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ESnet, CENIC Announce Joint Cybersecurity Initiative

January 19, 2016

CRD's Sean Peisert will be director of the new CENIC/ESnet initiative to jointly develop cybersecurity strategies and research projects. Peisert, who was also recently named as the chief cybersecurity strategist for CENIC, has worked extensively in computer security research and development. Read More »

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CRD's Dáithí Stone Comments on Recent Paris Climate Agreement

December 23, 2015

Carbon Brief spoke to a number of prominent scientists - including Dáithí Stone of the Computational Research Division - at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco to get their thoughts on the new Paris climate agreement. Read More »

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Xiaoye "Sherry" Li Elected to SIAM Council

December 14, 2015

Sherry Li, a member of CRD’s Scalable Solvers Group, has been elected to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Council where she will help shall formulate the scientific policies of SIAM, monitor its technical activities, propose new activities,and recommend action to the Board as appropriate. Read More »


OpenMSI Wins R&D100 Award

November 17, 2015

OpenMSI, the most advanced web-available tool for analyzing and visualizing mass spectrometry instruments (MSI) data was one of seven Berkeley Lab winners of R&D100 awards announced last week. Oliver Rübel of CRD and Ben Bowen of the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division led the development of OpenMSI with collaboration from NERSC. Read More »

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CRD Research Team Optimizing Spark Data Analytics Framework for HPC

November 13, 2015

A team of scientists from Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD) has been awarded a two-year, $110,000 grant by Intel to support their goal of enabling data analytics software stacks—notably Spark—to scale out on next-generation high performance computing (HPC) systems. Read More »


‘Sidecars’ Pave the Way for Concurrent Analytics of Large-Scale Simulations

November 2, 2015

A new software tool developed through a multi-disciplinary collaboration at Berkeley Lab allows researchers running large-scale simulations at NERSC and other supercomputing facilities to do data analytics and visualizations while the simulations are running. Read More »


Lab Staff to Ply Expertise at SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra

October 21, 2015

Xiaoye Sherry Li will give an invited talk at the 2015 SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra. She and 10 other Computing Sciences staff contributed papers and posters to the conference program. Read More »


New Berkeley Lab Partnership Offers Computing Science Research Opportunities to Faculty, Students from Diverse Backgrounds

October 12, 2015

A new program being launched by Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization to provide research opportunities for faculty and students from diverse backgrounds will begin with an introductory Dec. 7-8 workshop. Read More »


Is Your Digital Information More at Risk Today Than 10 Years Ago?

October 12, 2015

Researchers from the University of New Mexico and Berkeley Lab say cybersecurity breeches are not happening more frequently than they did a decade ago. And these data breaches in general are not growing in size. Read More »


After 10 Years, IMG Still Revolutionizing Genomics

October 5, 2015

This year, the Integrated Microbial Genome (IMG) data management system celebrates its tenth anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Berkeley Lab researchers who led the development of IMG—Victor M Markowitz and Nikos C Kyrpides—reflect on its development, evolution and impact. Read More »