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DOE Project Taps HPC for Next-Generation Climate Modeling

New ACME project to use high performance computing to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. » Read More

Photon Speedway Puts Big Data in the Fast Lane

A series of experiments conducted at SLAC Lab's Linac Coherent Light Source is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process and demonstrating how light sources and supercomputing facilities can be linked via a “photon science speedway” to address emerging challenges in massive data analysis. » Read More

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

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
Gyrokinetic Simulations of the Effect of Electron Heating on Particle and Electron Thermal Energy Transport in Magnetic Fusion Plasmas
 PI: Darin Ernst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 23,040
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 16,416
Particle Acceleration by Ultra-Intense Lasers
 PI: Daniel F. Gordon, Naval Research Lab
Edison 16,392
Exploration of Hadron Structure using Lattice QCD
 PI: John W. Negele, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 13,824
Magnetic Reconnection in Laboratory and Space Relevant Plasmas
 PI: Paul Cassak, West Virginia University
Edison 4,104
Novel density functional theory approaches to the statistical mechanics of aqueous systems
 PI: Christopher Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Carver 288

 

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Did You Know?

George Smoot, professor of physics at UC Berkeley & an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab, won the 2006 Nobel Prize for physics for his cosmic microwave background radiation data analysis. He used NERSC supercomputers to confirm predictions of the Big Bang theory.