The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) completed the first milestone in constructing its Advanced Network Initiative testbed by installing Infinera’s dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment. DWDM refers to optical networking systems that can send large volumes of data over multiple wavelengths of light on a single fiber. More>
To ensure that there is a robust computational infrastructure for managing, storing and gleaning scientific insights from an ever-growing flood of genomic data, the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is joining forces with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Division (NERSC) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). More>
Chemists using NERSC's Cray XT4 supercomputer, called Franklin have found that nanodroplets of water can be used to shape graphene into complex capsules, sandwiches, knots, and rings to serve as the building blocks of nanodevices with unique mechanical, electrical, and optical properties. More>
Using NERSC systems, William Detmold of DOE's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, and his colleagues, achieved the first ever QCD calculations for both a three-body force between hadrons and three-body baryon system. In a subsequent paper, Detmold and Martin Savage also reported another first: a QCD calculation that could help scientists better understand the quark soup that was our universe milliseconds after its birth. More>
It's raining helium on Jupiter—and as these droplets fall towards the planet's deeper interior, they are bringing neon down with them. Researchers at UC Berkeley were able to solve this decade-old mystery with help from NERSC's supercomputers. This new result solves a 15-year-old mystery that was initiated on December 7, 1995, when NASA's Galileo probe plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere and found only one-ninth the amount of neon that should have been there based on measurements of the Sun's composition. More>
Introducing: Aydın Buluc, Jinoh Kim, Kirsten Fagnan and Orianna DeMasi. More>
Gregory Bell has joined the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) as chief information strategist. In this newly formed position, Bell will integrate emerging technologies into the ESnet infrastructure, work with team members to develop guidance on complex IT issues, and drive collaboration across the organization in support of a shared vision. More>
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Joint Genome Institute (JGI) facilities at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), are showing that a "hardware as a service" model, where computing resources are provisioned as needed, could be quickly deployed to meet the computing demands of the research community. More>
Researchers in the Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD) will receive approximately $1 million over the next four years to help establish a new, state-of-the-art visualization data analysis center aimed at interpreting the massive amounts of data produced by today's most powerful supercomputers. The center will be located at the University of Tennesse's (UT) National Institute for Computational Science. More>
During a two-hour visit to the Berkeley Lab on April 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) met with Lab Director Paul Alivisatos (middle) and several German scientists at the lab, including Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences Horst Simon (right), before finishing off with a photo session at the Molecular Foundry. More>
From "petaflop computing" to "computational science," Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences staff are defining complex computer science terms for the layperson in a video glossary series launched by the Lab's Public Affairs Office. These entries are part of a greater effort to make DOE science and technology contributions accessible to a wider public audience.
Click here to see Horst Simon define "computational science.
Click here to see Kathy Yelick define "supercomputing."
Click here to see David Bailey define "petaflop computing."
Click here to see John Shalf define "green computing."
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