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NERSC 50th Anniversary

In 2024, NERSC celebrates its 50th anniversary, commemorating half a century of computational breakthroughs and supercharged science.

50th Anniversary Celebration Event, October 22-24

Over the coming year, we have talks, activities, and special events on tap to celebrate a half-century of scientific computing excellence. A couple of highlights include a scientific visualization art contest for NERSC users and a special celebration at Berkeley Lab. Save the dates: October 22-24, and bookmark this page for more details as they develop.

Legacy and Mission Grounded in Science

Founded in 1974 with a retired computer, NERSC has grown into a powerhouse of scientific productivity and high performance computing excellence, including affiliation with six Nobel prizes. Join us as we celebrate our unique heritage and look forward to another 50 years of powering scientific discovery.

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NERSC 50th Anniversary News

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NERSC@50 Seminar Series Kicks off April 15

April 8, 2024

Join us for the NERSC@50 seminar series, a special collection of talks reflecting on the legacy and future of NERSC as we celebrate 50 years of supporting scientific discovery. Read More »

A Problem Solver and Forward Thinker: Jackie Scoggins reflects on time at NERSC

February 23, 2024

Former NERSC systems analyst Jackie Scoggins reflects on her time at NERSC as part of In Their Own Words, a Q&A series celebrating NERSC's 50th anniversary. Read More »

50 Years of NERSC Firsts

January 25, 2024

From its humble beginnings in 1974 to today, we present NERSC firsts and highlights over its 50 year history. Read More »

NERSC Celebrates 50 Years in 2024

January 4, 2024

In 2024, NERSC will celebrate the latest of many milestones: 50 years of service to the global science community. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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