NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

A Standard for Neuroscience Data

Berkeley Lab and NERSC researchers are developing tools to standardize data formats and storage for the neuroscience research community. They are also working on a portal to make sharing neuroscience data easier. » Read More

Novel Algorithms Help Illuminate Dark Energy

Using NERSC supercomputers, Berkeley researchers developed novel computational tools to help the Dark Energy Survey identify and monitor Type 1a supernovae. » Read More

Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion Research

Turbulent combustion simulations, which play an important role in the design of fuel-efficient combustion systems such as diesel engines, have gotten their own efficiency boost. » 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

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
Direct Numerical Simulations of Clean and Efficient Combustion with Alternative Fuels
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Edison 100,248
Study of laser-plasma interactions relevant to direct-drive ICF implosions
 PI: Chuang Ren, University of Rochester
Hopper 30,000
Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulence-Chemistry Interactions in Reacting Multiphase Flows
 PI: Joseph C. Oefelein, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Hopper 18,528
FRC simulations with the Lsp PIC code
 PI: Samuel Cohen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 4,320
Turbulent Transport and Multiscale Gyrokinetic Simulation
 PI: Wei-Li W. Lee, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 2,304
Computational Characterization of Porous Materials
 PI: Berend Smit, University of California Berkeley
Carver 512


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Did You Know?

Saul Perlmutter—a professor of physics at UC Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab—was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1998 discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. He confirmed his observations by running thousands of simulations at NERSC, and his research team is believed to have been the first to use supercomputers to analyze and validate observational data in cosmology.