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Magellan: A Cloud Computing Testbed

Cloud computing is gaining a foothold in the business world, but can clouds meet the specialized needs of scientists? That’s the question NERSC’s Magellan cloud computing testbed is exploring. Read More »

Petascale Initiative

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, which ran from 2009-2013,… Read More »

Big Data Center

The Big Data Center (BDC) within the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is focused on developing a production-level big data software stack that can be used to solve leading scientific challenges at the full scale of NERSC’s flagship supercomputing systems. Read More »