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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »