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Remembering NERSC's Roots

April 14, 2014 | Tags: History, NERSC

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 | Tags: NERSC, Outreach

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 | Tags: NERSC, Science Gateways

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 »


Horst Simon: Navigating the Road to Exascale

March 3, 2014 | Tags: NERSC

The deputy director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory talks about the challenges -- and rewards -- of efforts to achieve the first exascale computing systems by 2020. Read More »


NERSC's First Director: John Killeen

February 11, 2014

John Killeen led the Center from 1974 until 1990, when he retired. The Department of Energy conferred its highest honor, the Distinguished Associate Award, on Killeen in 1980 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the magnetic fusion energy program. Killeen died August 15, 2012 at age 87. Read More »


Al Trivelpiece and the Origins of NERSC

January 30, 2014

The former Oak Ridge National Laboratory director describes his role in the creation of the Controlled Thermonuclear Research Computer Center, one of NERSC's precursors. Read More »


NERSC@40: How It All Began

January 30, 2014

In 1974, an almost-obsolete supercomputer once used for defense research was made available to support the fusion energy research community, the first time such a powerful computing resource was used for unclassified scientific computing. Read More »

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40 Years of NERSC Firsts

January 29, 2014

From its humble beginnings in 1974 to today, NERSC has grown and expanded in terms of both supercomputing capabilities and user services. Here are some of the highlights. Read More »

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NERSC@40 User Group Meeting Feb 3-6

January 15, 2014

This year's NERSC User Group meeting is the first event of NERSC's 40th anniversary celebrations. It features a two-day "Celebration of Science and Technology", new user training, and a business meeting. Read More »


NERSC Kicks Off 40th Anniversary with 2014 Supercomputing Calendar

January 15, 2014

NERSC is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary with a free, downloadable 2014 calendar that takes a unique look back at the center's supercomputing history. Read More »