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Researchers Catch Extreme Waves with High-Resolution Modeling

February 15, 2017

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, Berkeley Lab researchers were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. Read More »

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Machine Learning Method Accurately Predicts Metallic Defects

February 3, 2017

For the first time, researchers at Berkeley Lab have built and trained machine learning algorithms to predict defect behavior in certain intermetallic compounds with high accuracy. This method will accelerate research of new advanced alloys and lightweight new materials for applications spanning automotive to aerospace and much more. Read More »

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Simulations Reveal the Invisible Chaos of Superluminous Supernovae

February 1, 2017

To better understand the physical conditions that create superluminious supernova, astrophysicists are running 2D simulations of these events using supercomputers at NERSC and CRD developed CASTRO code. Read More »

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Simulations Confirm Observations of 2015 India/Pakistan Heat Waves

December 15, 2016

A paper published December 15 during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco points to new evidence of human influence on extreme weather events. Read More »


CRD’s Ibrahim Cracks Graph500 with Precisely Tuned Data-Intensive Algorithms

December 8, 2016

When the latest version of the Graph 500 list was released Nov. 16 at the SC16 conference, there were two new entries in the top 10, both contributed by Khaled Ibrahim of Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division. Read More »


CAMERA Workshop Tackles Tomographic Reconstruction

November 29, 2016

CAMERA—the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—recently hosted a workshop to highlight the state-of-the-art in tomographic reconstruction algorithms and software for synchrotrons. Read More »

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Global Brain Initiatives Generate Tsunami of Neuroscience Data

November 22, 2016

Around the world, various 'Brain Initiatives' are generating a tsunami of neuroscience data. But without a coherent strategy to analyze, manage and understand the data, advancements in the field will be limited. That's why Berkeley Lab's Kristofer Bouchard assembled an international team of interdisciplinary researchers to develop a plan to overcome the big data challenge. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab to Lead AMR Co-Design Center for DOE’s Exascale Computing Project

November 11, 2016

Berkeley Lab will lead one of four co-design centers under the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). The Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center will be led by John Bell of the lab’s Computational Research Division, with support from Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab to Lead Three Exascale Software Projects, Support Four Others

November 10, 2016

Berkeley Lab computer scientists will lead three projects to develop software technologies for next-generation supercomputers under the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). Lab researchers will also provide support to four other ECP software projects. Read More »


CCSI Toolset Wins R&D100 Award

November 4, 2016

The CCSI Toolset—a suite of computational tools and models designed to accelerate the development of cost-effective carbon capture technology—has been awarded a 2016 R&D100 Award. Read More »