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

April 16, 2014 by Francesca Verdier

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


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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Take the the Annual NERSC Survey - Closes January 31

January 9, 2014 by Francesca Verdier


User input on the annual NERSC survey is important to us. We use the survey to help us set priorities and to get a realistic view of which things are going well and which need more attention.
Here is the link to the survey, which closes January 31:


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2014 DOE ALCC Proposals Due February 3

December 23, 2013 by Francesca Verdier

DOE's 2014 call for its ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) competition is posted:

There are new guidelines this year:

Proposals for 2014 ALCC are due 11:59 PM EST February 3rd, 2014. Email your completed proposal to  PDF format is preferred but not required. Awards will be announced in May 2014 and allocations will begin July 1st 2014

Questions may be referred to Carolyn Lauzon,

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