Research and Development
As well as providing production computing services NERSC also participates in research and development activities in order to ensure the high performance computing systems of the future continue to meet the needs of scientists.
NERSC assess available HPC system solutions using a combination of application benchmarks and microbenchmarks. By understanding the requirements of the NERSC workload we drive changes in computing architecture that will result in better HPC system architectures for scientific computing in future generation machines. Read More »
Alice Koniges (third from left) led the Computational Science and Engineering Petascale Initiative, which paired post-doctoral researchers with high-impact projects at NERSC. Post-docs pictured above are (from left) are Jihan Kim, Filipe Maia, Robert Preissl, Brian Austin, Wangyi (Bobby) Liu , Kirsten Fagnan and Praveen Narayanan. (Not pictured: Christos Kavouklis, Xuefei (Rebecca) Yuan) The Computational Science and Engineering Petascale Initiative at LBNL identified key application areas… Read More »
A kickoff meeting for the Design Forward initiative will be held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on January 28-30, 2014. Under the initiative, AMD, Cray, IBM, Intel Federal and NVIDIA will work to advance extreme-scale computing technology on the path to exascale. Laboratory and industry contacts for Design Forward are listed below. Persons interested in collaborating on a specific project should contact the laboratory leads. »Read more about the official Design Forward announcement. Read More »