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ESnet Celebrates World IPv6 Launch

June 6, 2012

On Wednesday, a new Internet began. The change was subtle, but a new address system is making the the web faster, and enabling us to do things that were not possible until now. Read More »

Didem Unat, 2012 Alvarez Fellow

May 30, 2012

As the new 2012 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow, Didem Unat will be designing programming models for future exascale architectures, as part of the Hardware Software Co-design project in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division. Specifically, Unat will be evaluating the performance of fluid dynamics and combustion kernels on current architectures, and projecting their performance on future systems. She will be targeting data locality issues and providing novel programming concepts for improving performance on exascale systems. Read More »

Turning Water into Hydrogen Fuel

May 15, 2012

Build a surface of titanium and oxygen atoms arranged just so, coat with water, and add sunshine. Read More »

Learning From Photosynthesis to Create Electricity

May 15, 2012

Solar power could transform the energy landscape in the United States, reducing the nation's reliance on coal and natural gas for electricity. Today, however, solar power remains more expensive on average than fossil fuels. Read More »

Designers dig out drawing board in quest for exascale computing

May 14, 2012

Designers are rethinking computing in their quest for systems capable of calculations at exaflops speed. The architects of tomorrow’s exascale computers are designing systems that borrow from and contribute to an unlikely source: the consumer electronics industry. Read More »

Berkeley Lab-Mentored Team of High School Girls Wins National Contest to Develop Science Ed App

May 11, 2012

After taking top honors among their peers from Albany and Berkeley High Schools, a team of five girls from Albany High beat out 10 other teams from high schools around the country to win the 2012 Technovation Challenge. Read More »

New Accelerator Will Study Steps on the Path to Fusion Power

May 10, 2012

The Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment, NDCX-II has recently marked successful completion. Read More »

Hank Childs Wins 2012 DOE Early Career Award

May 10, 2012

Hank Childs of the Computational Research Division’s Visualization Group has been honored with a 2012 DOE Early Career Award. Read More »

Floating Robots Track Water Flow, Stream Data via Smartphones

May 9, 2012

Two-thirds of the water in California passes through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, providing drinking water for 22 million Californians and supporting agriculture valued at tens of billions of dollars. Read More »

After 5 Years, NERSC’s Franklin Retires

May 4, 2012

This week, the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) retired one of its most scientifically prolific supercomputers to date—a Cray XT4 named Franklin, in honor of the United States’ pioneering scientist Benjamin Franklin. Read More »