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Catching Extreme Waves

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, researchers were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. » Read More

Machine Learning Method Could Accelerate Development of Metallic Materials for Aerospace

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab researchers built and trained machine learning algorithms to predict defect behavior in certain intermetallic compounds with high accuracy. » Read More

Simulations Reveal the Invisible Chaos of Superluminous Supernovae

Astrophysicists are running 2D simulations at NERSC to better understand the physical conditions that create rare superluminious supernovae. » Read More

Cori No. 5 of TOP500

NERSC's flagship Cori is the world's 5th fastest supercomputer, according to the new TOP500 list released at the Supercomputing 2016 conference. » Read More

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Computing at NERSC

Now Computing

A small sample of massively parallel scientific computing jobs running right now at NERSC.

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Advanced Simulation of Pore Scale Reactive Transport Processes Associated with Carbon Sequestration
 PI: David Trebotich, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 5,462
Domain Wall Fermions and Highly Improved Staggered Quarks for Lattice QCD
 PI: Norman H. Christ, Columbia University
Cori KNL 1,536
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori KNL 648
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori KNL 648
Bacterial Adhesion and Cellulose Degradation
 PI: Hengameh Shams, University of California Berkeley
Edison 28
High-gradient acceleration of electrons in plasma and dielectric structures
 PI: James B. Rosenzweig, University of California Los Angeles
Edison 20

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Did You Know?

A Cray-1 supercomputer at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (now known as NERSC) was featured in Disney’s 1982 movie “Tron.”