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Berkeley Lab opens computational science facility

The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has officially opened Wang Hall, a state-of-the-art facility for computational science.

The lab will be the new home for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and will become the center of operations for DOE’s Energy Sciences Network.

The 149,000 square-foot Wang Hall, also known as the Computational Research and Theory facility, is designed from top to bottom for energy efficiency, taking advantage of the region’s mild climate to cool the supercomputers and eliminating the need for mechanical cooling. Heat captured from those systems will in turn be used to heat the building, which will house two leading-edge Cray supercomputers – Edison and Cori.

The facility, which opened on Nov. 12,  was named after Shyh Wang, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and semiconductor researcher.  

Posted by Derek Major on Nov 18, 2015 at 12:48 PM


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