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DOE Project Taps HPC for Next-Generation Climate Modeling

New ACME project to use high performance computing to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. » Read More

Photon Speedway Puts Big Data in the Fast Lane

A series of experiments conducted at SLAC Lab's Linac Coherent Light Source is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process and demonstrating how light sources and supercomputing facilities can be linked via a “photon science speedway” to address emerging challenges in massive data analysis. » Read More

SPOT Suite Transforms Beamline Science

Most light sources have been operating on a manual grab-and-go data management model, but a recent data deluge is quickly making this practice implausible. So Berkeley Lab scientists teamed up to create SPOT Suite. » Read More

Take a "Scroll" Down Memory Lane

Visit our new 40th anniversary timeline. Find out what Disney movie was filmed at NERSC; take a tour of the machine room of the 1990s; uncover staff's 1983 holiday wishlist (hint: some things don't change), and more. » Read More

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

Computing at NERSC

Now Computing

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

Project Machine CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Gyrokinetic Simulations of the Effect of Electron Heating on Particle and Electron Thermal Energy Transport in Magnetic Fusion Plasmas
 PI: Darin Ernst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 23,040
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 16,416
Structure and Reactions of Hadrons and Nuclei; Non-perturbative Solutions of Strongly Interacting Particles and Fields
 PI: James P. Vary, Iowa State University
Hopper 9,216
FRC simulations with the Lsp PIC code
 PI: Samuel Cohen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 4,320
Turbulent Transport and Multiscale Gyrokinetic Simulation
 PI: Wei-Li W. Lee, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 2,304
Design of high-efficiency solar thermal fuels via first-principles computations
 PI: Jeffrey C. Grossman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carver 192


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Since 2011, NERSC’s Hopper, named in honor of computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, has had a "lucky cat" figurine stashed inside one cabinet.