Berkeley Lab Celebrates New Home of NERSC, ESnet

Nov 13, 2015 |

On November 12, 2015, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory officially opened its state-of-the-art facility for computational science built on a hillside overlooking the UC Berkeley campus and San Francisco Bay. The modern building, named Wang Hall in honor of noted semiconductor researcher and long-time UC Berkeley professor Shyh Wang, will house Read more…

Application Readiness at the DOE, Part II: NERSC Preps for Cori

Apr 17, 2015 |

In our second video feature from the HPC User Forum panel, “The Who-What-When of Getting Applications Ready to Run On, And Across, Office of Science Next-Gen Leadership Computing Systems,” we learn more about the goals and challenges associated with getting science applications ready for the coming crop of Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, which in addition to being five-to-seven times faster than Read more…

Supercomputing Targets Cleaner Combustion

Oct 1, 2013 |

A team of scientists and mathematicians at the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are using powerful NERSC supercomputers together with sophisticated algorithms to create cleaner combustion technologies.

Toward Stable Quantum Computing

Sep 18, 2013 |

What good is computing if it’s not reliable? An international team of researchers just got a little closer to realizing the grand challenge that is practical quantum computing.

DOE Supercomputer Hack Results in Guilty Plea

Aug 30, 2013 |

A 24-year old Pennsylvania man, Andrew James Miller, pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into Department of Energy supercomputers and attempting to sell stolen access credentials. Miller offered to sell an undercover FBI agent root access to NERSC systems for the sum of $50,000.

Preparing for Solar Storms

Aug 26, 2013 |

It may not be possible to prevent devastating space-weather events like solar storms from reaching the earth’s surface, but with enough warning, we can prepare for them. Scientists believe that mapping the earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic shield that stops most but not all of these storms – is the first step.

What Will the Sequester Mean to HPC (and Federal) Research?

Mar 20, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/argonne_crop.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”72″ />Prominent figures in government, national labs, universities and other research organizations are worried about the effect that sequestration and budget cuts may have on federally-funded R&D in general, and on HPC research in particular. They have been defending the concept in hearings and in editorial pages across the country. It may be a tough argument to sell.

Berkeley Lab Contemplates Stepping Stone to Exascale Supercomputer

Jan 8, 2013 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Berkeley Lab has recently begun installing Edison, the Cray supercomputer that will exceed two peak petaflops when its fully deployed in a couple of months. But the center is already prepping for its next-generation system, which is expected to be an order of magnitude more powerful. That supercomputer may be the center’s last big deployment prior to the exascale era.

ESnet Launches Architecture to Help Researchers Deliver on Data-Intensive Science

Apr 26, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/ESnet_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”114″ height=”119″ />In order to help research institutions capitalize on the growing availability of high-bandwidth networks to manage their growing data sets, the DOE’s Energy Sciences Network, known as ESnet, is working with the scientific community to encourage the use of a network design model called the “Science DMZ.” Leading the development of this effort is Eli Dart, a network engineer with previous experience at Sandia National Laboratories and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. In this interview, Dart talks about the nature of the project and explains how such an architecture can help researchers.

LBNL Looks to Clouds to Handle HPC Growth

Oct 17, 2011 |

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s CIO discussed the institutions evaluation of cloud providers to handle growing needs for high performance computing.