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NERSC First to Reach Decade-Long Goal of Seamless Shutdown, Restart on Massively Parallel Processing System

October 21, 1997

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) today announced a milestone in high-performance computing: successfully stopping and restarting a number of scientific computing jobs on a CRAY T3E supercomputer without any data processing loss or discontinuity. Called "checkpointing," the stop/restart procedure achieved twice in one week at NERSC is believed to be the first time such a procedure has been accomplished on a massively parallel processing (MPP) supercomputer. Read More »

Intel, Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley to Create Off-The-Shelf Parallel Supercomputing Network

October 9, 1997

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will join Intel Corp.and UC Berkeley in creating a new "system of computer systems" to carry out research and evaluate technologies for a new generation of supercomputers. Read More »

Computing Sciences Reorganizes to Better Align R&D Programs in High-Performance Computing and Networking Technology

August 11, 1997

State of the new computer sciences reorganization at the eighteen month anniversary. Computing Sciences has served as a catalyst, positively impacting both DOE national programs and the Berkeley Laboratory. Highlights include new opportunities for scientific programs pursued through Grand Challenges, LDRDs, and the DOE 2000 initiative, combined with new collaborations with the Advanced Light Source, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Science, and the Human Genome project. Read More »

Cray T3E-900 Getting Up and Running at NERSC

July 14, 1997

A 512-processor CRAY T3E-900 supercomputer was delivered July 14 to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The machine has been installed and is now undergoing a series of rigorous acceptance tests. Once the machine is certified to meet performance specifications, select members of NERSC's national user community will be allowed to start running experiments. Read More »

NERSC Begins Acceptance Tests of Cray T3E-900

July 7, 1997

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Berkeley Lab began acceptance tests Aug. 4 of the center's new Cray T3E-900 supercomputer, one of the most powerful unclassified computers in the nation. Read More »

Throwback Thursdays Celebrate Scientific Supercomputing

A Cray-1 supercomputer arrives at the Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center in May 1978. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was investing in scientific supercomputing long before the internet became the internet, and back when clouds only came in the white, fluffy variety. As part of the DOE's celebration of scientific supercomputing, we present a sampling of historical photos and factoids shared each of the five Thursdays of this month via social media channels. To see a full resolution… Read More »