Last week Pawsey Supercomputing Centre was honoured to host a three-day conference from visitors from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Centre (NERSC). NERSC is the Department of Energy’s mission scientific computing centre in California, USA. NERSC is a world leader in accelerating scientific discovery through computation and is one of the largest supercomputing facilities in the world. NERSC provides high-performance computing (HPC) and data resources for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Research under six main areas, research of biology and environment; computing; materials, chemistry and geophysics; particle physics and astro physics; and fusion energy and plasma physics.
The NERSC visitors, Rebecca Hartman-Baker, Lisa Gerhardt and Stephen Leak, exchanged knowledge and experience on all things supercomputing and data science with Pawsey experts. Ms Hartman-Baker discussed the role of NERSC in Scientific Computing in the past, present and future. Lisa Gerhardt presented on “Shifter,” a new software package at NERSC, and Stephen Leak held a Roofline Model Tutorial.
In coming together, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and NERSC experts collaborated on ideas of computational innovation and the advancement of global science. Pawsey looks forward to building on its relationship with the USA’s NERSC Centre and other international supercomputing centres in the future.