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NERSC Kicks Off 40th Anniversary with 2014 Supercomputer Calendar

Downloadable PDF features supercomputing images and trivia from Berkeley Lab's archives

December 23, 2013

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.

Located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1974-1996, NERSC was originally known as the Controlled Thermonuclear Research Computer Center. It was renamed the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computing Centerin 1976. In 1990, to reflect its increasingly broad scientific mission, the center was christened the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center. Following its move to Berkeley Lab in 1996, it was renamed the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

Through the years, NERSC’s mission has remained consistent: to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery by providing high-performance computing, information, data and communications services to the DOE Office of Science community. NERSC supports large-scale computing, storage, and networking for unclassified research programs in high-energy physics, biological and environmental sciences, basic energy sciences, nuclear physics, fusion energy sciences, mathematics, and computational and computer science.

Our 2014 calendar features historical images and unique trivia highlighting the people and machines that have made NERSC such a success over the last 40 years.

Here's to 40 more years at the forefront!

»Download the NERSC 2014 calendar (PDF | 4.3MB | prints 8½ x 11 or 11 x 17)

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NERSC serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.