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Deciphering the Cosmos with HPC Simulations

Using supercomputers at NERSC, scientists in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument collaboration are creating simulated universes to better understand real-world observations. » Read More

Heavy Metal: How First Supernovae Altered Early Star Formation

An international team of astrophysicists and cosmologists ran simulations at NERSC to examine how the first supernovae influenced star formation and the evolution of the universe. » Read More

Predicting a New Material for High-Power, High-Efficiency LEDs

Using predictive atomistic calculations and high-performance supercomputers at NERSC, University of Michigan researchers found that incorporating the element boron into the widely used InGaN (indium-gallium nitride) material can keep electrons from becoming too crowded in LEDs, making the material more efficient at producing light. » Read More

The Mystery of the Star That Wouldn’t Die

Supercomputers at NERSC helped an international team of scientists decipher one of the most bizarre spectacles ever seen in the night sky: A supernova that refused to stop shining, remaining bright far longer than an ordinary stellar explosion. » Read More

Decoding the Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger

Scientists have obtained the first measurement of the merger of two neutron stars and its explosive aftermath. Computer simulations at NERSC were critical for understanding the event, which could provide valuable insights into the origin of universe’s heavy elements. » Read More

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Computing at NERSC

Now Computing

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

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Synthetic Spectra of Astrophysical Objects
 PI: Edward Baron, University of Oklahoma
Cori 4,128
partnership center for high-fidelity boundary plasma simulation: scidac-4 center
 PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Edison 1,024
energy exascale earth system modeling (e3sm)
 PI: Lai-Yung Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 265
Spin and Three-Dimensional Structure of the Nucleon
 PI: Huey-Wen Lin, Michigan State University
Edison 256
Exascale Models of Stellar Explosions: Quintessential Multi-physics Simulation
 PI: Daniel N. Kasen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 256
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori 128
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Cori 128

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