The astronomical archive at NERSC is one of the largest collections of ground-based cosmic images available, containing 8 million pictures taken nightly over a span over 10 years. Now a team of NERSC staff are developing a system to automatically process and instantly serve this trove of cosmic data to astronomers around the globe. More>
A combustion researcher may run a huge simulation of a laboratory-scale flame experiment on a supercomputer to better understand the turbulence-chemistry interactions that affect fuel efficiency. But if the system crashes, then all the data from the run is lost and the user has no choice but to start over. A new version Berkeley Lab Checkpoint Restart (BCLR) software, could enable the scientist to recover from such a crash – if they are running on a Linux system. More>
Throughout February and March, ESnet engineers continued to upgrade hardware and network capabilities at its regional network sites across the country. Upgrades to the Bay Area Metropolitan Area Network (BAMAN) enable ESnet engineers to accurately monitor traffic flows and seamlessly deliver OSCARS virtual circuits from the ESnet4 Science Data Network (SDN) backbone across the metropolitan area network. The upgrades will also allow for the cost-effective scaling of additional 10-gigabit lines in the future. More>
Several NERSC and CRD staff contributed to a workshop on Scientific Grand Challenges in Fusion Energy Sciences and the Role of Computing at the Extreme Scale, from March 18–20 in Washington, D.C. co-sponsored by the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences and Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research. Fifteen CRD researchers also contributed in various ways to the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering held March 2–6 in Miami, Florida. More
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