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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 »

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 »

ESnet Celebrates World IPv6 Launch

June 6, 2012

On Wednesday, a new Internet began. The change was subtle, but a new address system is making the the web faster, and enabling us to do things that were not possible until now. Read More »

Didem Unat, 2012 Alvarez Fellow

May 30, 2012

As the new 2012 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow, Didem Unat will be designing programming models for future exascale architectures, as part of the Hardware Software Co-design project in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division. Specifically, Unat will be evaluating the performance of fluid dynamics and combustion kernels on current architectures, and projecting their performance on future systems. She will be targeting data locality issues and providing novel programming concepts for improving performance on exascale systems. Read More »

Learning From Photosynthesis to Create Electricity

May 15, 2012

Solar power could transform the energy landscape in the United States, reducing the nation's reliance on coal and natural gas for electricity. Today, however, solar power remains more expensive on average than fossil fuels. Read More »

Turning Water into Hydrogen Fuel

May 15, 2012

Build a surface of titanium and oxygen atoms arranged just so, coat with water, and add sunshine. Read More »

Designers dig out drawing board in quest for exascale computing

May 14, 2012

Designers are rethinking computing in their quest for systems capable of calculations at exaflops speed. The architects of tomorrow’s exascale computers are designing systems that borrow from and contribute to an unlikely source: the consumer electronics industry. Read More »

Berkeley Lab-Mentored Team of High School Girls Wins National Contest to Develop Science Ed App

May 11, 2012

After taking top honors among their peers from Albany and Berkeley High Schools, a team of five girls from Albany High beat out 10 other teams from high schools around the country to win the 2012 Technovation Challenge. Read More »

Hank Childs Wins 2012 DOE Early Career Award

May 10, 2012

Hank Childs of the Computational Research Division’s Visualization Group has been honored with a 2012 DOE Early Career Award. Read More »

New Accelerator Will Study Steps on the Path to Fusion Power

May 10, 2012

The Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment, NDCX-II has recently marked successful completion. Read More »