NERSC: 40 Years and Counting

May/June 2015

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The oil embargo of the early 1970s stalled cars but began a supercomputing story that continues to this day. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the state-of-the-art national facility that serves government, industry, and academic users today, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. The guest editors of this special issue document that history and describe the articles they selected to highlight it. Read full article »

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The Future of E-infrastructures

The Future of E-infrastructures

Funding the development of e-infrastructures to support scientific collaborations gains traction in the UK and US, but what are some of the pitfalls? Read full article »

Titan Takes on the Universe: Large-Scale Cosmology Simulation of Universe Mines for Halos Where Galaxies are Born

Titan Takes on the Universe: Large-Scale Cosmology Simulation of Universe Mines for Halos Where Galaxies are Born

This article takes a closer look at a recent Titan run and the team that's currently pushing the state of the art in precision cosmology with the goal of better understanding cosmic acceleration. Read full article »

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Committee on the Future of Advanced Computing
"Whither the Future of NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure?" Associate editor in chief Steven Gottlieb discusses a National Research Council's Committee on the future of advanced computing. Read full article»

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