NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

Clocking the Early Universe

By analyzing the light of distant quasars, two teams of scientists have found that 10.8 billion years ago, the Universe was expanding by one percent every 44 million years. » Read More

Lilliputian LEDs

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes and help solve the most daunting problem facing white LED lighting today: the green gap. » Read More

Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango Delta

Researchers at the University of Cape Town, Berkeley Lab and the United Nations Development Programme have analyzed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa—the Okavango River. » Read More

Petascale Post-Doc Project a Supercomputing Success Story

The first post-doctoral research project centered at NERSC is being credited with helping its participants advance their careers and boosting the state-of-the-art in high performance scientific computing software applications. » 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
Multiscale Methods for Accurate, Efficient, and Scale-Aware Models of the Earth System
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 49,152
Advanced Light Source
 PI: Michael Banda, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 11,904
Advanced Light Source
 PI: Michael Banda, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 11,160
Center for Simulation of Wave-Plasma Interactions: SciDAC Project
 PI: Paul T. Bonoli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edison 9,216
CASCADE: CAibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
First principles simulations of nanostructures
 PI: Giulia A. Galli, University of California Davis
Carver 512


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