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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More Robust

January 30, 2018

In the last few years, researchers at Berkeley Lab, UC Davis, and the University of Stavanger in Norway have developed a new protocol, called BChain, which makes private blockchain even more robust. The researchers are also working with colleagues at Berkeley Lab and beyond to adapt this tool to support applications that are of strategic importance to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Read More »

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Coupling Experiments and Theory to Build a Better Battery

January 22, 2018

A research team led by Berkeley Lab found that a new lithium-sulfur battery component allows a doubling in capacity compared to a conventional lithium-sulfur battery. Read More »