NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

Calming Plasma's Stormy Seas

Turbulence inside a fusion reactor can increase the rate of plasma heat loss, dramatically reducing energy output. Researchers are now pinpointing what causes this turbulence and how it might be controlled. » Read More

Clocking the Early Universe

By analyzing the light of distant quasars, two teams of scientists have found that 10.8 billion years ago, the Universe was expanding by one percent every 44 million years. » Read More

Lilliputian LEDs

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes and help solve the most daunting problem facing white LED lighting today: the green gap. » 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
Quantum Mechanical Simulations of Complex Nanostructures for Photovoltaic Applications
 PI: Zhigang Wu, Colorado School of Mines
Edison 36,000
Calculating the x Dependence of Hadron Parton Distribution Functions
 PI: Huey-Wen Lin, University of Washington
Edison 18,432
Calculating the x Dependence of Hadron Parton Distribution Functions
 PI: Huey-Wen Lin, University of Washington
Edison 18,432
Quantum Monte Carlo for Electronic Structure of Molecules
 PI: William A. Lester, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 16,440
CASCADE: CAibrated and Systematic Characterization, Attribution and Detection of Extremes
 PI: Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hopper 7,680
Multiscale modeling of nanoparticle self-assembly and molecular electronics in nanocarbons
 PI: Petr Kral, University of Illinois at Chicago
Carver 256

 

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Did You Know?

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.