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The Mystery of the Star That Wouldn’t Die

Supercomputers at NERSC helped an international team of scientists decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. » Read More

Decoding the Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger

Scientists have obtained the first measurement of the merger of two neutron stars and its explosive aftermath. Computer simulations at NERSC were critical for understanding the event, which could provide valuable insights into the origin of universe’s heavy elements. » Read More

Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

Researchers are using NERSC's Cori to build the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings. » Read More

Multiscale simulations pinpoint what's behind unruly tokamak plasma behavior

New simulations run on Edison are making it easier to more accurately predict plasma behavior in a tokamak reactor. Turns out electron energy transport is key. » Read More

A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

Berkeley Lab researchers recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Knights Landing processors on NERSC’s Cori. » 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
Accelerated Climate for Energy
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori KNL 600
Gyrokinetic turbulence and transport: From basic understanding to truly predictive capability
 PI: Frank Jenko, University of California Los Angeles
Edison 384
Accelerated Climate for Energy
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 265
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori KNL 251
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori KNL 251
Computational Prediction and Discovery of Novel Materials for Energy Applications
 PI: Cai-Zhuang Wang, Ames Laboratory Iowa State University
Edison 204

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Did You Know?

George Smoot, professor of physics at UC Berkeley & an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab, won the 2006 Nobel Prize for physics for his cosmic microwave background radiation data analysis. He used NERSC supercomputers to confirm predictions of the Big Bang theory.