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SPOT Suite Transforms Beamline Science

Most light sources have been operating on a manual grab-and-go data management model, but a recent data deluge is quickly making this practice implausible. So Berkeley Lab scientists teamed up to create SPOT Suite. » Read More

Take a "Scroll" Down Memory Lane

Visit our new 40th anniversary timeline. Find out what Disney movie was filmed at NERSC; take a tour of the machine room of the 1990s; uncover staff's 1983 holiday wishlist (hint: some things don't change), and more. » Read More

Hot Plasma Partial to Bootstrap Current

Calculations run at NERSC shed light on a plasma behavior known as the self-generated current, which could help reduce fusion reactor costs. » Read More

'Thirsty' Metals Could Increase Battery Lifetimes

Using supercomputing resources at NERSC, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated how to stabilize aluminum, calcium and magnesium ions, which they say could double or triple the amount of charge that can be stored in a battery. » 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 57,600
Center for Edge Physics Simulation: SciDAC-3 Center
 PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Hopper 33,600
Study of laser-plasma interactions relevant to direct-drive ICF implosions
 PI: Chuang Ren, University of Rochester
Edison 18,000
Quantum Mechanical Simulations of Complex Nanostructures for Photovoltaic Applications
 PI: Zhigang Wu, Colorado School of Mines
Edison 9,600
Hadron-Hadron Interactions with Lattice QCD
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Hopper 7,680
Improvement of Representation of the Cloud Aerosol Interaction in Large-Scale Models
 PI: Alexander P. Khain, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Edmond J. Safra campus - Givat Ram
Carver 128

 

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