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Pickled Power

Computer simulations reveal that an additive commonly used to extend the life of Li-On batteries works because of a chemical reaction similar to pickling. » Read More

ESS-DIVE is a Game Changer for Environmental Research

Developed by Berkeley Lab, NERSC and NCEAS researchers, ESS-DIVE is a new digital archive that serves as a repository for hundreds of Department of Energy-funded research projects. » Read More

NOvA Sees Strong Evidence for Antineutrino Oscillation

Using NERSC's Cori and Fermilab's HEPCloud program, the NOvA neutrino experiment performed the largest-scale analysis ever to support the recent evidence of antineutrino oscillation, a phenomenon that may hold clues to how our universe evolved. » Read More

Simulating Impact of a Major Quake

A team of Berkeley Lab and LLNL researchers is leveraging powerful supercomputers at NERSC to portray the impact of high-frequency ground motion on thousands of representative different-sized buildings spread out across the California region. » Read More

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

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

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Now Computing

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

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Direct Numerical Simulations of Premixed Combustion under Intense Sheared Turbulence
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Cori 1,309
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
Computational studies in plasma physics and fusion energy
 PI: Abhay K. Ram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edison 252
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 200
cosmic microwave background data analysis for post-planck experiments
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 192
ocean atmosphere reanalyses for climate applications (oarca) 1815-2017
 PI: Gilbert Compo, University of Colorado at Boulder
Cori 80
Resonance Properties in the Decay Signatures of Exotic Mesons from Quantum Chromodynamics
 PI: Robert G. Edwards, Jefferson Lab
Cori 64

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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.