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IDEAS Goes Big: Fostering Better Software Development for Exascale

September 25, 2017

Scalability of scientific applications is a major focus of the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and in that vein, a project known as IDEAS-ECP, or Interoperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software, is also being scaled up to deliver insight on software development to the research community. One channel is a series of webinars on best practices for HPC software developers which began in June. IDEAS-ECP members will also present a half-day tutorial on Better… Read More »

A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

September 19, 2017

Computational cosmologists at Berkeley Lab recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi processor cores on the NERSC’s Cori. The team also implemented a new TOAST module to simulate the noise introduced when ground-based telescopes look at the CMB through the atmosphere. Read More »

Multiscale Simulations Run at NERSC Help Predict Unruly Plasma

September 18, 2017

New multiscale gyrokinetic simulations are making it easier to more accurately predict plasma behavior in a tokamak reactor. Read More »

NERSC Supercomputers Help Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein Complex

September 13, 2017

Using cryo-electron microscopy and supercomputing resources at NERSC, Berkeley Lab scientists have obtained 3-D models of a human transcription factor at near-atomic resolutions. Read More »

Faculty: Apply by Sept. 29 for 2017 Sustainable Research Pathways Fellowship Networking Event

September 5, 2017

Faculty are invited to apply for the opportunity to attend a networking event with Computing Sciences staff at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where scientists tackle pressing scientific and engineering problems using some of the fastest supercomputers, computer science and applied math tools and methods, and high-speed networking. The application deadline for the Sustainable Pathways Research Fellows event is Friday, Sept. 29. Selected faculty will be invited to the networking event, to… Read More »

New Employee Profiles - September 2017

September 1, 2017

Introducing Drew Paine. Read More »

Students, Faculty Head Back to School, but a Few will be Staying On

August 26, 2017

Their posters rolled up after a lively Aug. 3 presentation session, nearly all of the students and guest faculty working in the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences area are now back home, preparing for the new school year. But not all of them. Rafael Zamora and Tom Corcoran from Hood College in Maryland have had their stays extended as they are applying deep learning techniques to classifying specific protein structures that could lead to more effective drugs for fighting cancer. Both Zamora and… Read More »

A First: Trapping Noble Gases in 2D Porous Structures at Room Temp

August 21, 2017

A materials science breakthrough at the nanoscale could lead to better methods for capturing noble gases, such as radioactive krypton and xenon generated by nuclear power plants. Read More »

CRD’s Internship Impact: From Berkeley Lab Cubicles to Television

August 21, 2017

Last month, CRD’s Daniela​ ​Ushizima​ was an invited guest on the Brazilian television program “Questao de Ordem” where she talked about her work on the analysis of microscopic images. Read More »

Targeting Better Cancer Drugs through Berkeley Lab Partnership

August 16, 2017

Sally Ellingson and Derek Jones of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, spent the summer working in CRD to use machine learning to enhance a model for predicting how drugs will bind to specific proteins. Read More »