In an effort to restore Earth's carbon balance, researchers in the Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD) have received INCITE computing allocations to explore the viability of carbon-neutral technologies, like nano solar cells and near-zero-emission combustion devices. More>
Inspired by scientists who have long used computers to transform simulations and experimental data into multi-dimensional models that can then be dissected and analyzed, a team of humanities researchers from the University of California, San Diego are applying the same techniques to analyze culture. The team calls thier new paradigm cultural analytics, and recently used NERSC systems to analyze cultural changes in Time magazine covers and Google logos. More>
To map our home planet, Google Earth depends mostly on satellite imagery for land surfaces and sonar imagery for the sea floor. Maps of the Universe likewise depend on different kinds of detectors for different kinds of features. When astrophysicist Julian Borrill came to Berkeley Lab's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) in 1997, his first project was designing computational tools for future CMB experiments, a toolbox capable of handling an expected flood of cosmic data. More>
As the world becomes increasingly dependent on complex networks, understanding how these systems operate is of paramount importance. To address this issue, researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Computational Research Division (CRD) will lead two projects funded at a total of $3.5M million under a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program to study the mathematical challenges involved in improving our understanding of complex, interconnected systems such as computer networks. More>
Introducing: Hemant Shukla and Robert Preissl. More>
Innovatively built with external login nodes and an external filesystem, Hopper Phase 1 will help NERSC staff optimize the external node architecture before the second phase of the Hopper system arrives. More>
Tunneled 6,800 feet underground in Canada's Vale Inco Creighton mine, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) was designed to detect neutrinos produced by fusion reactions in the Sun. Although the observatory officially "switched off" in August 2006, a copy of all the data generated for and by the experiment will live on at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). More>
More than two dozen CRD and NERSC staff will be contributing to the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP10) from, February 24–26, in Seattle. More>
Juan Meza of Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has been selected by the IEEE Computer Society to participate in the Distinguished Visitors Program. Initiated in 1971, the Distinguished Visitors Program provides “first quality speakers serving IEEE Computer Society professional and student chapters.” Among the criteria for selection are the condition that participants be recognized authorities in their respective field. Meza, one of 20 participants in the North American program, will serve a 3-year term beginning in January 2010. More>
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