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Earth System Grid Federation: A Modern Day ‘Silk Road’ for Climate Data

July 30, 2012

Centuries ago, civilizations grew and flourished along trade routes like the Silk Road, where diverse populations shared knowledge and goods. Back then, information traveling on these networks by horse or camel took months, often years, to reach its destination. Read More »

New Computer Model Pinpoints Prime Materials for Carbon Capture

July 17, 2012

Approximately 45 percent of electricity used in the United States is produced by coal-burning power plants that spew carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming. Read More »

A new approach to water desalination

July 12, 2012

The availability of fresh water is dwindling in many parts of the world, a problem that is expected to grow with populations. Read More »

NERSC Signs Supercomputing Agreement with Cray

June 27, 2012

The Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced today that Cray will install its next-generation supercomputer computing system. Consisting of products and services, the multi-year, multi-phase project is valued at more than $40 million. Read More »

Sifting Through a Trillion Electrons

June 26, 2012

Modern research tools like supercomputers, particle colliders, and telescopes are generating so much data, so quickly, many scientists fear that soon they will not be able to keep up with the deluge. Read More »

Erich Strohmaier and the TOP500: A list that’s taken on a life of its own

June 14, 2012

After completing his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Heidelberg, Erich Strohmaier didn’t have much time to ponder his next career move – he had exactly one day off before starting a new job at the University of Mannheim. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Staff to Share Expertise, Experiences at 2012 International Supercomputing Conference

June 14, 2012

Next week, an estimated 2,500 HPC experts from around the world will convene in Hamburg, Germany for the 2102 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'12). Among the presenters will be six Berkeley Lab researchers. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Names Greg Bell as Director of New Scientific Networking Division

June 13, 2012

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) today announced that Gregory Bell has been named director of the Scientific Networking Division, and head of the U.S. Department of Energy's ESnet, or Energy Sciences Network. Bell, who has held both positions on an acting basis since November 2011, is the fourth person to lead ESnet since the organization was created in 1986. Read More »

Scientists Help Define the Healthy Human Microbiome

June 13, 2012

You’re outnumbered. There are ten times as many microbial cells in you as there are your own cells. Read More »

Using NERSC Systems, Physicists Close In on a Rare-Particle Decay Process

June 11, 2012

With help from supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the Enriched Xenon Observatory experiment (EXO-200) has placed the most stringent constraints yet on the nature of a process called neutrinoless double beta decay. Read More »