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What the Blank Makes Quantum Dots Blink?

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

Meraculous: Deciphering the ‘Book of Life’ With Supercomputers

Novel Berkeley Algorithms and Computational Techniques Speed Up Genome Assembly, from Months to Minutes » Read More

Supernova Hunting with Supercomputers

With help from NERSC supercomputers, astronomers confirm one of two competing theories about the birth of Type Ia supernovae. » Read More

Chombo-Crunch Sinks Its Teeth into Fluid Dynamics

Berkeley Lab researchers are breaking new ground in the modeling of complex flows in energy and oil and gas applications, thanks to a computational fluid dynamics and transport code dubbed “Chombo-Crunch.” » Read More

NERSC, Cray Announce Phase 1 of Cori Supercomputer

Cray XC40 will be first supercomputer installed in new Computational Research and Theory facility. » 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
Time-dependent density functional theory for nuclei and cold atoms
 PI: Ionel Stetcu, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 28,800
Testing the Predictive Power of Theory for Determining the Structure and Activity of Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts
 PI: Graeme Henkelman, University of Texas at Austin
Edison 17,424
Muliscale coupled fluid-kinetic models of plasmas
 PI: Giovani Lapenta, University of California Los Angeles
Edison 8,208
Reducing Uncertainty of Climate Simulations Using the Super-Parameterization
 PI: Cristiana Stan, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)
Hopper 4,224
Reducing Uncertainty of Climate Simulations Using the Super-Parameterization
 PI: Cristiana Stan, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)
Hopper 4,224
Computational Characterization of Porous Materials
 PI: Berend Smit, University of California Berkeley
Carver 512

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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.