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Peter Schwartz Retires from Berkeley Lab after 22 Years in Computing Sciences

July 11, 2023

For Peter Schwartz, a research scientist who joined the Computing Sciences Area’s Applied Numerical Algorithms Group in 2001, math has long been a pathway. Now, after 20+ years at Berkeley Lab, Schwartz is moving on to his next adventure. Read More »

A Data Science Pioneer, Deb Agarwal Retires From Berkeley Lab

July 6, 2023

After a distinguished Berkeley Lab career spanning nearly three decades, Scientific Data Division (SciData) Director Deborah Agarwal retired on July 1. Deb has played a pivotal role in using computer and data science to address the needs of diverse scientific communities and laid a strong foundation for Berkeley Lab to lead in the field of data science. Read More »

Katie Antypas to Oversee Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at NSF

July 5, 2023

Katie Antypas, division deputy at NERSC, has accepted a short-term position at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the office director in the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. In that role, her responsibilities will include overseeing the progress, acquisition, and provision of advanced computing and data, as well as networking resources, tools, and services for the academic and educational communities that the NSF supports. Read More »

Rollin Thomas Recognized for Contributions to Project Jupyter

June 21, 2023

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) engineer Rollin Thomas has been selected as a Project Jupyter Distinguished Contributor in appreciation of “substantial contributions to Jupyter itself in both quality and quantity over at least two years.” Read More »

Richard Gerber Named Hardware and Integration Director for ECP

June 21, 2023

Richard Gerber, HPC Department Head and Senior Science Advisor at NERSC, is taking on a new position as Hardware and Integration Director at the Exascale Computing Project, a collaborative effort across DOE labs to support exascale computing. Read More »

ExaLearn Expands Horizons with Surrogate Modeling

June 20, 2023

Advancing surrogate modeling is one of the four main focus areas of ExaLearn, an ECP co-design center bringing machine learning to the forefront of the ECP effort. Learn more about Berkeley Lab's role in the project's many achievements. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Plays Major Role in Developing the DOE Vision for AI

June 12, 2023

Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area leadership and staff were instrumental in developing the U.S. Department of Energy's vision for AI, detailed in a new report released today. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Celebrates 20 Years of the Alvarez Fellowship

June 6, 2023

This year, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is celebrating yet another milestone: the 20th anniversary of the Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computing Sciences. Read More »

NERSC Supports First All-GPU Full-Scale Physics Simulation

June 6, 2023

Using supercomputers at NERSC, researchers have completed a simulation of a detector of neutrino interactions that’s designed to run exclusively on graphics processing units (GPUs)—the first simulation of its kind and an example of using GPUs’ highly parallel structure to process large amounts of physical data. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Takes Novel Approach to Science Workforce Development and Diversity

May 31, 2023

The Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) program has been connecting students from underrepresented communities and institutions to scientists and staff at Berkeley Lab for nearly a decade to facilitate research collaborations and bolster workforce development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read More »