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Hot Plasma Partial to Bootstrap Current

Calculations run at NERSC shed light on a plasma behavior known as the self-generated current, which could help reduce fusion reactor costs. » Read More

'Thirsty' Metals Could Increase Battery Lifetimes

Using supercomputing resources at NERSC, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated how to stabilize aluminum, calcium and magnesium ions, which they say could double or triple the amount of charge that can be stored in a battery. » Read More

Wolf-Rayet Becomes a Supernova

For the first time ever, scientists have direct confirmation that a Wolf-Rayet star—sitting 360 million light years away in the Bootes constellation—died in a violent explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. This work was possible thanks to the iPTF survey, which uses resources at NERSC. » Read More

Next Generation of Supercomputing Headed to NERSC

NERSC is partnering with Cray and Intel to develop a next-generation supercomputer that will enhance extreme-scale scientific discovery. The system will be named “Cori” in honor of bio-chemist Gerty Cori, the first American woman to receive a Nobel Prize in science. » Read More

Stroll Down Memory Lane

NERSC@40: Step back in time with photos, stories and newsletters that date as far back as NERSC's founding in 1974. Bellbottoms and sideburns optional. » 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
Microbial Genome and Metagenome Data Processing and Analysis
 PI: Nikos Kyrpides, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 24,000
Hadron-Hadron Interactions with Lattice QCD
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Hopper 16,896
Charm-quark and bottom-quark mass tuning for lattice QCD heavy-light physics.
 PI: Paul B. Mackenzie, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Edison 6,144
Particle Acceleration by Ultra-Intense Lasers
 PI: Daniel F. Gordon, Naval Research Lab
Edison 4,104
Numerical Algorithms and Parallel Implementations for Electronic and Nuclear Structure Analysis
 PI: Chao Yang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 768
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

 

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Did You Know?

George Smoot, professor of physics at UC Berkeley & an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab, won the 2006 Nobel Prize for physics for his cosmic microwave background radiation data analysis. He used NERSC supercomputers to confirm predictions of the Big Bang theory.