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ESnet, NERSC Blaze Path to First 400G Production Network

ESnet and NERSC have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. » Read More

‘Sidecars’ Pave the Way for Concurrent Analytics of Large-Scale Simulations

A new software tool developed through a Berkeley Lab collaboration will give scientists working in cosmology, astrophysics, combustion and other fields a more efficient way to manage and analyze the increasingly large datasets generated by their simulations. » Read More

HPSS Disk Cache Upgrade Caters to Capacity

NERSC users today are benefiting from a business decision made three years ago by the center’s Storage Systems Group as they were looking to upgrade the High-Performance Storage System disk cache. » Read More

Celeste: A New Model for Cataloging the Universe

A Berkeley Lab-based research collaboration of astrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists has unveiled Celeste, a statistical inference model designed to enhance one of modern astronomy’s most time-tested tools: sky surveys. » Read More

Volcanic Hotspots Linked to Mantle Plumes

Using CT scans and simulations run at NERSC, seismologists have conclusively connected plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate volcanic island chains like Hawaii. » 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
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Travis A. O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
Gyrokinetic turbulence and transport: From basic understanding to truly predictive capability
 PI: Frank Jenko, University of California Los Angeles
Hopper 6,144
PSI SciDAC: Bridging from the Surface to the Micron Frontier
 PI: Brian D. Wirth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Hopper 3,600
Study of nuclear collisions at RHIC and LHC within an event-by-event Yang-Mills and viscous hydrodynamic description and JIMWLK evolution in the incoming nuclei
 PI: Bjoern P. Schenke, Brookhaven National Lab
Hopper 3,072

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Did You Know?

Saul Perlmutter—a professor of physics at UC Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab—was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1998 discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. He confirmed his observations by running thousands of simulations at NERSC, and his research team is believed to have been the first to use supercomputers to analyze and validate observational data in cosmology.