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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
Gyrokinetic turbulence and transport: From basic understanding to truly predictive capability
 PI: Frank Jenko, University of California Los Angeles
Edison 16,392
Fundamental understanding of extinction and stabilization processes in turbulent spray flames
 PI: Matthias Ihme, Stanford University
Edison 14,400
Exploration of Hadron Structure using Lattice QCD
 PI: John W. Negele, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edison 12,288
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Travis A. O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
Calibrated and Systematic Characterization Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Travis A. O'Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
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 512

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Did You Know?

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 23-30, 2005), DOE's Office of Science allocated 400,000 supercomputing hours at NERSC to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans to run simulations of hurricane protection projects.