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Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

Discovered! The first ever multiply-imaged gravitationally-lensed Type Ia supernova. With more of these events, researchers could measure the universe's expansion rate within four percent accuracy. Berkeley researchers do have a method for finding more. » Read More

Toward More Efficient Paper Manufacturing

Simulations run at NERSC as part of a unique collaboration between Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and an industry consortium could help U.S. paper manufacturers significantly reduce production costs and increase energy efficiencies. » Read More

Catching Extreme Waves

Using decades of global climate data generated at a spatial resolution of about 25 kilometers squared, researchers were able to capture the formation of tropical cyclones, also referred to as hurricanes and typhoons, and the extreme waves that they generate. » Read More

Machine Learning Method Could Accelerate Development of Metallic Materials for Aerospace

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab researchers built and trained machine learning algorithms to predict defect behavior in certain intermetallic compounds with high accuracy. » Read More

Simulations Reveal the Invisible Chaos of Superluminous Supernovae

Astrophysicists are running 2D simulations at NERSC to better understand the physical conditions that create rare superluminious supernovae. » Read More

NWChem’s Planewave Now “Purring” on Intel’s KNL Nodes

Berkeley Lab researchers have successfully added thread-level parallelism on top of MPI-level parallelism in the planewave density functional theory method within the popular software suite NWChem. An important step to ensuring that computational chemists are prepared to compute efficiently on next-generation exascale machines. » Read More

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

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Direct Numerical Simulations of Clean and Efficient Combustion with Alternative Fuels
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Edison 938
Multiscale Methods for Accurate, Efficient, and Scale-Aware Models of the Earth System
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 400
PSI SciDAC: Bridging from the Surface to the Micron Frontier
 PI: Brian D. Wirth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Edison 275

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NERSC, PDSF, and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

NERSC's Richard Gerber blogs on the role of NERSC, PDSF, and HPSS in the discovery of neutrino oscillations that was honored by the 2015 Nobel Prize.