The Lab started a number of water conservation efforts two years ago. But when Chief Sustainability Officer John Elliott started seeing drops in water usage that were much larger than what could be attributed to the conservation projects—15 percent declines for two consecutive years—he realized there was something more at play. More>
The facility — which was dedicated at a special event on Nov. 12, attended by UC President Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicolas Dirks — will house NERSC, ESnet, and the Computational Research Division. Wang Hall is one of the most energy-efficient computing centers anywhere, and is named after UC Berkeley professor Shyh Wang. More>
One of the most unique features of the new Shyh Wang Hall will not be on display when it opens on Nov. 12. In fact, it is tucked away beneath the floor of the new 20,000 square foot machine room, keeping the Computing Sciences group’s supercomputers, servers and staff safe from harm during an earthquake. More>
Buildings affected include 10A, 15, 30, 33, 33U, 34, 37, 43. The outage will run from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day. Access to these areas will be strictly controlled. Impact to IT will be minor. Contact Dan Schrantz (x7822) for more information. Go here to view a map of the outage area.
Chu Hall – Solar Energy Research Center is being recognized this year from Engineering News Record’s Best Projects Awards in the Higher Education/Research category- California Region. An
ENR Best Projects Award is considered one of commercial construction’s most prestigious and coveted honors. More>
All employees are invited to attend the dedication of Computing Sciences’ new home, Wang Hall (also known as the Computational Research and Theory facility, or CRT). The dedication starts at 1 p.m., followed by tours and a symposium on “Pioneering the Next Computing and Internet Frontier for Scientific Discovery.” Registration is required. More>
The Lab’s Storm Response Team is getting ready for potential El Niño storms and offers tips on how Lab employees can prepare their homes for severe rainfall. More>
A planned power outage is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, and will affect buildings: 62, 66, 67, 67A, 72, 72A/B/C, 74, 83, 84, 85, 85A, 85B, 86 and Strawberry Gate. The outage will last 19 hours; starting at 5:00 AM and complete by midnight. More>
To ensure furniture is received by fiscal year-end, the deadline for ordering custom furniture requiring design assistance is Friday, July 31. Those requiring design assistance should request it via the Work Request Center as soon as possible. The deadline for ordering standard furniture through eBuy is August 19.
The outage will enable required three-year maintenance on the Lab’s medium voltage switching station A6. The planned power shutdown will impact numerous buildings from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and three for only 15 minutes. For safety reasons, access to affected buildings will not be permitted during the outage. More>