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Welcome    The Computational Research Division (CRD) creates computational tools and techniques that enable scientific breakthroughs, by conducting applied research and development in computer science, computational science, and applied mathematics. CRD consists of four departments:

The Advanced Computing for Science (ACS) Department seeks to allow scientists to address complex and large-scale computing and data analysis problems beyond what is possible today. The department is developing software components which will operate in a distributed environment. Research areas include providing tools to facilitate Grid services; building prototype tools to explore models of informal collaboration between geographically remote researchers; techniques for assuring the security of distributed applications and for providing site security while permitting access by a wide variety of remote applications; and developing customized tools and support for specific scientific collaborations.

The Biological Data Management and Technology Center (BDMTC) serves as a source of expertise in and provides support for data management and bioinformatics tool development projects at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Life Sciences and Physical Biosciences Divisions at LBNL, Biomedical Centers at UCSF, and other similar organizations in the Bay Area. The Center enables collaborating organizations to share experience, expertise, technology, and results across projects, employing industry practices in developing data management systems and bioinformatics tools, while maintaining academic high standards for the underlying data generation, interpretation, and analysis methods and algorithms.

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is a high-speed network serving thousands of Department of Energy scientists and collaborators worldwide. A pioneer in providing high-bandwidth, reliable connections, ESnet enables researchers at national laboratories, universities and other institutions to communicate with each other using the collaborative capabilities needed to address some of the world's most important scientific challenges. Managed and operated by the ESnet staff at Berkeley Lab, ESnet provides direct connections to all major DOE sites with high performance speeds, as well as fast interconnections to more than 100 other networks.

The High Performance Computing Research Department conducts research and development in mathematical modeling, algorithmic design, software implementation, and system architectures, and evaluates new and promising technologies. They collaborate directly with scientists, in fields ranging from materials sciences to climate modeling to astrophysics, to solve computational and data management problems. They also create visualizations to help scientists gain new physical insights and make the data more comprehensible.

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