Today at Berkeley Lab

Systems Engineer by Day, KALX DJ by Night

Shreyas “DJ Shrey” Cholia of the Computational Research Division and NERSC spins his unique blend of Bollywood, electronica, and garage-indie pop, for the UC Berkeley radio station every other Tuesday night. “I like finding music that crosses over from one genre to another; I’m not someone who likes to pigeon-hole myself.” More>

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CRD’s Mueller Optimizes Codes to Cut Computational Costs

As supercomputers play an increasingly important role in scientific research, demand for time on the systems is also increasing, with researchers wanting up to 10 times more than is available. As a result, scientists need to make the most efficient use of their time allocations. Juliane Mueller has found a way to keep expenses down. More>

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Meraculous: Deciphering the ‘Book of Life’ With Supercomputers

Genomev1By applying some novel algorithms, computational techniques, and the innovative programming language Unified Parallel C (UPC) to the cutting-edge de novo genome assembly tool Meraculous, a team of scientists from the Lab’s Computational Research Division, the Joint Genome Institute, and UC Berkeley, simplified and sped up genome assembly, reducing a months-long process to mere minutes. More>

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CRD’s Patterson Honored for Technology That Enabled Personal Computing

David Patterson was recognized for his participation in the seminal 1981 development of Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), technology that revolutionized the way microprocessors function. The change would eventually enable personal workstations and later mobile computing. More>

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Researchers Learn to Control Graphene with Lasers

New numerical simulations by Berkeley Lab Alvarez Fellow Alexander Kemper and his colleagues at Stanford University reveal how the quantum properties of graphene can be manipulated at ultrafast timescales with femtosecond laser pulses, opening a area of research. More>

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Chombo-Crunch Sinks Its Teeth into Fluid Dynamics

Chombo-Crunch — a computational fluid dynamics and transport code created by Lab scientists — has improved the understanding of the dynamics of geologic carbon sequestration and may lead to new safety measures in the oil and gas industry and aerospace engineering. More>

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Jain, Ushizima Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

Anubhav Jain of the Energy Technologies Area and Dani Ushizima of the Computational Research Division will each receive $2.5 million grants over five years to cover year-round salary plus research expenses. The awards seek to support exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work. More>

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CRD’s Wehner Featured in National Geographic Story on Extreme Weather

The computational climatologist said extreme weather changes will likely become noticeable with rise of two degrees Celsius in the average global surface temperature, which can trigger large changes to the number of Category 4 and 5 storms, and how strong they are. More>

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CRD’s James Demmel Honored as an ACM Computing Innovator

James Demmel was honored by ACM for his work on numerical linear algebra libraries, including LAPACK (Linear Algebra Package), a standard software library that forms part of the standard mathematical libraries for many vendors. More>

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CRD’s Ann Almgren, Esmond Ng Named as 2015 SIAM Fellows

Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng of the Computational Research Division (CRD) are among the 2015 class of 31 mathematicians named as Fellows of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. More>

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