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‘Data Deluge’ Pushes Mass Spectrometry Imaging to New Heights

July 15, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers are combining mathematical theory and scalable algorithms with computational resources at NERSC to address growing data-management challenges in climate research, high-energy physics and the life sciences. Read More »


Project Jupyter gets $6M to expand collaborative data science software

July 7, 2015

Three foundations pledged $6M over the next three years to Project Jupyter, an open-source software project that supports scientific computing and data science across a wide range of programming languages via a large, public, open and inclusive community. Fernando Perez will lead the effort at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab. Read More »


David Donofrio to Lead Computer Architecture Group

June 25, 2015

David Donofrio—a veteran Computer Systems Engineer at Berkeley Lab—has been selected to lead the new Computer Architecture Group in the Computational Research Division (CRD). Read More »


First NESAP Post-doc Takes on BoxLib

June 22, 2015

Brian Friesen, the first of eight post-doctoral researchers participating in the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program, is now working full time at NERSC. His mission is to work with CRD's CCSE to improve the effiiciency of BoxLib codes for new supercomputer architectures. Read More »


CCSE’s Juliane Mueller Optimizes Codes to Cut Computational Costs

June 17, 2015

Finding a way to keep computing expenses down while still getting the most science from the simulations is the specialty of Juliane Mueller, the 2014 Alvarez Fellow in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division. She’s a member of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering, which develops algorithms to study complex problems ranging from combustion to supernovae. Read More »


Meraculous: Deciphering the ‘Book of Life’ With Supercomputers

June 1, 2015

A team of scientists from Berkeley Lab, JGI and UC Berkeley, simplified and sped up genome assembly, reducing a months-long process to mere minutes. This was primarily achieved by “parallelizing” the code to harness the processing power of supercomputers. Read More »


Hunting Supernova with Supercomputers

May 20, 2015

Using a “roadmap” of theoretical calculations and supercomputer simulations performed at NERSC by Berkeley Lab’s Daniel Kasen, astronomers observed for the first time a flash of light caused by a supernova slamming into a nearby star, allowing them to determine the stellar system from which the supernova was born. This finding confirms one of two competing theories about the birth of Type Ia supernovae. Read More »


Researchers Learn to Control Graphene with Lasers

May 13, 2015

New numerical simulations by Berkeley Lab Alvarez Fellow Alexander Kemper and his colleagues at Stanford University reveal how the quantum properties of graphene can be manipulated at ultrafast timescales with femtosecond laser pulses. This work opens a new area of research, where scientists can tune and control material properties with optical laser pulses. Read More »


Chombo-Crunch Sinks Its Teeth into Fluid Dynamics

May 11, 2015

Berkeley Lab scientists are breaking new ground in the modeling of complex flows in energy and oil and gas applications, thanks to a computational fluid dynamics and transport code dubbed “Chombo-Crunch.” Read More »


Berkeley Researchers Honored for Contributions to Climate Data Analysis

May 11, 2015

Twelve Berkeley researchers are among the recipients of the 2015 Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s (FLC) Interagency Partnership Award. The team was honored for contributing a number of parallel analysis and visualization tools to the UV-CDAT, a powerful toolset that aids climate researchers in solving their most complex data analysis and visualization challenges. Read More »