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Wednesday, June 25, 2003


9 a.m.
EHS 400: Radiation Protection Fundamentals

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Vacuum, Thin-Film Exhibits
Equipment from 20 manufacturers on display
Cafeteria lawn


9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source seminar
Enabling BES Science: A Retrospective on the Growth of BES Science in Materials Sciences, Chemistry and Biosciences
Daniel Chemla, ALS Director

Summer Lecture Series
State of the Lab Address
Charles Shank, Director, Berkeley Lab
50 Auditorium

Adobe Cafe: Chile Verde
Fresh Grille: Garden Burger

Origins: Shrimp Louis
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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Study: Intel Expands Supercomputing Presence

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Intel Corp., the largest supplier of microprocessors for desktop computers, is expanding further into the lucrative field of high-performance computing, according to a study released on Monday. Such computing involves either clusters of separate networked computers with up to 3,000 processors in them or supercomputers with hundreds of chips on one machine. Of the top 500 supercomputers in the world, 119 were based on Intel chips, up from 56 systems six months ago and three a year ago, according to the semiannual Top500 List, compiled by researchers at the University of Mannheim in Germany, the University of Tennessee and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing center at Berkeley Lab. Full story.
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Ocean carbon sensor scene
Berkeley Lab researchers launch sensor

Carbon Sequestration
Focus of Leader Forum

Energy ministers from 14 countries and the European Union gathered yesterday in Tyson's Corner, VA for a three-day discussion of ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using commercially workable carbon capture and storage technologies known as carbon sequestration. The first meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, hosted by the U.S. State and Energy Departments, will identify potential areas of multilateral cooperation on carbon sequestration. (Berkeley Lab’s robotic ocean carbon sensors are noted). Full story.


Be a Part of ALS’
10th Anniversary Fete

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Do you have stories about the early years of the ALS, or historical insights (and hindsights) about its construction? Were you there when the first light shone through a beamline? If you have a story to tell or a photo to show, contact the organizers of the ALS 10-year anniversary. They would also like to hear from anyone who would like to participate in planning the celebration. Send in suggestions and contact information to [email protected].
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Lab Browsing
For a New Browser

The Information Technologies and Services Division, which provides the Lab with centralized e-mail, calendar and business applications, is evaluating the Mozilla browser as an alternative for the currently recommended Netscape 4.75 e-mail client and Web browser. The effort is called BEEP, for Browser and E-mail Evaluation Project. The goal is to find a stable, cross-platform solution that does not come bundled with commercial ‘extras’. The next step is to develop draft documents that identify conversion issues such as address books, message filters, bookmarks, and mail folders.


ITSD Hosts Training
For College Instructors

ITSD-sponsored class

The Information Technologies and Services Division hosted 22 Bay Area community college instructors for two days of discussion and training this month as part of a continuing effort to help faculty keep their computing and networking curricula up to date. The training sessions were co-sponsored by the Lab and the IT Industry-Education Partnership and Regional Community College Curriculum Collaborative. Participating colleges were Laney, Diablo Valley (DVC), Ohlone, Mission, City College of San Francisco and College of Alameda.



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