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Brain Initiatives Generate Tsunami of Neuroscience Data

Around the world 'Brain Initiatives' are generating a tsunami of neuroscience data. But without a coherent strategy to analyze, manage and understand the data, advancements in the field will be limited. That's why an international team of interdisciplinary researchers, including NERSC staff, are offering a plan to manage it. » Read More

Cori No. 5 of TOP500

NERSC's flagship Cori is the world's 5th fastest supercomputer, according to the new TOP500 list released at the Supercomputing 2016 conference. » Read More

Toward Multiscale Modeling of Photovoltaics at Nanoscale

Advances in ultrafast spectroscopy and HPC are revolutionizing our ability to study the physical processes that occur in solar cells at short length and time scales. » Read More

The Incredible Shrinking Particle Accelerator

Particle accelerators are on the verge of transformational breakthroughs—and advances in computing power and techniques are a big part of the reason. » Read More

Berkeley Lab Partners on 5 New HPC4Mfg Projects

DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program has announced $3.8 million in funding for 13 new industry projects in the second round of the HPC4Mfg program, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been selected to partner with five of the new projects. » Read More

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

Project Machine Nodes NERSC Hours Used
High Precision Calculations of the Nucleon Structure for Fundamental Symmetries
 PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 1,024
High Precision Calculations of the Nucleon Structure for Fundamental Symmetries
 PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 1,024
High Precision Calculations of the Nucleon Structure for Fundamental Symmetries
 PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Edison 1,024
Domain Wall Fermions and Highly Improved Staggered Quarks for Lattice QCD
 PI: Norman H. Christ, Columbia University
Cori KNL 512
Accelerated Climate for Energy
 PI: William D. Collins, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori KNL 512
Domain Wall Fermions and Highly Improved Staggered Quarks for Lattice QCD
 PI: Norman H. Christ, Columbia University
Cori KNL 512

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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.