NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

DOE to Build Next-Generation Supercomputer at Berkeley Laboratory

New Pre-Exascale System Will Be Named ‘Perlmutter’ in Honor of Lab’s Nobel Prize-Winning Astrophysicist » Read More

NERSC Recognized by NASA for Contributions to Planck Mission

NERSC staff was honored with a NASA Group Achievement Award for their HPC support of the Planck Space Mission, which pushed the limits of HPC and cosmology. » Read More

Cosmoflow

A Big Data Center collaboration between NERSC, Intel and Cray has yielded another first in the quest to apply deep learning to data-intensive science: CosmoFlow, the first large-scale science application to use the TensorFlow framework on a CPU-based HPC platform with synchronous training. » Read More

Pickled Power

Computer simulations reveal that an additive commonly used to extend the life of Li-On batteries works because of a chemical reaction similar to pickling. » Read More

Breaking the Exaop Barrier

Computational scientists from Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories and engineers from NVIDIA have, for the first time, demonstrated an exascale-class deep learning application that has broken the exaop barrier. » 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
ECPUSRPRG-13
 PI: Jonathan J. Hu, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Cori 2,048
3D Kinetic Simulations of Nonthermal Particle Acceleration in Flaring Magnetic Reconnection
 PI: Fan Guo, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 1,366
Data driven discovery of singlet fission materials
 PI: Noa Marom, Carnegie Mellon University
Cori 1,024
Water Cycle and Climate Extremes Modeling (WACCEM)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 913
Magnetic Fusion Plasma Microturbulence Project
 PI: Maxim Umansky, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Cori 512
Direct Numerical Simulations of Premixed Combustion under Intense Sheared Turbulence
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Edison 384
Direct Numerical Simulations of Premixed Combustion under Intense Sheared Turbulence
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Edison 256

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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.”