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An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. » Read More

Supercomputer Helps Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

Berkeley Lab researchers were part of a team that recently demonstrated a novel technique for high-resolution universe maps that mimics medical CT scans. » Read More

Big Data = Big Storage Challenges

Since first opening its doors in 1974, NERSC has been an innovator in data storage and management. The same holds true today. » 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
Imaging of Seismic Wavefields in Complex Hetrogeneous Media at Unprecedented Details and Scales
 PI: Gregory A. Newman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 24,576
Magnetic Fusion Plasma Microturbulence Project
 PI: Bruce I. Cohen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Hopper 23,040
Climate Change Simulations with CESM: Moderate and High Resolution Studies
 PI: Gerald Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Edison 18,576
Massive Monte Carlo Simulations For The Analysis Of Planck Satellite Data
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 5,400
Massive Monte Carlo Simulations For The Analysis Of Planck Satellite Data
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 5,400
Development of Numerical Geostatiscal Inversion Code Under the Integrated Field Research Challenge Project at the Hanford 300 area
 PI: Yoram Rubin, University of California Berkeley
Carver 512

 

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