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New ‘Design Rule’ Paves Way for Nature-Inspired Nanostructures

October 7, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered a design rule that enables a recently created material--peptoid nanosheets--to exist. This never-before-seen design rule could be used to piece together complex nanosheet structures and other peptoid assemblies such as nanotubes and crystalline solids. Read More »


After 10 Years, IMG Still Revolutionizing Genomics

October 5, 2015

This year, the Integrated Microbial Genome (IMG) data management system celebrates its tenth anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Berkeley Lab researchers who led the development of IMG—Victor M Markowitz and Nikos C Kyrpides—reflect on its development, evolution and impact. Read More »


UCSF’s Atul Butte to Give Oct. 12 CS Distinguished Lecture on Precision Medicine

October 5, 2015

Dr. Atul Butte, who leads the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at UC San Francisco, will give a talk on “Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease” at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. Butte’s talk is presented as part of the Computing Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series. Here is the abstract for his talk: There is an urgent need to take what we have learned in our new “genome era” and use it to… Read More »

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New Employee Profiles - October 2015

October 1, 2015

Introducing Jialin Liu and Changho Kim. Read More »


New DOE Office of Science support for CAMERA to develop computational mathematics for experimental facilities research

September 22, 2015

The Department of Energy has announced approval of a joint ASCR-BES-supported award of $10.5 million over three years to expand the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA). Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Climate Software Honored for Pattern Recognition Advances

September 21, 2015

The Toolkit for Extreme Climate Analysis, developed at Berkeley Lab to help climate researchers detect extreme weather events in large datasets, has been recognized for its achievements in solving large-scale pattern recognition problems. Read More »


DOE's New HPC4Mfg Program Issues 'Call for Concept Papers'

September 21, 2015

The Department of Energy's new HPC4mfg initiative will allow industry to leverage the high performance computing capabilities of Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories to advance clean energy manufacturing technologies. Read More »


Science DMZ Opens Doors to More Science, More Collaboration

September 17, 2015

Science DMZ Special Report »Back to Main Story »Case Study: General Atomics At the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the campus’s Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and the campus network staff have deployed a Science DMZ which has turned the facility into a virtual beehive of collaborative research. Several years ago, the university IT staff began to see problems with large data flows and developed their own work around, using a fiber connection, VLAN and MPLS… Read More »


Science DMZ Fuels Fusion Research

September 17, 2015

On an international scale, the Science DMZ is playing a critical role in magnetic fusion research. In July, scientists at General Atomics in San Diego successfully remotely controlled experiments running on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei, China. Read More »


ESnet’s Science DMZ Breaks Down Barriers, Speeds up Science

September 16, 2015

Science DMZ Special Report »Case Study: University of Utah »Case Study: General Atomics From individual universities around the country to a consortium of research institutions stretching the length of the west coast, networking teams are deploying an infrastructure architecture known as the Science DMZ to help researchers make productive use of ever-increasing data flows. The Science DMZ traces its name to an element of network security architecture. In a security context, a DMZ or… Read More »