Computing Sciences Newsletter Archive
Beginning in March 2009, we are no longer issuing PDF newsletters for NERSC, CRD and ESnet. Instead, news from all three organizations is being incorporated into a monthly email/web newsletter called Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences News.
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December 2009: CRD's Juan Meza Elected Fellow of AAAS,NERSC Helps Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch for Nanoelectronics, A Superbright Supernova That's the First of Its Kind, But Not the Last, Workshop Focuses on Use of Manycore and Accelerator-Based Computing for Advancing Science, SuperLU Library Downloads Hit a New Record, Horst Simon Honored as ISC Fellow, Two NERSC Users Honored with DOE's
E. O. Lawrence Award, Berkeley Lab Experts Lead Development of Scientific Data Management Book and Introducing: Jeff Johnson, Angel Castro and Mehmet Balman.
November 2009: Berkeley Lab, SDSC and UCSD Win SC09 'Storage Challenge' Award, First Full-Scale Simulation of Cat-Size Cortex is a Gordon Bell Prize Winner, StarGate Demo at SC09 Shows How to Keep Astrophysics Data Out of Archival "Black Holes," Berkeley Lab Selects IBM Technology to Power Cloud Computing Research, New Consortium to Tackle Challenge of Adapting Scientific Applications to Hybrid Multicore Systems and SC09 Slideshow.
SPECIAL SC09 EDITION: Berkeley Lab Contributes to SC09 Program, Two Berkeley Lab Scientists Featured in Masterworks Sessions, Bandwidth Challenge Highlights DOE's Science Services, SC09 Bandwidth Challengers Supported by ESnet, Drop By, Take a Seat, Talk to Us, Talk to Our Recruiter About Job Opportunities at the Berkeley Lab, Posters in Our Booth, Berkeley Lab Researchers Lead Discussions about Energy Efficient Computing at SC09, NERSC Delivers Petaflops Power to the People—in Style!
October 2009 : NERSC Continues Tradition of Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis with the Planck Cluster, It's Not Too Late, Juan Meza Named One of Hispanic Business Magazine's "100 Influentials," DOE to Explore Scientific Cloud Computing at Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, NERSC Overcomes Software Challenges for Scientific Computing, Berkeley Lab Researchers Prepare U.S. Climate Community for 100-Gigabit Data Transfers, Berkeley Researchers Win NSF PetaApps Award for CMB Applications, B-ISICLES (Berkeley Ice Sheet Initiative for Climate at Extreme Scales) Project to Improve Accuracy of Ice Sheet Models, Photostory: Phase-1 of Hopper Delivered to NERSC, NERSC Results Help University of Florida Student Win Metropolis Award, ASCR Discovery: Lasers Without Mirrors, Designed by Supercomputer, and Introducing: Hing Chow, Inder Monga, Andew Lake, Chris Tracy, Josef Grosch and Biju Jacob.
September 2009 : Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists First Full Simulation of Star's Final Hours, NERSC Contributes to the Development of Award-Winning Mapping Software, Lin-Wang Wang Writes Energy & Environmental Science Cover Story, ASCR Discovery: Reanalysis Project Targets Once-and-Future Weather, Berkeley Lab to Collaborate with University of Tokyo IT Center, CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Schedules for Fall 2009 HPC, and Introducing: Aleksandar Donev, Nick Wright, Christopher Calderon and Hans Johansen.
SPECIAL EDITION: September 2009 :ESnet Named Government IT Innovator, CRD Researchers Receive Recovery Act Funds to Improve Reliability of Electrical Grid, AMS Mathematical Moments: Juan Meza Talks About Predicting Climate With Math, SciDAC Review: A Lightning-Fast Index Drives Massive Data Analysis,SciDAC Review: Divide and Conquer for Tractable Computations, SciDAC Review: The Manycore Revolution: Will HPC Lead or Follow?, SciDAC Review: The Challenge of Energy-Efficient HPC, and ASCR Discovery: Flame Simulations Lift Combustion Energy's Future.
August 2009 : ESnet Receives $62 Million to Develop World's Fastest Computer Network, NERSC Awards Supercomputer Contract to Cray, Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate, CRD Receives Funding to Develop Tools for Science Research, Looking Back: Student Assistant Christine Matheney Reflects on Her Time at NERSC, ASCR Discovery: Code Controls Communication to Boost Computer Performance, Scientific Computing: Smashing the Trillion Zone Barrier, NERSC’s Craig Lant Podcasts about SSH, Year of Science Celebrates Weather and Climate in August, and Introducing: Jihan Kim, Alex Kaiser and Lawrence Pezzaglia.
July 2009 : Upgrades Double Franklin's Scientific Capability, ESnet's OSCARS Allows Users to Reserve Bandwidth, Jeff Broughton is the New Head of NERSC's Systems Department, Cecilia Aragon Honored with Presidential Early Career Award, NERSC Hosts Workshop About the Dawn of Exascale Storage, Green HPC: Horst Simon Helps Sift through the Hype, and Introducing: Hank Childs, David McCallen, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Sean Peisert and Matthew Harvey.
June 2009 : NERSC Helps Discover Cosmic Transients, Projecting the Impacts of Climate Change, Visualizing the Future of Scientific Discovery, ESnet Rolls Out IPv6 Network Management System, Meet the CSGF Fellows at Berkeley Lab, CRD's Paul Hargrove Podcasts About BCLR and Introducing: Seun-Jai Min, Khaled Ibrahim and Viraj Rameshrao Paropkari.
May 2009 : NERSC and CRD Help Decipher Science from Compact Accelerator Simulations, MG Expert Review Goes Primetime, NERSC Builds Gateways for Science Sharing, Speeding Up Science Data Transfers Between Department of Energy Facilities, NERSC Delivers 59.9 Petabytes of Storage with Cutting-Edge Technology, VisIt Now Available On Franklin, ESnet Installs New 10-Gigabit Connections Bay Area Scientific Computing Day Returns to the Berkeley Lab and Introducing: Eric Pouyoul and Mark Howison.
SPECIAL EDITION: May 2009: Berkeley Lab Mathematicians among First Group of Fellows Named by SIAM and Short-Term Snapshots of Temperature Data Can Be Misleading.
April 2009: ESnet Wins 2009 Excellence.Gov Award for Effectively Leveraging Technology, PerfSONAR Helps Accelerate Big Science Collaborations, ESnet Connects STAR to Asian Collaborators, NERSC Increases System Storage and Security for Users, CRD's Cecilia Aragon is One of Hispanic Business Magazine's 2009 Women of Vision and Introducing: Stefan Lasiewski and Mary Beedle.
March 2009 : NERSC’s Deep Sky Project Provides a Portal into Data Universe, Berkeley Lab Checkpoint Restart Improves Productivity, Hardware Upgrades to Regional Network Sites and CRD and NERSC Staff Contribute to Fusion Grand Challenges Workshop and SIAM Conference.