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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »