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NERSC Exascale Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

June 4, 2018

Applications are being accepted for up to 12 postdoctoral fellowship positions at NERSC.  The positions are part of the NERSC Exascale Scientific Applications Program that collaborates closely with top science teams to enable  codes to run efficiently at scale on leading edge supercomputers.  Fellows work in multidisciplinary teams composed of computer, computational, and domain scientists who are preparing codes to use pre-exascale and exascale HPC systems, producing science that truly pushes the limits of high-end computing. The NESAP program is currently targeting at optimizing performance for NERSC's next supercomputer, scheduled to arrive in 2020. 

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"NERSC User News" Podcast Launched

May 10, 2018 by Rebecca Hartman-Baker

NERSC is always looking for new ways to communicate about upcoming events and share interesting information with users. We have launched a new weekly podcast,entitled "NERSC User News", which is available at and syndicated through iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

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Multi-Factor Authentication Security Enhancement Now Available

February 12, 2018 by Rebecca Hartman-Baker

NERSC is pleased to announce the availability of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), a new security feature that can help prevent compromise of user accounts. With MFA, when you login you will enter your NIM password plus a One-Time-Password (OTP). At this time, when using MFA at NERSC you will get the OTP via an app (Google Authenticator) on your smartphone or tablet.

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Take the annual NERSC User Survey: Deadline extended to Feb. 5

January 23, 2018 by Richard Gerber

Dear NERSC users,

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

January 16, 2018 by Brandon Cook

NERSC is seeking proposals to conduct high-impact science campaigns using NERSC’s Cori supercomputer at scale.  Up to 600 million NERSC Hours in total for allocation year 2018 will be awarded to research teams addressing scientific problems that require the computing capability provided by Cori’s 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 9,688 KNL nodes or making heavy use of the burst buffer). Previous awards were in the range of 10-100M NERSC hours. Data-intensive projects requiring large scale analytics (statistics, machine learning, deep learning) are encouraged to apply.

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