NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects would have exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no remnant black hole behind. » Read More

Supercomputer Helps Model 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

Berkeley Lab researchers were part of a team that recently demonstrated a novel technique for high-resolution universe maps that mimics medical CT scans. » Read More

Big Data = Big Storage Challenges

Since first opening its doors in 1974, NERSC has been an innovator in data storage and management. The same holds true today. » Read More

Take a "Scroll" Down Memory Lane

Visit our new 40th anniversary timeline. Find out what Disney movie was filmed at NERSC; take a tour of the machine room of the 1990s; uncover staff's 1983 holiday wishlist (hint: some things don't change), and more. » 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
SciDAC-3: Computation-Driven Discovery for the Dark Universe
 PI: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
Hopper 18,432
Hadron-Hadron Interactions with Lattice QCD
 PI: Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
Hopper 16,896
Imaging of Seismic Wavefields in Complex Hetrogeneous Media at Unprecedented Details and Scales
 PI: Gregory A. Newman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 12,288
Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis For The Planck Satellite Mission
 PI: Julian D. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 12,000
Advanced Simulation of Pore Scale Reactive Transport Processes Associated with Carbon Sequestration
 PI: David Trebotich, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Edison 12,000
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Protein Dynamics and Lignocellulosic Biomass
 PI: Jeremy C. Smith, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Carver 256


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Since 2011, NERSC’s Hopper, named in honor of computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, has had a "lucky cat" figurine stashed inside one cabinet.