In this video, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and others speak at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new LBNL Computational Research and Theory (CRT) facility. The CRT will be at the forefront of high-performance supercomputing research and be DOE’s most efficient facility of its kind. Joining Secretary Chu as speakers were Lab Director Paul Alivisatos, UC President Mark Yudof, Office of Science Director Bill Brinkman, and UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. The festivities were emceed by Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, Kathy Yelick.
According to Yelick, the new CRT facility will be one of the most energy efficient supercomputer centers on the planet.