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Berkeley Lab to Push Quantum Information Frontiers With New Programs in Computing, Physics, Materials, and Chemistry

September 24, 2018

A series of DOE Office of Science awards, announced today, will enable Berkeley Lab to accelerate the development of quantum computing. Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff will play leading roles in three of the awards. Read More »

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At Biden Summit, CRD's Ushizima Discusses Using Machine Learning to Improve Cancer Detection

September 24, 2018

Dani Ushizima, a staff scientist in the Computational Research Division who has adapted algorithms used in materials research to scan for cervical cancer, described her research in a panel discussion at the Sept. 21 East Bay Biden Cancer Community Summit. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Researchers Co-Author IARIA’s Best Paper

September 23, 2018

A paper co-authored by Berkeley Lab’s Esmond Ng and Chao Yang won best paper at this year’s International Academy, Research, and Industry Association’s (IARIA’s) Computation Tools 2018 conference in Barcelona, Spain. The paper, Deep Learning: A Tool for Computational Nuclear Physics, describes how feed-forward artificial neural networks can be used to predict the properties of atomic nuclei. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab, BIDS Take on Big Data

August 30, 2018

The BIDS ecosystem comprises an impressive network of Fellows, including some who are Berkeley Lab scientists. This month, several Berkeley Lab-BIDS Fellows are organizing two of events to share their data-science expertise: Machine Learning for Science (ML4Sci) Workshop and the California Water Data Hackathon. Read More »

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Exascale Computing Project Spotlights ExaGraph and STRUMPACK/SuperLU Collaboration

August 29, 2018

Results from a collaboration between the Exascale Computing Project's Sparse Solvers Software Technology project and ExaGraph Co-Design Center showed that the parallel AWPM (approximate-weight perfect matching) code can run up to 2,500x faster than the sequential algorithm on 256 nodes of NERSC's Cori supercomputer. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Researchers Showcase Deep Learning for High Energy Physics at CHEP

August 17, 2018

In a plenary talk given at the recent CHEP conference, NERSC and CRD researchers presented findings from a study in which they demonstrated how generative adversarial networks can speed simulations in high energy physics studies. Read More »

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High School Summer Student Sanjana Shah Is 'Posit-ive' About Coding

August 17, 2018

Sanjana Shah, a high school student from the Peninsula discovered her passion for programming when she attended a coding workshop for youth sponsored by a local tech company. She is also the first (and so far, the only) high school student CRD's David Donofrio has ever hired through the Computing Sciences Summer Student program. Read More »

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Educating for Exascale

August 10, 2018

Some 25 graduate and post-graduate students recently spent four intense days preparing for the next generation of parallel supercomputers and exascale at the Parallel Computing in Molecular Sciences (ParCompMolSci) Summer School and Workshop hosted by Berkeley Lab held August 6-9 in downtown Berkeley. Read More »

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Tess Smidt, “Atomic Architect” and 2018 Luis Alvarez Fellow

July 26, 2018

To non-scientists, Tess Smidt describes herself as an “atomic architect.” And as Berkeley Lab’s 2018 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow in Computing Sciences, Smidt is designing a neural network that can automatically generate novel atomic crystal structures. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab-Developed Digital Library is a Game Changer for Environmental Research

July 24, 2018

Developed by Berkeley Lab researchers, ESS-DIVE is a new digital archive that serves as a repository for hundreds of U.S. Department of Energy-funded research projects under the agency’s Environmental System Science umbrella. Read More »