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Co-Designing Exascale Architectures and Algorithms for Real-World Combustion Simulations

October 4, 2011

In a five-year project recently announced by the Department of Energy, the Combustion Exascale Co-Design Center will combine the talents of combustion scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and hardware architects. This multidisciplinary team will work to simultaneously redesign each aspect of the combustion simulation process—from algorithms to programming models to hardware architecture—in order to create high fidelity combustion simulations that can run at the next level of supercomputing power, the exascale. Read More »

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Supernova Caught in the Act

August 25, 2011

Astronomers believe they caught a nearby supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible by a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools. Read More »

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Vern Paxson Honored

August 11, 2011

Vern Paxson of Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has been named recipient of this year’s ACM SIGCOMM Award. Read More »

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CRD Researchers Receive Prizes, Present at ICIAM 2011

July 20, 2011

At the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, two of Berkeley Lab’s leading mathematicians received prizes for their research contributions. Many others gave talks, presented papers and posters, and organized technical sessions. Read More »

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David L. Brown New CRD Director

July 7, 2011

David L. Brown is the new director for the Computational Research Division (CRD), as of Aug. 30. Brown comes to Berkeley Lab from LLNL. Read More »

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David Leinweber Named One of Top 10 Innovators of Decade in Trading Industry

June 15, 2011

David Leinweber of the Computational Research Division has been named by Advanced Trading magazine as one of its "Top 10 Innovators of the Decade." Read More »

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ICCS Members Collaborate on Award-Winning Paper

June 13, 2011

One year after Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley established the International Center for Computational Science (ICCS) with partners at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, the first research paper submitted by ICCS-affiliated researchers will be honored with the PRACE Award. The award, sponsored by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), will be presented to… Read More »

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Juan Meza Named New Dean of Natural Sciences at UC Merced

June 3, 2011

Juan Meza, acting director of the Computational Research Division and head of CRD’s High Performance Computing Research Department, has been named Dean of the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced. The appointment, announced Friday, June 3, will be effective this fall. "As I was considering this position, I was truly impressed by the quality of the faculty, the commitment and diversity of UC Merced's students and the great potential to help shape the development of the newest campus in one… Read More »

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Search Engine Speeds Past Competition

May 31, 2011

Berkeley Lab's open source FastBit can search massive databases 10 to 100 times faster than large commercial database software. Read More »

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James Demmel Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2011

James W. Demmel, a UCB professor and CRD researcher, is one of 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Read More »