NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974


A new underground neutrino experiment could provide greater clarity on matter-antimatter imbalance in the Cosmos. And NERSC will be the principal site for data processing and analyses throughout the course of the experiment. » Read More

A Reference Catalog for the Rumen Microbiome

Using supercomputers at NERSC, an international research team has created a reference catalog for the rumen mmicrobiome. Rumen microbes play a vital role in allowing ruminant (cud-chewing) livestock to break down food, and produce milk, meat and wool, which help support the livelihoods and food security of over a billion people worldwide. » Read More

Metagenomic Clustering Powered by Supercomputers

Berkeley Lab and JGI researchers took one of the most popular clustering approaches in modern biology—Markov Clustering algorithm—and modified it to run efficiently and at scale on supercomputers at NERSC. » Read More

Searching for Strongly Lensed Supernovae

Using NERSC supercomputers, astrophysicists at Berkeley Lab and the University of Portsmouth discovered how to control the effects of "micolensing." Armed with this knowledge they believe they will be able to find 1000 strongly lensed Type Ia supernovae in real-time from LSST data--that's 20 times more than previous expectations. » Read More

Delivering Efficient Parallel I/O with HDF5 for Exascale Computing Systems

In this podcast, Berkeley Lab's Suren Byna and NERSC's Quincey Koziol talk about delivering efficient parallel I/O with HDF5 on exascale computing systems. » 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 Nodes NERSC Hours Used
Computing the Sky at Extreme Scales
 PI: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
Cori 1,024
Novel density functional theory approaches to the statistical mechanics of aqueous systems
 PI: Christopher Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Cori 640
Partitioned Global Address Space Languages
 PI: Katherine A. Yelick, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 512
Direct Numerical Simulations of Premixed Combustion under Intense Sheared Turbulence
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Cori 327
psi scidac: predicting the performance and impact of dynamic pfc surfaces
 PI: Brian D. Wirth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Edison 300
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
Proactive Data Containers for Exascale Storage Systems
 PI: Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 256

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Did You Know?

A Cray-1 supercomputer at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (now known as NERSC) was featured in Disney’s 1982 movie “Tron.”