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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)

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High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery. Researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.