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‘Edison’ Lights Up Research at NERSC

Jan 31, 2014 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center, located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has taken acceptance of “Edison,” a Cray XC30 supercomputer named in honor of famed American inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The important milestone occurs just as NERSC is commemorating 40 years of scientific advances, prompting NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh to comment: “As Read more…

NERSC Supercomputer Boosts Energy Research

Dec 4, 2013 |

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are using DOE supercomputers and a neutron scanning technique to develop more efficient methods of extracting gas and oil from shale. Using the systems at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Supercomputing Center (NERSC) – supercomputing resources include Hopper and Edison – the researchers are studying the Read more…

Supercomputer Bolsters Innovative Stroke Research

Sep 25, 2013 |

A group of researchers from UC Berkeley and UCSD used NERSC supercomputing resources to model the efficacy of microbubbles and high-intensity ultrasound for breaking up stroke-causing clots.

Supercomputing Enables Climate Time Machine

Sep 23, 2013 |

Climate scientists use DOE supercomputers to provide independent confirmation of global land warming since 1901 – further evidence of anthropogenic global climate change. Project shows “predictions” not only possible, but also highly accurate…

DOE Supercomputer Hack Results in Guilty Plea

Aug 30, 2013 |

A 24-year old Pennsylvania man, Andrew James Miller, pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into Department of Energy supercomputers and attempting to sell stolen access credentials. Miller offered to sell an undercover FBI agent root access to NERSC systems for the sum of $50,000.

Researchers Squeeze Record I/O from Hopper

Jun 5, 2013 |

Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Cray squeezed more I/O from the NERSC Cray XE6 “Hopper” supercomputer than ever before in a plasma physics simulation involving more than a trillion particles. The work paved the way for even bigger, exascale HDF5 workloads in the future, and yielded a scientific discovery as a bonus.

“No Exascale for You!” An Interview with Berkeley Lab’s Horst Simon

May 15, 2013 |

Although Horst Simon was named Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he maintains his strong ties to the scientific computing community as an editor of the TOP500 list and as an invited speaker at conferences.

NERSC Managers Shed Light on ‘Edison’

Apr 29, 2013 |

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center accepted the first phase of its new Cray Cascade system, named Edison. To find out the reasoning behind the design and deployment of Edison and what it means to NERSC’s 4,500 users, Jon Bashor of Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences spoke with NERSC Division Director Sudip Dosanjh, NERSC Systems Department Head Jeff Broughton and Advanced Technologies Group Leader Nick Wright.

Hopper Lights Up the Cosmos

Mar 25, 2013 |

Hooper, the Opteron-powered Cray system at NERSC has been tasked with helping scientists on the Planck space telescope project filter ancient light against sensor signals to help astronomers understand the….

Berkeley Lab Contemplates Stepping Stone to Exascale Supercomputer

Jan 8, 2013 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Berkeley Lab has recently begun installing Edison, the Cray supercomputer that will exceed two peak petaflops when its fully deployed in a couple of months. But the center is already prepping for its next-generation system, which is expected to be an order of magnitude more powerful. That supercomputer may be the center’s last big deployment prior to the exascale era.