Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will install a next-generation high-performance computing (supercomputing) system in the existing Shyh Wang Hall facility (LBNL Building 59; formerly known as “CRT”) at the LBNL main hill site in Berkeley, California. The new NERSC-9 high-performance computing system will support the continually increasing needs of scientists for complex simulation and data analysis. To support the mechanical and electrical demands of the new high-performance computing system, additional power and cooling equipment will be installed to augment existing capacity. The project will not require alterations to the existing building structure or occupancy. The Facility Upgrade work commenced in October 2018. The NERSC-9 supercomputing system is scheduled for installation in the fall of 2020.
Critical Decision 2/3 was approved on September 6, 2018.
The DOE made a categorical exclusion determination for this project. The University of California LBNL prepared and publicly circulated an Environmental Impact Report for this project; the LBNL Director certified the project EIR under delegated authority. Additional information on the project and the EIR and CEQA efforts can be found here.