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DOE JGI Releases Latest Version of IMG

July 1, 2005

An enhanced version of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system has been released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI). IMG 1.1, contains 32 new public genomes and 14 new genomes sequenced by DOE JGI, bringing the total of genomes in IMG to 337. These include 301 bacterial, 25 archaeal, and 11 eukaryotic genomes, of which 36 finished and 75 draft genomes were sequenced by DOE JGI. The new IMG 1.1 features enhanced capabilities to… Read More »

CRD’s Michael Wehner Gives Presentation at Climate Workshop

July 1, 2005

Michael Wehner of CRD’s Scientific Computing Group was selected to give a presentation at a meeting of the Climate Change Working Group at the Tenth Annual CCSM Workshop held June 21-23 in Breckenridge, Colo. The workshop is held annually for the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) project, which has been developed under the NSF’s and DOE’s sponsorship at NCAR, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space… Read More »


Groundbreaking Combustion Research by CRD Featured on Cover of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences

July 1, 2005

Computational and combustion scientists at Berkeley Lab have earned national recognition in the July 19, 2005 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with their cover article about unparalleled computer simulations of turbulent flames. The research by scientists in CRD’s Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering and in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division has led to a three-dimensional combustion simulation of unmatched size without resorting to models… Read More »


Berkeley Lab's FastBit Dramatically Speeds Up Searches of Large Databases

May 11, 2005

In the world of physics, one of the most elusive events is the creation and detection of “quark-gluon plasma,” the theorized atomic outcome of the “Big Bang” which could provide insight into the origins of the universe. By using experiments that involve millions of particle collisions, researchers hope to find unambiguous evidence of quark-gluon plasma. Scientists describe such a collision with unambiguous evidence as a “rare event,” which may be an understatement. For example, out… Read More »

NetLogger Helps Supernova Factory Improve Data Analysis

May 1, 2005

The Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory) project, established at Berkeley Lab in 2002, aims to dramatically increase the discovery of nearby Type 1a supernovae by applying assembly-line efficiencies to the collection, analysis and retrieval of large amounts of astronomical data. To date, the program has resulted in the discovery of about 150 Type 1a supernovae – about three times the entire number reported before the project was started. Type Ia supernovae are important celestial… Read More »

DSD Staff to Figure Prominently at HPDC 14

May 1, 2005

When the Fourteenth IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing convenes in July, Berkeley Lab’s Distributed Systems Department (DSD) will have a strong presence. Not only are two of the papers and one of the posters from LBNL, but Deb Agarwal and Mary Thompson are also members of the program committee. Co-sponsored by IEEE and ACM, HPDC-14 will be held July 24-27 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The 14th annual meeting of the High Performance… Read More »

Center’s Microbial Data Management System to be Featured at Conference

May 1, 2005

The Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) System developed by CRD’s Biological Data Management and Technology Center (BDMTC) will be a featured demonstration at the 13th annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology. The conference, sponsored by the International Society for Computational Biology, will be held June 25-29 in Detroit. Biological Data Management and Technology Center Marks First Year The Biological Data Management and Technology Center… Read More »

SciDAC Meeting to Showcase LBNL’s Leadership in Projects

May 1, 2005

Since DOE launched its Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program in 2001, scientists at Berkeley Lab have led a number of the projects and provided strong support for many others. When the annual SciDAC meeting is held June 26–30 in San Francisco, LBNL’s con- tributions to the success of the program will be highlighted via invited talks, panel dis- cussions and poster presentations. Here is a rundown of Berkeley Lab contributions to the meeting program. Read More »


LBNL Team Takes Software to the End of the Earth

April 6, 2005

Developing robust, reliable data acquisition software for high-energy physics experiments is always a challenge, but developing such software for an experiment expected to run for up to 15 years while buried in the Antarctic ice poses unique problems. But a team led by Chuck McParland of CRD’s Distributed Scientific Tools Group has risen to the occasion. The first kilometer-long string of 60 detectors recently buried near the South Pole is already recording light pulses as the experiment… Read More »

Berkeley Lab Researchers Lead Parallel Computing Research Center at UC Berkeley

March 18, 2005

Computing sciences researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are part of a team leading a new research center in a partnership with Intel and Microsoft to accelerate developments in parallel computing and advance the powerful benefits of multicore processing to mainstream consumer and business computers. Read More »