New Associate Director for ASCR
ASCR is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Steve Binkley as the Associate Director for the Office of Science for the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
John Negele (MIT) Awarded Feshbach Prize
The Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics was established this year by the American Physical Society (APS) “To recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics.” More:
ASCR Researcher Wins Lifetime Scientific Acheivement Prize
Arie Shoshani, an ASCR supported researcher in scientific data management, recently was awarded the Berkeley Lab Prize -- a Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award.More:
Two ASCR Data Technologies Win R&D 100 Award
Widely recognized as a mark of excellence, the R&D 100 Awards are the only industry-wide competition rewarding the practical applications of science. Among the 2013 winners of this prestigious award are two ASCR developed technologies: ADIOS and OSCARS. OSCARS, the On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System, is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who need to move massive, time-critical data sets around the world - the development of which was led by the Department of Energy's ESnet (Energy Sciences Network). ADIOS is the Adaptable I/O System for Big Data, developed by a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Georgia Tech, and Rutgers University and supported by ASCR through both Computer Science and SciDAC. ADIOS is an I/O middleware package that has shown great promise helping codes scale up with improved performance.
Titan Tops "Top 500 List"
|The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities new computer, Titan, has been crowned the world's fastest computer by the "Top 500".
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ASCR's ESnet Recognized
For the second time in four years, ESnet has been named one of the year’s top government IT innovators by Information Week Government magazine. More
Professional Recognition for ASCR Researchers
ASCR PI elected to National Academy of Sciences
James Sethian, an applied mathematician at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and professor of mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley, was one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. MORE
Several ASCR researchers were recently recognized for their contributions to their fields (click the name for more information)
ASCR's New Ultra-High Speed Network Will Keep America
On The Cutting Edge Of Innovation
The Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI), a $62 million ARRA funded project, will soon upgrade the Energy Sciences Network to 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps), about 10 times faster than most commercial Internet providers. ESnet allows thousands of DOE researchers to work with colleagues and partners all around the world. More »
ASCR INCITE Program Allocates Access to DOE Supercomputers
Sixty projects were awarded a total of 1.7 billion hours of computing time on some of the worlds most powerful supercomputers as part of the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. The INCITE program, now in its ninth year, is the major means by which the scientific community gains access to these supercomputers. More »
ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) Program in the News
A recent "Digital Manufacturing Report" article highlights the high-risk, big payoffs of the ASCR ALCC program. The ALCC allocates up to 30% of the computational resources at NERSC and the Leadership Computing Facilities at Argonne and Oak Ridge for special situations of interest to the Department's energy mission. Link to the to DMR article to learn more about the program.
Leveraging ASCR Investments in Software Tools to the Broad Computational Community
Barriers to adoption of HPC modeling and simulation by the industrial computational science community can be tackled by getting DOE software in the hands of independent software vendors (ISVs) via SBIR/STTR.
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Read about the awards in Digital Manufacturing Report