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Quantum Information Science at Perlmutter

November 9, 2021

NERSC is seeking proposals to conduct research using NERSC’s Perlmutter supercomputer in the area of quantum information science. Read More »

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In Memoriam: David Skinner

September 15, 2021

David Skinner, a gifted and highly regarded member of NERSC and the high performance computing community for more than 20 years, passed away unexpectedly in late August. Read More »

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NERSC Honors Eight Early Career Scientists with Annual HPC Achievement Awards

July 20, 2021

NERSC recently announced the recipients of its annual High Performance Computing Achievement Awards, recognizing eight early-career scientists who have made significant contributions to scientific computation using NERSC resources. Read More »

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Perlmutter Debuts in the Top 5 of the Top500

June 29, 2021

Just weeks after its official unveiling, the new Perlmutter supercomputer at NERSC has earned the number 5 position in the Top500 List with a performance benchmark of 64.6 Pflop/s. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Deploys Next-Gen Supercomputer, Perlmutter, Bolstering U.S. Scientific Research

May 27, 2021

NERSC formally unveiled the first phase of its next-generation supercomputer, Perlmutter, at a virtual event that included government dignitaries, industry leaders, and Dr. Perlmutter himself. Read More »

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With Supercheck21, NERSC Opens International Checkpoint/Restart Dialogue

February 24, 2021

Earlier this month, NERSC hosted the First International Symposium on Checkpointing for Supercomputing (SuperCheck21). This free virtual event drew more than 250 participants from around the world. Read More »


Superfacility Model Brings COVID Research Into Real Time

February 8, 2021

Researchers at NERSC and the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC are collaborating to leverage the superfacility model for real-time data analysis in the worldwide quest to decipher the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Read More »

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NERSC, ALCF, Codeplay Partner on SYCL for Next-generation Supercomputers

February 3, 2021

NERSC, in collaboration with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, has signed a contract with Codeplay Software to enhance the LLVM SYCL GPU compiler capabilities for NVIDIA A100 GPUs. Read More »


NERSC Hosts Virtual GPU Hackathon

September 11, 2020

Like most conferences, seminars, and workshops taking place this year across the country and around the world, the recent GPU hackathon hosted by NERSC was a fully virtual affair that served as an innovative model for what could be the next generation of HPC hackathons. Read More »


NERSC Summer Students Take Deep Learning to the Next Level

September 1, 2020

NERSC summer students this year focused on applying deep learning methods to an array of science applications, from weather and climate modeling to improving I/O scaling for GPUs. Read More »

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DOE Honors NERSC Efficiency Optimization Team

August 20, 2020

The NERSC Efficiency Optimization Team was honored with a 2020 Department of Energy Sustainability Award in the Sustainable HPC/Data Center category. Read More »


ALCC Awards 4.45M Compute Hours at NERSC to 16 Projects

August 6, 2020

Sixteen research teams have been awarded a total of 4.45 million compute hours at NERSC through the 2020-2021 DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research’s Leadership Computing Challenge Read More »


Time is Ticking Away for NERSC Time Capsule of ‘Exotic Tech’

May 29, 2020

In 2006, staff members at NERSC created a time capsule, filling two bright orange canisters with various bits of then-current technology and sealing them up to be opened at the SC20 Conference, scheduled for November 15-20. Read More »

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NERSC One of Early Adopters of New NVIDIA Chip

May 14, 2020

More than 6,000 A100 chips will be included in NERSC’s next-generation Perlmutter system that will be deployed at Berkeley Lab later this year. Read More »


NERSC’s Katie Antypas Steps Into New Role at Exascale Computing Project

May 8, 2020

NERSC's Katie Antypas will serve as ECP's new Director for the Hardware & Integration Focus Area Read More »

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NERSC Finalizes Contract for Next-Generation Supercomputer

May 4, 2020

NERSC has moved another step closer to making its next-generation GPU-accelerated supercomputer available to the science community this year. In mid-April, NERSC finalized its contract with Cray for the Perlmutter system, Phase 1 of which will be deployed in late 2020. Read More »

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Next-Generation HPC: NERSC Rolls Out New Community File System

April 13, 2020

Recognizing the evolving data management needs of its diverse user community, NERSC recently unveiled the Community File System, a long-term data storage tier developed in collaboration with IBM that is optimized for capacity and manageability. Read More »

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NERSC, ESnet Continue to Deliver Supercomputing, Networking Support for Nation’s Scientists during Pandemic

April 1, 2020

While people around the world hunker down in their homes to try to slow the advance of the COVID-19 virus and many services have decreased or stopped, NERSC and ESnet continue to provide critical computing and networking resources to thousands of scientists, including some who are exploring ways to fight the pandemic. Read More »

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Less is More: LBNL Breaks New Ground in Data Center Optimization

February 18, 2020

Berkeley Lab's decades of expertise in energy-efficient data centers is now being applied to NERSC resources through the Efficiency Optimization Project, a collaboration between NERSC, ETA, and Sustainable Berkeley Lab that is using operational data analytics to optimize cooling systems and save electricity. Read More »


NERSC Announces 2019 Early Career HPC Achievement Awards

January 10, 2020

Three young scientists who are avid users of supercomputing resources at NERSC have been chosen to receive 2019 High Performance Computing Early Career Achievement Awards. Read More »

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NERSC Hosts HPCXXL, GPFS User Group Meetings

October 7, 2019

More than 100 people attended the recent HPCXXL and GPFS user meetings hosted by NERSC at Berkeley Lab. NERSC recently hosted two user group meetings at Berkeley Lab: HPCXXL, an international group previously known as SPXXL - and IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS). Held the week of September 23rd and attended by more than 100 users - including representatives from Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories - these meetings provided an opportunity for sites with large supercomputing and storage… Read More »


Mural for Perlmutter System Unveiled

October 1, 2019

NERSC has unveiled the mural that will grace the cabinets of its next major high-performance computing system. The mural pays tribute to the system's namesake, Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter. The Berkeley Lab physicist led the team whose work at NERSC contributed the 2011 Nobel prize-winning insight that the universe’s expansion is speeding up. Read More »


NERSC, ECP Host OpenMP Hackathon for Energy-Efficient Architectures

August 30, 2019

NERSC and the Exascale Computing Project’s SOLLVE and ECP Training programs joined forces to sponsor a four-day OpenMP hackathon at Berkeley Lab, August 27-30, 2019. Read More »

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First Monterey Data Conference does Deep Dive into Deep Learning for Science

August 13, 2019

The Computing Sciences Area at Berkeley Lab joined forces with the Association for High Speed Computing to organize and support the inaugural Monterey Data Conference, held August 5-8 in Monterey, Calif. Read More »

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2019 ALCC Program Supports 10 Research Teams With 4 Million Node-Hours at NERSC

August 7, 2019

Each year, the DOE ALCC program awards computing time at Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories to scientists from industry, academia, and national laboratories whose work emphasizes high-risk, high-payoff simulations in energy-related fields. Read More »


DL4Sci Workshop Puts New Data Analysis Tools into Scientists' Hands

July 30, 2019

NERSC recently hosted its first Deep Learning for Science School, with more than 175 scientists and students from DOE labs and university research groups participating in the week-long workshop. Read More »


NERSC Hosts First ‘GPUs for Science’ Workshop

July 12, 2019

More than 300 people from multiple national laboratories, academia, and industry attended the inaugural “GPUs for Science” workshop at Berkeley Lab, held July 2-3, 2019. Read More »

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First Krell Institute Corones Award Goes to NERSC's Hartman-Baker

July 10, 2019

Rebecca Hartman-Baker, who leads NERSC's User Engagement Group, is the inaugural recipient of the Krell Institute’s James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building, and Communication. Read More »


NERSC, Cray, NVIDIA Share GPU Expertise at First Hackathon for Future Perlmutter Users

May 20, 2019

As part of the NERSC Exascale Science Application Program, NERSC recently hosted the first NERSC-9/Perlmutter hackathon to begin preparing key users for the next-generation architecture of the Perlmutter system. Read More »

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NERSC's Edison Supercomputer to Retire after Five Years of Service

May 9, 2019

NERSC’s Edison supercomputer opened for production use on January 14, 2014. Now, after more than five years of providing supercomputing capability to Department of Energy projects, the system will be retired on May 13, 2019. Read More »

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The ‘Little’ Computer Cluster That Could

May 7, 2019

NERSC's Parallel Distributed Systems Facility (PDSF) cluster, which had served as a steady workhorse in supporting groundbreaking and even Nobel-winning research around the world since the 1990s, switched off last month. Read More »


New NESAP Teams Start Prepping Applications for Next-Generation Perlmutter Architecture

March 27, 2019

NERSC has announced the latest round of NERSC Exascale Science Application Program (NESAP) teams that will focus on simulation, data analysis, and machine learning applications to prepare workloads for NERSC’s next supercomputer, Perlmutter. Read More »


NERSC, NVIDIA to Partner on Compiler Development for Perlmutter System

March 21, 2019

NERSC has signed a contract with NVIDIA to enhance GPU compiler capabilities for Berkeley Lab’s next-generation Perlmutter supercomputer. Read More »


NESAP Hosts First NERSC-9 GPU Hackathon for Application Developers

February 20, 2019

As part of NERSC’s commitment to preparing users and their applications for its next-generation Perlmutter supercomputer, the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program recently hosted the first NERSC-9 GPU hackathon. Read More »

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Long-time NERSC User Honored for Climate Modelling Work

February 12, 2019

Warren M. Washington—a long-time and distinguished NERSC principal investigator—was awarded the 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement today. Read More »


NERSC Tape Archives Make the Move to Berkeley Lab’s Shyh Wang Hall

February 8, 2019

NERSC has embarked on a two-year archival data transfer project from its former home in Oakland, Calif. to two new tape libraries in Berkeley Lab's Shyh Wang Hall. Read More »

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NERSC Adds New Layer of Security with MFA Authentication Requirement

January 14, 2019

Beginning this month, multi-factor authentication, a password security measure that provides extra protection against phishing and other digital security threats, will be required to access online resources at NERSC. Read More »


NERSC’s Debbie Bard Appointed Group Lead for Data Science Engagement

January 10, 2019

Bard had been acting lead for the Data Science Engagement Group since March 2018. Read More »

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IceCube Research Garners Best Paper Award at IEEE Machine Learning Conference

December 21, 2018

NERSC and Berkeley Lab staff were among the co-authors on a neural network paper that won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications in Orlando, FL this month. Read More »

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NERSC Staff to Showcase Analytics Expertise at AGU Fall Meeting

December 9, 2018

This year NERSC’s presence at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union is larger than ever before, thanks in part to their strides in machine- and deep-learning-based data analytics for two fundamental challenges in climate science. Read More »

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NERSC Users Begin Implementing MFA for Higher Security Access to Cori

December 6, 2018

Starting this January, all NERSC users will be required to use multi-factor authentication, a security measure that provides greater protection than regular passwords against phishing and other modern threats to digital security. Read More »


UC Davis Takes Home the Gold in Berkeley Lab-Hosted Regional CyberForce Competition

December 3, 2018

In a face-off between four university teams from California hosted at Berkeley Lab and more than 60 teams representing six other national labs, the University of Central Florida emerged as the national winner of the U.S. Department of Energy's fourth annual CyberForce Competition. Read More »

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Four College Teams to Converge at Berkeley Lab for DOE CyberForce Competition

November 28, 2018

Four teams from California colleges will square off at Berkeley Lab on Dec. 1 as part of the DOE’s fourth collegiate CyberForce Competition. The event aims to address the cybersecurity capability gap and increase awareness around energy critical infrastructure. Read More »


NERSC-led Team Vies for ACM Gordon Bell Prize at SC18

November 7, 2018

A NERSC-led team is among the finalists for this year’s Gordon Bell Prize to be awarded at SC18 next week. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsored-prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievements in high-performance computing. Read More »


Student Cluster Team Has Strength in Diversity

November 6, 2018

With 16 teams from four continents competing, this year's Student Cluster Competition at SC18 reflects the diversity embodied in one local team: Oakland’s Laney College. Read More »

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NERSC Recognized by NASA for Contributions to Planck Mission

September 17, 2018

A pioneering agreement between the DOE and NASA guaranteed that NERSC would provide the HPC support essential to the Planck mission's success. And for that support, NERSC was recently recognized with a NASA Group Achievement Award. Read More »


NERSC Hosts First ‘Big Data Summit’

July 20, 2018

Some 75 researchers and data scientists attended the Big Data Summit 2018, hosted by NERSC on Wednesday, July 18. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab CS Staff Play Integral Role in ISC18

June 23, 2018

Numerous Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff will be participating in the ISC18 conference June 24-28 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More »


Physicists and Machine Learning Experts Team Up to Tackle the TrackML Challenge

June 11, 2018

Machine learning experts, computer scientists and physicists have partnered with Kaggle on the TrackML Particle Tracking Challenge, a competition designed to inspire the development of an algorithm that can quickly reconstruct particle tracks from 3D coordinates left in silicon particle detectors following millions of particle collisions. Read More »


Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Draws 90-plus Participants

June 7, 2018

Dozens of college students from around the world will spend the next two months at Berkeley Lab as part of the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program. Read More »

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New Look Coming to NERSC Login Page

May 21, 2018

NERSC rolls out a redesigned login page on June 11. Read More »


NERSC's Debbie Bard Delivers Google I/O Talk on Machine Learning in Science

May 15, 2018

NERSC’s Debbie Bard gave a presentation May 10 during Google I/O, Google’s annual developer’s conference, where she talked about how machine learning and deep learning are being used in cosmology to explore the large-scale structure of the universe. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Staff Get Improved Runtime Features Added to OpenMP Standard

February 5, 2018

Two Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff members were instrumental in getting critical new runtime features added to the OpenMP Technical Report (TR) 6 standard document, the precursor document for the official OpenMP 5.0 release, slated for release at SC18. Read More »

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First Data Study Trip a Success

February 5, 2018

Berkeley Lab hosted students from the IT Academy at El Cerrito High School on the first-of-its-kind Big Data Study Trip. Read More »


HPC4Mfg Program Seeking New Proposals

February 1, 2018

The fifth HPC4Mfg program solicitation round, which opened February 1, is seeking concept papers that spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in clean energy technology. A total of up to $3 million is available to support a portfolio of projects with national impact on energy efficiency. Read More »


Berkeley Lab-led Collaborations Honored for HPC Innovation Excellence

January 8, 2018

Two Berkeley Lab-led projects—Celeste and Galactos—were honored with Hyperion Research’s 2017 HPC Innovation Excellence Award for "the outstanding application of HPC for business and scientific achievements." Read More »


New 'Storage 2020' Report Outlines Vision for Future HPC Storage

December 1, 2017

A new report, “NERSC Storage 2020,” provides a detailed roadmap and NERSC’s storage vision to address the overwhelming data storage challenges the science community is expected to face over the next decade and beyond. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Staff to Participate in Major Machine Learning Conference

December 1, 2017

Berkeley Lab’s growing involvement in deep learning research and development will be evident next week when several staff members present papers and posters for the first time at the 2017 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). Read More »


2017 Techwomen Foster Collaborations at Berkeley Lab and Around the Globe

October 16, 2017

Berkeley Lab's Daniela Ushizima, Romy Chakraborty and Jackie Scoggins are collaborating with two Techwomen—Patu Ndango from Cameroon and Rim Abid from Tunisia—on quality control methods for constrained environments. Read More »


NERSC Staff Help Support Diversity in Computing at 2017 Tapia Conference

October 11, 2017

A number of NERSC staff participated in the 2017 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, held September 20-23 in Atlanta, GA. Read More »

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2017 Nobel Prize Recipient a Former NERSC PI

October 5, 2017

Joachim Frank, a recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, developed the computational methods central to 3D image reconstruction in cryo-electron microscopy. Read More »


NERSC Hosts 2017 Slurm User Group Meeting

October 3, 2017

NERSC hosted the 2017 Slurm User Group meeting September 24-26 at Berkeley Lab—the largest SLUG meeting to date, with 85 attendees from the U.S., Europe and Australia. Read More »


NERSC Announces 2017 HPC Achievement Awards

September 22, 2017

NERSC announced the recipients of the 2017 High Performance Computing Achievement Awards September 21 during the annual NERSC Users Group meeting at Berkeley Lab. Read More »


Intel, NERSC and University Partners Launch New Big Data Center

August 24, 2017

A collaboration between the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Intel and five Intel Parallel Computing Centers has resulted in a new Big Data Center that will work both on code modernization and tackle real science challenges. Read More »

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NERSC Data Day, Annual User Group Meeting Set for Sept. 19-21

August 23, 2017

NERSC’s Data Day and the 2017 NERSC User Group annual meeting are being combined this year, giving NERSC users the opportunity to attend both in one venue. Read More »

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DOE User Facilities Join Forces to Tackle Biology’s Big Data

July 25, 2017

Six proposals have been selected to participate in a new partnership between NERSC and JGI, called the FICUS initiative. Researchers will leverage the expertise and capabilities available at the two facilities to explore the wealth of genomic and metagenomic data generated worldwide to accelerate discoveries. Read More »


NERSC Student Cluster Competition Team Ready for ISC17

June 14, 2017

Five former NERSC interns and one current student assistant are joining forces to participate in the Student Cluster Competition at ISC17, June 18-22 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More »


NERSC, CRD Staff Make Big Contributions to Cray Users Group Meeting

May 1, 2017

NERSC, Cori and many aspects of using Cori - including Knights Landing processors, NESAP, performance, software, Burst Buffer, Shifter, SLURM, system management and system monitoring - were well represented at the 2017 Cray Users Group meeting. Read More »


Shyh Wang Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certification

March 29, 2017

Berkeley Lab’s Shyh Wang Hall—home to the Computing Sciences organization and NERSC's supercomputing resources—earned a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read More »


NERSC’s First 'NESAP for Data' Teams Hit the Ground Running

January 18, 2017

Following a call for proposals issued last October, NERSC has selected 6 science application teams to participate in the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program for Data (NESAP for Data) program. Read More »


Gerber Tapped to Oversee NERSC’s High Performance Computing Department

January 17, 2017

Richard Gerber, who has been at NERSC for 20 years, has been named head of the center’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Department. Read More »


Former NERSC Intern Honored by the National Center for Women & IT

January 5, 2017

Elizabeth Wang, a summer intern at NERSC in 2015 and a member of NERSC’s first student cluster competition team at ISC 2016, has been selected as a 2017 National Honorable Mention recipient of the National Center for Women in IT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Read More »

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January 7 Memorial for William Harris, Former NERSC Operations Lead

January 3, 2017

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, January 7, for William Harris, former head of NERSC’s Computer Operations and Network Support Group. Read More »


Cori Supercomputer Now Fully Installed at Berkeley Lab

November 16, 2016

Cori, the Cray XC40 system that is the latest addition to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center’s (NERSC) supercomputing repertoire, is now fully installed and ready to support scientific simulations and data-intensive workflows. Read More »

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NERSC's 'Shifter' Scales up to More Than 9,000 Cori KNL Processors

November 7, 2016

Shifter—the scalable software toolkit that leverages container-based computing to help supercomputer users run a wider range of software more easily and securely—is now better than ever. Read More »

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Jupyter Notebooks Will Open up New Possibilities on NERSC’s Cori Supercomputer

November 2, 2016

NERSC is using Jupyter notebooks to help users more easily access computing resources and will expand these capabilities when the fully deployed Cori supercomputer goes into production this fall. Read More »


NERSC Partners with Cray, ESnet to Bring Software Defined Networking to Cori

November 1, 2016

NERSC is exploring new ways to more efficiently move data in and out of Cori, its newest supercomputer, including software-defined networking. Read More »

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NERSC, CRD Staff Honored with Berkeley Lab Director's Achievement Awards

October 25, 2016

Several staff in Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization are recipients of this year’s Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement. Read More »


NERSC Issues ‘NESAP for Data’ Call for Proposals

October 4, 2016

NERSC is now accepting applications for participation in the new NESAP for Data program, an extension of the popular NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program (NESAP) that was launched in 2014. Read More »

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Unique Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design Process

September 26, 2016

A unique collaboration between computers scientists and mathematicians from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences group and Ciena, a major U.S. telecommunications equipment provider, has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for Ciena's high-speed optical networking components. Read More »

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NERSC Helps Scientists Study Plants’ Plumbing

September 20, 2016

To resolve open questions about how plants transport water from roots through stems and how they respond to stress such as drought, science teams from around the world met Sept. 1-3 for an intensive round of experiments that yielded a terabyte of 3D imaging data that will stored and analyzed at NERSC. Read More »


Cory Snavely Named Group Lead for Infrastructure Services

September 12, 2016

Cory Snavely, a senior computer systems engineer who joined NERSC in March 2015, has been named group lead for the Infrastructure Services Group. Read More »


Berkeley Lab to Partner with Five U.S. Manufacturers via HPC4Mfg Program

August 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program has announced $3.8 million in funding for 13 new industry projects in the second round of the HPC4Mfg program, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been selected to partner with five of the new projects. Read More »


NERSC’s First ‘Data Day’ Showcases HPC Tools for Data-Intensive Science

August 24, 2016

Approximately 90 HPC enthusiasts attended NERSC’s first-ever “Data Day,” a two-day event designed to bring together researchers who use, or are interested in using, NERSC systems for data-intensive work. Read More »


Latest NERSC/Intel/Cray ‘Dungeon Session’ Yields Impressive Code Speedups

August 19, 2016

Six application development teams participating in NESAP, NERSC’s next-generation code optimization effort, gathered at Intel in early August for a marathon “dungeon” session designed to help tweak their codes for the next-generation Intel Xeon Phi Knight’s Landing manycore architecture at the heart of NERSC’s new Cori supercomputer. Read More »


Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of Materials

August 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers, including NERSC's new 30-petaflop/s Cori system. Read More »


NERSC Staff, Users Readying for Delivery of Cori Phase 2 Knights Landing-based System in July

June 20, 2016

For the past year, staff at NERSC have been preparing users of 20 leading science applications for the arrival of the second phase of its newest supercomputer, Cori. Cori consists of more than 9,300 nodes containing Intel’s Xeon Phi Knights Landing processor, which was officially unveiled today, June 20, at the International Supercomputer Conference in Germany. Read More »


NERSC Fields Its First Student Cluster Competition Team

June 6, 2016

Five former NERSC interns and one current intern have joined forces to participate in the Student Cluster Competition at ISC16, marking the first time that NERSC has fielded a student cluster competition team Read More »

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NERSC Hosts 50 Enthusiastic Computer Science Students from Dougherty Valley High

May 31, 2016

A group of 50 enthusiastic computer science students from Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, CA visited NERSC May 26. Read More »


NERSC’s Brian Friesen Helps Cray Surprise an Inquisitive High School Student

May 23, 2016

About a month ago, Hugo Villanueva of John F. Kennedy Middle College High School in Southern California was trying to calculate the probability of surviving a zombie apocalypse, but his handheld calculator couldn’t handle the problem. So he wrote a letter to Cray Inc. asking for help. Read More »


CUG Honors NERSC Burst Buffer Early User Program with ‘Best Paper’

May 11, 2016

A new paper outlining NERSC's Burst Buffer Early User Program and the center’s pioneering efforts in recent months to test drive the technology using real science applications on Cori Phase 1 has won the Best Paper award at this year’s Cray User Group meeting. Read More »

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Hazen Named Storage Systems Group Lead

May 10, 2016

Damian Hazen, who has been with NERSC since 2001, has been named group lead for the Storage Systems Group. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Hosts Fourth X-Stack PI Meeting

April 25, 2016

Berkeley Lab hosted the fourth annual X-Stack PI meeting April 6 and 7, where X-Stack researchers, the facilities teams, applications scientists and developers from national laboratories, universities and industry met to share the latest developments in X-Stack application codes. Read More »

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NERSC Announces 4th Annual HPC Achievement Award Winners

March 22, 2016

NERSC announced the winners of the 2016 High Performance Computing Achievement Awards during the annual NERSC Users Group meeting at Berkeley Lab. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Opens State-of-the-Art Facility for Computational Science

November 12, 2015

Shyh Wang Hall, a new center for advancing computational science and networking at research institutions and universities across the country, opened November 12 at Berkeley Lab. Read More »


ESnet, NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

November 10, 2015

The Department of Energy’s ESnet and NERSC have built a 400 gigabit-per-second super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. Read More »

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National Labs Collaborate to Shape Development of Next-Generation Supercomputers

November 10, 2015

Three of the Department of Energy's leading national laboratories are working together to solve some of the world's most challenging problems by ensuring that the nation's scientific community has access to leading edge computing systems to carry out their research. Read More »


Berkeley Lab’s New Computing Sciences Facility Features First-of-Its-Kind Seismic Floor

November 9, 2015

When the new Wang Hall building at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is officially unveiled November 12, one of its most unique features will not be on display. In fact, it is tucked away beneath the floor of the CRT’s 20,000 square foot machine room, keeping the facility’s supercomputers and servers safe from potential damage during an earthquake. Read More »

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Cray, AMPLab, NERSC Collaboration Targets Spark Performance on HPC Platforms

November 4, 2015

As data-centric workloads become increasingly common in scientific and industrial applications, a pressing concern is how to design large-scale data analytics stacks that simplify analysis of the resulting data. A new collaboration between Cray, researchers at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab and Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is working to address this issue. The need to build and study increasingly detailed models of physical phenomena has benefited from… Read More »

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HPSS Disk Cache Upgrade Caters to Capacity

October 16, 2015

NERSC users today are benefitting from a business decision made three years ago by the center’s Storage Systems Group as they were looking to upgrade the High-Performance Storage System disk cache: rather than focus primarily on bandwidth challenges, why not improve capacity as well? Read More »