NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

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
First lattice QCD calculation of I=2 two-nucleon parity violating amplitude
 PI: Andre Walker-Loud, College of William & Mary
Edison 38,592
First lattice QCD calculation of I=2 two-nucleon parity violating amplitude
 PI: Andre Walker-Loud, College of William & Mary
Edison 38,592
Portable Application Development for Next Generation Supercomputer Architectures
 PI: T. P. Straatsma, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Edison 24,576
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Hopper 12,288
Center for Integrated Computation and Analysis of Reconnection and Turbulence
 PI: Amitava Bhattacharjee, University of New Hampshire
Hopper 7,200

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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.