David Donofrio—a veteran Computer Systems Engineer at Berkeley Lab—has been selected to lead the new Computer Architecture Group in the Computational Research Division (CRD).
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Brian Friesen, the first of eight post-doctoral researchers participating in the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program, is now working full time at NERSC. His mission is to work with CRD's CCSE to improve the effiiciency of BoxLib codes for new supercomputer architectures.
Finding a way to keep computing expenses down while still getting the most science from the simulations is the specialty of Juliane Mueller, the 2014 Alvarez Fellow in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division. She’s a member of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering, which develops algorithms to study complex problems ranging from combustion to supernovae.
A team of scientists from Berkeley Lab, JGI and UC Berkeley, simplified and sped up genome assembly, reducing a months-long process to mere minutes. This was primarily achieved by “parallelizing” the code to harness the processing power of supercomputers.