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Helen Cademartori Named CS Deputy for Operations

April 16, 2018

Helen Cademartori, Biosciences Area Deputy for Operations, is joining the Computing Sciences Area as Deputy for Operations and Operations Deputy for the Computational Research Division (CRD). In her new role, effective mid-May, Cademartori will manage the CS Directorate's Business, Administration, Safety, Property and Information Technology staff. Jonathan Carter, currently CS Deputy and Division Deputy for CRD, will continue in those roles with the new title of CS Deputy of Science. His… Read More »

Tiny Distortions Reveal Clearer Picture of Strands in Cosmic Web

April 10, 2018

Scientists have decoded faint distortions in the patterns of the universe’s earliest light to map huge tubelike structures invisible to our eyes – known as filaments – that serve as superhighways for delivering matter to dense hubs such as galaxy clusters. Read More »

Pagoda: Communication Software Libraries for Exascale Computing

April 5, 2018

Berkeley Lab's Scott Baden leads a project directed at providing lightweight communication and global address space support for exascale applications. The effort is known as the Pagoda project. ECP Communications spoke with Baden about the effort. Read More »

Jon Bashor Retires After 27 Years of Service to National Labs

April 2, 2018

On April 6, CS Communications Manager Jon Bashor retires from Berkeley Lab leaving not only professional but personal legacies. Read More »

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Berkeley Lab

March 28, 2018

During his visit to Berkeley Lab's Shyh Wang Hall, Energy Secretary Rick Perry learned about our computational research program, toured NERSC and transferred 500GB of data over ESnet. Read More »

Deep Learning at 15 PFlops Enables Training for Extreme Weather Identification at Scale

March 27, 2018

Petaflop per second deep learning training performance on the Cori supercomputer at NERSC has given climate scientists the ability to use machine learning to identify extreme weather events in huge climate simulation datasets. Read More »

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 »

'Farm of the Future' Project Marries Microbiology, Machine Learning

March 14, 2018

There’s a farm in Arkansas growing soybeans, corn, and rice that is aiming to be the most scientifically advanced farm in the world. Soil samples are run through powerful machines to have their microbes genetically sequenced, drones are flying overhead taking hyperspectral images of the crops, and soon supercomputers will be crunching the massive volumes of data collected. Read More »

A Game Changer: Metagenomic Clustering Powered by HPC

March 12, 2018

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab's CRD and JGI took one of the most popular clustering approaches in modern biology—the Markov Clustering algorithm—and modified it to run quickly, efficiently and at scale on distributed-memory supercomputers. Read More »

Combination of Old and New Yields Novel Power Grid Cybersecurity Tool

March 7, 2018

An R&D project led by Berkeley Lab researchers that combines cybersecurity, machine learning algorithms and commercially available power system sensor technology to better protect the electric power grid has sparked interest from U.S. utilities, power companies and government officials. Read More »