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Singularity 1.0 released: containerized applications on HPC clusters

Singularity web site (screen shot), 20 April 2016

On April 14, 2016, the release of Singularity 1.0 was announced by Greg Kurtzer, Linux Cluster Architect for Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program’s Savio cluster and LBNL’s HPC group.

Singularity provides a way for researchers and others to package together the artifacts of their computational workflows - one or more Linux applications, with all their dependencies - and run them successfully in a variety of other environments.

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Stanford and Berkeley Research Computing teams convene to compare, contrast, and build bridges

Stanford and Berkeley Research Computing teams tour the NERSC data center tour, Shyh Wang Hall, 29 Jan 2016

On January 29th, 2016 the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab High Performance Computing Services team hosted Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) program staff and Stanford Research Computing team members for a day of briefings, discussion, and bridge-building across the three institutions’ research IT support programs.

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BRC Program receives NSF grant for Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

NSF site announcement of CI Engineer award to UC Berkeley

A Cyberinfrastructure Engineer funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)  will soon begin to help researchers adapt and scale research workflows to take advantage of campus cyberinfrastructure including the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) resources, the Science DMZ and associated high-speed networking, and high-speed data transfer tools. The position will be funded by an ACI Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC-NIE) grant awarded by the NSF in December 2015, and will augment the BRC Program’s staff.

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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.