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Unveiled: Earth’s Viral Diversity

Researchers at DOE's Joint Genome Institute use NERSC resources to identify 125,000 new viral sequences in environmental datasets. » Read More

DOE Invests $16M in Computer Design of Materials

The new projects will leverage NERSC HPCs to develop software for designing new materials for electronics, renewable energy and more. » Read More

Cost-Effective Fuel Cells

Researchers using NERSC demonstrated how polymer electrolyte fuel cells—long favored for transportation applications—can be made to run more efficiently and produced more cost-effectively by reducing the amount of a single key ingredient: platinum. » Read More

Cryo-EM's Renaissance

Two recent papers in Nature are representative of the renaissance currently taking place in cryo-electron microscopy—fueled by the rise of cutting-edge electron detector cameras, sophisticated image processing software and access to supercomputing resources. » Read More

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Now Computing

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

Project Machine CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Development and Validation of Plasma Turbulence Models
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 21,960
SciDAC-3: Computation-Driven Discovery for the Dark Universe
 PI: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
Edison 12,288
Simulation of laser-plasma particle accelerators
 PI: Jean-Luc Vay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 8,016
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Travis A. O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 4,096
Numerical Algorithms and Parallel Implementations for Electronic and Nuclear Structure Analysis
 PI: Chao Yang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 2,560

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HPC Transforms Cosmology

NERSC's Debbie Bard blogs about the role of HPC in advancing our understanding of the universe in Scientific Computing magazine.