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Science Search

Science Search, a web-based search engine for scientific data is currently being developed by a team of researchers in Berkeley Lab's CRD and NERSC. The team is also developing innovative machine learning tools to automatically generate missing metadata tags for each file. » Read More

NEW Look Coming for NERSC Login

On June 11, the login page will sport a new look and some improved features. » Read More

Self-Healing Cement Could Be a Boon to Oil & Gas Industry

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a unique cement that can repair itself in as little as a few hours; simulations run at NERSC helped them understand how it works. » Read More

Deep Learning at 15 PFlops Enables Training for Extreme Weather Identification at Scale

Petaflop per second deep learning training performance on the Cori supercomputer at NERSC has given climate scientists the ability to use machine learning to identify extreme weather events in huge climate simulation datasets. » 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 Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Understanding the Role of Ice shelf-Ocean Interactions in a Changing Global Climate
 PI: Mark R. Petersen, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 325
Understanding the Role of Ice shelf-Ocean Interactions in a Changing Global Climate
 PI: Mark R. Petersen, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 325
Investigating climate-biogeochemistry feedbacks with the Department of Energy's next- generation high-resolution Earth system model
 PI: Peter Thornton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Edison 285
Guest-host interactions in the gas phase, in aqueous systems and hydrate lattices: Implications for H2 storage and CO2 sequestration
 PI: Sotiris Xantheas, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 256
Exascale modeling of advanced particle accelerators
 PI: Jean-Luc Vay, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - NERSC
Cori 210
Understanding the Role of Ice shelf-Ocean Interactions in a Changing Global Climate
 PI: Mark R. Petersen, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cori 192
Ocean and Sea Ice Interactions around Greenland and the West Antarctic Peninsula in Forced Fine- Resolution Global Simulations
 PI: Julie L. Mcclean, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Cori 176

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'Bubbles' the Cray-2

In 1985, NERSC was the first to install the Cray-2, then the fastest computer in the world. Today, an iPad has more processing power. The Cray-2 was nicknamed "Bubbles" for its unique liquid cooling system.