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Quest for Speed Leads CRD’s Ibrahim to Accelerating Supercomputing Applications

As a boy growing up in Egypt, Khaled Ibrahim was fascinated with learning about the things that were the fastest, strongest or biggest, whether it was a car, a horse or even a camel. His dream was to harness that speed. More>

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New Computational Research Division Software Catalog Now Available

Researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division are renowned for developing and contributing to novel software packages for use in modeling and simulation, computer science and data science. Now, for the first time, all of these tools have been incorporated into a single catalog. More>

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Feb. 13 Lab Workshop on TrueNorth, IBM’s Brain-inspired Computer

The Computational Research Division, with IBM, will host an all-day workshop on TrueNorth, IBM’s brain-inspired machine, on Friday, Feb. 13. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium with an introduction to TrueNorth, programming and use. For more information, contact Peter Nugent.

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Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion Research

Turbulent combustion simulations, which provide input to the design of more fuel-efficient combustion systems, have gotten their own efficiency boost, thanks to researchers from the Computational Research Division. More>

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Project Aims to Improve Ice-Ocean-Land Modeling

PISCEES is at the global forefront of modeling to predict the loss of land-ice mass and the resulting rise in sea levels, with a focus on Antarctica. “We’re applying the DOE’s most sophisticated mathematical tools to solving a problem that’s relevant to everyone,” says Esmond Ng of the Computational Research Division. More>

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DACA Act Helps Jose Sierra Procure Job in Computing

After an introduction to the Lab’s high-performance computing research through a high school IT academy, Jose Sierra, now an engineering student at SF State, had hoped to work at Lab to gain real-world experience. But as an émigré from Guatemala, he had no work permit. DACA changed all that. He’s now a student assistant in CRD. More>

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Latest Supercomputers Enable Truer Simulations of Extreme Weather

Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But new, powerful supercomputers enable researchers to complete a run in just three months. The simulations are closer to actual observations, and the models are far better at reproducing storms, like hurricanes and cyclones. More>

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CRD Announces Reorganization for Strategic Alignment and Clarity

Computational Research Division Director David Brown recently announced a reorganization creating four new departments aligned with CRD’s strategic directions, effective Nov. 3. These include Computational Science, Data Science & Technology, Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics. More>

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A Comprehensive Look at High Performance Parallel I/O

In this era of “big data,” high performance parallel I/O is extremely important. Yet, the last book to summarize best practices in this area was written more than 10 years ago. To fill the void, Prabhat of Berkeley Lab and Quincey Koziol of the HDF Group recently published “High Performance Parallel I/O.” More>

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Alexandre Chorin Wins National Medal of Science

Chorin, of the Computational Research Division, was named today by President Obama. It is the nation’s highest honor for science and technology. More>

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