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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Unveils Computational Science Research Center; Lynn Orr Comments

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Shyh Wang Hall DOEThe Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has opened a new center in an effort to provide universities and research organizations a venue to perform networking and computational science research.

Shyh Wang Hall is located at Berkeley Lab and will house DOE’s Energy Sciences Network, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and the Computational Research Division, Berkeley Lab said Thursday.

Researchers from the University of California Berkeley and the national lab’s personnel will work on computer science research efforts through the 149,000-square-foot facility.

“With over 5,000 computational users each year, Berkeley Lab leads in providing scientific computing to the national energy and science user community, and the dedication of Wang Hall for the computing program at Berkeley Lab will allow this community to continue to flourish,” said Lynn Orr, undersecretary for science and energy at DOE.

Cray-built Cori and Edison supercomputers will be installed at the $143 million building, which was funded by the University of California.

The facility is named after Shyh Wang, a UC Berkeley professor for more than three decades who performed research into semiconductor lasers, magnetic resonances and semiconductors.

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