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Cori Supercomputer Now Fully Installed at Berkeley Lab

November 16, 2016

Cori, the Cray XC40 system that is the latest addition to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center’s (NERSC) supercomputing repertoire, is now fully installed and ready to support scientific simulations and data-intensive workflows. Read More »

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NERSC's 'Shifter' Scales up to More Than 9,000 Cori KNL Processors

November 7, 2016

Shifter—the scalable software toolkit that leverages container-based computing to help supercomputer users run a wider range of software more easily and securely—is now better than ever. Read More »

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Jupyter Notebooks Will Open up New Possibilities on NERSC’s Cori Supercomputer

November 2, 2016

NERSC is using Jupyter notebooks to help users more easily access computing resources and will expand these capabilities when the fully deployed Cori supercomputer goes into production this fall. Read More »

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NERSC Partners with Cray, ESnet to Bring Software Defined Networking to Cori

November 1, 2016

NERSC is exploring new ways to more efficiently move data in and out of Cori, its newest supercomputer, including software-defined networking. Read More »

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NERSC, CRD Staff Honored with Berkeley Lab Director's Achievement Awards

October 25, 2016

Several staff in Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization are recipients of this year’s Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement. Read More »

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NERSC Issues ‘NESAP for Data’ Call for Proposals

October 4, 2016

NERSC is now accepting applications for participation in the new NESAP for Data program, an extension of the popular NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program (NESAP) that was launched in 2014. Read More »

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Unique Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design Process

September 26, 2016

A unique collaboration between computers scientists and mathematicians from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences group and Ciena, a major U.S. telecommunications equipment provider, has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for Ciena's high-speed optical networking components. Read More »

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NERSC Helps Scientists Study Plants’ Plumbing

September 20, 2016

To resolve open questions about how plants transport water from roots through stems and how they respond to stress such as drought, science teams from around the world met Sept. 1-3 for an intensive round of experiments that yielded a terabyte of 3D imaging data that will stored and analyzed at NERSC. Read More »

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Cory Snavely Named Group Lead for Infrastructure Services

September 12, 2016

Cory Snavely, a senior computer systems engineer who joined NERSC in March 2015, has been named group lead for the Infrastructure Services Group. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab to Partner with Five U.S. Manufacturers via HPC4Mfg Program

August 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program has announced $3.8 million in funding for 13 new industry projects in the second round of the HPC4Mfg program, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been selected to partner with five of the new projects. Read More »

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NERSC’s First ‘Data Day’ Showcases HPC Tools for Data-Intensive Science

August 24, 2016

Approximately 90 HPC enthusiasts attended NERSC’s first-ever “Data Day,” a two-day event designed to bring together researchers who use, or are interested in using, NERSC systems for data-intensive work. Read More »

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Latest NERSC/Intel/Cray ‘Dungeon Session’ Yields Impressive Code Speedups

August 19, 2016

Six application development teams participating in NESAP, NERSC’s next-generation code optimization effort, gathered at Intel in early August for a marathon “dungeon” session designed to help tweak their codes for the next-generation Intel Xeon Phi Knight’s Landing manycore architecture at the heart of NERSC’s new Cori supercomputer. Read More »

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Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

August 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers, including NERSC's new 30-petaflop/s Cori system. Read More »

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NERSC Staff, Users Readying for Delivery of Cori Phase 2 Knights Landing-based System in July

June 20, 2016

For the past year, staff at NERSC have been preparing users of 20 leading science applications for the arrival of the second phase of its newest supercomputer, Cori. Cori consists of more than 9,300 nodes containing Intel’s Xeon Phi Knights Landing processor, which was officially unveiled today, June 20, at the International Supercomputer Conference in Germany. Read More »

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NERSC Fields Its First Student Cluster Competition Team

June 6, 2016

Five former NERSC interns and one current intern have joined forces to participate in the Student Cluster Competition at ISC16, marking the first time that NERSC has fielded a student cluster competition team Read More »

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NERSC Hosts 50 Enthusiastic Computer Science Students from Dougherty Valley High

May 31, 2016

A group of 50 enthusiastic computer science students from Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, CA visited NERSC May 26. Read More »

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NERSC’s Brian Friesen Helps Cray Surprise an Inquisitive High School Student

May 23, 2016

About a month ago, Hugo Villanueva of John F. Kennedy Middle College High School in Southern California was trying to calculate the probability of surviving a zombie apocalypse, but his handheld calculator couldn’t handle the problem. So he wrote a letter to Cray Inc. asking for help. Read More »

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CUG Honors NERSC Burst Buffer Early User Program with ‘Best Paper’

May 11, 2016

A new paper outlining NERSC's Burst Buffer Early User Program and the center’s pioneering efforts in recent months to test drive the technology using real science applications on Cori Phase 1 has won the Best Paper award at this year’s Cray User Group meeting. Read More »

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Hazen Named Storage Systems Group Lead

May 10, 2016

Damian Hazen, who has been with NERSC since 2001, has been named group lead for the Storage Systems Group. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Hosts Fourth X-Stack PI Meeting

April 25, 2016

Berkeley Lab hosted the fourth annual X-Stack PI meeting April 6 and 7, where X-Stack researchers, the facilities teams, applications scientists and developers from national laboratories, universities and industry met to share the latest developments in X-Stack application codes. Read More »

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NERSC Announces 4th Annual HPC Achievement Award Winners

March 22, 2016

NERSC announced the winners of the 2016 High Performance Computing Achievement Awards during the annual NERSC Users Group meeting at Berkeley Lab. Read More »