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

Project Machine CPU Cores CPU Core Hours Used
Quantum Simulations of Nanoscale Energy Conversion
 PI: Jeffrey C. Grossman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hopper 98,304
Validation Studies of Gyrokinetic Simulations to Understand the Coupling of Ion and Electron Scale Turbulence in Tokamak Plasmas
 PI: Chris Holland, University of California San Diego
Edison 32,832
Direct Numerical Simulations of Clean and Efficient Combustion with Alternative Fuels
 PI: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories - California
Edison 19,200
CASCADE: CAibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
3D Extended MHD simulation of fusion plasmas
 PI: Stephen C. Jardin, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Edison 6,144
Understanding the nature of atomic scale magnetism on different surfaces using DFT
 PI: Shruba Gangopadhyay, IBM Almaden Research Center
Carver 256

 

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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 cooling system.