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Organic Photovoltaics Experiments Showcase 'Superfacility' Concept

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab with supercomputing resources at NERSC and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility via ESnet is yielding exciting results that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process. » Read More

Berkeley Lab Study Confirms Amassing CO₂ Heats Earth’s Surface

Analysis of a decade of atmospheric data helps scientists detect an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface. The culprit? Fossil fuel emissions. » Read More

New Algorithm Enables Faster Simulations of Ultrafast Processes

An enhancement to the real-time time-dependent density function theory code opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. » Read More

Raindrops Physics May Affect Climate Model Accuracy

Using NERSC supercomputers, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that factors as small as how sizes of raindrops were represented in a computer model made a big difference in the accuracy of results. » Read More

Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear Matter

Using NERSC's Edison supercomputer, a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. » Read More

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

Project Machine CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 24,576
Time-dependent density functional theory for nuclei and cold atoms
 PI: Ionel Stetcu, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 18,432
Lattice QCD Study of the Structure of Light Nuclei
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Hopper 15,360
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 6,144
Electronic and optical properties of novel photovoltaic and thermoelectric materials from first-principles
 PI: Emmanouil S. Kioupakis, University of Michigan
Hopper 3,264
Spin-lattice Coupling in Magnetic Phase Transition
 PI: Yi Wang, Pennsylvania State University
Carver 144

 

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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.