December 7, 2017

When the Department of Energy announced the series of projects under the latest Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program in late 2017, Berkeley Lab scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists were listed as key contributors in two institutes and 10 science application partnerships. Read More »

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Heavy Metal: How First Supernovae Altered Early Star Formation

December 5, 2017

An international team of researchers ran multi-scale, multi-physics 2D and 3D simulations at NERSC to illustrate how heavy metals expelled from exploding supernovae held the first stars in the universe regulate subsequent star formation and influence the appearance of galaxies in the process. Read More »