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Berkeley Lab, BIDS Take on Big Data

August 30, 2018

The BIDS ecosystem comprises an impressive network of Fellows, including some who are Berkeley Lab scientists. This month, several Berkeley Lab-BIDS Fellows are organizing two of events to share their data-science expertise: Machine Learning for Science (ML4Sci) Workshop and the California Water Data Hackathon. Read More »

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Exascale Computing Project Spotlights ExaGraph and STRUMPACK/SuperLU Collaboration

August 29, 2018

Results from a collaboration between the Exascale Computing Project's Sparse Solvers Software Technology project and ExaGraph Co-Design Center showed that the parallel AWPM (approximate-weight perfect matching) code can run up to 2,500x faster than the sequential algorithm on 256 nodes of NERSC's Cori supercomputer. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Researchers Showcase Deep Learning for High Energy Physics at CHEP

August 17, 2018

In a plenary talk given at the recent CHEP conference, NERSC and CRD researchers presented findings from a study in which they demonstrated how generative adversarial networks can speed simulations in high energy physics studies. Read More »

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High School Summer Student Sanjana Shah Is 'Posit-ive' About Coding

August 17, 2018

Sanjana Shah, a high school student from the Peninsula discovered her passion for programming when she attended a coding workshop for youth sponsored by a local tech company. She is also the first (and so far, the only) high school student CRD's David Donofrio has ever hired through the Computing Sciences Summer Student program. Read More »

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Educating for Exascale

August 10, 2018

Some 25 graduate and post-graduate students recently spent four intense days preparing for the next generation of parallel supercomputers and exascale at the Parallel Computing in Molecular Sciences (ParCompMolSci) Summer School and Workshop hosted by Berkeley Lab held August 6-9 in downtown Berkeley. Read More »

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Tess Smidt, “Atomic Architect” and 2018 Luis Alvarez Fellow

July 26, 2018

To non-scientists, Tess Smidt describes herself as an “atomic architect.” And as Berkeley Lab’s 2018 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow in Computing Sciences, Smidt is designing a neural network that can automatically generate novel atomic crystal structures. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab-Developed Digital Library is a Game Changer for Environmental Research

July 24, 2018

Developed by Berkeley Lab researchers, ESS-DIVE is a new digital archive that serves as a repository for hundreds of U.S. Department of Energy-funded research projects under the agency’s Environmental System Science umbrella. Read More »

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New ECP Co-Design Center to Focus on Exascale Machine Learning

July 20, 2018

The Exascale Computing Project has initiated ExaLearn, a new ECP co-design center focusing on exascale machine-learning software. Berkeley Lab is one of eight national labs participating. Read More »

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Univ. of Puerto Rico Team Applies Deep Learning to Structural Biology

July 19, 2018

Two students from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez are spending their summer in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Chemistry, Materials & Climate Group learning everything they can about deep learning and how it can improve protein structure prediction. Read More »

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"Women @ The Lab" Recognizes CRD’s Ann Almgren and Daniela Ushizima

July 9, 2018

Sixteen women from various Berkeley Lab areas will be honored at the “Women @ The Lab” awards ceremony today at 3 p.m. in the Building 50 auditorium. CRD’s Ann Almgren and Daniela Ushizima will be among the honorees. Read More »