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December 2012: Developing the Next-Generation Batteries; A Screening Strategy to Capture CO2; John Shalf Is NERSC's New Chief Technology Officer; Modeling FeatESnet Tests a Novel Approach for Guiding Large Data Flows; Kathy Yelick Named ACM Fellow: Wes Bethel Is ACM Distinguished Scientist; IEEE Spectrum: Exabyte Problem: Climate Scientists Grapple With a Deluge of Data; Live Science: 20-Year-Old Report Successfully Predicted Warming; HPCWire: John Shalf Named NERSC CTO; Introducing: Ulugbek "Bek" Baymuradov, NERSC Outreach, Software and Programming Group.
November 2012: ESnet Rolls Out World's Fastest Science Network; The Breaking Points of Metallic Glasses; Climate Change Study Strengthens Link to Human Activities; Modeling Feat Sheds Light on Protein Channel's Function; ESnet5 Deployment Team Named as "Fierce" Innovators; Globus Online and ESnet Partner for Scientific Data Management: Phase 1 of Edison Arrives at NERSC; Berkeley Lab Staff Speak at Albany High's Annual Career Day; Berkeley Lab Staff Contribute to SC12 Tech Program Sessions; ESnet's Inder Monga Presents at International Network Architects Workshop; Science News: Extremely Bad Weather; KFPA 94.1 (Terra Verde): Science of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events; TechZone360: ESnet's OSCARS Helps Pacific Wave Peering Facility Make Stronger Connections; Light Reading: Optical SDN Gets a Test Run; Introducing: Pradeep Mantha, Jessica Voytek and Roberto Vitillo.
October 2012: Visualizing Gulf of Mexico Oil Dispersion, The Path a Proton Takes; ESnet Revving to Unleash 100 Gbps Science Network; DOE's Investment Ensures AmeriFlux Data for All; State Department's TechWomen Visit NERSC and Berkeley Lab, Open House Visitors Experience "Science at Warp Speed"; Symmetry Magazine: Andy Nonaka Helps Bring the Universe into Full Focus;IEEE Spectrum: Could Supercomputing Turn to Signal Processors (Again)?;Signal Online: Making Sense of Big Data from Supercomputers; HPCwire: PPPL Wins Grant to Develop Plasma Edge Simulation Code, Will Use NERSC Computers; and Introducing: Daniel Burke and George Michelogiannakis.
September 2012: Berkeley Lab Computational Scientists to Help Illuminate Dark Universe, End-to-End Network Tuning Sends Data Screaming from NERSC to NOAA; ESnet Puts Network Research on Fast Track; Berkeley Lab Scientists to Help Develop Software for Exascale Supercomputers; Berkeley Lab Scientists to Lead, Support 14 New SciDAC Projects; NERSC Postdoc Creates a Way to Share Burgeoning X-Ray Data; Wes Bethel and Hank Childs Co-Edit Book on High Performance Visualization; ESnet’s Greg Bell Gave Invited Keynote Talk at Scandinavian Networking Conference; "Flying Through the Known Universe" Screens at 3D Film Festival in L.A.; NY Times Contrasts Data Center Wastefulness with NERSC Efficiency; Scientific Computing Magazine: Insights from the Top500 List; WIRED: Intel and AMD Follow in Footsteps of Mysterious Google Switch; CIO: Intel and HP to Build World's Most Efficient Supercomputer; The Conversation: Smart meters are about as dangerous as... ; and Introducing Alexander Kemper, 2012 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow.
August 2012: Sandia's Sudip Dosanjh Named NERSC Director; Supernovae of Similar Brightness, Cut from Vastly Different Cosmic Cloth; Researchers Design Most Effient Yet CO2-Separating Polymer; ASCR Discovery: Big Data Means Big Issues for Exascale Visualization; Bringing The Review of Particle Physics Online; What Are the Computational Keys to Future Scientific Discoveries?; First NERSC Director John Killeen Dies at 87; CRD's Julian Borrill Helps Unveil Cambridge's Cosmology Supercomputer; Summer Students Show Projects, Win Awards; IEEE Forms Group to Confront Network Traffic Swells; NPR: Michael Wehner Discusses Mega-Droughts and Climate Change; and Huffington Post: David Bailey Argues That Algebra Is Essential in a 21st Century Economy.
July 2012: A Modern Day "Silk Road" for Climate Data; A New Approach to Water Desalination; New Computer Model Pinpoints Prime Materials for Carbon Capture; COSMOS Computer Security, Privacy and Cybervillainy Cluster Visits Berkeley Lab; The Guardian: Michael Wehner Quoted in Article on Extreme Weather; HPCWire: NERSC Signs Up for Multi-Petaflop "Cascade" Supercomputer; KTVU Channel 2 News: Michael Wehner Talks About Greenland's Melting Ice Sheets; and introducing Cy Chan, Yingjie Lyn and Matthew Emmett.
June 2012: Greg Bell is Director of Scientific Networking Division and ESnet; Sifting Through a Trillion Electrons; Floating Robots Track Water Flow; Defining the Healthy Human Microbiome; Physicsts Close in on a Rare-Particle Decay Process; NERSC Signs Supercomputing Agreement With Cray; Erich Strohmaier and the TOP500: A List That's Taken on a Life of its Own; Berkeley Lab Staff Shared Expertise, Experiences at ISC'12; ESnet Celebrates World IPv6 Launch; ESnet's Joe Burrescia and Jim Gagliardi Retire After Decades of Service; ABC7: More IP addresses added in Internet upgrade; Ars Technica: Securing supercomputer networks (without disrupting 60Gbps data flows); WIRED Science Blog: A Random Walk with Pi; HPCwire: LBNL Director of Scientific Networking to Lead ESnet; And Introducing: Anuj Chaudhri and Douglas Jacobsen.
May 2012: After Five Years, NERSC's Franklin Retires; New Accelerator Will Study Steps on the Path to Fusion Power; Floating Robots Track Water Flow; Researchers Seek to Generate Electricity by Emulating Photosynthesis; Mathematician John Bell Elected to National Academy of Sciences; Hank Childs Wins 2012 DOE Early Career Award; Didem Unat, A 2012 Alvarez Fellow; Albany, High School Girls Mentored by Berkeley Lab Win "Best Science App" Contest; ESnet Blog: The Risks of Not Deploying IPv6 in the R&E Community; ESnet Shars Expertise at Europe's Premier Networking Conference; ALICE2: R&E Networks As Instruments for Discovery, Not Just Infrastructures; ASCR Discovery: Designers Dig Out Drawing Board in Quest for Exascale Computing; San Francisco Chronicle: Robots measure flow of Sacramento River; Huffington Post: 2001: A Space Odyssey: Art vs. 2012 Reality; And Introducing: Jonathon Bertsch and Mary Hester.
April 2012: Eli Dart Answers Questions About ESnet's Science DMZ; A 100-Gigbit Highway for Science; Visualizing How Space Weather Cracks Earth's Cocoon; Vint Cerf and Van Jacobson Inducted into Internet Hall of Fame; NERSC Releases Mobile Apps to Users; NERSC Launches Data-Intensive Science Pilot Program; Roxanne Clark Wraps up 28-Year Career of Keeping Movers and Shakers on Track; David Bailey's Articles on Experimental Math Collected in New Book; Berkeley Lab Hosts Albany High Students on Job Shadow Day;Albany, Berkeley High School Girls Present Apps Developed in Lab-Supported Program; FedTech: Network Upgrades Meet the Need for Speed; Huffington Post: Are Computers Playing Games With Us? And Introducing: Matthew Cordery.
March 2012: Shoshani Leads Scalable Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization Institute; Scientists Discover a New Kind of Neutrino Transformation; Revealing the Secrets of Clean Coal; American Colleges Encouraged to Implement ESnet's Science DMZ; CRD Researchers Participate in Workshop on Extreme-Scale Solvers; Kennedy High School Students Get a Lesson in Job Hunting; ISGTW: Scientists and High School Girls Collaborate; Berkeley Lab Staff Mentor Teen Girls in App Development; Nanowerk: Engineered Piezoelectric Graphene Could Yield Control in Nanotechnology; GCN: Environmental Research Web: US to Use Climate to Help Cool Exascale Systems; And Introducing: Pardeep Pall and James Lee.
February 2012: The Carbon Dioxide Catchers; Graphene's Hidden Talent: Engineered Piezoelectricity; Researchers Reveal Where Proteins Bind with DNA to Switch Genes On or Off; Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on the Computational Research and Theory Facility; Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Win Cozzarelli Prize; John Shalf's Paper Named Among the Best in History of HPDC Conference; ESnet Policy Board Holds Inaugural Meeting at Berkeley Lab; Kathy Yelick Invited Speaker at NITRD 20th Anniversary Symposium; Berkeley Lab Staff Mentor Teen Girls in App Development; SciDAC Outreach Center Participates in "Materials for Energy Applications" Workshop; GCN: Two States Climb Aboard New, 100-Gigabit Fast Train; ComputerWorld: US to use climate to help cool exascale systems; HPC Wire: LBNL Breaks Ground On Computational Research and Theory Facility.
January 2012: Powered by NERSC, a Database of Billions of Genes!; Bubbles Help Break Energy Storage Record for Lithium Air-Batteries; The Great Gas Hydrate Escape; Can Cloud Computing Address the Scientific Computing Requirements for DOE Researchers? Well, Yes, No and Maybe; A Precision Model of the Cosmos; ASCR Discovery: Computing the Steps to Catching and Keeping Carbon Underground; ESnet Staff Share Expertise, 100G Experiences at Joint Techs Meeting; Berkeley Lab Inspires Careers in Science Research; InsideHPC: A Piece of "Pi" with Berkeley Lab's David Bailey; Science News: Diet of a Dying Star; HPC Admin: Co-Design Approach to Supercomputing; and Forbes: Cloud Computing Not Quite Ready for the Lab: US Government Report.