The process of identifying and tracking Type Ia supernovae requires scientists to scrupulously monitor the night sky for slight changes, a task that would be extremely tedious and time-consuming for the Dark Energy Survey (DES) without some novel computational tools developed at NERSC by researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley.
Berkeley Algorithms Help Illuminate Dark Energy
Supercomputers Enabling High-Res Climate Models
CRD Reorganized for Strategic Alignment, Clarity
Modelling a 3D Map of the Adolescent Universe
Alexandre Chorin Awarded National Medal of Science
Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But using supercomputing resources at NERSC, climate scientist Michael Wehner of Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division was able to complete a run in just three months.
Computational Research Division Director David Brown announced a reorganization of the Computational Research Division at the October CRD All-Hands meeting, creating four new Departments aligned with CRD’s strategic directions, effective November 3, 2014.
Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8 billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe—just 3 billion years after the Big Bang.