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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

Supercomputers Fuel Global High-Resolution Climate Models

Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But using supercomputing resources at NERSC, Berkeley Lab climate scientist Michael Wehner was able to complete a run in just three months. » Read More

How Atomic Vibrations Transform Vanadium Dioxide

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory used NERSC supercomputers to confirm an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide, by quantifying the thermodynamic forces driving the transformation. » 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

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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
Chombo-Crunch: Advanced Simulation of Subsurface Flow and Reactive Transport Processes Associated with Carbon Sequestration
 PI: David Trebotich, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 96,000
Theory of nanostructured materials
 PI: Jeffrey Neaton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 35,616
Structure and Reactions of Hadrons and Nuclei; Non-perturbative Solutions of Strongly Interacting Particles and Fields
 PI: James P. Vary, Iowa State University
Hopper 9,216
SciDAC GSEP: Gyrokinetic Simulation of Energetic Particle Turbulence and Transport
 PI: Zhihong Lin, University of California Irvine
Edison 1,536
Ocean Atmosphere Reanalyses for Climate Applications (OARCA) 1832-2014
 PI: Gil Compo, University of Colorado at Boulder
Edison 1,536
Accurate theoretical predictions for systems of superheavy elements (SHE) using Dirac-Fock(Breit-Gaunt)Relativistic Coupled-Cluster methodology
 PI: Walter Loveland, Oregon State University
Carver 256

 

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Since 2011, NERSC’s Hopper, named in honor of computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, has had a "lucky cat" figurine stashed inside one cabinet.