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Big Data = Big Storage Challenges

October 11, 2014

As the amount of scientific data processed and archived at DOE supercomputing facilities reaches epic proportions, NERSC remains at the forefront of data management and storage innovations. Read More »


Harnessing Star Power: NERSC Aids Decades of Fusion Energy Science

September 25, 2014

In 1951, the Atomic Energy Commission—predecessor to the U.S. Department of Energy—initiated a fusion energy research program to investigate the feasibility of using a controlled fusion reaction to generate energy. That program was the beginning of what we now know today as the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, which has supported decades of research designed to produce a safe and sustainable energy resource based on fusion. Read More »


Unraveling the Mysteries of Earth's Environment

August 11, 2014

Environmental scientists and biologists have become some of the most prolific users of NERSC resources—and with good reason. Read More »


Supercomputing Fuels Decades of Energy Discoveries

July 3, 2014

NERSC and the DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences have worked together for 40 years to help the research community gain new insights into renewable energy sources, materials science and related energy technologies and applications. Read More »


From Solar Energy to Climate Change: How Science Uses Supercomputers

June 2, 2014

In honor of Supercomputing Month, we look at how research conducted at NERSC is helping the DOE advance energy and environmental research and improve the world around us. Read More »


2 Peas in a Pod: How NERSC & ESnet Grew Up Together

May 15, 2014

Two of the Department of Energy’s most scientifically productive user facilities share a 'super' history. Read More »


Computational Cosmology Comes of Age

May 7, 2014

A bevy of research conducted at NERSC over the past 20 years – including two Nobel Prize winning efforts – has changed the way we think about the origins of the Universe. Read More »


Remembering NERSC's Roots

April 14, 2014

Kirby Fong joined NERSC in 1976, when it was still known as the Controlled Thermonuclear Research Computer Center. Here he shares some memories from those early years. Read More »


What’s in a Name?

April 1, 2014

NERSC’s name and logos have changed over the decades, reflecting the center’s increasingly broad scientific mission. Read More »


NERSC Gateways Pave Way for ‘Team Science’

March 12, 2014

For nearly a decade, computational scientists at NERSC have been working with researchers around the globe to develop online tools that are changing the way they compute and collaborate. Read More »