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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »