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Pinpointing the Magnetic Moments of Nuclear Matter

Using NERSC's Edison supercomputer, a team of nuclear physicists has made a key discovery in its quest to shed light on the structure and behavior of subatomic particles. » Read More

A Standard for Neuroscience Data

Berkeley Lab and NERSC researchers are developing tools to standardize data formats and storage for the neuroscience research community. They are also working on a portal to make sharing neuroscience data easier. » Read More

Novel Algorithms Help Illuminate Dark Energy

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley researchers developed novel computational tools to help the Dark Energy Survey identify and monitor Type 1a supernovae. » Read More

Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion Research

Turbulent combustion simulations, which play an important role in the design of fuel-efficient combustion systems such as diesel engines, have gotten their own efficiency boost. » 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
Center for Edge Physics Simulation: SciDAC-3 Center
 PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 33,600
Validation Studies of Gyrokinetic Simulations to Understand the Coupling of Ion and Electron Scale Turbulence in Tokamak Plasmas
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 32,832
Synthetic Spectra of Astrophysical Objects
 PI: Edward Baron, University of Oklahoma
Edison 3,360
High Performance Visualization, Analytics, and I/O
 PI: Edward (Wes) W. Bethel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 2,400
Water Cycle and Climate Extremes Modeling (WACCEM)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Hopper 2,064
Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis For The Planck Satellite Mission
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Carver 512


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Did You Know?

A Cray-1 supercomputer at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (now known as NERSC) was featured in Disney’s 1982 movie “Tron.”