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Vern Paxson Honored

August 11, 2011

Vern Paxson, who holds joint appointments at UC Berkeley, the International Computer Science Institute and Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division, has been named recipient of this year’s ACM SIGCOMM Award "for his seminal contributions to the fields of Internet measurement and Internet security, and for distinguished leadership and service to the Internet community." The award is given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Data… Read More »

Magellan Tackles Mysterious Proton Spin

July 28, 2011

What makes a proton spin? That is one of the biggest mysteries in physics. Although researchers do not fully understand the underlying physics of this phenomenon, they do know that it contributes to the stability of the universe, magnetic interactions, and are a vital component of technologies like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines that are used in hospitals around the globe. Read More »

Data Tracking Increases Scientific Productivity

July 20, 2011

New supercomputers and networks are contributing to record levels of scientific productivity. In fact, every new system installed at NERSC over the last 10 years has generated about 50 percent more data than its predecessor. To effectively meet the increasing scientific demand for storage systems and services, the center’s staff must first understand how data moves within the facility. Until recently, the process of obtaining these insights was extremely tedious because the statistics came from multiple sources, including network router statistics, client and server transfer logs, storage and accounting reports—all saved as very large, independently formatted text files. Read More »

Moving Data at the Speed of Science: Berkeley Lab Lays Foundation for 100 Gbps Prototype Network

July 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory today announced a major step toward creating one of the world’s fastest scientific networks to accelerate research in fields ranging from advanced energy solutions to particle physics. Read More »

LLNL’s David L. Brown Named New Director of CRD

July 7, 2011

David L. Brown as been named as the new director for the Computational Research Division (CRD). Brown will join Berkeley Lab on Aug. 30, 2011. Read More »

LLNL's David L. Brown Named New Director of CRD

July 7, 2011

David Brown, who is currently the Deputy Associate Director for Science and Technology in the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been named as the new director for the Computational Research Division (CRD). Brown will join Berkeley Lab on Aug. 30.In his new position, Brown will provide scientific leadership for CRD research and development programs in mathematics, computer science and computational science, and serve as chief spokesperson for CRD in… Read More »

CRD's David Leinweber Named One of Top 10 Innovators of Decade in Trading Industry

June 15, 2011

David Leinweber of the Computational Research Division has been named by Advanced Trading magazine as one of its "Top 10 Innovators of the Decade" for his work in developing a service that allows trading strategies to react to news the instant it breaks, managing what the magazine describes as “a fire hose of aggregated updates.” Last year, Leinweber joined Berkeley Lab from UC Berkeley and established the Center for Innovative Financial Technology (CIFT) to help build a bridge between the… Read More »

ICCS Members Collaborate on Award-Winning Paper

June 13, 2011

One year after Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley established the International Center for Computational Science (ICCS) with partners at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, the first research paper submitted by ICCS-affiliated researchers will be honored with the PRACE Award. The award, sponsored by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), will be presented to the authors at the 2011 International Supercomputing Conference. Read More »

At Solar System's Edge, There be...Bubbles?

June 9, 2011

NASA's Voyager probes have reached the end of our solar system where they've found neither giants nor dragons, but something nearly as surprising—a turbulent froth of magnetic bubbles. Read More »

Berkeley Lab's Juan Meza Named New Dean of Natural Sciences at UC Merced

June 3, 2011

Juan Meza, acting director of the Computational Research Division and head of CRD’s High Performance Computing Research Department, has been named Dean of the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced. The appointment, announced Friday, June 3, will be effective this fall. Read More »