January 16, 2018 by Brandon Cook
NERSC is seeking proposals to conduct high-impact science campaigns using NERSC’s Cori supercomputer at scale. Up to 600 million NERSC Hours in total for allocation year 2018 will be awarded to research teams addressing scientific problems that require the computing capability provided by Cori’s Xeon Phi “Knight’s Landing” (KNL) nodes. A successful proposal would require the use of at least 2,000 KNL nodes to solve a problem, with a preference for proposals that exploit Cori’s unique capabilities (e.g., using all or most of the 9,688 KNL nodes or making heavy use of the burst buffer). Previous awards were in the range of 10-100M NERSC hours. Data-intensive projects requiring large scale analytics (statistics, machine learning, deep learning) are encouraged to apply.
December 30, 2017 by Richard Gerber and Kathy Kincade
December 12, 2017 by Yun He
The 2017 NERSC allocation year (AY) technically ends on Monday, January 8, 2018, but jobs in the queue on Cori and Edison at midnight on January 8 will be eligible to run and will be charged to AY17 through 6 a.m. on January 9, when a system maintenance will begin on those two systems. Many changes will be in effect starting on Tuesday, January 9, the first day of the 2018 allocation year.
September 11, 2017 by Rebecca Hartman-Baker
NERSC has been developing a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) capability to enhance security for users. This feature can help protect users from having their passwords stolen. NERSC’s implementation uses the same technology used by Google and will not require any special hardware. Interested users can opt in starting later next month.
Please direct any questions to the consultants at help.nersc.gov, my.nersc.gov, or email@example.com .
August 22, 2017 by Helen He
NERSC Data Day and the annual NERSC Users Group meeting, NUG 2017, will be held in conjunction this year September 19 to 21, 2017 at Wang Hall (Building 59), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.