NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery for 50 Years

NERSC 50th Anniversary Year Kicks Off at SC23

November 29, 2023

By Elizabeth Ball

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NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh kicks off NERSC's 50th anniversary year at SC23.

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) turns 50 in 2024, and celebrations are already underway! Founded in 1974 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and moved to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1996, NERSC has become one of the most scientifically productive supercomputing facilities in the world and has supported six Nobel Prize-winning projects.

NERSC director Sudip Dosanjh kicked off NERSC’s 50th anniversary at the SC23 conference in Denver this month, celebrating five decades of scientific achievement and setting the stage for the next half-century with a featured talk and a new video highlighting the center’s many contributions to scientific research.

Celebrations for NERSC’s 50th anniversary year will continue throughout 2024, culminating with the NERSC User Group Annual Meeting to be held September 17–19 in Berkeley. For more ways to join in, follow NERSC on LinkedIn and keep an eye on the NERSC 50th anniversary page.

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.