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An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. » Read More

Supercomputer Helps Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

Berkeley Lab researchers were part of a team that recently demonstrated a novel technique for high-resolution universe maps that mimics medical CT scans. » Read More

Big Data = Big Storage Challenges

Since first opening its doors in 1974, NERSC has been an innovator in data storage and management. The same holds true today. » 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
spin-orbit configuration interaction of heavy transition metal-oxo moieties
 PI: Jeffrey Tilson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hopper 96,000
CASCADE: CAibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 7,200
Study of the Internal Dynamics of ITER
 PI: Stephen C. Jardin, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 6,144
Computational Atomic Physics for Fusion Energy
 PI: Michael S. Pindzola, Auburn University
Edison 5,184
Ocean Atmosphere Reanalyses for Climate Applications (OARCA) 1832-2014
 PI: Gil Compo, University of Colorado at Boulder
Hopper 4,032
Gyrokinetic and Two-fluid Simulations of Fusion Plasmas
 PI: Barrett N. Rogers, Dartmouth College
Carver 512


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Did You Know?

In May 2012, NERSC’s Franklin system, a Cray XT4, retired after 5 years of service. In 2007 Franklin was ranked 9th on the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.