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A Standard for Neuroscience Data

December 16, 2014

BrainFormat, a neuroscience data standardization framework developed at Berkeley Lab, is a strong contender to contribute to a community-wide data format and storage standard for the neuroscience research community. Read More »


CRD Staff to Present Research, Expertise at 2014 AGU Meeting

December 11, 2014

This week, nearly 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators and students will convene in San Francisco for the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The meeting will be held Dec. 15-19 at the Moscone Convention Center. Among the presenters will be a number of Computational Research Division staff highlighting their research in invited talks, technical presentations, posters and discussions. Read More »


CRD Researchers Give Combustion System Design a Boost

December 1, 2014

Turbulent combustion simulations, which provide input to the design of more fuel-efficient combustion systems such as diesel engines, have gotten their own efficiency boost, thanks to researchers from Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division. Read More »


Berkeley Algorithms Help Researchers Understand Dark Energy

November 24, 2014

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. Read More »


Khaled Ibrahim Wins SC14 HPC Challenge with Best FFT Performance

November 24, 2014

Khaled Ibrahim of CRD’s Computer Languages and Systems Software Group won the HPC Challenge for the fastest performance of a Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) application at the SC14 conference in New Orleans. Read More »


Supercomputers Fuel Global High-Resolution Climate Models

November 12, 2014

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. Read More »

CRD Director David Brown Announces Reorg for Strategic Alignment & Clarity

November 4, 2014

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. Read More »


CRD Researchers Help Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

October 21, 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. Read More »


Chorin Wins National Medal of Science

October 3, 2014

Alexandre Chorin, a mathematician with Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division and a University Professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley, was named today by President Obama as a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Read More »


Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

September 29, 2014

Certain primordial stars—those 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe’s first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. Read More »