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“Hindcasting” 2013 Colorado Flood

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley Lab researchers “hindcasted” the conditions that led to the Sept. 2013 flooding around Boulder, CO and found that climate change attributed to human activity made the storm much more severe than would otherwise have occurred. » Read More

Cori Powers Next-Generation Seismic Simulations

Record-setting seismic simulations run on NERSC's Cori supercomputer were the subject of two presentations at the 2017 ISC High Performance conference. » Read More

Simulations Pinpoint Defects in Solar Cell Nanostructures

Atomic-level calculations helped ID the root cause of structural defects in nanomaterials used in fabricating solar cells and other devices. » Read More

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

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

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori KNL 500
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori KNL 500
First-Principles Catalyst Design for Environmentally Benign Energy Production
 PI: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cori KNL 500

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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.