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Kathy Yelick Appointed to National Academies Computer Science and Telecommunications Board

September 15, 2011

Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences Kathy Yelick has been appointed to the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. Read More »

Supernova Caught in the Act

August 25, 2011

A supernova discovered yesterday is closer to Earth—approximately 21 million light-years away—than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible by a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools. Read More »

Small Particles, Big Impact

August 24, 2011

Using systems at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), atmospheric scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have found that small scale effects of aerosols—tiny particles of dust or pollution in the atmosphere—can add up and over time and lead to large, accumulated errors in climate prediction models. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive Prizes, Present at ICIAM 2011

August 11, 2011

Berkeley Lab researchers were prominent on the program of the the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011) held July 18–22, in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. In all, 26 LBNL staff members gave talks, presented papers and posters and organized technical sessions and two of Berkeley Lab’s leading mathematicians received special prizes for their research contributions. Read More »

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 »