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NERSC Kicks Off 40th Anniversary With 2014 Calendar

Downloadable PDF features supercomputing images and trivia from Berkeley Lab's archives

January 2, 2014


The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary with a free, downloadable 2014 calendar that takes a unique look back at our supercomputing history.

Located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1974-1996, NERSC was originally known as the Controlled Thermonuclear Research Computer Center. It was renamed the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computing Centerin 1976. In 1990, to reflect its increasingly broad scientific mission, the center was christened the National Energy Research Supercomputer Center. Following its move to Berkeley Lab in 1996, it was renamed the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

Through the years, NERSC’s mission has remained consistent: to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery by providing high-performance computing, information, data and communications services to the DOE Office of Science community. NERSC supports large-scale computing, storage, and networking for unclassified research programs in high-energy physics, biological and sciences, basic energy sciences, nuclear physics, fusion energy sciences, mathematics, and computational and computer science.

The 2014 calendar features historical images and unique trivia highlighting the people and machines that have made NERSC such a success over the last 40 years.

Here's to 40 more years at the forefront!

Download the NERSC 2014 calendar (PDF | 4.3MB)

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization provides the computing and networking resources and expertise critical to advancing the Department of Energy's research missions: developing new energy sources, improving energy efficiency, developing new materials and increasing our understanding of ourselves, our world and our universe.

ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at 40 DOE research sites to each other and to experimental facilities and supercomputing centers around the country. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) powers the discoveries of 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities, including those at Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD). CRD conducts research and development in mathematical modeling and simulation, algorithm design, data storage, management and analysis, computer system architecture and high-performance software implementation. NERSC and ESnet are DOE Office of Science User Facilities.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the DOE’s Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.