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DOE Honors NERSC Efficiency Optimization Team

August 20, 2020

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NERSC Efficiency Optimization Team

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) NERSC Efficiency Optimization Team was honored with a 2020 Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Award in the Sustainable HPC/Data Center category. This honor recognizes work that is "essential in ensuring DOE's continued success as a federal leader in sustainability."

The Energy Optimization Team is a collaboration between NERSC, Energy Technologies Area, Facilities, and Sustainable Berkeley Lab. They are applying emerging operational data analytics methods to optimize NERSC’s cooling systems and save electricity.

The team received their awards on Thursday, August 20th during the annual Energy Facility Contractors Group, Sustainability, and Environmental Sub-Group meeting.

The honorees include:

  • NERSC: Jeffrey Broughton, Norman Bourassa, Brent Draney, Tom Davis, Jeffrey Grounds, Ernest Jew, Ben Maxwell, Cary Whitney
  • ETA: Steve Greenberg, Jingjing Liu
  • Sustainability Berkeley Lab: John Elliott, Deirdre Carter
  • Facilities: Mark Friedrich
  • Berkeley Site Office: Mary Gross
  • kW Engineering, Inc.: Walker Johnson, Sadie Joy, Raphael Vitti

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, the NERSC Center serves more than 7,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, 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.