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Help the W3C Shape the Web

Did you know that, as a Berkeley Lab employee, you can help steer the future of the web? As a member of the W3C, the Lab can nominate experts to participate in working groups that develop web standards, and interest groups that explore new technologies and ideas (full list). In addition, anyone can participate in W3C community groups. Questions? Contact Annette Greiner, the Lab’s W3C representative.

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Kathy Yelick Quoted in Article on March Toward Exascale Computing

There was much celebrating in America last month when the Department of Energy unveiled Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer. Now the race is on to achieve the next significant milestone in processing power: exascale computing. “Our goal is to deliver as many breakthroughs as possible,” says Computing Sciences ALD Kathy Yelick, who is part of the leadership team coordinating the US initiative. More>

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Yelick Testifies Before House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences Kathy Yelick is scheduled to testify in Washington D.C. on Thursday, July 12, before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The committee is conducting a hearing on “Big Data Challenges and Advanced Computing Solutions.” Go here to read the testimony. The hearing will be livestreamed at 7 a.m. PST. More> 

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Lab Hosts Computational Science Graduate Fellows This Year

The Lab is hosting eight Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellows, representing some of the nation’s brightest graduate students in computational science. Each fellow is pursuing a doctoral degree in a field that uses high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. More>

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U.S. Once Again Has Fastest Supercomputer

This week, when the latest ranking of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world was released, the Energy Department’s new Summit machine reclaimed the number one spot, which China has held for five years. The rankings are produced by TOP500, a group that includes the Lab’s Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier. More>

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Lab Experts Help Coordinate ISC18, World’s First, Largest Computing Conference

Researchers from the Computing Sciences Area are presenting talks, research, and panels at the ISC18 conference this week. Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon is this year’s program chair, and John Shalf (CRD) is the workshops chair. In addition, Simon and Erich Strohmeier (CRD) presented the TOP500 list, which ranks and details the 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world. More>

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Exascale the Key to Generating Realistic and Accurate Scenarios of Future Earthquakes

In a recent podcast with the Exascale Computing Project, Berkeley Lab’s David McCallen discussed his work using computer simulation to understand the impact of earthquakes on major infrastructure. More>

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Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Draws 90+ Participants

Dozens of college students from around the world will spend the next two months at Berkeley Lab as part of the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program, which offers undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering fields the chance to gain research experience with ESnet, NERSC, and the Computational Research Division. More>

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Berkeley Lab Paves the Way for Real-Time Ptychographic Data Streaming

Real-time streaming of data produced by ptychographic imaging — which combines scanning microscopy with diffraction measurements to characterize the structure and properties of matter and materials — is changing the way scientists run experiments at the Advanced Light Source and, eventually, other light sources across the DOE complex. More>

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Idaho State University Students Awarded Lab Computing Fellowship

A team of three international researchers from Idaho State University who are using math and statistics to help better predict cloud formation and the weather have been awarded a Computing Sciences Research Pathways Fellowship to Berkeley Lab this summer. More>

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