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Berkeley Lab Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design Process

September 26, 2016

A unique collaboration between computers scientists and mathematicians from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences group and Ciena, a major U.S. telecommunications equipment provider, has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for Ciena's high-speed optical networking components. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Hosts UK Scientific Technology Facilities Council

September 12, 2016

Twelve members of the UK’s Scientific Technology Facilities Council visited Berkeley Lab to discuss approaches for managing and analyzing the deluge of data being produced by current and next-generation synchrotron light sources. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab to Lead 5 Exascale Projects, Support 6 Others

September 7, 2016

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will lead or play key roles in developing 11 critical research applications for next-generation supercomputers as part of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). Read More »


Berkeley Lab to Partner with Five U.S. Manufacturers Via HPC4Mfg Program

August 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program has announced $3.8 million in funding for 13 new industry projects in the second round of the HPC4Mfg program, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been selected to partner with five of the new projects. Read More »

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SHARP: A "Killer App" for Ptychography

August 10, 2016

A revolutionary x-ray imaging technique that combines diffraction and microscopy, has now been coupled with applied mathematics and supercomputing to quickly turn high-throughput "imaging by diffraction" datasets into the sharpest 3D images ever produced. Read More »

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Livermore, Berkeley National Labs Leading Project to Increase Power Grid Cybersecurity

July 12, 2016

Cybersecurity experts Jamie Van Randwyk of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are leading a new program to develop new data analysis methods to better protect the nation’s power grid. The project, “Threat Detection and Response with Data Analytics,” is part of DOE's $220 million, three-year Grid Modernization Initiative. Read More »

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Models Help Pinpoint Material for Better Nuclear Fuel Recycling

June 13, 2016

Researchers are investigating a new material that uses pores to screen out and capture for reuse the xenon and krypton gases released during nuclear fuel reprocessing. This metal organic framework (MOF) has the potential to save energy, make reprocessing cleaner and less expensive. Read More »

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New Mathematics Accurately Captures Liquids and Surfaces Moving in Synergy

June 10, 2016

Berkeley Lab researchers in the Computing Sciences Division have developed a new mathematical framework that allows researchers to capture fluid dynamics at unprecedented detail. The work could be used in a range of applications, like optimizing the shape of a propeller blade and the ejection of ink droplets in printers. Read More »


CRD’s Wes Bethel Presents Paper on In Situ Methods and Infrastructure at Eurovis 2016

June 10, 2016

Wes Bethel, who leads CRD’s Data Analytics and Visualization Group, presented State-of-the-Art Report paper “In Situ Methods, Infrastructures and Applications on High Performance Computing Platforms” at the Eurovis 2016 conference last week. The conference was held June 6-10 at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Read More »

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High-performing hybrid

June 1, 2016

Berkeley Lab Alvarez Fellow Jarrod McClean is preparing for a quantum-classical computing future by yoking quantum processors with classical ‪HPC‬ systems into a hybrid computer. Read More »