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Cori Powers Next-Generation Seismic Simulations

Record-setting seismic simulations run on NERSC's Cori supercomputer were the subject of two presentations at the 2017 ISC High Performance conference. » Read More

Simulations Pinpoint Defects in Solar Cell Nanostructures

Atomic-level calculations helped ID the root cause of structural defects in nanomaterials used in fabricating solar cells and other devices. » Read More

Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

Discovered! The first ever multiply-imaged gravitationally-lensed Type Ia supernova. With more of these events, researchers could measure the universe's expansion rate within four percent accuracy. Berkeley researchers do have a method for finding more. » Read More

Toward More Efficient Paper Manufacturing

Simulations run at NERSC as part of a unique collaboration between Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and an industry consortium could help U.S. paper manufacturers significantly reduce production costs and increase energy efficiencies. » Read More

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

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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 1,350
NESAP: Extending the capabilities of Quantum Espresso for Cori
 PI: Paul R. Kent, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Cori KNL 1,280
Domain Wall Fermions and Highly Improved Staggered Quarks for Lattice QCD
 PI: Norman H. Christ, Columbia University
Cori KNL 1,266
Center for Edge Physics Simulation: SciDAC-3 Center
 PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Edison 1,024
Nuclear structure for tests of fundamental symmetries and astroparticle physics
 PI: Calvin W. Johnson, San Diego State University
Edison 256
PSI SciDAC: Bridging from the Surface to the Micron Frontier
 PI: Brian D. Wirth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Edison 200

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HPC Transforms Cosmology

NERSC's Debbie Bard blogs about the role of HPC in advancing our understanding of the universe in Scientific Computing magazine.