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MANTISSA Finds New Ways to Solve Big Data Analysis Challenges

Researchers at Berkeley Lab are working to address emerging data management and analysis issues through MANTISSA, a DOE-funded program that supports development of novel algorithms to enable new software tools in various science domains to run at scale on current and next-generation supercomputers. » Read More

What the Blank Makes Quantum Dots Blink?

Quantum dots promise an astounding range of applications, if scientists can stop them blinking. » Read More

Meraculous: Deciphering the ‘Book of Life’ With Supercomputers

Novel Berkeley Algorithms and Computational Techniques Speed Up Genome Assembly, from Months to Minutes » Read More

Supernova Hunting with Supercomputers

With help from NERSC supercomputers, astronomers confirm one of two competing theories about the birth of Type Ia supernovae. » Read More

NERSC, Cray Announce Phase 1 of Cori Supercomputer

Cray XC40 will be first supercomputer installed in new Computational Research and Theory facility. » Read More

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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
NERSC Staff Accounts
 PI: Sudip S. Dosanjh, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - NERSC
Edison 83,712
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 16,416
Mantle Convection for Planetary Bodies
 PI: Michael Manga, University of California Berkeley
Hopper 6,144
Guest-host interactions in aqueous systems and hydrate lattices: Implications for H2 storage and CO2 sequestration
 PI: Sotiris Xantheas, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Edison 6,000
Theory of nanostructured materials
 PI: Jeffrey Neaton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 4,896
Computational Prediction and Discovery of Novel Materials for Energy Applications
 PI: Cai-Zhuang Wang, Ames Laboratory Iowa State University
Carver 256

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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 cooling system.