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Hot Plasma Partial to Bootstrap Current

Calculations run at NERSC shed light on a plasma behavior known as the self-generated current, which could help reduce fusion reactor costs. » Read More

'Thirsty' Metals Could Increase Battery Lifetimes

Using supercomputing resources at NERSC, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated how to stabilize aluminum, calcium and magnesium ions, which they say could double or triple the amount of charge that can be stored in a battery. » Read More

Wolf-Rayet Becomes a Supernova

For the first time ever, scientists have direct confirmation that a Wolf-Rayet star—sitting 360 million light years away in the Bootes constellation—died in a violent explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. This work was possible thanks to the iPTF survey, which uses resources at NERSC. » Read More

Next Generation of Supercomputing Headed to NERSC

NERSC is partnering with Cray and Intel to develop a next-generation supercomputer that will enhance extreme-scale scientific discovery. The system will be named “Cori” in honor of bio-chemist Gerty Cori, the first American woman to receive a Nobel Prize in science. » Read More

Stroll Down Memory Lane

NERSC@40: Step back in time with photos, stories and newsletters that date as far back as NERSC's founding in 1974. Bellbottoms and sideburns optional. » 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
Advanced Technology Group: (CoDEx) CoDesign for Exascale
 PI: John M. Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 49,152
QCD Thermodynamics at High Temperature
 PI: Alexei Bazavov, Brookhaven National Lab
Edison 4,104
Simulation of laser-plasma particle accelerators
 PI: Cameron Geddes, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 3,576
QCD Thermodynamics at High Temperature
 PI: Alexei Bazavov, Brookhaven National Lab
Edison 3,072
Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey
 PI: Peter E. Nugent, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Carver 128


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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.