NERSC and Cray Inc. announced this week that they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built CRT facility at Berkeley Lab. This supercomputer will be used as Phase 1 of NERSC’s next-generation system, named “Cori” in honor of biochemist and Nobel Laureate Gerty Cori. More>
A host of climate mitigation commitments, goals, and requirements at the international, national, and organizational level all point to a need for deep decarbonization, beginning with dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next ten years. Berkeley Lab Chief Sustainability Officer John Elliott will present plans and progress on deep decarbonization of the Lab from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 90, room 3112. Remote participants can call 866-740-1260 with access code 4864835, or use www.readytalk.com with access code 4864835.
The Environmental Restoration Program is planning to conduct drilling operations at several monitoring wells within lab roadways on Monday, April 27. From 9:30 to approximately 11:30 a.m., work will be conducted in the outgoing lane in front of the Grizzly Gate guard station. During this time, the lab shuttle will not be servicing stop 69 in front of Building 75B. More>
Berkeley Lab participated with the DOE, Los Alamos National Lab, and NASA on social media campaigns centered around Earth Week and Earth Day. More:
The Molecular Foundry’s Francesca Morabito is the new Director of Academic and Networking Activities at the newly formed Italian Society at UC Berkeley. The group promotes Italian culture in the UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab.
The IT Division is offering four identical three hour Software Skills Workshops run remotely by Greg Wilson, founder of Software Carpentry. Students can attend in a Berkeley Lab conference room with live support from teaching assistants. Topics covered are: Unix Shell, Git, GitHub, Python, and SQL.