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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 mark a half-century of scientific computing excellence. A couple of highlights include a scientific visualization art contest for NERSC users and a Special Anniversary Event at Berkeley Lab. Save the dates: October 22-24.

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. We take pride in our unique heritage as we look forward to powering another 50 years of scientific discovery.

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NERSC 50th Anniversary News

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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 »

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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