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December 2010: NERSC's Hopper Breaks Petaflops Barrier; DOE Computing Project Wins Award for Best Use of HPC in the Cloud; International Cloud Computing Conference Awards Best Paper to Berkeley Lab Team; January 2011 Workshop to Focus on Manycore- and Accelerator-based HPC; Berkeley Lab Team Develops Flexible Reservation Algorithm for Advance Network Provisioningt; Slide Show: Berkeley Lab Rolls Into New Orleans for SC10; ESnet and Collaborators Achieve 100 Gbps Data Flow to SC10; NERSC's Franklin Ranked #2 on Graph 500 List; NERSC’s Bautista, Shalf Create SC10 Showcase for Disruptive Technologies. In the News: The Register-Jonathan Carter Talks About Supercomputing from Idea to Reality; CNN.com-Supercomputing's New World Order; HPC Source-Sensing the Future of Greener Data Centers; HPC Source-Dirac Testbed Reveals How Applications Are Written; IBM Case Study-NERSC Creates an Ultra-Efficient Supercomputer; and PhysOrg.com-New Globus Online Service to Use the Grid for High-Performance File Transfer.
November 2010-SC10 Edition: Berkeley Lab Highlighted in SC10 Technical Program; Expert Perspectives on HPC's Hot Topics; In Our Booth: Talks, Roundtable Discussions, Demos and Posters; Berkeley Lab Demos, Live From SC10; Talk to Our Recruiter About Opportunities at Berkeley Lab; Send a Note Home on Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Postcards; and Berkeley Lab Staff Contribute to SC10's Success.
October 2010: Computing for the Environment: Berkeley Lab Staff Comment on the New Energy-Efficient Ethernet Standard; Slideshow: Outreach from Atlanta to Berkeley; Nature News: Alternative yardstick to measure the universe; HPC Wire: For Proprietary HPC, Hope Springs Eternal;ISGTW: Image of the week - A better supernova model; and Introducing: Taghrid Samak and Richard Martin.
September 2010: Horst Simon Named Deputy Director for Berkeley Lab: SChorin and Sethian Honored by ICIAM; Kathy Yelick Named Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences; James Demmel Receives 2010 Fernbach Award; Berkeley Lab and Princeton Scientists Watch Stars Explode in 3D; Catching Carbon with Computer Simulations; Berkeley Lab Researchers Tackle Supercomputing Challenges with $6.3 Million; Katie Antypas Appointed NERSC User Services Group Lead; CRD's Michael Wehner Joins Congressional Briefing on Extreme Weather; ESnet Call for Proposals: Advanced Network Initiative Testbed; Time.com: The Supernova's Secrets Cracked at Last?; insideHPC: John Shalf a "Rock Star of HPC"; CRD's David Bailey Comments on Pi Calculations in New Scientist; Marquette University Features NERSC Intern Christine Matheney; and Introducing: Praveen Narayanan, Ben Yoo, Annette Greiner and Hasan Metin Aktulga.
August 2010: Listening to Earth Breathe with 500 Towers: Speeding Up Models of Table-top Accelerators; Dancing in the Dark: Scientists Shed New Light on Protein-Salt Interactions; Jonathan Carter Named New Deputy for Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences; Juan Meza Jumps into Berkeley Lab's Carbon Cycle 2.0 Smackdown; PHOTOSTORY: Computational Summer School at NERSC; Math Group’s Persson, Wilkening Win Early Career Awards; ESnet Expertise Tapped at the 2010 Interagency IPv6 Conference; Scientific Computing: Energy-Efficient HPC Is Heating Up; International Science Grid This Week: Relativistic Reference Frames Speed Simulations; HPC Source: A Big Picture Approach to Scientific Data Storage, New York Times: Web Photos That Reveal Secrets, Like Where You Live; and Introducing: Weiquin Zhang, John Owens and Filipe Maia.
July 2010: Northern California National Laboratories Are the First U.S. Stops for LHC's ALICE Data: Berkeley Lab Contributes Expertise to New Amazon Web Services Offering; Computer Simulations Show That "Sweaty" Flowers Cool the World; For Platinum Catalysts, Smaller May Be Better; Researchers Explore Exascale Computing for Energy Security; PHOTOSTORY: The Next Generation of Computing Sciences; NERSC User William H. Miller Honored With Ahmed Zewail Prize; NERSC User Inez Fung Joins Academia Sinica; FLUXNET Provides Insights into the Global Carbon Cycle; Planck Mission Delivers First All-Sky Image; Horst Simon Talks to “Modeling the World,” NERSC's John Shalf Talks Parallel Programming Languages with ISGTW; CRD's David Patterson Writes About The Trouble with Multicore; CRD's Robin Sommer Writes About "Cybercasing"; and Introducing: Kaushik Balakrishnan, Jennifer Horsman, Manoj Pillay, David Camp, Jim Mellander, Matthew "Cody" Rotermund and Chang-Seo Park.
June 2010: Berkeley Lab Receives $4 Million to Develop Computational Methods for Energy Research; Berkeley Lab Team Receives NASA Award;Science at Scale: SciDAC Astrophysics Code Scales to Over 200K Processors; Computers Give Insights into Generating Power Like the Sun; Grace Hopper Powers Science on NERSC's New Cray XE6; NERSC and HDF Group Optimize HDF5 Library to Improve I/O Performance; Berkeley Lab Plays a Key Role in the Human Microbiome Project; ESnet Launches "Network Matters" Blog,Video Blog Chronicles ISC Conference in Germany; Berkeley Lab Team Wins Best Paper Award at Cloud Computing Conference; Register Now for Virtual Summer School in Computing; Peter Ungaro Outlines Future Directions in Talk at NERSC; PHOTO STORY: Oakland Tech Students Tour NERSC Machine Room, Get Souvenirs; How a Summer Internship—or a Weekend Lecture—Can Change a Life; and Introducing: Edward "Eddie" Baron, Brian Austin and Bradley Froehle.
May 2010: Victor Markowitz Is Appointed JGI CIO and Associate Director; Simulations Reveal That Earth's Silica Is Predominantly Superficial; Berkeley Lab Scientists Build Software Framework for ATLAS Collaboration; A New Global Climate Model May Reduce the Uncertainty of Climate Forecasting; A New System at NERSC: Carver Goes into Production; Berkeley Lab Researchers Add Significant Expertise to Applied Math Meeting; NERSC Hosts ScicomP 16 in San Fancisco; VIDEO: The Berkeley Water Center, A Digital Watershed; Four NERSC Users Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; NERSC Authors Win Best Paper Award at Cray User Group Meeting; VIDEO: ESnet, Connecting Global Science Collaborations; and Introducing: Sowmya Balasubramanian.
April 2010: NERSC and JGI Join Forces to Tackle Genomics High Performance Computing; ESnet Reaches First Milestone in Advanced Networking Initiative Deployment; NERSC Users Find That Nanodroplets of Water Can Manipulate Graphene; Why Does Matter Dominate Our Universe?; NERSC Helps Locate Jupiter's Missing Neon; Gregory Bell Joins ESnet as Chief Information Strategist; NERSC, ESnet and JGI Explore Hardware as a Service; CRD Researchers Help Establish a Next Generation Data and Analysis Center; Photo Story: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits the Berkeley Lab; Computer Science Terms Explained in Video; and Introducing: Aydın Buluc, Jinoh Kim, Kirsten Fagnan and Orianna DeMasi.
March 2010: NERSC Helps Shed LÍight on the Nature of Antimatter; Baby Brutes: Simulations Help Solve the Mysteries of Massive Young Star-Forming Galaxies; Measuring a Monstrous Supernova; ESnet Collaborates with SURFnet and NORDUnet to Create Network Research Framework; NISE to Award 29 Million Computing Hours at NERSC in 2010; Exploring Cloud Computing for DOE’s Scientific Mission; The Evolving Ecosystem for Parallel Software; The Role of Exascale Computing in Energy Security; Exascale Supercomputing Advances Climate Research; and CRD's Dovi Poznanski Is an Einstein Fellow.
February 2010: A Computational Science Approach for Studying Culture; Madly Mapping the Universe; Researchers Receive INCITE Awards Aimed at Restoring Carbon Balance; Berkeley Lab Receives New Grants to Research Complex Systems; Hopper (Phase 1) Prepares NERSC for Petascale Computing; Historic Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Data, Carried by ESnet, Lives on at NERSC; CRD, NERSC Staff Active at SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing; Berkeley Lab's Juan Meza Selected as IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor; and Introducing: Hemant Shukla and Robert Preissl.
January 2010: A Good Match for Thermoelectrics,Algorithm Navigates Inside Chemical Labyrinth; Reaching for the Stars to Create Cosmic Music; ESnet Completes Implementation of DNS Security; Cecilia Aragon Receives PECASE Award from President Obama; Kamesh Madduri Wins SIAG/SC Junior Scientist Prize; ESnet Staff to Share Expertise at Joint Techs Meeting; John Bell Named Co-Organize of AMS Von Neumann Symposium; and Introducing: Jerry Chou, Margie Wylie and Wendy Wolfson Tsabba.