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NERSC Accelerates Scientific Analysis with SciDB

Tackling extreme data challenges will require a system that is easy enough for any scientist to use, that can effectively harness the power of ever more powerful supercomputers, and that is unified and extendable. This is where NERSC’s implementation of SciDB comes in. » Read More

Ice Sheet Model Reveals Most Comprehensive Projections for West Antarctica’s Future

BISICLES simulations run at NERSC help researchers estimate ice loss and sea level rise. » Read More

'Shifter' Makes Container-based HPC a Breeze

NERSC unveils scalable tool for deploying Linux containers and user-defined images in an HPC environment. » Read More

MANTISSA Finds New Ways to Solve Big Data Analysis Challenges

Researchers at Berkeley Lab are working to address emerging data management and analysis issues through MANTISSA, a DOE-funded program that supports development of novel algorithms to enable new software tools in various science domains to run at scale on current and next-generation supercomputers. » Read More

What the Blank Makes Quantum Dots Blink?

Quantum dots promise an astounding range of applications, if scientists can stop them blinking. » Read More

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Now Computing

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

Project Machine CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Hopper 12,288
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Hopper 12,288
SciDAC GSEP: Gyrokinetic Simulation of Energetic Particle Turbulence and Transport
 PI: Zhihong Lin, University of California Irvine
Edison 6,144
SciDAC GSEP: Gyrokinetic Simulation of Energetic Particle Turbulence and Transport
 PI: Zhihong Lin, University of California Irvine
Edison 6,144
Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis For The Planck Satellite Mission
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 4,800
Computational Prediction and Discovery of Novel Materials for Energy Applications
 PI: Cai-Zhuang Wang, Ames Laboratory Iowa State University
Carver 256

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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.