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High-Performance Computing Cuts Particle Collision Data Prep Time

For the first time, scientists have used high-performance computing (HPC) to reconstruct the data collected by a nuclear physics experiment—an advance that could dramatically...
Earthquake

Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as...
dna protein

Berkeley Lab Scientists Map Key DNA Protein Complex at Near-Atomic Resolution

Chalking up another success for a new imaging technology that has energized the field of structural biology, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence...
Supercomputer

Launching a Supercomputer: How to Set Up Some of the World’s...

As you walk out of an electronics store clutching the cardboard box with your new computer, you dream of all of the cool things...
supernovavideo

Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

With the help of an automated supernova-hunting pipeline and a galaxy sitting 2 billion light years away from Earth that’s acting as a “magnifying...
solar cells

Towards Super-efficient, Ultra-thin Silicon Solar Cells

Despite a surge in solar cell R&D in recent years involving emerging materials such as organics and perovskites, the solar cell industry continues to...
Metagenome

Seeking Structure With Metagenome Sequences

For proteins, appearance matters. These important molecules largely form a cell’s structures and carry out its functions: proteins control growth and influence mobility, serve...
plant

New Leaf Study Sheds Light on ‘Shady’ Past

A new study led by a research scientist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) highlights a literally shady practice...
Cori Supercomputervideo

Cori Supercomputer Now Fully Installed at Berkeley Lab

Cori, the Cray XC40 system that is the latest addition to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center’s (NERSC) supercomputing repertoire, is now fully...
Exascale

SLAC, Berkeley Lab Researchers Prepare for Scientific Computing on the Exascale

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are playing key roles in two recently funded computing projects with the goal of...
acceleratorsvideo

The Incredible Shrinking Particle Accelerator

Laser wakefield particle accelerators offer the prospect of less costly and much smaller accelerators. Using the waves created by a laser shot through plasma they...
quantum bits

Could Aluminum Nitride Produce Quantum Bits? 

After running simulations at NERSC researchers believe it’s possible
Plasma Turbulence

Multi-Scale Simulations Solve a Plasma Turbulence Mystery

Coupled Model Reproduces Experimental Electron Heat Losses

ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel,...

‘Sidecars’ Pave the Way for Concurrent Analytics of Large-Scale Simulations

A new software tool developed through a multi-disciplinary collaboration at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) allows researchers doing large-scale simulations at the National...

NERSC Accelerates Scientific Analysis with SciDB

Science is swimming in data. And, the already daunting task of managing and analyzing this information will only become more difficult as scientific instruments—especially...

Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge Program Announces 24 Projects...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 24 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing...

Bigger steps: Berkeley Lab researchers develop algorithm to make simulation of...

When electronic states in materials are excited during dynamic processes, interesting phenomena such as electrical charge transfer can take place on quadrillionth-of-a-second, or femtosecond,...

Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear Matter

A team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. Using...