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ESnet, NERSC Blaze Path to First 400G Production Network

ESnet and NERSC have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. » Read More

‘Sidecars’ Pave the Way for Concurrent Analytics of Large-Scale Simulations

A new software tool developed through a Berkeley Lab collaboration will give scientists working in cosmology, astrophysics, combustion and other fields a more efficient way to manage and analyze the increasingly large datasets generated by their simulations. » Read More

HPSS Disk Cache Upgrade Caters to Capacity

NERSC users today are benefiting from a business decision made three years ago by the center’s Storage Systems Group as they were looking to upgrade the High-Performance Storage System disk cache. » Read More

Celeste: A New Model for Cataloging the Universe

A Berkeley Lab-based research collaboration of astrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists has unveiled Celeste, a statistical inference model designed to enhance one of modern astronomy’s most time-tested tools: sky surveys. » Read More

Volcanic Hotspots Linked to Mantle Plumes

Using CT scans and simulations run at NERSC, seismologists have conclusively connected plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate volcanic island chains like Hawaii. » Read More

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Did You Know?

A Cray-1 supercomputer at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center (now known as NERSC) was featured in Disney’s 1982 movie “Tron.”