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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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