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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.

Read Kirby Fong's memories at Remembering NERSC's Roots.