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CRD and Berkeley Lab Staff Speak at Albany High School's Career Day

November 14, 2012

Dan Martin and Peter Nugent of Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, were among a group of 40 speakers who discussed their work and career paths at Albany High School's annual Career Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Read More »

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Visualizing Oil Dispersion

October 31, 2012

Using visualization software developed for the fusion energy research community by computer scientists at Berkeley Lab, oceanographers found that they needed to factor in the interactions between deep, middle and surface ocean currents to successfully track pollutant dispersion in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More »

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Department of Energy's Investment Ensures AmeriFlux Data for All

October 31, 2012

Twenty years ago, researchers began installing sensors in a variety of ecosystems to study how carbon dioxide cycles through the environment. Today, these sensors have been deployed at 120 locations across the Americas. Because the Department of Energy recognizes that these datasets could benefit a variety of scientific communities, it is funding an effort to make this data accessible to a wide-range of researchers. Read More »

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CRD’s Sean Peisert Shares Cyber Security Expertise at I3P Meeting

October 26, 2012

Sean Peisert, a research scientist in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, recently gave a presentation talk at the 10th Anniversary of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), held Oct. 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Peisert discussed the impact of I3P,s a consortium of leading universities, national laboratories and nonprofit institutions dedicated to strengthening the cyber infrastructure of the United States. Read More »

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State Department’s TechWomen 2012 Visit Berkeley Lab

October 2, 2012

Berkeley Lab researchers in the Computational Research, Physics and Physical Biosciences Divisions also hosted three TechWomen—from Algeria, Lebanon and Tunisia—during the month of September. Launched by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2011, TechWomen is an international exchange that uses technology as a means to empower women and girls in the Middle East and North Africa. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Helps Develop Software for Exascale Supercomputers

September 28, 2012

Expected to become available by the end of this decade, exascale supercomputers will be 1,000 times faster than today’s petascale machines. To address the challenge of developing a software stack for exascale systems, the U.S. Department of Energy is funding a number of research efforts under the X-Stack program. Computer scientists in the Computing Sciences organization at Berkeley Lab will contribute their expertise to three X-Stack projects. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Scientists to Lead, Support 14 New SciDAC Projects

September 26, 2012

When the Department of Energy announced the series of projects under the latest Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program, Berkeley Lab scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists were listed as key contributors in three institutes and 11 science application partnerships. Funding for the projects is expected to total about $6 million annually over the next three to five years. Read More »

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“Flying Through the Known Universe” Screens at 3D Film Festival in L.A.

September 19, 2012

A 3D movie flight through hundreds of thousands of galaxies at considerably faster than the speed of light has its world-premiere screening at the 3D Film Festival this Thursday, Sept. 20. Read More »

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CRD Researchers Edit Book on High Performance Visualization

September 18, 2012

Wes Bethel and Hank Childs of CRD, along with Charles Hansen of the University of Utah, have edited the book High Performance Visualization: Enabling Extreme-Scale Scientific Insight. he book focuses on algorithm design, implementation, and optimization for visualization and analysis tools on emerging multi- and many-core platforms. Read More »

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Now Accepting Applications for Alvarez Fellowship!

September 17, 2012

Apply now for the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computing Sciences Directorate. Researchers in computer science, applied mathematics or any computational science discipline who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Read More »