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CRD's Daniela Ushizima Receives DOE Early Career Award

May 6, 2015

Daniela Ushizima, a computational scientist in the Computational Research Division (CRD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has received a 2015 Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Read More »

CRD’s Patterson Honored for Technology That Enabled Personal Computing

May 1, 2015

Computational Research Division's (CRD) David Patterson was recognized for his participation in the seminal 1981 development of Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), technology that revolutionized the way microprocessors function. The change would eventually enable personal workstations and later mobile computing. Read More »

Berkeley’s James Demmel Honored as an ACM Computing Innovator

April 14, 2015

James Demmel received the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM’s) Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award. Demmel was honored for his work on numerical linear algebra libraries, including LAPACK (Linear Algebra Package), a standard software library that forms part of the standard mathematical libraries for many vendors. Read More »

CRD’s Ann Almgren, Esmond Ng Named as 2015 SIAM Fellows

April 1, 2015

Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Research Division (CRD) are among the 2015 class of 31 mathematicians named as Fellows of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Read More »

Peisert Compiles Workshop Report on Securing Scientific Computing Integrity

March 20, 2015

Sean Peisert of CRD’s Integrated Data Frameworks Group has published a report from a DOE workshop on ASCR Cybersecurity for Scientific Computing Integrity. Peisert co-chaired the workshop held Jan. 7-9 in Rockville, Md. Read More »

Daniela Ushizima: Reaching Out to Help Black Girls Code

March 19, 2015

Between her responsibilities as a staff scientist and, deputy lead for the Data Analytics and Visualization Group at Berkeley Lab and a data science fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at UC Berkeley, it seems Daniela Ushizima would look forward to time away from computers and coding. But around once a month, she spends a full day working with young women teaching them about computers, coding, robotics and careers in STEM. Read More »

Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase ‘Superfacility’ Concept

March 17, 2015

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source with supercomputing resources at Berkeley Lab--including NERSC, SPOT Suite and CAMERA--and Oak Ridge National Laboratory via ESnet is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics research that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process. Read More »

Computing Sciences Staff Presenting at SIAM CSE15 Conference

March 11, 2015

Computing Sciences staff will be presenting some three dozen research talks and posters at the 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15) being held March 14-18 in Salt Lake City. Read More »

Between Micro and Macro, Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Model Fluids at the Mesoscale

March 9, 2015

When it comes to boiling water—or the phenomenon of applying heat to a liquid until it transitions to a gas—is there anything left for today’s scientists to study? The surprising answer is, yes, quite a bit. Read More »

Now Available! New Software Catalog

February 9, 2015

Researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division are renowned for developing and contributing to novel software packages for use in modeling and simulation, computer science and data science. Now, for the first time, all of these tools have been incorporated into a single catalog on the CRD website, where users can easily search and download what they need. Read More »

DOE Scientists Team up to Demonstrate Scientific Potential of Big Data Infrastructure

February 3, 2015

Over the past few months, groups of researchers supported by the Department of Energy have taken on the challenge to demonstrate new approaches for collecting, moving, sharing and analyzing massive scientific data sets in areas ranging understanding the makeup of our universe to designing new materials at the molecular scale. Read More »

CRD's Sean Peisert Guest Edits Special Issue of IEEE's Security and Privacy Magazine

January 30, 2015

CRD's Sean Peisert recently guest edited a special issue of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine focusing on "Control Systems Security for the Energy Sector" featuring six-peer reviewed articles with authors from U.S. national labs, U.S. and international academic institutions, and industry. Read More »

Quest for Speed Leads CRD’s Ibrahim to Accelerating Supercomputing Applications

January 23, 2015

As a boy growing up in Egypt, Khaled Ibrahim was fascinated with learning about the things that were the fastest, strongest or biggest, whether it was a car, a horse or even a camel. His dream was to harness that speed. But going too fast was more scary than fun for him, so Ibrahim now pursues a different type of speed: specializing in performance tuning of scientific applications to accelerate their performance on supercomputers. Read More »

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 »

Pore models track reactions in underground carbon capture

September 25, 2014

Berkeley Lab researchers are creating microscopic pore-scale simulations could help scientists evaluate ways to store carbon dioxide produced by power plants, keeping it from contributing to global climate change. Read More »

Adapting Materials Sciences Algorithms for Cancer Screening Leads to Award for Berkeley Lab Researcher

September 15, 2014

An automated method to extract the boundaries of individual cytoplasm and nucleus from overlapping cervical cell images, developed by Berkeley Lab's Daniela Ushizima and Brazilian collaborators, won first place at an IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2014) competition. The tool included pattern recognition algorithms developed by DOE's CAMERA to characterize new materials. Read More »