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Introductory GPU Computation Workshop: February 1 & 8, 2016

Chris Paciorek

A two-session, introductory workshop on using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) for computationally intensive tasks will be held on Monday February 1 and February 8, 2016, from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m., in 1011 Evans Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. The workshop will focus on computations in the areas of data science, data analysis, statistics, and machine learning.

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Cloud Computing Working Group generates interest among faculty, students, staff

D-Lab cloud working group, Sept 2015

The D-Lab’s Cloud Computing Working Group, announced in a July news article on this site, has generated strong interest and participation among faculty, students, and IT support staff from many campus research domains. Participants are at a wide range of stages of incorporating cloud computing into research workflows.

Berkeley Lab opens state-of-the-art facility for computational science

Panel discussion: *Have We Reached a Scientific Tipping Point*; participating: Saul Permutter, Atul Butte, William (Bill) Collins; Kathy Yelick, moderator.

On November 12, 2015, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  (Berkeley Lab) opened a new center for advancing computational science and networking. Shyh Wang Hall is named in honor of the UCB professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science who passed away in 1992. Shyh Wang is especially well-known for his research in semiconductors, magnetic resonances and semiconductor lasers.

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BRC launches Cloud Computing Support for research and instruction

Excerpted e-mail from Interim VC Research Chris McKee announcing the Cloud Consulting Service to faculty

To help accommodate the growing demand for cloud computing resources from UC Berkeley faculty and other campus researchers, Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) has launched a Cloud Computing Support program, consisting of consulting services, documentation, and tools to help facilitate cloud computing access. BRC has provided informal consulting support for cloud-based research since summer 2014.

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BRC Consulting helps to facilitate Connected Corridors in the Cloud

In February 2015, a post to Micronet, a UC Berkeley mailing list for campus IT professionals, led to a BRC Consulting engagement with The Institute of Transportation Studies’ Connected Corridors program. Greg Merritt, a lead developer on Connected Corridors, engaged Aaron Culich of Research IT to help wrangle serious threats to the program’s progress posed by increasing computing requirements, aging high-maintenance hardware, staff turnover, and constrained funding.

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Researchers and staff tackle cloud computing challenges in new D-Lab working group

cloud computing icon, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cloud_computing_icon.svg)

The D-Lab has announced the formation of a new Cloud Computing Working Group starting in Fall 2015, in collaboration with the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) program, to bring researchers and staff together to tackle the challenges of computing in the cloud. The bi-weekly sessions will be hosted in the D-Lab’s collaborative learning space

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