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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Brain Modulyzer Provides Interactive Window Into the Brain

October 10, 2016

A new tool developed at Berkeley Lab allows researchers to interactively explore the hierarchical processes that happen in the brain when it is resting or performing tasks. Scientists also hope that the tool can shed some light on how neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s spread throughout the brain. Read More »

The Incredible Shrinking Particle Accelerator

October 5, 2016

WarpIV, a new data analysis/visualization toolkit developed at Berkeley Lab, is designed to help speed particle accelerator research and design by enabling in situ visualization and analysis of accelerator simulations at scale. Read More »

Scientific Diplomacy: Berkeley Lab Hosts 2016 TechWomen

September 30, 2016

In September two researchers from Africa visited Berkeley Lab as part of the State Department’s TechWomen—an international exchange that brings emerging women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the U.S. Read More »

Longest Record of Continuous Carbon Flux Data is Now Publicly Available

September 27, 2016

Approximately 450 carbon flux sites worldwide are sharing their observation data with the FLUXNET database. The project’s most recent data release—FLUXNET2015—includes some of the longest continuous records of ecosystem data ever taken. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design Process

September 26, 2016

A unique collaboration between computers scientists and mathematicians from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences group and Ciena, a major U.S. telecommunications equipment provider, has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for Ciena's high-speed optical networking components. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Hosts UK Scientific Technology Facilities Council

September 12, 2016

Twelve members of the UK’s Scientific Technology Facilities Council visited Berkeley Lab to discuss approaches for managing and analyzing the deluge of data being produced by current and next-generation synchrotron light sources. Read More »

Berkeley Lab to Lead 5 Exascale Projects, Support 6 Others

September 7, 2016

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will lead or play key roles in developing 11 critical research applications for next-generation supercomputers as part of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). Read More »

Berkeley Lab to Partner with Five U.S. Manufacturers Via HPC4Mfg Program

August 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program has announced $3.8 million in funding for 13 new industry projects in the second round of the HPC4Mfg program, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been selected to partner with five of the new projects. Read More »

SHARP: A "Killer App" for Ptychography

August 10, 2016

A revolutionary x-ray imaging technique that combines diffraction and microscopy, has now been coupled with applied mathematics and supercomputing to quickly turn high-throughput "imaging by diffraction" datasets into the sharpest 3D images ever produced. Read More »

Livermore, Berkeley National Labs Leading Project to Increase Power Grid Cybersecurity

July 12, 2016

Cybersecurity experts Jamie Van Randwyk of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are leading a new program to develop new data analysis methods to better protect the nation’s power grid. The project, “Threat Detection and Response with Data Analytics,” is part of DOE's $220 million, three-year Grid Modernization Initiative. Read More »

Models Help Pinpoint Material for Better Nuclear Fuel Recycling

June 13, 2016

Researchers are investigating a new material that uses pores to screen out and capture for reuse the xenon and krypton gases released during nuclear fuel reprocessing. This metal organic framework (MOF) has the potential to save energy, make reprocessing cleaner and less expensive. Read More »

New Mathematics Accurately Captures Liquids and Surfaces Moving in Synergy

June 10, 2016

Berkeley Lab researchers in the Computing Sciences Division have developed a new mathematical framework that allows researchers to capture fluid dynamics at unprecedented detail. The work could be used in a range of applications, like optimizing the shape of a propeller blade and the ejection of ink droplets in printers. Read More »

CRD’s Wes Bethel Presents Paper on In Situ Methods and Infrastructure at Eurovis 2016

June 10, 2016

Wes Bethel, who leads CRD’s Data Analytics and Visualization Group, presented State-of-the-Art Report paper “In Situ Methods, Infrastructures and Applications on High Performance Computing Platforms” at the Eurovis 2016 conference last week. The conference was held June 6-10 at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Read More »

High-performing hybrid

June 1, 2016

Berkeley Lab Alvarez Fellow Jarrod McClean is preparing for a quantum-classical computing future by yoking quantum processors with classical ‪HPC‬ systems into a hybrid computer. Read More »

Brian Friesen Helps Cray Surprise an Inquisitive High School Student

May 23, 2016

Brian Friesen, a post-doc working closely with CRD’s Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering, tweaked his travel plans to help an inquisitive high school student to calculate the probability of surviving a zombie apocalypse. He also helped answer student questions about math and supercomputers. Read More »

Berkeley Lab’s OpenMSI Licensed to ImaBiotech

May 19, 2016

Two years ago, Berkeley Lab researchers developed OpenMSI—the most advanced computational tool for analyzing and visualizing mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) data. Now, OpenMSI has been licensed to support ImaBiotech’s Multimaging™ technology in the field of pharmaceutical and cosmetic research and development. Read More »

Scott Baden: CRD’s Computer Languages and System Software Group Lead

May 18, 2016

Scott Baden has been named Computer Languages and Systems Software Group Lead in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD). In addition to managing the group, he will also be doing research on program restructuring to improve performance on supercomputers and also look into novel implementation techniques that may someday be incorporated in an automated program-restructuring tool. Read More »

CRD’s Xiaoye 'Sherry' Li Named 2016 SIAM Fellow

March 31, 2016

Berkeley Lab’s Xiaoye “Sherry” Li has been named a 2016 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She being recognized for advances in the development of fast and scalable sparse matrix algorithms and fostering their use in large-scale scientific and engineering applications. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Staff Contribute Papers to SIAM Conference on Parallel Computing

March 28, 2016

When the seventeenth meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing is held April 12-15 in Paris, France, a number of Berkeley Lab staff will contribute their expertise in papers and invited talks. Read More »

CRD’s Bert de Jong Named to Editorial Board of Computer Physics Communications Journal

March 10, 2016

Bert de Jong, leader of CRD’s Computational Chemistry, Materials & Climate Group, has been named as Specialist Editor for the journal Computer Physics Communications, an international journal and program library for computational physics and physical chemistry. Read More »

New study details the searing future of extreme heat

February 23, 2016

Heat waves that typically strike once every 20 years could become yearly events across 60 percent of Earth's land surface by 2075, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked.
If stringent emissions-reductions measures are put in place, however, these extreme heat events could be reduced significantly. These are among the findings of a new study from Berkeley Lab and NCAR. Read More »

Updated Workflows for New LHC ERA

February 22, 2016

To deal with the new data deluge from a recently upgraded Large Hadron Collider (LHC), researchers working on one of the facility's largest experiments—ATLAS—are relying on updated workflow management tools developed primarily by a group of researchers at the Berkeley Lab. Read More »

Xiaoye "Sherry" Li to Lead CRD Scalable Solvers Group

February 12, 2016

Sherry Li has been selected to lead the Scalable Solvers Group in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD). Her appointment was effective on February 12, 2016. Read More »

Assessing the Impact of Human-Induced Climate Change

January 20, 2016

Berkeley Lab and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research scientists develop and apply new method to determine whether specific climate impacts can be traced to human-caused emissions. Read More »

ESnet, CENIC Announce Joint Cybersecurity Initiative

January 19, 2016

CRD's Sean Peisert will be director of the new CENIC/ESnet initiative to jointly develop cybersecurity strategies and research projects. Peisert, who was also recently named as the chief cybersecurity strategist for CENIC, has worked extensively in computer security research and development. Read More »