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Timeline Highlights 40 Years of NERSC Achievements

The journey begins with the Atomic Energy Commission’s 1973 finding that fusion energy research would benefit from high performance computing, the computing center’s move from Livermore Lab to Berkeley Lab in 1996, the various name changes during that time, and research highlights. More>

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Ten Projects Awarded NERSC Allocations Under DOE’s ALCC Program

As part of the DOE’s ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge, 10 national lab and universities have been awarded 382.5 million hours of computing time for “high-risk, high-payoff” simulation research. More>

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Lab Engineer To Co-Workers: ‘I’m Transgender’

A few months ago, Allie Andrews sent an email to all her NERSC co-workers with some personal news: the software engineer they have known for the last 13 years as Matt Andrews is transgendered. Read the story of her coming out to her Berkeley Lab colleagues, part of the Panorama series of the Lab’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. More>

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Hot Plasma Partial to Bootstrap Current

Supercomputers at NERSC are helping plasma physicists create a “bootstrap” that could help reduce or eliminate the need for an external current driver and pave the way to a more cost-effective fusion reactor. If successful, fusion reactors could provide almost limitless clean energy. More>

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Supercomputing Fuels Decades of Energy Discoveries

Researchers around the nation use NERSC to explore the scientific foundations for clean and sustainable energy technologies and develop new and improved materials to enable these technologies, including projects in “green” energy and materials science. More>

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Videos of NERSC 40th Anniversary Nobel Lectures Now Available

Talks — presented by John Kuriyan, Warren Washington, George Smoot, and Saul Perlmutter — are posted on the NERSC website. More>

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Farming: A Climate Change Culprit

NERSC simulations show impact of land-use change on African monsoon precipitation. More>

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Perlmutter Wraps Up NERSC’s Nobel Keynote Lunchtime Lectures

Noon talk in Building 50 Auditorium will be live streamed. More>

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June 4 Talk Introduces the Cori System, NERSC’s next Supercomputer

Researchers can learn how to apply for early access to prototype hardware. More>

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Chemist John Kuriyan Kicks Off NERSC Nobel Keynotes Today

John Kuriyan — a UC Berkeley professor and member of Nobel Laureate Martin Karplus’ team — kicks off a distinguished speakers series honoring NERSC’s 40th anniversary. His talk, starting at noon in the Building 66 auditorium, will be entitled “Molecular Dynamics Simulations and the Mechanisms of Protein Complexes.” Like all speeches in the series, Kuriyan’s will be streamed live. More>

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