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NERSC Staff to Showcase Analytics Expertise at AGU Fall Meeting

December 9, 2018

This year NERSC’s presence at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union is larger than ever before, thanks in part to their strides in machine- and deep-learning-based data analytics for two fundamental challenges in climate science. Read More »

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NERSC Users Begin Implementing MFA for Higher Security Access to Cori

December 6, 2018

Starting this January, all NERSC users will be required to use multi-factor authentication, a security measure that provides greater protection than regular passwords against phishing and other modern threats to digital security. Read More »

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UC Davis Takes Home the Gold in Berkeley Lab-Hosted Regional CyberForce Competition

December 3, 2018

In a face-off between four university teams from California hosted at Berkeley Lab and more than 60 teams representing six other national labs, the University of Central Florida emerged as the national winner of the U.S. Department of Energy's fourth annual CyberForce Competition. Read More »

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Four College Teams to Converge at Berkeley Lab for DOE CyberForce Competition

November 28, 2018

Four teams from California colleges will square off at Berkeley Lab on Dec. 1 as part of the DOE’s fourth collegiate CyberForce Competition. The event aims to address the cybersecurity capability gap and increase awareness around energy critical infrastructure. Read More »

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NERSC-led Team Vies for ACM Gordon Bell Prize at SC18

November 7, 2018

A NERSC-led team is among the finalists for this year’s Gordon Bell Prize to be awarded at SC18 next week. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsored-prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievements in high-performance computing. Read More »

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Student Cluster Team Has Strength in Diversity

November 6, 2018

With 16 teams from four continents competing, this year's Student Cluster Competition at SC18 reflects the diversity embodied in one local team: Oakland’s Laney College. Read More »

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NERSC Recognized by NASA for Contributions to Planck Mission

September 17, 2018

A pioneering agreement between the DOE and NASA guaranteed that NERSC would provide the HPC support essential to the Planck mission's success. And for that support, NERSC was recently recognized with a NASA Group Achievement Award. Read More »

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NERSC Hosts First ‘Big Data Summit’

July 20, 2018

Some 75 researchers and data scientists attended the Big Data Summit 2018, hosted by NERSC on Wednesday, July 18. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab CS Staff Play Integral Role in ISC18

June 23, 2018

Numerous Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff will be participating in the ISC18 conference June 24-28 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More »

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Physicists and Machine Learning Experts Team Up to Tackle the TrackML Challenge

June 11, 2018

Machine learning experts, computer scientists and physicists have partnered with Kaggle on the TrackML Particle Tracking Challenge, a competition designed to inspire the development of an algorithm that can quickly reconstruct particle tracks from 3D coordinates left in silicon particle detectors following millions of particle collisions. Read More »

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Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Draws 90-plus Participants

June 7, 2018

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. Read More »

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New Look Coming to NERSC Login Page

May 21, 2018

NERSC rolls out a redesigned login page on June 11. Read More »

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NERSC's Debbie Bard Delivers Google I/O Talk on Machine Learning in Science

May 15, 2018

NERSC’s Debbie Bard gave a presentation May 10 during Google I/O, Google’s annual developer’s conference, where she talked about how machine learning and deep learning are being used in cosmology to explore the large-scale structure of the universe. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Staff Get Improved Runtime Features Added to OpenMP Standard

February 5, 2018

Two Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff members were instrumental in getting critical new runtime features added to the OpenMP Technical Report (TR) 6 standard document, the precursor document for the official OpenMP 5.0 release, slated for release at SC18. Read More »

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First Data Study Trip a Success

February 5, 2018

Berkeley Lab hosted students from the IT Academy at El Cerrito High School on the first-of-its-kind Big Data Study Trip. Read More »

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HPC4Mfg Program Seeking New Proposals

February 1, 2018

The fifth HPC4Mfg program solicitation round, which opened February 1, is seeking concept papers that spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in clean energy technology. A total of up to $3 million is available to support a portfolio of projects with national impact on energy efficiency. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab-led Collaborations Honored for HPC Innovation Excellence

January 8, 2018

Two Berkeley Lab-led projects—Celeste and Galactos—were honored with Hyperion Research’s 2017 HPC Innovation Excellence Award for "the outstanding application of HPC for business and scientific achievements." Read More »