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Dates for Early October Multi-Day Maintenance Finalized

September 18, 2017 by Rebecca Hartman-Baker

Both Cori and Edison will be unavailable for more than 4 days while our EPO (Emergency Power Off) system is upgraded and an additional pump is installed in support of water-cooling the large HPC systems.

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New Multi-Factor Authentication Security Enhancement Coming Soon

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.

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Joint NERSC Data Day and NUG 2017 Meeting, Sept 19-21

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.

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Edison Returns to Service

July 26, 2017 by Rebecca Hartman-Baker

We appreciate your patience during the upgrade of Edison to the latest operating system. I am pleased to report that we are returning Edison to users five days earlier than scheduled. At 4:00 pm Pacific time today, we will release the machine to users. Before you log in and begin working on Edison again, here are a few important things you should know.

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Call for Proposals: High-Impact Science at Scale on Cori

June 13, 2017 by Richard Gerber

NERSC is seeking proposals to conduct high-impact science campaigns using NERSC’s Cori supercomputer at scale.  Up to 400 million NERSC Hours in total will be awarded to research teams addressing scientific problems that require the computing capability of Cori’s 9,688 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 KNL nodes, perhaps in combination with the burst buffer).

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