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Exascale Hits Its Stride

More than 40 staff from Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area contributed to the Exascale Computing Project’s 4th annual meeting, held Feb. 3-6 in Houston, Texas. Underscoring the maturity and success of the effort, researchers presented a wide array of milestones and hardware, software, and application advances at this year's meeting.

An expansion of the CSA postdoc training program culminated in a symposium where 22 presented their research on-camera and before a live audience.
Podcast: Bert deJong and team talk about overhauling the venerable NWChem computational chemistry software package for GPUs and exascale computing.
ESnet joined multiple agencies and academia at the first Quantum Internet Blueprint Workshop to discuss building a national entangled quantum Internet.

Upcoming Outage to Affect IntheLoop, Websites

Beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21 through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, NERSC will execute a planned, facility-wide outage for electrical upgrades in preparation for the Perlmutter supercomputer. During the outage, NERSC's main website and the CRD and CS websites will redirect to the NERSC status website. InTheLoop, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, will be delayed until Thursday, Feb. 27.

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Who better to prepare for next-gen computing than next-gen engineers and scientists like NERSC's Exascale Science Applications Program (NESAP) postdocs?
Laurie Stephey: “My excellent NESAP experience made me want to stay at NERSC.” And she did.
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Lucy Linder at CERN.
Five months of exploring the application of quantum computing to data analysis at Berkeley Lab in 2018 led up to this moment for Lucy Linder.

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