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New study details the searing future of extreme heat

February 23, 2016

Heat waves that typically strike once every 20 years could become yearly events across 60 percent of Earth's land surface by 2075, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked. If stringent emissions-reductions measures are put in place, however, these extreme heat events could be reduced significantly. These are among the findings of a new study from Berkeley Lab and NCAR. Read More »


Updated Workflows for New LHC ERA

February 22, 2016

To deal with the new data deluge from a recently upgraded Large Hadron Collider (LHC), researchers working on one of the facility's largest experiments—ATLAS—are relying on updated workflow management tools developed primarily by a group of researchers at the Berkeley Lab. Read More »


Xiaoye "Sherry" Li to Lead CRD Scalable Solvers Group

February 12, 2016

Sherry Li has been selected to lead the Scalable Solvers Group in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD). Her appointment was effective on February 12, 2016. Read More »


Assessing the Impact of Human-Induced Climate Change

January 20, 2016

Berkeley Lab and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research scientists develop and apply new method to determine whether specific climate impacts can be traced to human-caused emissions. Read More »


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 »