On May 27, NERSC formally unveiled the first phase of its next-gen supercomputer, Perlmutter. The new system is named in honor of the Lab’s Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter.
The dedication program featured distinguished speakers from the Department of Energy, University of California, the lab, vendors Nvidia and AMD, and the wider scientific community, including Dr. Perlmutter who released the first queue of jobs to run on the system.
In addition to the ceremony, Perlmutter was welcomed with a special website and a social media campaign featuring scientists excited to advance their research using the new system. A wide range of media covered Perlmutter's debut, including the Wall Street Journal. This special issue presents some highlights.
IntheLoop resumes its normal coverage next Wednesday, June 9.