NERSC's Flagship System - Hopper
NERSC's first petaflop supercomputer, Hopper, a 153,408 processor-core Cray XE6 system that was installed in September 2010, is providing unique petascale capability to over 4,000 scientific users. Named after Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 - January 1, 1992), an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer, is the second most powerful system in the United States.
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NERSC to Host Cloud Computing Testbed
NERSC and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will install similar mid-range computing hardware with different computing environments to explore cloud computing for scientific capability.
NERSC is holding Program/NERSC Requirements Gathering Workshops
Science needs are changing rapidly, and there is need to capture NERSC workload more frequently than the current five-year cycle. Following the success of the Program/ESnet Requirements Workshops, NERSC will hold Program/NERSC Requirements Workshops. Two such workshops are held every year in the Washington, DC area. For additional information, select this link (30KB).
As a national resource to enable scientific advances to support the missions of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), operated by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, annually serves approximately 3,000 scientists throughout the United States. These researchers work at DOE laboratories, universities, industrial laboratories and other Federal agencies. Computational science conducted at NERSC covers the entire range of scientific disciplines, but is focused on research that supports DOE's missions and scientific goals.
Allocations of computer time and archival storage at NERSC are awarded to research groups based on a review of submitted proposals. As proposals are submitted, they are subjected to peer review to evaluate the quality of science, the relevance of the proposed research to Office of Science goals and objectives and the readiness of the proposed application to fully utilize the computing resources being requested.
A prominent feature of NERSC since its founding in 1974 has been the expertise and the competence of the employees staffing the facility and the high quality services delivered to users. The NERSC staff delivers critical computing resources, applications and information to enable users to optimize the utilization of their allocations on the high performance systems at NERSC.