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Deadline Extended for Biology Program Apps

Sept. 24 is the new deadline for biological and genomic researchers to apply for FICUS, a program that offers the integrated resources of NERSC, JGI and KBase to select studies. » Read More

NERSC Recognized by NASA for Contributions to Planck Mission

NERSC staff was honored with a NASA Group Achievement Award for their HPC support of the Planck Space Mission, which pushed the limits of HPC and cosmology. » Read More

Cosmoflow

A Big Data Center collaboration between NERSC, Intel and Cray has yielded another first in the quest to apply deep learning to data-intensive science: CosmoFlow, the first large-scale science application to use the TensorFlow framework on a CPU-based HPC platform with synchronous training. » Read More

Pickled Power

Computer simulations reveal that an additive commonly used to extend the life of Li-On batteries works because of a chemical reaction similar to pickling. » 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 Nodes NERSC Hours Used
modeling polarized galactic foregrounds for cosmic microwave background missions
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 8,192
Computational studies in plasma physics and fusion energy
 PI: Abhay K. Ram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edison 168
QCD Thermodynamics at High Temperature
 PI: Alexei Bazavov, Michigan State University
Edison 128
QCD Thermodynamics at High Temperature
 PI: Alexei Bazavov, Michigan State University
Edison 128
ocean atmosphere reanalyses for climate applications (oarca) 1815-2017
 PI: Gilbert Compo, University of Colorado at Boulder
Cori 80
ocean atmosphere reanalyses for climate applications (oarca) 1815-2017
 PI: Gilbert Compo, University of Colorado at Boulder
Cori 80
Frontiers in Accelerator Design: Advanced Modeling for Next-Generation BES Accelerators
 PI: Robert Ryne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cori 79

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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.