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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 »

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Berkeley Lab Computational Scientists to Help Illuminate Dark Universe

September 5, 2012

Aiming at illuminating the 95 percent of the universe known as dark matter and dark energy, researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division are working to boost the success of next-generation cosmology experiments. Read More »

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Supernovae of the Same Brightness, Cut from Different Cosmic Cloth

August 23, 2012

The Palomar Transient Factory team, including researchers from CRD's Computational Cosmology Center, presents the first-ever direct observations of a Type 1a supernova progenitor system. Read More »

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Financial Firms Support CIFT’s Assessment of HRC Role in Market Stability

August 23, 2012

CIFT has received $100,000 in research donations to study and promote the use of leading edge supercomputing and data intensive science for improving stability, regulation, and enforcement in U.S. markets. Read More »

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Bringing The Review of Particle Physics Online

August 22, 2012

Scientists from the international Particle Data Group teamed up with computer engineers in CRD's Advanced Computing for Sciences Department to develop a web-based workflow system and an interactive online version of The Review of Particle Physics. Read More »

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Julian Borrill Unveils Cambridge’s Cosmology Supercomputer

August 7, 2012

Julian Borrill, co-leader of the Computational Cosmology Center in the Computational Research Division, gave an invited talk at the Numerical Cosmology 2012 conference held July 17-20 in Cambridge, England, and also chaired the session in which the university’s new supercomputer was officially launched. Read More »

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Sifting Through a Trillion Electrons

June 26, 2012

Using tools developed by Berkeley Lab Computational Research, astrophyscists were able to mine a trillion-particle 3D magnetic reconnection dataset in about three seconds, and visualize the results for analysis. Each time-step of this simulation is a massive 32 terabyte file, this is the first time a dataset of this magnitude has been queried and visualized so quickly. Read More »