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International Team Reconstructs Nanoscale Virus Features from Correlations of Scattered X-rays

October 12, 2017

As part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Berkeley Lab contributed key algorithms which helped achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago – using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3D structure of important biological objects. Read More »

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Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

October 4, 2017

Researchers from Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore Lab and UC Davis are building the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings. Read More »

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How Berkeley Lab Software Led to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 3, 2017

Back in 2004, two years before LIGO began operating at design sensitivity and 13 years before the project received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, programming tools developed at Berkeley Lab were used to set up an efficient system to distribute the data that would put the predictions of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity to the test. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab-led ECP Co-Design Center Achieves Orders of Magnitude Speed-Up in Latest Software Release

October 2, 2017

Just one year after the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Program began funding projects to prepare scientific applications for exascale supercomputers, the Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center has released a new version of its software that solves a benchmark problem hundreds of times faster than the original baseline. Read More »

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Quantum Computation to Tackle Fundamental Science Problems

September 26, 2017

Two Berkeley Lab teams will receive DOE funding to develop near-term quantum computing platforms and tools to be used for scientific discovery in the chemical sciences. One team will develop novel algorithms, compiling techniques and scheduling tools, while the other team will design prototype four- and eight-qubit processors to compute these new algorithms. Read More »

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A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

September 19, 2017

Researchers in Berkeley Lab's C3 recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi processor cores on the NERSC’s Cori. The team also implemented a new TOAST module to simulate the noise introduced when ground-based telescopes look at the CMB through the atmosphere. Read More »

CRD Researchers to Present 18 Posters at ASCR Applied Math PI Meeting

September 11, 2017

Researchers from Berkeley Lab will present 18 posters at the Sept. 11-12 2017 ASCR Applied Mathematics Principal Investigators Meeting. Read More »

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CRD Post-doc Wins IBM Research Prize

September 5, 2017

Mauro Del Ben, a post-doc in CRD’s Computational Chemistry, Materials and Climate Group has been awarded the IBM Research Forschungspreis for his Ph.D. thesis on “Efficient Non-Local Dynamical Electron Correlation for Condensed Matter Simulations.” Read More »

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Students, Faculty Head Back to School, but a Few Staying On at CRD

August 26, 2017

Their posters rolled up after a lively Aug. 3 presentation session, nearly all of the students and guest faculty working in the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences area are now back home, starting the new school year. But Rafael Zamora and Tom Corcoran from Hood College had their stays extended as they apply deep learning to classify specific protein structures that could lead to more effective drugs for fighting cancer. Read More »

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CRD’s Internship Impact: From Berkeley Lab Cubicles to Television

August 21, 2017

Last month, CRD’s Daniela​ ​Ushizima​ was an invited guest on the Brazilian television program “Questao de Ordem” where she talked about her work on the analysis of microscopic images. Read More »