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Supercomputers Fuel Global High-Resolution Climate Models

Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But using supercomputing resources at NERSC, Berkeley Lab climate scientist Michael Wehner was able to complete a run in just three months. » Read More

How Atomic Vibrations Transform Vanadium Dioxide

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory used NERSC supercomputers to confirm an important advancement in understanding a classic transition-metal oxide, vanadium dioxide, by quantifying the thermodynamic forces driving the transformation. » 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

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

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

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
Exploration of Hadron Structure using Lattice QCD
 PI: John W. Negele, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 8,208
CASCADE: CAibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
Computational Resources for the FIRST (Fluid Interfaces: Reactions, Structure and Transport) EFRC Center
 PI: Peter T. Cummings, Vanderbilt University
Edison 480
Computational Resources for the FIRST (Fluid Interfaces: Reactions, Structure and Transport) EFRC Center
 PI: Peter T. Cummings, Vanderbilt University
Edison 480
Accurate theoretical predictions for systems of superheavy elements (SHE) using Dirac-Fock(Breit-Gaunt)Relativistic Coupled-Cluster methodology
 PI: Walter Loveland, Oregon State University
Carver 256
All atom molecular dynamic simulation of protein folding, misfolding and aggregation
 PI: Workalemahu Mikre Berhanu, University of Oklahoma
Edison 48

 

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Since 2011, NERSC’s Hopper, named in honor of computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, has had a "lucky cat" figurine stashed inside one cabinet.