Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Berkeley Lab


Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Learns About ESnet
Under the guidance of ESnet Director Inder Monga and Network Engineer Eli Dart, Secretary Perry transferred 500GB of data in minutes from ALCF  to NERSC with Globus software. (Photo by Paul Mueller, Berkeley Lab)

On March 27, 2018, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), getting a firsthand view of how Berkeley Lab combines team science with world-class facilities to develop solutions for the scientific, energy, and technological challenges facing the nation.

During his stop at Shyh Wang Hall, Perry learned about Berkeley Lab’s contributions to DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing program (HPC4Mfg) from Peter Nugent, Berkeley Lab Computational Research Division (CRD) Deputy for Scientific Engagement.

Under the guidance of Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) Director Inder Monga and Network Engineer Eli Dart, Perry also transferred 500GB of data from the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility in Lemont, Illinois to the National Energy Research Computing Center (NERSC) in Berkeley, California with Globus software in minutes.

NERSC Deputy Katie Antypas then took Perry on a tour of NERSC’s machine room, where he signed the center’s newest supercomputer Cori.

The Secretary’s visit is part of a three-day Bay Area tour that included stops at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories’ California, Berkeley Lab and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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