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NERSC 50th Anniversary Year Kicks Off at SC23

November 29, 2023

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) turns 50 in 2024, and celebrations are already underway. Read More »

Perlmutter System Played Role in Two 2023 Gordon Bell Prize Winning Projects

November 17, 2023

The two teams that were awarded the 2023 ACM Gordon Bell Prize and the first-ever Gordon Bell Climate Modeling Prize both used the Perlmutter supercomputer as part of their winning research efforts. Read More »

Five Early-Career Researchers Honored with NERSC Achievement Awards

November 9, 2023

At the November NERSC User Group monthly meeting, five NERSC users were honored with NERSC High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards, which annually recognize early-career scientists who have made significant contributions to scientific computation using NERSC resources. Read More »

Berkeley Lab CS Area to Share Computing Expertise at SC23

November 7, 2023

Berkeley Lab researchers, scientists, and engineers are participating in a variety of tutorials, workshops, panels, technical papers, and posters as part of SC23's technical program. Read More »

Sudip Dosanjh to Focus on NERSC’s Past, Present, and Future in Featured Presentation at SC23

November 6, 2023

As part of the kickoff of NERSC’s 50th anniversary in 2024, NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh will reflect on the facility’s first 50 years and look ahead to the next exciting chapters during a featured presentation in the DOE booth at SC23. Read More »

Perlmutter Supercomputer Supports Two 2023 Gordon Bell Finalists

November 6, 2023

The Perlmutter supercomputer at NERSC helped two research projects become nominated for the Gordon Bell Prize, to be awarded at SC23. Read More »

Berkeley Lab to Partner with Jefferson Lab to Build $300+ Million High Performance Data Facility Hub

October 16, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) as the lead for its new High Performance Data Facility Hub. Jefferson Lab will partner with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to form a joint project team led by Jefferson Lab. Read More »

Berkeley Lab and NERSC Staff Honored with Six Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement

October 10, 2023

Six Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement will be awarded to Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff at an awards ceremony held on Wednesday, November 8. The Director’s Awards program recognizes the significant achievements of Lab employees. Read More »

DOE's First ‘Intro to HPC’ Bootcamp Focuses on Energy Justice and a New Model for Workforce Development

September 13, 2023

"Energy justice and workforce development were the driving themes of the DOE’s first “Introduction to High-Performance Computing Bootcamp,” held at Berkeley Lab August 7-11. The event was hosted by NERSC in collaboration with the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities and the Sustainable Horizons Institute and funded by the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project" Read More »

NERSC Accepting NESAP for Workflows Applications

September 11, 2023

Through October 2, NERSC is accepting applications from NERSC projects for NESAP for Workflows. Chosen teams will work with NERSC for one year to prepare for and better utilize advanced workflow capabilities such as hardware acceleration, reconfigurable storage, advanced scheduling, and integration with edge services, as well as alignment with the Integrated Research Infrastructure (IRI) initiative. Read More »

NERSC Summer Interns Feel the Thrill of HPC

August 22, 2023

Through the STEM Core program, students at Oakland’s Laney College have been working hard as summer interns at NERSC, preparing for further course work and future careers in HPC. Read More »

James Botts Reflects on a Decade at the State of the Art

July 10, 2023

NERSC HPC engineer James Botts retired June 29 as the longest-serving member of the Computational Systems Group. After a decade at NERSC, he reflects on his career, changes in HPC, and what comes next. Read More »

Antypas to Oversee NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

July 5, 2023

Katie Antypas, division deputy at NERSC, has accepted a short-term position at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the office director in the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. In that role, her responsibilities will include overseeing the progress, acquisition, and provision of advanced computing and data, as well as networking resources, tools, and services for the academic and educational communities that the NSF supports. Read More »

Richard Gerber Named Hardware and Integration Director for ECP

June 21, 2023

Richard Gerber, HPC Department Head and Senior Science Advisor at NERSC, is taking on a new position as Hardware and Integration Director at the Exascale Computing Project, a collaborative effort across DOE labs to support exascale computing. Read More »

Rollin Thomas Recognized for Contributions to Project Jupyter

June 20, 2023

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) engineer Rollin Thomas has been selected as a Project Jupyter Distinguished Contributor in appreciation of “substantial contributions to Jupyter itself in both quality and quantity over at least two years.” Read More »

NERSC and the HPC Community Bid Farewell to Cori Supercomputer

May 17, 2023

After nearly seven years of service, thousands of user projects, and tens of billions of compute hours, the Cori supercomputer at NERSC will be retired at the end of May. Read More »

Programming Environments and Models Group Addresses Shifting Needs of Users and HPC

May 4, 2023

As the HPC landscape grows in size and complexity, a new group at NERSC, the Programming Environments and Modeling Group, is addressing the expanding needs of the NERSC user community. Read More »