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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

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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
Sampling diffusive dynamics on long timescales, and simulating the coupled dynamics of electrons and nuclei
 PI: Thomas F. Miller, California Institute of Technology
Edison 48,000
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
Simulation and Analysis of Reacting Flows
 PI: John B. Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 12,288
Quasi-3D Model of an Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source
 PI: Jin-Soo Kim, FAR-TECH, Inc.
Hopper 2,400
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?

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