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Take a stroll down memory lane — or perhaps more appropriately, around memory block — with photos, pamphlets and other ephemera from NERSC's 40 year history.


NERSC History in Systems

NERSC's long history of flagship systems from the Cray 1 to today's Cray XE30, included the world's first Cray 2, which was the most powerful machine of its day, but may turn out to be more remembered for its starring role in the Disney film, "Tron." Read More »


Brochures, Broadsheets & More

From "family day" at the center in 1977, to a guide of the machine room as it existed in 1992, download historical PDFs, step back in time and read all about it. Read More »