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User briefing about next NERSC supercomputer on Thursday, May 1

April 29, 2014 by Richard Gerber | 0 Comments

NERSC will present a briefing for users about the just announced plan for the NERSC 8 supercomputer, to be named "Cori" in honor of biochemist Gerty Cori, the first American woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

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NERSC's Names and Logos over the Years

April 16, 2014 by Francesca Verdier | 0 Comments

 

NERSC’s name and logos have changed over the decades, reflecting the center’s increasingly broad scientific mission. Founded in 1974 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as the Controlled Thermonuclear Research Computer Center, NERSC has evolved from its early days supporting magnetic fusion research at LLNL to providing supercomputing resources across a spectrum of scientific applications, including energy, astrophysics, biology and environmental sciences.

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NERSC Veteran Kirby Fong Shares Fascinating Memories from the Center's Early Days

April 16, 2014 by Francesca Verdier | 0 Comments

Kirby Fong arrived at the Controlled Thermonuclear Research Computer Center, as NERSC was initially named, in June 1976. His job was to provide mathematical library software to users and to support them in finding and using it. In those days scientific programming was in Fortran, and scalar computing was the norm since vector and parallel processors were not yet common.

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NERSC's 40th Anniversary Kicks Off with a Special User Group Meeting

January 15, 2014 by Francesca Verdier | 0 Comments

 

Registration is now open for NUG 2014, the annual meeting of the NERSC Users' Group, Feb. 3-6, 2014. This year's NUG meeting is special, it kicks off NERSC's 40th anniversary celebration.
 
The highlight of NUG 2014 is a two-day "Celebration of Science and Technology" featuring talks by Berkeley Lab's Horst Simon and Kathy Yelick, NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh, prominent scientists, and stories from people associated with NERSC through the years.
 
There is also a "New Users" training event and a NUG business meeting.
 
There is no registration fee, but please register so we can accommodate your attendance. The meeting web site is at
 
 
We hope to see you at NUG 2014.

 

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