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Simulations Confirm Observations of 2015 India/Pakistan Heat Waves

December 15, 2016

A paper published December 15 during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco points to new evidence of human influence on extreme weather events. Read More »


CRD’s Ibrahim Cracks Graph500 with Precisely Tuned Data-Intensive Algorithms

December 8, 2016

When the latest version of the Graph 500 list was released Nov. 16 at the SC16 conference, there were two new entries in the top 10, both contributed by Khaled Ibrahim of Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division. Read More »


CAMERA Workshop Tackles Tomographic Reconstruction

November 29, 2016

CAMERA—the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—recently hosted a workshop to highlight the state-of-the-art in tomographic reconstruction algorithms and software for synchrotrons. Read More »

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Global Brain Initiatives Generate Tsunami of Neuroscience Data

November 22, 2016

Around the world, various 'Brain Initiatives' are generating a tsunami of neuroscience data. But without a coherent strategy to analyze, manage and understand the data, advancements in the field will be limited. That's why Berkeley Lab's Kristofer Bouchard assembled an international team of interdisciplinary researchers to develop a plan to overcome the big data challenge. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab to Lead AMR Co-Design Center for DOE’s Exascale Computing Project

November 11, 2016

Berkeley Lab will lead one of four co-design centers under the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). The Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center will be led by John Bell of the lab’s Computational Research Division, with support from Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab to Lead Three Exascale Software Projects, Support Four Others

November 10, 2016

Berkeley Lab computer scientists will lead three projects to develop software technologies for next-generation supercomputers under the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). Lab researchers will also provide support to four other ECP software projects. Read More »


CCSI Toolset Wins R&D100 Award

November 4, 2016

The CCSI Toolset—a suite of computational tools and models designed to accelerate the development of cost-effective carbon capture technology—has been awarded a 2016 R&D100 Award. Read More »

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CRD, NERSC Staff Honored with 2016 Director’s Achievement Awards

October 25, 2016

Several staff in the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences organization are recipients of this year’s Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab 2016 Alvarez Fellow: Matthew Zahr

October 15, 2016

Berkeley Lab’s 2016 Alvarez Fellow, Matthew Zahr will be developing efficient, projection-based methods for solving optimization problems constrained by partial differential equations in the Computational Research Division (CRD) Math group. Read More »

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CRD’s Julian Borrill Receives NASA's Exceptional Public Achievement Medal

October 14, 2016

Julian Borrill, leader of the Computational Cosmology Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal for "conceiving and implementing the mission-critical high performance computing system for Planck data analysis." Read More »