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Calming Plasma's Stormy Seas

Turbulence inside a fusion reactor can increase the rate of plasma heat loss, dramatically reducing energy output. Researchers are now pinpointing what causes this turbulence and how it might be controlled. » Read More

Clocking the Early Universe

By analyzing the light of distant quasars, two teams of scientists have found that 10.8 billion years ago, the Universe was expanding by one percent every 44 million years. » Read More

Lilliputian LEDs

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes and help solve the most daunting problem facing white LED lighting today: the green gap. » Read More

Stroll Down Memory Lane

NERSC@40: Step back in time with photos, stories and newsletters that date as far back as NERSC's founding in 1974. Bellbottoms and sideburns optional. » 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 CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Static and dynamic solutions for heavy nuclei
 PI: Ionel Stetcu, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 28,968
Center for Edge Physics Simulation: SciDAC-3 Center
 PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 19,200
Modeling of turbulent and neoclassical transport in HSX
 PI: Konstantin Likin, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Hopper 18,432
Quantum Chromodynamics with four flavors of dynamical quarks
 PI: Doug Toussaint, University of Arizona
Edison 18,432
CASCADE: CAibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
First principles simulations of nanostructures
 PI: Giulia A. Galli, University of California Davis
Carver 512


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